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Area High School Students Visit Lynchburg Campus

Approximately twenty students and staff from Amherst County High School got to see a little of what college life is like when they recently visited the Lynchburg Campus. Touring the campus and talking with admissions representatives about the degree programs available gave them the opportunity to ask questions and start making plans for their futures. 


Amherst County school counselor Rene James was very excited about bringing her students to visit the campus. “It was particularly meaningful for students to learn that there are many options for additional education after high school,” she stated. “The staff did a wonderful job getting to know the students and helping to create a vision for their future.”   


While visiting the classrooms, the students could see the small class sizes at ANU, making the instructor-to-student ratio smaller for better classroom interaction. “It’s a nice college, making students feel at home and comfortable,” said one of the high school students. Current ANU medical assisting students Tabitha Meyers and Contessa Sancho also participated in the tour, demonstrating some of the equipment they work with, explaining the techniques they are learning in class, and answering questions. 


Along the tour, the students also saw the campus’s business partners wall, which displays the names of all the local employers the campus partners with in helping students find employment after graduation. “We were all very impressed with the business partner wall, and it was fun to hear students comment as they saw companies they were familiar with,” said Ms. James.


The tour ended with students enjoying snacks and chatting in the student center, their excitement and questions showing this was a successful visit. As Ms. James said, “Excitement is contagious! Thank you, ANU!”


Director of admissions Nancy Wilcox (center), along with ANU students Tabitha Meyers (L) and Contessa Sancho (R), speaks to a group of high school students visiting the campus.

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