High school seniors check out MPCC

Published: Nov. 20, 2019 at 6:39 PM CST
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Mid-Plains Community College hosted a visit day Wednesday to show prospective students what the school has to offer.

Area high school senior students got to see campus, meet with faculty and ask questions to current students.

The MPCC Student Ambassadors sat on the stage area of The McDonald Belton Theater and told the high school students what the college was like from their perspective.

"The reason I chose MPCC is I’m on the volleyball team and so that was a big reason to be able to continue my volleyball career at the collegiate level, but also I’m really close to home and the community and support we get here it’s like nothing I’ve ever been a part of," said Student Ambassador, Haiden Kreber.

The full senior class of five from Thedford High School, Brandon Dahlgran, Shelton Andersen, Connor Burns, Jakob Schaefer, Jared Inman, visited the campus as part of the visit day.

"I would say I am impressed with it for such a small college," said Andersen.

A few of them are looking at the automotive program. They said it's the perfect school for that.

"I would say the cheaper classes for one thing, and it's smaller and not only that, but with automotive kids, or even welding it's kind of your go to deal, because you don't really need your four year degrees for that," said Dahlgran.

MPCC Area Director of Admissions and Recruiting, Mindy Hope, said "I think they just need to see all that Mid-Plains Community College has to offer and I think that some of the students that come from area schools, it’s kind of the school you’ve always known is there, but we have so many great things that they may not be aware of."

The college hosts the two visit days in the fall and two in the spring for prospective students to check them out and get a feel for their campus.

The visiting students all received Mid -Plains Community College hoodies from the campus store as a thank you for taking their day to learn about the school.

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