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College Night to be held at John Tyler Community College

Primary Media Contact:
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
804-594-1532
hbusch@jtcc.edu

Released on October 20, 2010

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – There are many questions that must be answered when you are searching for a college. What do you want to major in? What are the tuition rates? Do you want to live at home or on campus? What are the class sizes? Is there scheduling flexibility? Does the institution cater to working adults? You can get the answers to these questions and more during College Night, an event hosted by John Tyler Community College’s Chester Counseling Center in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. College Night takes place November 8, 2010, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at John Tyler Community College’s Nicholas Student Center, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. Representatives from about 90 colleges and universities will be on hand to talk to you about their institutions. College Night is free and open to high school students, their parents, and anyone interested in learning more about their higher education choices. For additional information about College Night, contact Tom Parrott, student services specialist, at tparrott@jtcc.edu.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 13,690 students during the 2009 – 10 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 20,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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