Up Close and Personal: Distinguished Scholars Day at SUUNovember 05, 2003
Author: Renee Ballenger
The Enrollment Management Office of Southern Utah University is developing its personalized recruitment strategies even further with the new Distinguished Scholars Day, on Friday, November 14.
The top students in Utah, and surrounding areas, have been invited, along with their parents to enjoy a scholarly experience with faculty, staff and current SUU students. The exclusive event will begin with a welcome in the Randall Jones Theatre at 1 p.m., at which prospective students and their parents will meet face-to-face the faculty who could be teaching them soon, as well as their possible future classmates already attending the University. The Provost and SUUSA President will speak directly to the group, too.
The remainder of the afternoon will be spent getting acquainted with various programs at SUU. Parents will separate from their children to attend a panel designed especially for them, covering their concerns on subjects like academics, admissions, student affairs, safety and financial aid. Then there will be six informative sessions for students and parents to choose to attend on the Honors Program, the Student Abroad program, Scholarships and Financial Aid, and a potpourri of other issues.
Tours will then be conducted, ushering students to the college of their indicated major interest. Here they and their parents will receive hands-on academic experience as they get to know their professors and nibble on hors d’oeuvres.
At 6 p.m., the event will conclude with a special dinner, with this group as the guests of honor of host, President Bennion. Students and their parents will be sat at tables with faculty and current students from their indicated major of interest.
“It is always being confirmed through research and literature that prospective students today want the personalized approach to their higher education,” Steve Allen, enrollment management director, explains. “We think the design of Distinguished Scholars Day is a special one that this group will appreciate, and that all parties involved will benefit from deeply.”