HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students at Wallace State Community College got the chance to quiz representatives from more than 20 universities about transferring to their institutions at a Transfer Fair held in the lobby of the James C. Bailey Center on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Students like Jessica Bautista and To Tran were making the rounds, talking to college recruiters to get information about the colleges in hopes of narrowing down their choices for four-year universities.
Bautista, a Business Administration major, said they were gathering information about how to transfer and scholarships.
“They’re really helpful,” said Tran, a General Studies major, adding she liked the opportunity to talk with someone face to face. “Instead of surfing a website, we can talk person to person.”
Taylor Cheshire, a Dual Enrollment student in Diesel Technology, had gathered a stack of publications from different colleges as she looks for a place to continue her education in either diesel mechanics or graphic design. She said she can utilize both of those majors in creating 3-D models from blueprints.
Cheshire also appreciated the opportunity to meet with college representatives, to help find a university she can go to and retain the credits earned at Wallace. “I think it’s a great opportunity for people who don’t’ know where they want to go yet,” she said.
Alecia White, head of recruiting at Wallace State, said providing events like the transfer fair is important to Wallace State’s student population, as many of them do continue their education at four-year universities. “Students who complete their first two years of classes at Wallace State statistically do as well or better than students who immediately enroll in a four-year university,” White said. “We provide a better opportunity for students to learn how to traverse higher education, to become more independent and responsible. When they leave here, they are ready to tackle the next two years of their education with confidence.”
For more information about Wallace State, visit www.wallacestate.edu or call 256.352.8000.