MTSU, 60 colleges recruit students Sept. 7 during Rutherford County College Night

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Area high school students, their parents and families are invited to attend the upcoming Rutherford County College Night -- one of the first college recruiting fairs in the Middle Tennessee region this fall.

The event, hosted by MTSU, features nearly 60 colleges and universities from across the Southeast. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Student Union Ballroom, 1768 MTSU Blvd., on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro. For general information, visit www.mtsu.edu/rccn.

Anyone planning to attend should park in the Rutherford lot off Rutherford Boulevard on the east side of campus. Shuttles will transport visitors to the Student Union Building and return them when they leave.

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Students from Rutherford and surrounding counties are welcome to attend.

Along with MTSU personnel, dozens of colleges and universities will send representatives in their effort to recruit students for the 2017-18 academic year and beyond.

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"This year, we will be an automated fair," said Joey Clark, an admissions recruiter who now works with Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties after previously recruiting Shelby County students.

Students can register at www.gotocollegefairs.com. After registering, the student will be provided a printable barcode or one that can be utilized from their phone. This will allow college recruiters to scan the student's barcode and instantly receive all necessary information.

"Ultimately, this takes the place of contact cards and truly saves a great deal of time for the students and families," Clark said. "It allows students to optimize their time with recruiters face to face."

Kristen Russell, senior admissions counselor, said the event allows area high school students to efficiently maximize interactions with multiple schools, which is ideal for any student in their college search process.

For questions about the event, call 615-898-2233 or email admissions@mtsu.edu.

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