March 26, 2015

Logan Media Sevices

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College students got the opportunity Wednesday to discuss their academic future with a variety of different four-year schools.

Twenty-eight schools in all – mostly from Illinois – participated in the annual Transfer Day activities on the JALC campus.

Advisor Ngozi Okasili organized the event. She was pleased with the turnout.

“I think it’s very nice the way things are working out here today,” she said. “Representatives from 28 different schools is a pretty good number. They have been given the opportunity to reach out to our student body here and start the conversation about transferring to a four-year school.”

Okasili described Transfer Day as a “regional event” as schools participated from Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana and even Tennessee.

“I think having this event really benefits the students,” Okasili said. “If nothing else, it gives them a chance to learn life skills.”

Reagan Keepes is a freshman at Logan attending school on a golf scholarship. The Mount Carmel native said her first choice for a four-year school has always been the University of Southern Indiana as it is close to home.

“But I wanted to keep my options open, which is why I am visiting with the SIU-Carbondale representative (Anita Gentry) h ere today,” Keepes said. “I plan to major in education and I wanted to learn more about what SIU has to offer. It definitely helped that I stopped by.”

Besides SIUC, the bigger four-year schools in attendance included: University of Illinois, Illinois State, Evansville, Southeast Missouri State, Murray State, Eastern Illinois, and SIU-Edwardsville.