October 11, 2016
Fall SEC College Tour Visits Northeast, Midwest Regions
By: Bryant Welbourne
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
The 2016 Fall SEC College Tour featured school counselor breakfast events in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and a presence at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling’s (NACAC) National Conference in Columbus, OH.
“The purpose of the SEC College Tour is to get the word out about the schools in the Southeastern Conference because people know us athletically, but we have really phenomenal academic programs,” said Stephen Barnett, Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Kentucky. “It is a chance for us to showcase our universities to areas that may not be as familiar with what we offer academically.”
More than 40 local school counselors from the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas attended the breakfast events, which are designed to give SEC admissions representatives from all 14 universities the opportunity to not only share the admissions process and academic values of their respective institutions, but also the unique traditions and features of their campuses.
The NACAC National Conference provided a platform for SEC admissions representatives to talk about the SEC College Tour and SECU academic initiative to more than 6,000 school counselors and college admissions representatives. School counselors from around the country attended the event, including several who participated in previous SEC College Tours in California and Colorado.
The SEC College Tour is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference. The SEC supports and promotes the endeavors and achievements of the students and faculty at its 14 member universities.