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Fair helps students take the next academic step

Noel Lyn Smith
Farmington Daily Times
San Juan College student Kevin Benn, right, attended the college's transfer fair on Tuesday to learn about opportunities to continue his education at four-year colleges and universities.

More than 100 students attended the San Juan College Transfer Fair in the college's Student Sun Lounge in Farmington Tuesday.

Alison Jones, a coach for the college's Guided Pathways for Students program, said the event was designed to connect students with representatives from four-year colleges and universities.

This connection provides students the opportunity to receive information directly about the educational institutions as well as help them prepare for academic programs after earning associate degrees, Jones said.

Students had the opportunity to submit applications for admission to representatives from colleges and universities during the San Juan College Transfer Fair on Tuesday.

Students received two free official transcripts during the event and application fees to the participating colleges and universities were waived.

By providing free transcripts, it removed a barrier for students to submit applications, Jones added.

"We feel this is a way for students to complete their pathway here but begin a career pathway somewhere else," she said.

More than 100 students attended the San Juan College Transfer Fair on Tuesday at the college's Student Sun Lounge in Farmington.
From left, San Juan College students Anthony Bernardone and Marcelino Bernardone talk with Catherine Walker Grobler, an enrollment success coach, about academic programs at the University of New Mexico.
San Juan College students met with representatives from more than 10 colleges and universities during a transfer fair on Tuesday in the college's Student Sun Lounge in Farmington.
Colorado State University admissions counselor Aliyah Cardona, right, talks to student McKayla Tsabetsaye about the university's psychology program during the San Juan College Transfer Fair on Tuesday.