Carl Albert State College
For Immediate Release – October 23, 2013
College Fairs at Carl Albert State College Campuses Provide Education Information
Carl Albert State College hosted College Fairs at both the Poteau and Sallisaw campuses on October 21. Members of the Carl Albert State College High School/College Relations Office, along with colleges and universities from across the region, were in attendance to represent their respective institutions.
According to Leroy Nolan, CASC Director of High School/College Relations, the annual college fairs are a great chance for area students to learn more about higher education opportunities. He explained that with correct information in hand, students and their parents can compare colleges and make a wise decision about where to attend college.
Leah McLaughlin, Carl Albert Vice President of Student Affairs stated, “We encourage students and their families to do their homework, and we hope they realize that attending Carl Albert for the first two years of college is a decision that will pay off now and in the future.” She went on to say, “Our faculty and staff are here to give students individualized help from the day they fill out admission papers to the day they graduate.” McLaughlin continued, “We offer a great education for students needing to get a certificate or degree and head straight to the work force. In addition, many of our students graduate from Carl Albert and then transfer to one of the colleges represented at our College Fair to continue their education.”
Garry M. Ivey, Carl Albert State College President explained that transfer agreements with various universities are in existence, and others are being created and/or updated to ensure that Carl Albert graduates have a smooth transition following CASC graduation. In addition, President Ivey stated that for many Carl Albert students, transfer scholarships may be available as students go from Carl Albert to a university system.
President Ivey went on to state, “Our tuition and mandatory fees are the most affordable in the area, and are the same for both Oklahoma and Arkansas residents.” He continued, “We have campuses in Poteau and Sallisaw that are short commutes for students across the region. We also offer online courses, and our Poteau campus room and board costs are definitely a best buy for students wanting to live on campus.” Mr. Ivey concluded, “Whether a student is starting college or returning to college, Carl Albert continues to provide a great education at a price that families can afford. We certainly encourage all potential students to visit one or both of our campuses and see what we have to offer.”