Gannon University Hosts Regional College Fair

Posted: May 2, 2017

High school and returning education students from the region will have a perfect opportunity to find out more about nearly 80 colleges and universities at the Northwest Regional College Fair at Gannon University.

The free event, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC), will be held Tuesday, May 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Gannon's Hammermill Center, 620 Peach St.

The event is open to the public, but is specifically designed for high school juniors and sophomores and their parents/families. It's a great and simple way to collect information on schools, ask questions and discover the many options and opportunities that exist for college-bound students.

College-bound students from the region will have the opportunity to speak with representatives of two-year, four-year and postgraduate public and private colleges and universities from seven states. The event allows college-bound students from the area to survey a wide range of institutions in a short period of time.

Participating institutions will bring displays and materials to help students navigate the array of choices facing rising high school seniors and younger students who want to make their college plans in advance.

Gannon University's undergraduate admissions department is organizing the event. Tom Camillo, the department's director said, "We are proud to serve as the host institution for the PACAC Northwest Regional College Fair. This is a wonderful opportunity for high school students and parents from Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania to engage with representatives from a variety of colleges and universities from across the country and to find out what they have to offer as institutions. Hopefully, students will use this opportunity to start to develop lists of schools they may like to visit personally as early as this summer."