MC Hosts Spring Preview Day
March 12, 2008Mississippi College leaders are welcoming high school and community college students, family members and friends to Spring Preview Day. The event Saturday March 29 gives visitors the chance to attend classes, eat lunch and become more familiar with the Clinton campus.
Students are expected from as far away as Tupelo, Memphis, Birmingham and the Gulf Coast, said Chad Phillips, executive director of enrollment services.
MC's preview begins with check-in and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. in the B.C. Rogers Student Center.
Spring Preview day is an excellent chance for prospective students to discover opportunities at Mississippi College, said Scotty Elliott, director of admissions. Visitors will have ample time to learn about scholarships, tour the Clinton campus, hear from MC student leaders and find out about academic and athletic programs.
The day ends with lunch and campus tours at 11:30 a.m. The event is free.
President Lee Royce will headline the list of speakers on hand for the special event at the 4,600-student Christian university, the nation's second oldest Baptist college. Founded in 1826, MC is the state's oldest institution of higher learning.
Others expected to address the MC visitors include: Dr. Stan Baldwin, dean of the School of Sciences & Mathematics, Student Government Association President Aaron Graham of Jackson, and Phillips.
MC's Fall Preview Day attracted hundreds of students, and school officials anticipate Spring Preview Day will be a well-attended event.
"This event can serve as a first time introduction to our university for some and can serve to solidify the decision to attend MC for others," Elliott said. "Either way, we are incredibly excited to share MC with students and families for the day!."
Preview Day is geared towards high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and community college transfer students.
For more information, contact the Mississippi College Office of Enrollment Services at 601-925-3800 or 1-800-738-1236 or go to the university's web site at www.mc.edu and look under admissions.