By Brian Clayton
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Camden County College will hold its annual transfer fair on Nov. 13. Several hundred students from Camden County College are expected to attend the transfer fair and learn about four-year colleges and universities at which they may continue their education.
Representatives of about 40 four-year colleges and universities from the tri-state area will attend the Camden County College transfer fair. About the types of representatives the institutions send to transfer fairs, Linda Drexel, assistant to the associate dean of curriculum and assessment, acting, said, “Usually they send their admissions counselors who have general information about all their programs. They are knowledgeable about individual departments’ admission criteria and if they don’t know an answer, they will direct students to the right person. There are some schools like Thomas Jefferson who send a specific representative from nursing.”
These representatives will be in Blackwood to speak to Camden County College students who plan on completing their associate’s degree about their programs of study, admission, requirements, student life and other aspects of their colleges and universities.
Camden County College student Ian Merrigan, who attended the transfer fair last fall, said, “The Camden County College transfer fair opened my eyes to the number of different colleges out there and helped me zero in on a few colleges that fit me best.” Merrigan plans to transfer to the accounting program at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for accounting after this school year and is thankful for the transfer fair that Camden County College hosts.
Steven Phillips, the coordinator of transfer admission at Richard Stockton College, will represent Stockton at the Nov. 13 transfer fair. “Under normal circumstances I’m the only person who represents the institution at transfer programs. That way we can ensure consistency and accuracy of information and provide potential transfers with a one-source contact to eliminate confusion as they go through the process,” Phillips said. “I may occasionally ask someone from teacher education but most of the time I’m alone.” Phillips said the model of having only one representative from each college is the operational model for most institutions.
The transfer fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Atrium of the Connector Building at the Camden County College campus in Blackwood. For more information, contact Linda Drexel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-227-7200, ext. 4079.