FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2011
Contact: Angelica Shields
MUW rolls out the red carpet for Columbus middle school students
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women will welcome approximately 120 visitors to campus on Thursday, April 14.
Students, along with their parents, will attend the College Unraveled: Rolling Out the Red Carpet program, where they will be given a tour of campus by W-Guides, attend mock classes, academic and career-based break out sessions, a dining etiquette seminar and dinner program.
The purpose of the program is to encourage students to pursue a higher education, according to Brandon Newsome, president of the Student Government Association.
“I also hope that the students will gain a mentor to help with the transition from middle school to high school then to college,” Newsome added, noting that the students and parents will be assisted by 25 W-Guides.
Terence Nicholson, who will serve as one of those guides, said, “I plan to make sure that students have a fun and educational experience that will benefit them for years to come.
In addition to the SGA, other sponsors include MUW Student Life, Career Services, Academic Affairs, the President’s Office and L.A.C.E (Linking Achievement Community and Excellence) Up.
Dr. Martha Liddell, assistant superintendent of elementary education with the Columbus Municipal School District, said they were excited about the partnership.
“We are creating a college going culture among CMS students leading to an understanding of the pathway including appropriate course selection and building the resiliency needed to make it happen. We are so proud of our students.”
The program will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An ending ceremony will follow in which outstanding students will be recognized.
For additional information, contact Newsome at (601) 906-5424 or by email at email@example.com.