Blount County College Fair set for Sept. 10 at MC

Blount County College Fair set for Sept. 10 at MC

Aug. 30, 2013
Contact: Arielle Kilday, Assistant Director of Admissions

Representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities, technical schools and art schools are expected at the annual Blount County College Fair, which is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 10 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 college-bound students and their parents to meet college and university representatives from across the country,” said Cyndi Sweet, director of admissions at Maryville College. “Educational opportunities that exist beyond high school are almost limitless; therefore, students must be well-informed about the colleges and institutions which they are interested in attending.

“Maryville College is happy to host this college fair on our campus, and we encourage students to attend and stop by the Maryville College table for more information 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.

Admissions offices from the following institutions are expected to be in attendance: The Art Institutes, Austin Peay State University, Berry College, Boyce College, Bryan College, Carson-Newman University, Charleston Southern University, Columbia College Chicago, Converse College, East Tennessee State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Emory and Henry College, Fountainhead College of Technology, Freed-Hardeman University, Gardner-Webb University, Hiwassee College, Johnson and Wales University, Johnson University, King University, Lee University, Lincoln Memorial University, Lipscomb University, Maryville College, Maryville College Division of Fine Arts, Maryville College Division of Natural Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University, Milligan College, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Pellissippi State Community College, Sewanee: The University of the South, South College School of Pharmacy, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee Temple University, Texas A&M, Trevecca Nazarene University, Tusculum College, University of Alabama-Huntsville, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Redlands, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, University of the Cumberlands, University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Walters State Community College, Warren Wilson College, Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Welch College, Wesleyan College, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Winthrop University 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 the Maryville College Office of Admissions at 865.981.8092.

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.