Ozarks welcomes guests during fall preview day

Release Date: 11/12/2011

Clarksville, Ark. --- Ozarks welcomed a record number of prospective students and their families to campus during fall preview day, held Saturday, November 12.

According to Kim Myrick, vice president for enrollment management, a total of 174 guests attended the annual event. "We were pleased to welcome 69 students and their parents and some younger family members to campus today," she said. "There were families here from Arkansas and several surrounding states, and we were very excited by the record turnout and the chance to showcase the great opportunities Ozarks has to offer."

During preview day, prospective students and their families are able to learn more about Ozarks through a series of specially planned activities, including campus tours and time to talk with coaches and representatives from the offices of admission and financial aid. Students also had the option to attend one of ten sample classes presented by members of the Ozarks faculty, and to talk one-on-one with faculty representatives from each academic division during an "academic fair."

"I think one big hit of the day was when current student Dereana Pfeiffer led the prospective students in a jeopardy game related to Ozarks and choosing a college," Myrick said. "I think they had a great time!"

The annual events, held each fall and spring, are organized by the admission counselors and members of the admission staff. According to EmmaLee Morrow, campus visit coordinator, at least 28 student volunteers from the Student Foundation Board and the admission work study staff assisted with the day's activities.