VGCC Students Learn About Transfer Process In 2004 College Day Program
Dozens of Vance-Granville Community College students took advantage of having representatives from 11 colleges and universities in one place during College Day 2004 on Dec. 6.
Admissions officers from the state university and private colleges were on hand in the Civic Center to provide information to students who plan to further their educations after completing their programs at VGCC.
The visiting representatives discussed educational goals with the students and provided them with information about admissions procedures, transfer of credits, costs, financial aid and other services at their institutions. Students were able to fill out entrance applications if they knew they wanted to attend one of the colleges.
Daniel Alvarado, a VGCC counselor, coordinated the College Day event. He said that most of the students getting information were College Transfer students, but students in technical, health education and vocational fields were also talking to the admissions officers.
“Community college graduates who transfer to four-year schools have an excellent record of performance at the colleges and universities,” Alvarado said.
“Statistics show that, on the whole, they perform better than other juniors and seniors who began their college careers at the four-year institutions.”
College Day is held once a year at VGCC in the Fall Semester to give sophomores time to talk to the college representatives and to get an edge on planning their educational goals, according to VGCC officials.
Present at College Day 2004 were representatives of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C. State University, N.C. Central University, N.C. A&T State University, Appalachian University, North Carolina Wesleyan, Meredith College, Peace College, Barton College and Shaw University.
Brandy Barnett of Franklinton, a College Transfer student at Vance-Granville Community College, seated, fills out an application for admission to Peace College in Raleigh during VGCC College Day 2004. Jenny Peacock, assistant director of Admissions at Peace, assists Barnett with her paperwork.
D. Gray Faulkner III of Henderson, a College Transfer student at Vance-Granville Community College, right, gets information about North Carolina Central University from Beatrice Jackson, left, and Tracy Wilson, NCCU admissions representatives, during VGCC College Day 2004.
Robert E. Newhouse of Oxford, a Radiography student at Vance-Granville Community College, left, gets information about Barton College from Renee Twisdale, an admissions coordinator at Barton, during VGCC College Day 2004.