UNH Hosts College Fair Sept.
29 and 30
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
September 19, 2005
DURHAM, N.H.– High school juniors and seniors and their families
are invited to the University of New Hampshire College Fair.
Sponsored by the New England Association for College Admission Counseling,
the College Fair brings representatives of more than 225 universities
and colleges together.
The fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., and
Friday, Sept. 30, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the UNH Field House on
the Durham campus. Representatives of participating colleges and
universities from throughout the United States and Canada will be
available to talk with prospective students, provide information
about their institutions, and answer questions. The fair also offers
representatives from Financial Aid, the Talent Search program, the
New England Board of Higher Education and the New Hampshire Higher
Education Assistance Foundation.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for college-bound high school
students and their parents to question college representatives about
admissions criteria, academic programs, and costs,” says Lucretia
Wallace-Beaudet, UNH College Fair coordinator. “Guidance counselors
from area high schools and representatives from federal and state
education funding sources will also be available to answer questions.”
Students are advised to meet with their school guidance counselor
prior to attending to begin discussing what type of higher education
they are interested in pursuing and possible major areas of study.
The fair is expected to attract 2,000 students, so arriving well-prepared
will make for a more rewarding experience.
A wide variety of schools participate in the UNH College Fair from
the large universities such as Northeastern, Boston University and
Penn State to small, liberal-arts colleges such as Simmons, Beloit
and Bowdoin. Rochester and Wentworth Institutes of Technology will
attend, as well as branches of the New Hampshire Community Technical
For more information, contact Lucretia Wallace-Beaudet at 603-862-1360,
or call the guidance office of your local high school.