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Moravian College to host colloquium for area
high school students

Moravian College has been selected by Johns Hopkins University to host a 1998 College Colloquium for area high school students and their parents. The colloquium will be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building at Moravian’s Main Street campus. One hundred talented Lehigh Valley area high school students and their families are expected to attend.

The program is designed to give high school students and their families access to experienced academic advisors - directors of admission and financial aid, counselors, professors, and college students. The program gives participants a general overview of the college process: what to consider, how to prepare, and what to expect when you get there. Presenters representing a variety of college’s and universities will provide insight into the admission process, academic options, campus life and financial aid.

Dr. Phyllis Finger, gifted support specialist, Easton PA Area School District will welcome the participants to the College Colloquia. Bernard Story, dean of admission and financial aid, Moravian College will provide an overview of the admission process and outline financial aid opportunities. Judy Balthazar, assistant dean, Bryn Mawr College, will moderate a discussion with a panel of college students representing area colleges and universities.

Current college students from Moravian College, Lehigh University, LaSalle University, Bryn Mawr College, and Swarthmore University will share their experiences to help the 10th and 11th graders prepare for when they go to college.

Tracy Matthew, associate dean of admissions, Swarthmore College, will moderate a panel of experts on admissions and financial aid, including Judy Balthazar, assistant dean, Bryn Mawr College, Gwen Peischl, coordinator of guidance, Easton Area High School, Stephen Cassel, director of financial aid, and Bernard Story, dean of admission and financial aid, Moravian College.

In the Afternoon, students will attend a mini-session called College Life while parents attend mini-sessions on financial aid and college admissions that will answer their questions and provide more detailed information. An academic panel, led by Dr. Theresa Dougal, assistant professor of English, Moravian College, will discuss college preparation. She will be joined by Dr. Karen Kurvink, associate professor of biology, Moravian College, Dr. Robert Weinburg, Associate professor of the history, Swarthmore University, Dr. Bruce Anderson, assistant professor of chemistry, Muhlenberg College, and Margaret McCoey, assistant professor of multimedia design, LaSalle University.