TSU to hold recruitment fair in Memphis for prospective college students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – If you’re a high school student in the Memphis area who’s looking for a higher education institution that makes excellence a habit, then Tennessee State University wants you.

TSU will host a recruitment fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Metropolitan Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

metroBC_Memphis“This recruitment fair is part of our ongoing efforts to connect Memphis high school students with the vast educational, professional and personal development offerings at Tennessee State University,” said Dr. John Cade, vice president for enrollment management, who added that university representatives were also in Memphis this past fall. “It represents an excellent opportunity for prospective students and parents to meet with recruiters to receive firsthand information on admission requirements, financial aid options, scholarships, academic programs, housing and student life.”

TSU has been successful in attracting students from the Memphis area over the years because of its strong partnerships with the community and schools there.

Kevuntez King and Alicia Jones are two Memphians who attend Tennessee State.

Jones, who is Miss TSU, said she was considering joining the Army, but decided to go in another direction.

“No one in my immediate family is a college graduate,” said Jones, a senior.

King, who made national headlines when he used money he made from selling newspapers to attend TSU, said anyone who attends the university will get a great education.

“Education, that’s the key to my success,” said King, who is Mr. Freshman. “That’s my way out.”

On Feb. 1, Tennessee legislative leaders got a chance to visit with faculty, staff, students and alumni during TSU Day at the Capitol, where the university showcased research and innovative initiatives.

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally welcomed TSU visitors to the state Capitol and shared a personal experience in which he and several other lawmakers took a public administration course at Tennessee State.

“I really enjoyed my experience at TSU,” McNally said. “On behalf of the Senate, we really honor our relationship with TSU, and look forward to what you do, and the great students that you produce for the state of Tennessee. It really makes a difference in our state.”

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