Planting seeds: Meet college reps at BCCC Tuesday night

Published 9:20 pm Monday, October 21, 2013

Tuesday night is College Night at Beaufort County Community College.
Representatives from more than 40 colleges will be on hand to field questions and share information about the programs they offer.
”I think it’s a great idea for high school students or perspective college students to be able to come to one venue like this,” said Rick Anderson, vice president of student services at BCCC. “People that are investigating coming to college need to come and see what’s available.”
Daniel Wilson, BCCC admissions and recruitment director, said College Night is an excellent opportunity for high school students and others in the community interested in attending BCCC to learn more about opportunities available at the college.
It is also a good chance for BCCC college-transfer students to meet with representatives from four-year colleges and universities to discuss admission requirements and programs available on their campuses, Wilson said.
“Students interested in attending BCCC or transferring from BCCC to another college or university do not want to miss this event,” Wilson said. “As well as visiting with representatives of BCCC, attendees will be able to meet one on one with representatives from over 40 institutions from North Carolina.”
Phylicia Bridgers, Allied Health admissions coordinator at BCCC, said College Night usually draws a crowd. She predicted about 300 people would attend the annual event.
“I would definitely encourage parents to bring their children out, regardless of whether they’re seniors or just thinking to plant a seed of going to school; this would be beneficial to anyone,” Bridgers said.
College Night will be held in the multipurpose room of Building 10 on the BCCC Campus from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
College Night is free and open to the public.
“Oftentimes, families can’t get out to these schools due to transportation or other things,” Bridgers said. “It’s a way for schools to come to the community that allows students to know that they will have options and to get a feel for what schools have programs of interest. They can actually speak to someone in person.”
Representatives from several area community colleges and most public and private four-year schools across the state are confirmed participants this year, Wilson said.
Among them are Barton College, Beaufort County Community College, Belmont Abbey College, Campbell University, Cape Fear Community College, Catawba College, Chowan University, the College Foundation of North Carolina, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Elon University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson and Wales University, Liberty University, Living Arts College, Livingstone College, Louisburg College, Meredith College, Methodist University, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Miller-Motte College, Mount Olive College, Nashville Auto Diesel College, N.C. A&T University, N.C. Central University, N.C. State University, N.C. Wesleyan College, William Peace University, Pfeiffer College, Pitt Community College, Saint Augustine’s College, Salem College, Shaw University, The Arts Institutes, Wake Forest University, Western Carolina University, Winston-Salem State University and representatives from other University of North Carolina-system campuses at Asheville, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Pembroke and Wilmington, among others.
For more information, contact Daniel Wilson in the admissions office in Building 9 on the BCCC campus, call 252-940-6233 or visit BCCC’s website at