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15 prospects gather for Prothro-Yeager’s Discover MSU

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Dustin Webb, assistant director of admissions, talks with potential students and their parents for the Discover MSU: Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences, held in CSC Comanche and Kiowa, Feb. 26. Approximately 15 students, not inlcuding their guests or parents that came with them. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Dustin Webb, assistant director of admissions, talks with potential students and their parents for the Discover MSU: Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences, held in CSC Comanche and Kiowa, Feb. 26. Approximately 15 students, not inlcuding their guests or parents that came with them. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Current MSU students enrolled in the programs in Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences functioning as a a student panel to answer questions that potential students and their families or friends had. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Current MSU students enrolled in the programs in Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences functioning as a a student panel to answer questions that potential students and their families or friends had. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Prospective students gathered in the Clark Student Center on Feb. 26 to see Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences as part of the third Discover MSU event. They also got to listen to group leaders and honor students in a student panel.

The event consisted of 15 students along with eight guests.  Assistant Director of Admissions Dustin Webb said they would’ve had more, but some last-minute cancellations caused them lose 46 other guests. However, the students that showed up said they enjoyed the event.

“Students will probably like what they see in Prothro-Yeager. The faculty in that building is pretty approachable,” Webb said. “They keep things lighthearted, which helps students feel more comfortable.”

Students like Ashlee Fandrich, English sophomore at Weatherford College, agreed with Webb’s statement about the faculty’s approachability.

“It was really welcoming. Everyone seemed really involved with the students, which made me feel comfortable in choosing this school,” Fandrich said. “It’s definitely better than Weatherford.”

Another prospect, Martha Day, also agreed.

“I got the vibe that the professors try and come to you, and welcome you, which will help in the entering process when I’m a freshman,” Day said.

Another topic that prospects and parents mentioned was the small community of the campus.

“I love the community here on campus,” Ryan Lee, future psychology student, said. “There is a low student/teacher ratio, which will make it easy to get to know everybody better.”

James Day, father of Martha Day, also liked the small town feel of the campus.

“I like that it’s not too big,” he said. “I feel like she’ll be able to adjust better since it’s smaller.”

While the students enjoyed the college, they were able to get more info out of the student panel. Not only were they able to get information about the school and groups on campus, they were also able to hear accounts about students’ past experiences on campus.

“We were able to give answers like students would. It was fully from experience,” Chappell Whyms, accounting sophomore and panel speaker, said. “Since we didn’t really know what to prepare for, we pretty much just said what was on our minds. It made us give a more human response.”

Whyms said the main thing he wants students to know about this school is that it’s great for study, but there are also good resources for social experiences. 

Even though there were plenty of good things about the college mentioned, there were negatives as well. One negative was how confusing the Prothro-Yeagar building can get when it comes to finding classes. 

“Since it’s like three buildings in one, it can get pretty confusing sometimes,” Webb said. “I remember when I was a student here, I would see students come in late because they had a hard time finding the room.”

Though Webb said it gets easier to find classes throughout the semester, only those prospective students will be able to tell. 

 

More Discover MSU events:

  • Gordon T. & Ellen West College of Education, March 4
  • Robert D. & Carol Gunn College of Health Science & Human Services, March 11.
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