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Westminster College Hosts Bright Futures Alumni Networking Dinner

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Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016

Westminster College partnered with the Marion G. Resch Bright Futures Program to host over 20 Campbell High School students for an alumni networking dinner on Nov. 3.

Dr. Amy Camardese, professor of education, and Dr. Alison DuBois, assistant professor of education and counseling, co-directors of the Bright Futures Grant, hosted the networking event.

Since 2005, the Resch Bright Futures Program has successfully provided school-year mentoring and summer camp programs to the Campbell School District. This initiative partners Westminster College with high school students to better prepare them for higher education.

Drs. Tim and Carolyn Cuff ‘78, Professor Brian Petrus ’10, Josh Schroeder ’13 and Alex Taylor Schroeder ’14 attended the dinner as Westminster College alumni.

“It was exciting to hear the career plans and dreams of the Bright Futures students,” said Dr. Timothy Cuff. “As a Westminster alumnus and a current Westminster faculty member, it was interesting to consider and share with the students how the excellent liberal arts education I received at Westminster provided the grounding for my career.”

Students had the opportunity to ask questions about various aspects of college life and future careers.

“The students explained how our discussions help them not only to think about their future college plans but to set specific goals to help them achieve those college plans,” said Dr. Carolyn Cuff. “In turn, the students listened to our advice on how to continue to work in high school to prepare them for college. It was a great evening.”

Contact DuBois at 724-946-6039 or for more information.