LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – Motlow State Community College will host its annual area-wide College and Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 15, inside Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus. Motlow invites its student body, students from area high schools and those who are homeschooled, and the general public.
The event is set for 9 – 11:30 a.m. and will include representatives from more than 30 colleges and universities, technology centers, specialty schools and the Armed Forces; according to Brenda Cannon, director of special events at Motlow State.
“The college and career fair is another partnership that provides a valuable service to area high school students, counselors and parents,” said Cannon. “The fair is a central venue for universities, colleges, and technical and specialty colleges to showcase their institutions as well as to recruit students.
“This year, Motlow academic departments will participate as well,” continued Cannon. “By doing so, curriculum chairs and faculty have an opportunity to deliberately market their disciplines. We are expecting approximately 1,000 students from across the service area. The event is free and open to the public.”
Annie Trout of the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will make presentations on financial aid with an emphasis on Tennessee Promise. Three 35-minute workshops are scheduled at 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. inside Eoff Hall in Powers Auditorium. Reservations are required for these workshops and can be made by calling Cannon at 931-393-1548 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those attending the fair will be able to gather information from representatives of Alabama A&M University, Aquinas College, Bethel University, Bryan College, Carson-Newman University, Cumberland University, East Tennessee State University, Fayetteville College of Cosmetology, King University, Love Beauty School, Inc., Lee University, Maryville College, Martin Methodist College, Memphis College of Art, Motlow State Community College, Nossie College of Art, Sewanee: The University of the South, South College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville, Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Troy University, Tusculum College, Union University, US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee College of Agriculture Science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and University of Tennessee at Martin. More schools are expected to participate as well.