VC’s College Night 2016 attracts record crowd
College Night 2016
Over 500 students and parents attended College Night 2016 on Nov. 8 at Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex.

Over 500 students and parents packed the Conference and Education Center at Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex’s Conference and Education Center on Tuesday night to attend VC’s College Night 2016.

Representatives of 27 colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education were on hand to provide information for high school, college and adult education students during the annual event.

“This is the biggest crowd we have had since I have been coordinating this event the past 15 years,” VC’s Marketing and Publications Coordinator Tisha Sternadel said. “It was good to see such a great turnout, especially on Election Night. It shows that students and their parents appreciate the convenience of gathering so much information at one time in one location.”

Cuero High School junior Addison Flores said she was happy she made the trip to Victoria for the event.

“I learned a little bit more about my options in the medical field,” said Flores, who is planning a career in radiology. “I learned a lot about different colleges in Texas that I didn’t even know existed.”

Susan Pahmiyer brought seven VC Adult Education students from her Ganado English as a Second Language (ESL) class to the event.

“They mostly want to stay in this area, so they are sticking around the VC and UHV booths,” Pahmiyer said. “We distributed the College Night flyer around class and they were real excited about it, so we thought we could come over here and take a look.”

“It’s a beautiful experience, and I’m checking out what I need to do to become an interior designer,” said one of Pahmiyer’s students, 54-year-old Juan Flores of Edna. “I got a lot of information. I’m a little bit older, but I wanted to take another step in my life. Why not?”

Josefina Contreras, who is pursuing her GED, traveled to the event from Ganado with two of her children.

“This was very helpful,” Contreras said. “I am looking forward to attending Victoria College. I’m looking at the health careers, possibly the Respiratory Care Program.”

VC Biology Instructor Sharon Hyak made it an assignment for her students to attend the event.

“I’m happy we came,” said Jessica Evans, one of Hyak’s students who plans to transfer to Texas A&M University next fall. “We learned some useful information, and I wanted to come and get some clarification.”
College Night 2016
Students gather around a Texas A&M University representative during College Night 2016 on Nov. 8.
Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016

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