College Night draws more than 3,000 guests to the Berry Center
Alexandra Fragola, admissions officer for the University of Connecticut, speaks with prospective students and parents during CFISD College Night on Oct. 4 at the Berry Center.
Oct. 11, 2022—Nearly 3,400 guests and patrons visited the Berry Center on Oct. 4 for the annual CFISD College Night.
Hosted by the guidance and counseling department, College Night helps expose CFISD students and parents to more than 150 colleges and universities, technical and specialty schools and military academies and representatives.
Approximately 3,412 guests and patrons attended the CFISD College Night, held Oct. 4 at the Berry Center. The event featured more than 150 colleges and universities, including military branches and technical schools.
“Students and parents have the opportunity to speak with recruiters from large schools, small schools and every school in between, including military representatives and some technical schools,” said Franklin Sampson, director of guidance and counseling. “Students and parents can have a one-on-one conversation with schools from across the country. We’re excited to provide this opportunity for CFISD students.”
This year’s College Night was the first in-person event offered to students since 2019 after moving the event online in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
United States Air Force recruiters were among the military representatives that attended CFISD’s College Night on Oct. 4 at the Berry Center.
“It’s great to be back meeting students face to face,” said Charles Robinson, admissions counselor and regional recruiter for the University of Arkansas. “I really feel you get a better connection when meeting in person. I’m happy to be here getting more information to students, getting a better understanding of what students need and learning what students want in a university.”
In total, 3,412 guests and patrons attended College Night, including Bridgeland High School senior Matteo Caruso Pernas.
“There’s a lot of different schools here, like the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, which is good to see because they don’t always come to visit the campuses,” Pernas said. “College Night is really valuable because even when I was a freshman my dad would encourage me and my brother to come out to events like this so we could get a better understanding of the schools around us. College Night has allowed me to explore for myself the world around me.”