Hundreds attend "Discover Kettering"

Aug 10, 2004

More than 400 prospective students attend Kettering's summer open house

The nametags would have made an alphabet soup:

South Carolina and others!

More than 400 prospective students from 28 states came to "Discover Kettering" Saturday, Aug. 7, the largest group in several years for the summer Admission's open house. In all, Kettering hosted more than 1,100 visitors.

"We had a really good turnout," said Jim Koerschen, executive director of Enrollment Services. "It was standing room only in some of the financial aid and student life sessions. We even created some concurrent and early bird sessions because the crowd came so early."








The Aug. 7 event was the largest in recent memory when 434 prospective students arrived on campus and registered for tours and seminars. "I feel things ran very smoothly," said Shari Luck, Discover's program coordinator and an assistant director of Admissions. "It was a beautiful day and one of the biggest 'Discover' program we've ever hosted."

It was also a busy one. The campus community welcomed more than 1,100 visitors, providing admissions and financial aid advice, offering seminars on co-op and student life choices, and showing off state-of-the art labs and classrooms. The College Expo matched faculty members with the curious high school students and their families for conversations and Q & As.

The next "Discover Kettering" is Saturday, Nov. 6.

Written by Patricia Mroczek