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Fall Enrollment Alumni prove to be mighty recruitment tools

As the Class of 2014 walked across the Sunken Garden in August many are here as a direct result of recruit- ment efforts from Alumni.

Admissions Director Robin Rucker and her team conducted high school visits, college fairs, and had over 30 “Targeted One Stops” allowing students to do the entire admissions process on the spot.

“This year, our successful ‘Seal the Deal’ nights in selected cities includ- ed a presidential reception to let stu- dents and parents hear from President John W. Garland,” Ms. Rucker says. She also reports that a recruitment event at the CSU Dayton campus was attended by 35 students, includ- ing adult learners and a late summer event in Detroit, Michigan brought about 90 students together to hear from CSU staff.

counselor or alumnus who encour- aged them to look at Central State,” reports Fran Robinson, CSU director of public relations. “That one-on-one connection is very powerful.”

Alumni are encouraged to continue sharing their experiences with poten- tial students.

Admissions Officer Steven Peterson assists a student at new student orien- tation as a student worker looks on.

In addition to university outreach programs, the importance of alumni in recruiting cannot be overstated, experts agree.

“When we conducted an informal survey of CSU freshmen students last spring, asking how they first found out about our university, an overwhelming number said it was a

Alumni help needed for College Preview Day

College Preview Day, Saturday, November 6 on campus. “Alumni interested in bringing or sending a student to campus for College Preview Day, visit our website at or telephone our department at (800) 388-2781,” says Robin Rucker, director of admissions.

CSU tour guide Tevin Cameron talks to high school students about Central State as they tour the campus. Schedule a tour with Tevin –


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