The path that leads students from community college to a four-year college or university is not the same for everyone. Hoping to give students a roadmap that helps them along the way, Craven Community College (Craven CC) will host a College and University Transfer Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Held in the Student Center on Craven CC’s New Bern campus, the Transfer Fair will give current and potential transfer students an opportunity to connect with representatives from different colleges and universities who will be available to answer questions about transferring with specific credits and associate degrees, applying for financial aid and other details related to specific degree programs.
“This is such a great opportunity,” said Emily Stewart, Craven CC campus life coordinator. “Students can actually speak with representatives from some of the top colleges in the state and get their questions answered right then.”
The admission and application process is often the most daunting step for new students, particularly those who are unsure about the options available to them as transfer students.
“These representatives are adept with the admissions process,” said Sarah Sawyer, CravenCC Career and College Promise coordinator. “They are here to talk to our students in Craven County and help them discover what might be the correct fit for them for their plans and their future, as well as the potential career pathways with these degrees.”
The 15 schools participating in the fair include East Carolina University (ECU), Barton College, UNC-Chapel Hill, Fayetteville State, DeVry University, N.C. Wesleyan, Western Carolina University, Campbell University, UNC-Wilmington, N.C. A&T, Johnson and Wales, Pfeiffer University, Shaw University and N.C. State University.
“This gives us a chance to discuss the different degree options we offer,” said Chenona Baldwin, N.C. Wesleyan admissions coordinator. “A lot of people don’t even know we have an office here at Craven Community College. This is a great opportunity for us as a school as well because it allows us to talk about the partnership and how they can get an associate degree and transfer right into one of our programs.”
Baldwin will inform potential students about N.C. Wesleyan’s eight bachelor’s degrees, including accounting, criminal justice, organizational administration, computer information systems, marketing, psychology, political science and business administration. At least eight classes that are required in the business administration program are available at Craven CC.
Craven CC is also home to ECU’s satellite office for the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East Program. Represented by Gerald Baldwin, the SECU program is available to students interested in pursuing online degrees for education.
This article appeared in the Nov. 15, 2017 edition of the New Bern Sun Journal: