Florida A&M University hosted its annual Advising Day at Tallahassee Community College in the Student Union Ballroom. Students gathered to learn more information on programs being offered at the university.
Kyle Eidahl, Ph.D, has participated in numerous advising days. He knows the importance of recruiting from community colleges.
“We should be having more of these recruitment fairs at other community colleges in North Florida. We have to get out more and say,”We want you to come to our university.’ We need to set up a personal connection just like the one we have with TCC,” Eidahl said.
Eidahl is the director of the Master of Applied Social Sciences Program and a professor of history at FAMU. Also, he has taught at TCC. The recruitment relationship between the two colleges are extremely important, according to Eidahl.
“We need to do more recruiting, but not only in the high schools. There are numerous scholarships for transfer students to receive,” Eidahl said.
A variety students came out to show their interest in what the university has to offer. TCC was one of the top contributors of transfer students. This contribution allows students to receive various scholarships to further education.
Sequenis Pye, a sophomore pre-physical therapy student at FAMU, was a student volunteer who came out to the event to help assist students and department representatives throughout the day.
“Numerous people came out today to learn and narrow down what they are really looking for. There are so many options for those who are unsure. Most importantly, the university is offering scholarships here on the spot,” Pye said.
Many students have transferred to FAMU and loved the transition. Jazmine Lightsey, a pre-occupational therapy student, transferred from Seminole State College. She found the advising day extremely important.
“Transferring allowed me to gain more knowledge. I was able to find a program and a university that fit my criteria. FAMU was a great transition,” Lightsey said.
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