Knowledge-hungry parents of prospective college students are invited to Hiram College on Saturday, November 19, for “College Camp: A Training Program for Parents.” The event will be held at Hiram College in the Kennedy Center located on State Route 700 in Hiram from 9 a.m. to noon.
Collaborating to offer College Camp are Cuyahoga Community College, Hiram College, Saint Joseph Academy, Streetsboro High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School and the University of Akron.
The free seminar will allow participants to learn more about the college search process through presentations and question and answer sessions with high school guidance counselors, college and university admission representatives and financial aid experts.
Each participant will receive a packet of useful information to assist them with their college search process. The program begins at 9 a.m.
The schedule is:
- 8:30 a.m. Check in
- 9:00 a.m. – How to Conduct the Perfect College Search: Sue Jensen, director of guidance, Saint Joseph Academy; Kelly Simmons, school counselor, Streetsboro High School; Nancy Bubenzer, guidance counselor, Theodore Roosevelt High School
- 10 a.m. – Demystifying the Admission Process: Tara Shuster, Recruitment Specialist, Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus; Sherman Dean, director of admission, Hiram College; Karen Dickerson, director, Transfer Student Services Center, The University of Akron
- 11 a.m. – Financial Aid: What You Really Need to Know: Andrea Caputo, director of financial aid, Hiram College
Advance registration is required and can be made by visiting http://www.hiram.edu/collegecamp. For more information, call Lisa Schneider, Coordinator of College Camp, at (330) 569-5986 or Yvonne Sherwood, Coordinator of College Camp, at (330) 569-5286.
College Camp was established in 2002 by Hiram College. Since its inception, the program has served more than 400 parents of high school students.