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Students get taste of college life at CGTC Senior Day

High school seniors had a chance to talk with professors and college students at Central Georgia Technical College Macon campus.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Nearly 250 high school students toured Central Georgia Technical College Macon Campus, Tuesday.

The high school seniors made up of students from Bibb, Twiggs, Jones and Monroe Counties got an idea of college life.

Raven Lavender wants to become a pharmacist. Lavender says she was excited about just being on a college campus.

"Seeing the professors, and the college students and listening to them talk about their majors and about how everyday life is on campus," said Lavender.

Kourtney Shelley is the recruiting coordinator for CGTC, and while she is use to talking with high school seniors, one on one, she and her team worked to impress
nearly 240 high school seniors about the college.

"A lot of people don't understand what we do at central Georgia technical college and we want them to get a broader knowledge of what it is that we do," says Shelley.

Students roamed from building to building across CGTC's campus for presentations about admissions, financial aide, campus life activities and career services.

Simeon Cullens is interested in anatomy and says he enjoyed learning about CGTC's cardio technology program.

"Going into the program and seeing what they do with the EKG's and the different procedures they use on the heart. that's pretty cool," says Cullens.

Shelley says she knew her recruiting team's mission was completed after she found out their presentations were a success.

"I had several young people come to me saying I didn't know anything about Central Georgia Technical College," says Lavender. "I actually had another school that I wanted to attend, however they've changed their minds. They've said I now want to attend central Georgia technical college."

Michael  Akins of Jones County high school says he is one of those among the senior day crowd that will be attending CGTC.

"I really enjoyed the medical field down in building H," says Akins. "You got to see the EMT's and the paramedics and surgical operations and how they work and just how they do everything hands on."

But, Brittany Hunnicutt, is ahead of the crowd. The Mary Persons high school senior is already attending CGTC classes in the dual enrollment program.

"I'm enrolled in the nursing program here and I just gotta get my core classes set up," says Hunnicutt.
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