High schoolers explore options

Del Mar visit helps students learn more about the college

Hundreds of Coastal Bend high schoolers recently visited West Campus to see what Del Mar College has to offer them.

After viewing dozens of booths set up by various departments to show off their programs at the event, called Discover Del Mar, several students said they were very intrigued by Del Ma’s curriculum options.

Sara King, the coordinator of Student Recruitment and Outreach, has been in charge of organizing the event year after year.

“With Discover Del Mar it’s an opportunity for them to see another college in their backyard, and see all the different types of programs that we have,” King said.

Students had the opportunity to experience what their respective career fields looked like from a real-life perspective.

“I want to go to school for nursing and I heard Del Mar has a really good nursing program,” said Miller High school student Nadene Nedd.

The event helps draw in students who are ready to make the transition from college to high school.

“We are going to be there next step so it’s an opportunity for them to explore where they’re going to be attending in the near future,” King said.

Students were required to go to multiple stations where they learned valuable information about the college and the copious number of programs they have available to students.

“I want to go into being a surgeon so I think by visiting the campus I will see more or less if that’s what I really want to do, and if this is the place I want to start my education,” said Alice High School student Brooke Lassmann.

The event gives students valuable information and also provides them with real-life examples and demonstrations of what campus life will be like in the near future.

“It’s just a really good opportunity for all our programs and services to be able to reach out to perspective students,” King said.

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