Blount County College Fair set for Sept. 11 at MC

Blount County College Fair set for Sept. 11 at MC

Aug. 30, 2012
Contact: Arielle Kilday, Assistant Director of Admissions

Representatives from more than 60 colleges, universities, technical schools, art schools and the Armed Forces are expected at the annual Blount County College Fair, which is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 11 in the Cooper Athletic Center on the Maryville College campus.

Area high school students, their parents and other persons involved in a college search are invited to attend the fair, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. Reservations are not required for attendees, and there is no cost to attend the fair.

As a service to area students and their families, administrators at Maryville College coordinate and sponsor the annual event.

“The Blount County College Fair is a great opportunity for students and their families to meet representatives from all over the country. The diversity in the kinds of educational opportunities that exist beyond high school requires students to be very well informed about their college decision,” said Wendy Petty, associate director of admissions. “We are happy to facilitate this process for the students in our region and encourage them to stop by the Maryville College table to learn more about the MC experience.”

While the majority of the schools represented are located in the Southeast, the Blount County fair has typically drawn college and university representatives from across the nation.

In addition to Maryville College, admissions offices from the following institutions are expected to be in attendance: Aquinas College, Army National Guard, The Art Institutes, Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Berea College, Berry College, Bryan College, Carson-Newman College, Charleston Southern University, Converse College, Cumberland University, East Tennessee State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Emory and Henry College, Hiwassee College, ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville, Johnson and Wales University, King College, Lee University, Lincoln Memorial University, Lipscomb University, Martin Methodist University, Middle Tennessee State University, Milligan College, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Nashville Auto Diesel College, Oglethorpe University, Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Shorter University, South College, Tennessee School of Beauty, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee Technology Center-Knoxville, Tennessee Temple University, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tennessee Wesleyan College - Fort Sanders Nursing, Texas A&M, Trevecca Nazarene University, Tusculum College, Union University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Alabama-Huntsville, University of Alabama Early College, University of Memphis, University of Redlands, University of South Alabama, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, University of the Cumberlands, Vanderbilt University, Walters State Community College, Wesleyan College and Young Harris College.

Representatives from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation also will attend and discuss with students and families financial assistance for higher education available to Tennessee residents and other eligible students.

For more information, contact Arielle Kilday, assistant director of admissions, at 865.981.8042 or

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.