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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Albany High Freshmen Visit UAlbany for Early Glimpse of College Life
Part of the Albany High School – UAlbany Alliance for Young Talent

Contact:
Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980, University at Albany
Tara Mitchell (518) 475-6065, Albany High School

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 30, 2005)

What: More than 80 Albany High School freshmen will visit the University at Albany campus to interact with UAlbany students and receive an early view of the college experience. The tour is part of the Albany High School – UAlbany Alliance for Young Talent. The students’ half-day agenda— designed to inform and excite students early-on about college possibilities—includes an orientation program, a campus tour, lunch in the Indian Quad cafeteria, a student panel discussion, and a take-home packet filled with detailed information about college life and academic programs and opportunities at UAlbany.

Who: University at Albany students, Albany High School Freshman

When: Friday, December 2, 2005
11:45 a.m. Student Panel with UAlbany and Albany High School Students

Where: Campus Center, Assembly Hall, University at Albany main campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany

Background: On October 7, 2005, UAlbany and The City School District of Albany announced the formation of a strategic alliance to leverage their combined strengths for the development of young talent and the prosperity of the Albany community. These campus visits are one opportunity for the Alliance to address shared goals through inspiring and preparing students to realize their potential, increasing the college-bound focus of Albany High School students, increasing the access of Albany High School students to and enrollment at UAlbany, and advancing faculty collaborations and professional development opportunities for teaching and leadership.

 


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