College Knowledge Night draws 2,000 visitors to Berry Center

February 13, 2020

A CFISD student speaks with a representative from Wichita State University at the College Knowledge Night college fair Feb. 10 at the Berry Center. More than 40 colleges and universities from across the state and country were present to speak with current CFISD ninth through 11th grade students. A CFISD student speaks with a representative from Wichita State University at the College Knowledge Night college fair Feb. 10 at the Berry Center. More than 40 colleges and universities from across the state and country were present to speak with current CFISD ninth through 11th grade students.

Feb. 13, 2020—CFISD’s office of advanced academics welcomed more than 2,000 visitors to its College Knowledge Night on Feb. 10 at the Berry Center.

The event was open to current CFISD ninth through 11th grade students and started with a college fair featuring more than 40 colleges and universities from across the state and country.

CFISD Director of Athletics Ray Zepeda led a college athletics session at College Knowledge Night Feb. 10 at the Berry Center. The session provided students and families with information about district resources that can support their goals of competing at the next level.CFISD Director of Athletics Ray Zepeda led a college athletics session at College Knowledge Night Feb. 10 at the Berry Center. The session provided students and families with information about district resources that can support their goals of competing at the next level.

After the college fair, students and families were invited to attend numerous sessions covering multiple college topics, including out-of-state colleges, highly selective colleges, historically black colleges and universities and help with essays and resumes.

Sessions featured college experts and admission representatives from institutions across the nation. CFISD Director of Athletics Ray Zepeda led a college athletics session, providing students and families with information about district resources that can support their goals of competing at the next level.

Megan Borden, University of Alabama regional recruiter, introduces herself to students and families sitting in on the out-of-state colleges session at College Knowledge Night Feb. 10 at the Berry Center. College Knowledge Night offered numerous sessions covering multiple college topics. Megan Borden, University of Alabama regional recruiter, introduces herself to students and families sitting in on the out-of-state colleges session at College Knowledge Night Feb. 10 at the Berry Center. College Knowledge Night offered numerous sessions covering multiple college topics.

“College Knowledge Night was a huge success,” said Amber Stephens, Cypress Creek High School college and career specialist. “Due to the relationships the college and career specialists are able to build with college admission representatives, we were able to invite college speakers from as far away as Kalamazoo College in Michigan and as close as Rice University. Dynamic, knowledgeable speakers make this event an excellent opportunity for students and families to learn more about the admissions process as well as specialized topics related to college.”

Austin College Dean of Admissions Alan Ramirez, center, speaks with students and families about attending liberal arts colleges and universities. The session was new to College Knowledge Night. Austin College Dean of Admissions Alan Ramirez, center, speaks with students and families about attending liberal arts colleges and universities. The session was new to College Knowledge Night.

“The campus college and career specialists share a passion to promote college and career readiness throughout the district,” said Katrina Nelson, director of advanced academics. “College Knowledge Night is just one of the many ways that they help to provide information to our CFISD students and deliver opportunity for all.”

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