High school students to get taste of college life at upcoming event
Roughly 35 students from William Allen High School's Latino Leadership club will visit Penn State Lehigh Valley to ask questions about the college experience and attend a class from 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 10 at the campus in Center Valley. The event will be hosted by the campus' Business Society with help from Alianza Latina (Latin Alliance club).
"As a high school student, you don't always know what to expect when you start college," says Sam Greene '13, president of the Business Society. "We thought this event would be a great opportunity for the Allen students to not only sit in on a college-level course, but also get helpful information from students who have recently made the transition from high school to college."
The morning's activities will begin with a welcome by Greene and Ann Williams, chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley, in room 135. At 9:15 a.m. the students will break into groups to visit one of five classes in subjects including English, communication, sociology, and psychology. At 10:40 a.m., the groups will return to room 135 for a student panel discussion and admissions/financial aid information, which will be followed by lunch and leadership and team building exercises.
For more information, please contact University Relations at 610-285-5067 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.