St. Andrews hosts largest open house in two years
Laurinburg - Nearly 200 visitors came to the St. Andrews Presbyterian College campus Saturday morning to learn more about the educational programs offered.
"There were close to 50 prospective students from 11 states and their families," Vice President for Enrollment Management Cynthia Robinson said. "While nearly two-thirds of the students were for the fall, several were planning ahead for the next two years."
Participants began the Saturday event with a meet and greet session in the John Blue Lab of the Morgan-Jones Science Building that included tables of information about the various academic and social opportunities available at St. Andrews. Next came the formal information session that included statistics about the college and experiences shared by current students and alumni representatives Matthew Clark and Perry Morris.
"After the introductory session, our students and their families get to experience the classroom with members of our faculty," Robinson said. "For this event, we had Professors Mike Morton, Stephanie McDavid, John Knesel, Pam Case and Edna Ann Loftus sharing their insights."
Following the classroom sessions, the five groups were brought around the campus by a group of student tour guides.
A large number of the students registered arrived Friday afternoon for a tour of the Equestrian Center, which was busy Saturday with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Hunter Seat Regional competition. Several returned to the Equestrian Center to see the competition after the campus information sessions.
"We were very impressed with the quality of students attending this event and their clear commitment to the programs of interest," said Robinson.
While this was the last of the open houses for the academic year, students looking to enroll for the fall can schedule a personalized visit by contacting the St. Andrews Admissions Office at 910-277-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.
About St. Andrews Presbyterian College
An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.
On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.