1,000 visitors attend "Discover Kettering"

Nov 8, 2004

400 high school students and families visited campus for the autumn open house

More than 400 students and their families visited campus Nov. 6 when Kettering hosted "Discover 2004," the university's popular autumn open house. In all, 1,000 visitors from 14 states toured campus to find out about academics, student life, co-op education, financial aid and more.

"It was very exciting for us to showcase our campus to more than 400 families from around the United States," said Barbara Sosin, director of admissions. "The excitement from the faculty, staff and students created a sense of energy we can all be proud of."

Around 250 Kettering students and 50 faculty members volunteered their time for the annual open house. Dozens of staff members also participated. "Without the support and commitment of the Kettering community, we couldn't have provided this type of experience to the high school students and their families," Sosin added.

Visitors came to campus from Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The 2004 Discover Kettering open house provides an opportunity for prospective students and their families to explore Kettering's state-of-the-art laboratories, tour campus facilities and speak with current students and professors. The day's events include a College Expo, featuring academic departments and faculty in a college fair setting, and tours of academic buildings, Thompson Residence Hall, and the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center. There is also a student panel, where prospective students and their families can ask about the university, the co-op experience and campus life. Information sessions about admissions, financial aid, and cooperative education will also be available.

More information on Discover Kettering is available at http://admissions.kettering.edu/visit/index.cfm or at 1-800-955-4464 ext. 7865.

Written by Patricia Mroczek
(810) 762-9533
pmroczek@kettering.edu