Students from Eight States to Attend Two-Day Campus Visit Program

Posted: February 15, 2013

Some 130 high school seniors will get the “college experience” at Gannon Sunday and Monday, Feb. 17-18, courtesy of the University’s Knight with Scholars program.

Knight with Scholars is an overnight program for high school students who have been accepted to Gannon and have been chosen for merit-based scholarship aid. Knight with Scholars gives them a glimpse of college life, offers them a closer look at the campus, and allows them to learn more about Gannon’s resources and opportunities.

Their stay on campus is packed with activities, such as attending a Gannon class and meeting with faculty and students in an academic program of their choosing.

For two days, they will live the life of a college student.

The participating high school students are from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Maryland and as far away as Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Maine. This year, local high school students also will participate in the program.

The students will arrive at Gannon Sunday, Feb. 17 and spend the night on campus with a current Gannon student. Sunday’s activities include dinner with their student hosts and a social event.

On Monday, Feb. 18, their schedule includes:

  • Breakfast with their student hosts.
  • Attending a class and an informational session. The participating students have numerous choices in terms of classes, including television production, business, criminal justice (the police function), history (contemporary Middle East), psychology, biology, business, engineering, nursing, occupational therapy, nutrition for sport and exercise, and more.
  • Lunch with Gannon President Dr. Keith Taylor and current Gannon students, faculty, and staff.