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Maryland, Delaware Colleges Visit for Transfer Day
Monday, October 24, 2005
Students line up in the Chesapeake College Learning Resource Center to speak with Salisbury University representative Gary Grodzicki during Transfer Day.
WYE MILLS Representatives from more than 20 Maryland and Delaware four-year colleges visited Chesapeake College on Oct. 24 for Transfer Day, which links Chesapeake students with potential transfer institutions.
Organizers said that more than 100 students participated in the event designed to ease the transfer of Chesapeake College students to baccalaureate degree programs.
"For students in our transfer programs, this event is convenient. The recruiters who attended this year said they felt they connected well with some potential students" said Chesapeake Counselor Jim Davidson. "
Mr. Davidson said the students this year seemed well-prepared for their conversations with college and university representatives, including four institutions represented for the first time.
"I was pleased to see that the students were very knowledgeable and focused this year. They knew exactly what they wanted and were able to make good use of the time they had with the representatives," he said.
Chesapeake student Sarah Niebuhr of Ridgley spent time talking to several recruiters about programs in elementary education. An education major at Chesapeake, Niebuhr plans to pursue a bachelor´s degree in elementary education at a four-year college and would like to teach kindergarten.
"I came here today specifically to speak with the representative from Salisbury University because of the school´s reputation. I got good information from Salisbury and I´m still very interested, but I´m also going to take a look at the College of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame representative convinced me to visit that campus also," Niebuhr said.
The event is also an excellent outreach opportunity for recruiters from four-year colleges and universities.
The line was long at the Salisbury University table during much of the event.
"It´s clear that the students who come to this event are well prepared," said Gary Grodzicki, the associate dean of admissions at Salisbury University. "The students ask great questions and they are focused. They all seemed to have specific goals and the counselors at Chesapeake seem to be providing good guidance."
Grodzicki said that most students who visited the Salisbury table were inquiring about programs in business, education and nursing.
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