Ribbon-cutting held for MSU outreach office at Magic City Campus
David Fuller, Minot State University president, Mark Vollmer, Magic City Campus principal, and MSU and MCC personnel were joined by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at MSUís outreach office at Minot High Schoolís Magic City Campus on Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. The entire MSU community was welcomed to attend the ceremony and encouraged to wear red shirts.
"Our office and university is enthralled to be involved in this collaboration. Not only will this office open studentsí minds to Minot State University, but also to the possibility of attending any university," said Rebecca Porter, recruitment coordinator. "We hope to provide advice for students in all aspects of planning their collegiate future, post-high school."
On Jan. 23, the outreach office opened as a pilot project to help high school students learn more about university life and to showcase MSUís many exciting offerings. For fall semester, the MSU office will be open on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enrollment services staff will operate the office. In the future, enrollment services hopes to expand this idea to other high schools.
Each week a theme will be publicized on the MCC campus. For instance, Magic City personnel suggested a financial aid theme for a week in February. Other examples could be specific departments or programs, dual-credit, study-abroad opportunities, student services or athletics. The theme could also involve more than a presence in the outreach office. In-class visits by MSU faculty could be combined with an office presence. If a particular academic program wanted to showcase their offerings, classroom visits could be arranged the same week as a program advisor was available in the office to answer detailed questions.
For additional information, contact Rebecca Porter, recruitment coordinator, at 858-4348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.