College opportunity fair to be held at University Center

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The University Center of Greenville at McAlister Square will offer an information session on academic programs and related careers on Tuesday, July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event will be held at the University Center wing at McAlister Square, with representatives present from area colleges and universities, including Furman University, Anderson University, Clemson University, Greenville Technical College, South Carolina State University, University of South Carolina and USC Upstate.

The session will be a chance to learn how to explore transfer options to a four-year college or university, with particular focus on programs in:

• Accounting

• Computer & Information Technology

• Criminal Justice

• Management

• Marketing

• Supply Chain Management

Faculty members and advisors will be on hand to speak one-on-one with those who wish to continue beyond an associate degree. Attendees will be provided refreshments, and will be eligible for free t-shirts and a chance to win an iPad Mini.

A recent study of Greenville-area residents conducted by Furman University's Riley Center for Education showed a strong desire for local access to higher education. The University Center of Greenville is responding by expanding program offerings, providing greater educational opportunities for those in the Upstate to pursue higher education, and strengthening the connection with Greenville Technical College, which provides an affordable option for the first two years required for many of these degrees.