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Program could revolutionize college recruiting

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The Foundation for Daviess County Public School System and Murray State University are partnering up to start a Kid's on Campus Program. They say one of the reasons students are not applying to college is because they are nervous or uncomfortable with the idea. They are hoping this program will help the students feel more comfortable.

Students will take a bus to the campus where they will take a tour.

This will not be an ordinary college campus visit.

The Foundation's Executive Director, Vicki Quisenberry, explains it as a "'Super' college visit."

Once the students get on campus they will be shown around by a college Freshman. They will have the opportunity to meet with admissions counselors and financial aid representatives. Students will even be able to attend a freshman-level class.

The programs primary emphasis is on first generation college students, which they define as students whose parents do not have a four year college degree. These students will have first priority. To go on the tour, students must be at or near MSU admission requirements and they must have an interest in an academic area that Murray offers.

Apollo, Daviess County and Beacon High Schools will participate.

The first campus visit is scheduled for November 13. 

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