— Oakland High School senior Alyssa Summar thoroughly enjoyed the first Agriculture Appreciation Day at MTSU, where the Murfreesboro resident plans to continue her education after graduation in May.
“I thought it was a very good event, to get people involved,” Summar said of the Feb. 22 ag event targeting high school students as prospective MTSU students. “Some people don’t understand that MTSU has everything to offer.”
Keeping students in college and helping them achieve their goals will be the focus of a gathering at MTSU.
Nearly 400 higher-education professionals are registered to attend the Best Practices for Student Success and Retention Summit, which is slated for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Student Union ballroom.
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Prospective MTSU students came from as far away as Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky and Virginia. One young man, who has grandparents who live in Murfreesboro, came from France.
They also came in numbers for the fifth annual University Honors College Presidents’ Day Open House Monday, Feb. 17. Hundreds of prospective students and their families preregistered for the visit that included tours of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building and numerous other campus facilities.
MTSU students will have an opportunity to improve their financial literacy when Financial Peace University comes to campus.
The outreach program started in 1992 by nationally known money guru and syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey is slated to hold an event from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the Keathley University Center Theatre.
Andres Gutierrez, a speaker from the Dave Ramsey Group, will address topics such as how to avoid debt, how to make a budget and the right way to save and invest.