recently fast-forwarded five years to experience life as college students
at William Woods University.
in the program, which was
implemented through the partnership of the Lewis and Clark Community
Partnerships Committee and
William Woods University.
learning about what college life is like.”
presentation, ate lunch in Tucker Dining
Hall, learned the university’s fight song and participated in a variety of
breakout sessions of their choice.
training, American Sign
Language interpreting, art, biology, education, equine studies and management
information systems. Each student was
taught a skill, like taping ankles for those interested in athletic training.
to learn how to do some sign language,” said student Alexis Becks.
is a new program at William Woods University. Admissions representatives aspire
to excite youth about their post-high school future.
encourage our middle school students
to begin exploring their career
paths as young adults,”
Debra Kaiser, eighth-grade counselor, said.
“Through this opportunity students will realize the
importance of using their high school
experience to prepare for their future
outstanding achievement during the school year and
allows them to explore what life is like on a college campus.
really nice and they weren’t strict about everything,” said student Mikel
the students used their written
communication skills to complete an application
for selection. After reviewing the applications, the teachers selected 40
students to experience life at The Woods.
the eighth-graders from Lewis and Clark Middle School on campus
was such an enjoyable experience,” Sarah Munns, dean of
admissions, said. “These students were incredibly engaged and curious about the
We loved giving them a taste of college life via
‘A day in a life as a college student’
and hope to make this an annual event.”
eighth-graders pose for a group photo while visiting William Woods University.
Charlton and Cayce Heiberger enjoy their visit to
the WWU stables.