"It's a good experience so far," says D-B junior Rashad Hunter, making his first college visit. He plans to major in film, directing and producing.
"It's vital for students to find a college that's the right fit for them," says Dr. Tom Bogart, Maryville College president. "It's important for students to get a flavor of what life is like here, or any college. We have instructors in our classrooms ready to answer questions about the courses of study.. we also have current students who can tell of campus life and activities. I'm hoping that potential students understand that college is not just some big, abstract idea, but that it's really part of living a rich and fulfilling life."
The Kingsport group was welcomed with open arms.
This is DB freshman Cadijah Williams' third college visit, in her quest to either be a kindergarten teacher or go into the Navy.
"We've done college tours three times now over the past few years," says New Vision Youth Director Johnnie Mae Swagerty. "It teaches them preparations for college, knowing what things to take, due dates for college scholarship applications, things like that. They can also find out if what they're interested in doing, can be a major or minor while they're studying. They also learn the rules and regulations for going to college."
Dr. Bogart says, it's a small world when it comes to picking the right school for higher education.. often a game of "shop around."
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