Fairfield University
| June, July, & August 2013 | Fairfield University News Channel

High School Students Get Pre-College Experience in Summer Program

Fairfield University’s annual Cristo Rey College Exploration Summer Program and Pre-College Workshops took place on campus this week. Designed to increase college access and awareness, the weeklong program provides high school juniors and seniors with many of the skills and tools necessary for selecting the appropriate college in their futures. Cristo Rey network schools provide a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to thousands of young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options. At this year’s Exploration Summer Program and Pre-College Workshops, over 100 high school juniors and seniors from Cristo Rey network schools from throughout the country as well as dozens of high schools in the New England and Tri-State area participated.

Pictured here is Fairfield University's Diana DeVellis, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid, giving useful tips on financial aid and college scholarships to a group of students at one of this year's session. During the weeklong program, Fairfield University staff and faculty from various disciplines provided the students with exposure to academics and what the students should expect in a classroom environment once they enter college. They were also introduced to a number of Jesuit principles by Elliott Gualtiere, director of campus ministry at Fairfield College Preparatory School. Over the course of the week, students were asked to reflect daily on what they experienced and learned, and at the end of the program, students wrote their own statements, addressing the educational commitment they promise to make during their senior year and beyond.

“We want to instill an added sense of confidence in these students about who they are, where they are going, and what they can accomplish with the proper dedication,” said Nakia Letang, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission. “During the program, we stress finding the purpose for their collegiate experience. Our hope is to get these students thinking more holistically about their college selection and determining the proper fit.” During their stay, students were introduced to staff and faculty responsible for the many services available to Fairfield University students. Additionally, they were exposed to colleges and universities beyond Fairfield, visiting Yale, Wesleyan, the University of New Haven, NYU, and Manhattanville College.

Last modified:  Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:18:00 EDT

20170621
High School Students Get Pre-College Experience in Summer Program
High School Students Get Pre-College Experience in Summer Program
High School Students Get Pre-College Experience in Summer Program
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:18:00 EDT

Fairfield University’s annual Cristo Rey College Exploration Summer Program and Pre-College Workshops took place on campus this week. Designed to increase college access and awareness, the weeklong program provides high school juniors and seniors with many of the skills and tools necessary for selecting the appropriate college in their futures. Cristo Rey network schools provide a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to thousands of young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options. At this year’s Exploration Summer Program and Pre-College Workshops, over 100 high school juniors and seniors from Cristo Rey network schools from throughout the country as well as dozens of high schools in the New England and Tri-State area participated.

Pictured here is Fairfield University's Diana DeVellis, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid, giving useful tips on financial aid and college scholarships to a group of students at one of this year's session. During the weeklong program, Fairfield University staff and faculty from various disciplines provided the students with exposure to academics and what the students should expect in a classroom environment once they enter college. They were also introduced to a number of Jesuit principles by Elliott Gualtiere, director of campus ministry at Fairfield College Preparatory School. Over the course of the week, students were asked to reflect daily on what they experienced and learned, and at the end of the program, students wrote their own statements, addressing the educational commitment they promise to make during their senior year and beyond.

“We want to instill an added sense of confidence in these students about who they are, where they are going, and what they can accomplish with the proper dedication,” said Nakia Letang, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission. “During the program, we stress finding the purpose for their collegiate experience. Our hope is to get these students thinking more holistically about their college selection and determining the proper fit.” During their stay, students were introduced to staff and faculty responsible for the many services available to Fairfield University students. Additionally, they were exposed to colleges and universities beyond Fairfield, visiting Yale, Wesleyan, the University of New Haven, NYU, and Manhattanville College.

Your news@fairfield Stories for Friday, May 18, 2018

Fairfield University Student-Athletes Named Volunteers of the Year

Read the Article

Regular Season Champion Stags to Host MAAC Postseason Action: Saturday, April 28 at Rafferty Stadium

Read the Article

Fairfield University Entrepreneurship Program Among Best in State

Read the Article

Fairfield Professor Janet Striuli, PhD, Appointed National Science Foundation Program Director

Read the Article

Fairfield University Glee Club presents “Glee Hits the Big Screen,” May 2

Read the Article

Fairfield’s Special Education Department Recognized for Commitment to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Read the Article

Don't Miss the Gesù Exhibition's Final Weeks — Closing May 19

Read the Article

Search Results


close