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KC College Night is tonight

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Kishwaukee College will host its annual College Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in the college gymnasium with a special presentation at 6 p.m. in Jenkins Auditorium on financing a college education.

Each year, Kishwaukee College partners with area high schools to host College Night to give prospective students a chance to comparison shop post-high school programs, colleges and universities while gathering information on academic programs, admissions requirements and financial aid for several schools at once. 

At this year’s event, representatives from more than 60 institutions, including colleges, universities, military programs and trade schools, will be on hand to provide informational materials, applications, and answer questions. College shoppers will have access to representatives from Illinois schools as well as several out-of-state institutions from Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Florida and Missouri. The event also is recommended for KC students who are preparing to transfer to a four-year university.

One of College Night’s most popular events is the financial aid presentation with a question-and-answer session with Pam Wagener, Kishwaukee College coordinator of financial aid. The college’s Media Services department will once again broadcast the presentation to a nearby classroom to accommodate all interested parents and students.

There also will be an informational meeting on the Engineering-Mathematics-Science Academy for high school juniors who are enrolled in pre-calculus and their parents in Room A-273, the Conference Center Dining Room, from 6 to 7 p.m. EMSA is a program for high school seniors interested in engineering or other math/science based majors. By enrolling in EMSA, seniors take a series of calculus and physics courses at KC to earn up to 28 hours of college credit while finishing high school. 

In addition, the Career Technologies Division will hold an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the A-300 Lounge. The event will feature representatives from the division’s programs that offer one- and two-year certificates and degrees in occupations in which students can enter the workforce immediately after program completion. 

Information on Health and Education programs will be available at tables located in the Conference Center Atrium. Health and Education programs are Basic Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Therapeutic Massage, Early Childhood Education, and Education.

New this year will be Adults Explore College, a presentation designed for non-traditional age students who are planning to return to school. Adults Explore College will begin at 5 p.m. in A-225 in the KC Conference Center and will provide an overview of college programs as well as a student panel composed of current adult students to discuss the unique aspects of being a non-traditional student and answer questions from attendees.

For more information, call Heather Ferguson at 815-825-2086, ext. 2351, or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu.

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