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College Fair to be Held at John Tyler Community College in November

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

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Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
804-594-1532
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Released on October 30, 2013

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Many factors must be considered when selecting a college. What do you want to major in? What is the tuition, and how will you pay it? Do you want to live at home or on campus? What are the class sizes? Does the institution offer classes at the times and in the formats you want? Does the college have options for working adults? You can get the answers to these questions and more on November 11, 2013 during a college fair hosted by John Tyler Community College’s Chester Counseling Center in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO). The VACRAO College Fair will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Nicholas Student Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. Representatives from nearly 100 colleges and universities will be on hand to provide information about their institutions. The VACRAO College Fair 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 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 14,000 students during the 2012-13 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates, and 34 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,200 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 Hamel Hall on its Midlothian Campus, 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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