Animal Loving Students Tour Wilson During Open House

Byline: Alyse Lynch

Posted: December 12, 2010

Eighty-five potential students visited campus Sat, Nov. 13 for the fifth Open House for Equestrian and Veterinary Studies.

Introducing Students To Wilson's Programs

The potential students and their guests began their day at 8:30am with registration in the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology. The students then broke off into two groups to discuss their majors with professors related to the field. Asst. Prof. John Tukey, Prof. Ann O'Shallie and Assoc. Prof. Michael Cornelius discussed the various equestrian majors. Asst. Prof. Freya Burnett, Asst. Prof. George Bates, Asst. Prof. Tina Roles, Asst. Instr. Tammy Ege and Prof. Brad Engle discussed the Veterinary Medical Technology and Pre-Veterinary majors.

Students regrouped in the Science Center auditorium for an overview of financial aid and a discussion with a student panel. The panel commented on the study abroad program, residence life, traditions, clubs and organizations.

Touring the Campus

At 12:00pm, the visiting students and their guests split into nine groups for tours of the campus. The tours included the Science Center, Warfield Hall, the John Stewart Memorial Library, Lortz Hall, Thomson Hall, Lenfest Commons, a sample room in Davison Hall, Equestrian Center and Veterinary Medical Center (VMC).

Showing Interest in Athletics

Twenty of the visiting students expressed interest in sports outside of the equestrian program. Seven students expressed interest in softball, six in soccer, four in tennis and basketball and two in lacrosse and field hockey. Forty-five visiting students expressed interest in equestrian sports.

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