Eastern Hosts College Fair High Schoolers Via Drive Thru

Admissions counselor talks with potential students in red truck

 

Not every drive-through gives you fast food. Some provide information to help you plan for a bright future. 

From the safety of their own vehicles on Nov. 13, dozens of potential future Eastern Kentucky University Colonels, some accompanied by parents, received a glimpse into what their experiences might be at the University’s regional campuses in Corbin and Manchester. 

“There is no better way to meet with college representatives this fall than by attending our contact-free college fair,” said Terry Gray, director of regional campuses. “The idea of staying in your car and still getting admissions, scholarship, financial aid, housing, program and student life information for EKU is a win-win for the students, and for our staff and faculty, while we’re still dealing with a surge in the Covid-19 pandemic.” 

Several regional colleges and universities participated in the events, held in the parking lots of EKU’s regional campuses.  

Dr. Tanlee Wasson, senior vice president for student success, engagement and opportunity, said EKU “is committed to making sure the students in our service region have access to the people and information they need to begin their college journey. Students need access to information in order to make an informed decision about going to college. EKU truly values our role in serving these communities.” 

Anyone considering starting college or returning or finishing their degree at EKU can view a Spring 2021 schedule and available programs for Corbin at www.corbin.eku.edu or Manchester at www.manchester.eku.edu. Admission applications are free for all undergraduate admissions, including transfer and re-admit. Apply today at application.eku.edu/apply.

“EKU is a school of opportunity, and we want you to succeed,” Gray said.