Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Antioch student recruitment begins

Antioch College's Office of Admission is ready to accept applications for the fall of 2011

Antioch College, yesterday, announced its new student-centered redesign of the College Web site, www.antiochcollege.org. The site provides visitors with an overview of the College's academic programs, an explanation of admission criteria and access to a new suite of admission application forms.

The pioneering first class enters in the fall of 2011. Antioch College seeks to admit students for its inaugural class who will best succeed in and benefit from an environment where learning, work and community are integrated. Furthermore, this first class will be presented with a unique opportunity to play a key role in the development of Antioch College's new program.

The College is asking alumni to participate in its recruitment efforts by identifying and nominating students for admission.

"As alumni, we know the inherent demands of a year-round program alternating terms of classroom study, work and community participation are rigorous," said Kristen L. Pett, special assistant to the president for enrollment. "We are seeking a diverse group of intellectually inquisitive leaders who are open to new experiences. It's been three years since we recruited students, and now more than ever we need your support."

A College alumna, Pett relocated to Yellow Springs from California to head up the College's recruitment effort. This is Pett's second stint as an Antioch College enrollment professional. She was previously assistant director of admission and has an extensive background in college counseling. Rejoining the Colleges That Change Lives Midwest Tour - which included stops in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati 2and Cleveland - was the start of the College's recruitment campaign. Pett will also be attending a number of local and national recruitment events this fall.

"If you have an opportunity to engage with community organizations and/or youth groups, we encourage you to talk about Antioch College and the reasons it is close to your heart," Pett said. "Please see the new Web site for more specific information regarding curriculum. We encourage you to read the Quick Guide to Programs that is available for download."

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit www.antiochcollege.org for the latest information on programs and events.

All applicants for admission must submit a Nomination Form along with other required forms now published on the college's Web site. Nominations can come from Antioch College alumni, staff or other Antioch College community members; a teacher; or another school official.

The first class will be made up of 25 students, all of whom will receive full-tuition scholarships from the institution. The Early Decision Deadline is Jan. 1. Regular Decision application deadline is Feb. 1.

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