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October 06, 2006

Shepherd to host annual College Fair



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University will host the Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan County Schools College Fair on Shepherd's West Campus in the Butcher Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, October 24.

More than 50 institutions will be represented at the fair, which is part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's College Day Program. The event is held annually throughout the state to promote higher education opportunities for West Virginia students.

Colleges and universities from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as technical schools, military academies, and branches of the U.S. Armed Services have registered to attend. A number of universities will also provide information about graduate programs. Financial aid officers from Shepherd and a representative from the Promise Scholarship Program will be on hand to offer state and federal financial aid information.

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Students and parents from other counties and states are encouraged to attend this free college fair.




Wilson College plans open house Oct. 21



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College will host a combined equestrian studies and veterinary studies open house on Saturday, Oct. 21, for women interested in learning more about these programs.

The equestrian studies open house is for students who may be interested in learning how Wilson can prepare them for a career in equine management, riding education and training, or equine facilitated therapeutics for people with disabilities.

During this full-day open house at Wilson's Chambersburg campus, participants can talk with faculty and students, tour the campus, take a guided tour of the on-campus Penn Hall Equestrian Center and observe demonstrations of various riding disciplines. The Wilson staff will also be on hand to discuss in more detail career opportunities, admissions and financial aid.

The on-campus Penn Hall Equestrian Center features nearly 20 acres of fenced paddocks and pasture, three stables with a total of 71 stalls, the outdoor Kitts Arena and two indoor arenas - Hawthorne Arena and the Olive Delp Overly Cook Arena.

Students interested in veterinary studies will learn about the college's American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited veterinary medical technology and/or pre-veterinary studies programs through a thorough discussion of the specifics of the veterinary curriculum. Students also will be given a guided tour of the Helen M. Beach Veterinary Medical Center, which houses a small animal surgical suite, anesthesia machines and electrocardiograph/blood pressure monitors.

For more information, or to register for the open house, contact the Wilson College Admissions Office at 800-421-8402 or or by e-mail at admissions@wilson.edu. Preregistration is encouraged but not required, so call today to reserve a spot.

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