Central Lakes College, Brained and Staples, recently hosted about 50 high school seniors for the Mille Lacs Area Senior High School Transition Camp.
Students attended mini-sessions that included interactive dialogue on a variety of topics by experts including:
➤ Diversity — discrimination policies, Mary Sam.
➤ Transition — Lane Beauvais.
➤ Advising — navigating through the college system, Jane Vogt.
➤ Financial Aid — what do you need to know, Mike Barnaby.
➤ Student Life — clubs, activities, sports, fine arts, Erich Heppner.
➤ College/University Communication Systems — why you should stay connected, Julie Jo Larson.
➤ Disability — reasonable accommodations, supportive services, Aaron Mertes.
➤ Admissions — career exploration, registration processes, Rose Tretter.
A panel of CLC students focused on books and materials, keys to success, student orientation, pushing yourself and selecting the right classes, self advocacy and seeking advice to make connections among other things.
The event was held to assist college-age students with information specific to CLC as well as providing knowledge about being “college-ready” and knowing what is needed to be a successful college student.
Charles Black Lance, director of TRiO Upward Bound and Student Support Services was the keynote speaker, presenting his talk, “So, You’re Going to College.”