April 11, 2019

Have you ever thought about going to college or just wanted to go back and finish your degree, but you don’t know where to start?  If this sounds familiar, then John A. Logan College is hosting an event on Thursday, April 11 from 6PM to 8PM that you will want to attend.  The Turn the Page Event hosted by the College’s Recruitment and Retention Committee is specifically designed for adults that have never attend college, or have attended college, but did not complete a degree or certificate.

Representatives from the College will be on hand to talk to prospective students about everything from applying to the College, to degree options and financial aid.  The event is designed to be an informal opportunity for adults to look at turning the page to the next chapter in their lives.

According to organizers, the event is the first of its kind at the College.

“So much of the focus on recruitment and retention is on students coming out of high school,” said committee member, Karla Tabing.  “We know that so many students do not take that path and that sometimes life gets in the way.  So we wanted to have an event that is welcoming to those students as well.”

Director of Advisement Stacy Holloway added that many students started college, but for whatever reason did not finish.

“There are so many students out there that are just a few classes away from a degree, or they are not aware that their classes may go toward an entirely different program that they are more interested in studying,” said Holloway. “We will be able to sit down with those students and look at those options on Thursday.”

The event kicks off at 6 PM at the College’s main entrance by the Bell Tower.  The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the College and how to turn the page on their next chapter in life.