UMES Sponsors Tri-County College Fair for Area Juniors and Seniors(2)

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    Tri County College FairPRINCESS ANNE, MD -The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's eighth annual Tri-County College Fair will be held on Tuesday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Recruiters from over 100 colleges, universities and the Armed Services are slated to attend. 

    High schools in the Tri-County area as well as Philadelphia, Pa., New Jersey and the District of Columbia will be sending 1,500 students to the event. Junior and senior high school students, their parents and counselors can pick up literature and discuss educational opportunities with participating institutions.

    A few of the institutions attending to date include, but are not limited to, Albright College, Boston University, George Mason University, Harvard University, High Point University, Howard University, Johnson & Wales University, Old Dominion University, Penn State University, Randolph-Macon College, Shepherd University, University of North Carolina in Greensboro,  Villanova University, Virginia Tech, Washington College, Wentworth Institute of  Technology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania and West Virginia University.  UMES and the University System of Maryland schools including Frostburg State University, Salisbury University and Towson University will also be represented.

    "Sponsoring the college fair gives UMES a chance to provide a valuable service to the Tri-County area schools," said Tyrone Young, director of admissions and recruitment.  "High school students in metropolitan areas have hundreds, if not thousands, of opportunities to attend a college fair, where many institutions are represented instead of traveling to each one individually.  The university wanted area students to have the same opportunity, so we stepped up to the plate eight years ago to do the fair.  As one of the largest on the Lower Shore, the Tri-County College Fair gives prospective college students and their parents the chance to speak one-on-one with college representatives from all over the country, saving them time and money."

    For more information on the fair, contact Young at 410-651-6411 or by e-mail at tyoung@umes.edu

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    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu.