STARs Selected to Give High School Juniors, Seniors Taste of Life as College Students

Forty Eastern Kentucky University students have been selected to give interested high school juniors and seniors a taste of life as a college student through the University’s new Colonel for a Day program.

The program, unique in Kentucky, offers high school students a chance to shadow an EKU student to class, the cafeteria and other popular places on campus. Each prospective student is matched to a Student Admissions Representative (STAR) for the day.

Requirements to become a STAR include having a 2.75 GPA or higher, and letters of recommendation must be submitted for the volunteer position. 

“Prospective students love the idea of coming on campus and really getting a real-world experience,” Kimberly Merritt, assistant director of admissions at EKU, said. “We have had students deciding between two schools and end up choosing Eastern from experiencing a shadow day. This program allows current EKU students to serve as mentors, enjoy a free meal in our dining facilities and show off the Campus Beautiful!”

The Colonel for a Day program is offered on Wednesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register, or for more information, visit or call 859-622-2106.

Published on October 22, 2013

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