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Open House Brings Record Number of Prospective Students

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SONY DSCOn March 29th, Admissions held a spring Open House, with a record breaking number of people in attendance! There were a number of potential students, and quite a few brought several family members with them, making for a diverse and large group of people.
All visitors found ample opportunity to mill around and visit the SONY DSCvarious tables, which included each of the majors as well as offerings from Student Services. Brett Daly and Shia Byers manned the Clubs & Organizations table, and they had a chance to meet and speak with many potential students. There were a lot of questions about sports, and many were intrigued by the faculty/staff versus student soccer games as well as the intramural sports that change on a regular basis. They were also interested in other offerings, such as Performance Club.
As usual, the presentation began at the Student Center, with Dale Herold providing an overview of the offerings of the College and then introducing the College president, Dr. George Hagerty. Dr. Hagerty emphasized the success of Beacon over the course of 25 years, and he also discussed plans for future facilities developments. Dr. Brode, dean of the Center for Student Success then spoke about student success and the role the learning specialists and related resources have in helping ensure individual development and success. The SONY DSCstudent panel, though brief, proved to be a popular feature, especially amongst the parents. The students all emphasized the importance of the individual support provided by the College, and they also mentioned the role of other support services, such as life coaches.
It was a stormy day, but fortunately the weather cleared up just in time for tours of campus. Highlights included seeing the Writing Center, Mac Lab, PC Lab, and the Center for Student Success.
Because of popular demand, a May open house was scheduled for May 17th, so there is still one last chance to partake in a group tour at Beacon before the fall. RSVP here.

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