Way2Go Maryland Open House Comes to Frostburg State University May 5
Representatives from USM Institutions will be Present to Offer Guidance
Adelphi, Md. (April 20, 2012)
-- Way2GoMaryland, the University
System of Maryland's (USM) campaign to encourage students and their families to
begin preparing for college early, holds its next free-of-charge event on
Saturday, May 5 in the Compton Science Center at Frostburg State University in
Frostburg, MD. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.
Online registration is available through May 2. Registration details
can be found at http://www.way2gomaryland.org/May5.php. Students and
their families may also attend by signing in at the "Walk-Up Registrations"
table during check-in, beginning at 9 a.m., though pre-registration is strongly
Students and their families will hear USM students discuss their own
paths to college. They will also be able to gain critical information about
academic majors and careers and how to pay for college. Experts from the
Frostburg State University financial aid office, College Savings Plans of
Maryland, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission will offer the session
on preparing and paying for college.
Also featured will be a college fair staffed by admissions
representatives from USM's universities. Students can win door prizes. Complimentary
refreshments will be available. All students who attend will receive a
complimentary Way2Go Maryland gift bag.
For driving directions to Frostburg State, visit http://www.frostburg.edu/about/maryland. For further details about the event and
pre-registration, please contact Latoya Jefferson via email at email@example.com or by phone at 301-445-2756.
part of the USM's 2020 Strategic Plan, the USM is committed to helping
Maryland achieve its goal of 55-percent college degree completion (either a
two-year associate's or four-year bachelor's degree, attained by 55 percent of
the state population 25 years and older). Toward that state goal, the USM seeks
to increase student enrollment and expand baccalaureate degree production by an
additional 10,000 degrees.
the year 2015, USM has pledged to cut by at least half the gaps in
college-going and college- completion rates that separate low-income and
underrepresented students from other young Americans.
Way2GoMaryland is part of this effort by encouraging
more students, especially those in middle school, to begin preparing for
college earlier. An early start on the path to college can help students:
- pursue the right mix of
secondary school coursework and be successful;
- prepare for the college
search and application process;
- gain access to adequate
- Complete undergraduate
degrees successfully and prepare to enter the workforce and/or pursue
graduate and professional studies.
For more information about Way2GoMaryland, please see http://www.way2gomaryland.org/.
Contact: Mike Lurie