UAS Brings Prospective Students to Juneau to "Explore Southeast" This Weekend
26 students attended this signature recruiting event aimed at traditional college-age students, including UA Scholars, Alaska Performance Scholarship recipients, rural students and students from the lower-48.
Date of Press Release: April 5, 2017
This weekend, April 7-9, the University of Alaska Southeast welcomes twenty-six students to “Explore Southeast,” a signature recruiting event aimed at traditional college-age students, including UA Scholars, Alaska Performance Scholarship recipients, rural students and students from the lower-48.
Explore Southeast allows prospective students to have the ultimate UAS Juneau campus experience. Students stay in the John Pugh Residence Hall, attend faculty lectures, and tour the campus including the Anderson Building biology labs and Auke Creek fish weir. There will be opportunities to attend Campus Life activities including the Dulcé Sloan Comedy Show. Students will also tour downtown Juneau, including a stop at Coppa and the SLAM for First Friday, and hike around the Mendenhall Glacier.
Last year, the inaugural event for Explore Southeast, produced some impressive results. Of the twenty-eight participants in 2016, over 75% enrolled at UAS. Travel for participants outside of Juneau was provided by airline miles accrued by staff and faculty travel, and miles given by private donors.
Explore Southeast is one of several innovative recruitment initiatives at UAS this year. Others include: Come Home Alaska, which provides tuition reduction incentives for family members from out of state who return to Alaska for their education; Finish College Alaska, a program for Alaskans with some college who want to finish their degrees; and other financial incentives for prospective and current students.
According to Amanda Triplett, UAS Associate Director of Recruitment and Advising, “Explore Southeast showcases prospective students the best of UAS-- student life and academics, engaging with current students, creating relationships with professors and getting to know the Juneau landscape. Explore Southeast will help solidify that UAS is the best choice for these students to pursue an undergraduate education.”
For more information about enrollment programs at the University of Alaska Southeast, visit www.uas.alaska.edu or call 907-796-6100.
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