More than 80 local high school juniors and seniors took advantage of the first Friday in spring to get a first-hand look at Meridian Community College when the College hosted its first Eagle Experience.
“We had the opportunity to expose a lot of new students what it’s like to be on campus,” said Brandon Dewease, MCC director of recruiting, about Eagle Experience. Participants learned about the admission process, scholarship opportunities and more. Parents also joined in the event that included a campus tour and lunch.
Dewease said in some initial conversations with the potential students some were uncertain to where they wanted to begin their collegiate career. “But after today, I’m confident I’ll be seeing them on the MCC campus this fall,” he added.
Lamar School students Khadija Bell, 17, who wants to study education and mathematics, and Alana Akin, 16, who wants to study engineering, were two who enjoyed the Eagle Experience. “I liked the tour guides. They were very energetic, and they seemed like they cared,” said Bell.
The two said by attending Eagle Experience they learned more about the College and the opportunities it offers. “It’s awesome that you can get Tuition Guarantee and get other scholarships,” Akin said. They both said the College is convenient and it allows students to grow.
The College plans to host other Eagle Experience events. For additional information, contact Dewease at MCC recruiting at 601-481-1340.
Picture: Mattie Heiser, left, and Hailey Wells, and Jan and Jonathan Wells listen to game instructions during Eagle Experience.