• College Expo 2018
    Gaston County Schools
     
  •  
    College and Career Expo 2016  
     
    College Expo 2018
    Saturday, April 28
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Gaston College Lena Sue Beam Building
    201 Highway 321 South, Dallas
     
    Hey, students and parents:  You are invited to the College Expo 2018!  It will be held on Saturday, April 28 in the Lena Sue Beam Building at Gaston College in Dallas.  
     
    Here’s your opportunity to:
    • Meet with college representatives.
    • Get answers to your questions about planning for college.
    • Learn about applying to and paying for college.
    • Hear about career opportunities in our area.
    Representatives from colleges and universities throughout the Southeast will be available to answer questions, give out college literature, and provide information about applying for scholarships and financial aid.  
     
    High school and middle school students and their parents from Gaston County and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend.  Admission is free.    
     
    Students interested in attending college or selecting a career should not miss this exciting event.  Drop in, browse around, and meet college and business representatives.

    For more information, call Dr. Ami Parker, director of counseling services, at (704) 810-8813. 
     
    To get updates and news about the event on Twitter, search for #CollegeExpo2018.
  • Information Sessions
     
    The following sessions will be offered for students and parents.  The sessions are free.

    Session 1
    Using College Foundation NC for College and Career Planning
    Presented by Timeka Ruffin, Regional Representative College Foundation of NC (CFNC)
    Lena Sue Beam Building, Gaston College Room 122
    9:00-9:45 a.m. 

    Session Description:
    Ever wonder how College Foundation of NC or as you may know it CFNC.org, can help in preparing for college? This session will show you how this FREE website can help you in whatever stage in college planning you are to successfully Plan, Apply, and Pay for college! This session will include a brief overview of Residency Determination Service Requirement.

    Session 2 
    Funding Your College Education
    Presented by Timeka Ruffin, Regional Representative College Foundation of NC (CFNC)
    Lena Sue Beam Building, Gaston College Room 122
    10:00-10:45 a.m.

    Session Description:  
    This session will focus on  the process of applying for state, federal, and institutional financial aid for college, how financial helps in paying for college, and what to expect from colleges through the financial aid process.  This session will include a brief overview of Residency Determination Service Requirement.

    Session 3 
    Making College Affordable
    Presented by: Tanisha Williams, Assistant Director of Admissions and Counseling
    Lena Sue Beam Building, Gaston College Room 122
    11:00-11:45 a.m. 

    Session Description:
    This session will discuss numerous opportunities for making college affordable: high school dual enrollment, things to consider when selecting a college, and tips for saving and paying for college. Session will be presented by the Gaston College Admissions Office.

    Session 4
    Going to College
    Presented by Xina Lowe, Gaston County Reference Librarian
    Lena Sue Beam Building, Gaston College Room 122 
    12:00-12:45 p.m.

    Session Description:
    An introduction to the library’s print and online resources geared toward the needs of the college-bound  student. The program I have put together uses a powerpoint presentation to introduce the free resources the library has available to help anyone who is interested in going to college.  It usually runs about 50 minutes, and generally follows the "Going to College" Research Guide (http://gastonlibrary.libguides.com/college).   It would be very good as a "BYO-Device" session since a library card is not necessary for anything except the Testing & Education Reference Center (replaces Learning Express) access through NC Live.
  • Colleges/Universities 
     
    Here is a list of the colleges and universities that will have representatives at the College and Career Expo:
     
     
    Brevard College
    Campbell University
    Chowan University
    Chowan University
    Cottey College
    Cottey College, Nevada, MO
    Fayetteville State
    Gardner-Webb University
    Greensboro College
    Lander University
    Lees-McRae College
    Limestone College
    Louisburg College
    Montreat College
    PEO Star
    Salem College
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Toccoa Falls College
    UNC Greensboro
    Universal Technical Institute
     
    This list continues to grow as colleges and universities confirm their participation.
  • We look forward to seeing you at the College and Career Expo!