Wish I had Known Event

Tue. 17th of Sep. 2019 at 6:00 pm

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“Wish I Had Known” Event at JWCC to Answer Questions about Preparing for College

University of Missouri Professor Dr. Melissa Griswold to Present Keynote “Truth or Debt: Facts about College Costs” 

John Wood Community College will offer a free community event entitled, “Wish I Had Known,” to answer questions from students and families about what to expect during the college selection process. 

The event is open to all considering college and will be held Tuesday, September 17, from 6-8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Heath Center at JWCC’s Quincy Campus at 48thand Harrison. Information shared will be relevant to any college or university.   

“We hear, ‘I wish I had known that before I started college,’ all too often, so we are providing an opportunity for families to learn what they need to know before they make this very important life decision,” Kristen Ritterbusch, JWCC director of admissions shared.  “Choosing a college and a major can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be.  This event will share information about college costs, how to choose a major and hopefully help families make more informed decisions as they explore their options.”

Dr. Melissa Griswold, University Missouri finance professor, will provide the keynote presentation, “Truth or Debt: Facts about College Costs,” at 6 p.m.  As an accomplished business and finance professor, Griswold has an insider’s view of the college selection process and has gone through it with three daughters.  She will share fun and practical tips and stories to help participants make informed decisions about selecting a college and major, and the future financial impacts of both. Griswold will also provide facts about college costs, financial aid, student loans and the connection between academic majors and earning potential after college. 

In addition to the keynote session at 6 p.m., participants may also choose to attend number of breakout sessions from community experts that will cover topics such as college academic expectations, choosing a major, how to obtain scholarships and careers in demand. 

Registration is encouraged, but not required, at www.jwcc.edu/wish.  More information is available from JWCC admissions at 217.641.4337 or admissions@jwcc.edu. The event is free and open to the public. 

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