Northeastern Technical College welcomed new and returning students this year with its inaugural Welcome Week, held Aug. 24-27. The week featured a variety of social activities designed to provide students with information about resources and services available at NETC.
Many departments within the college took to the outdoors, setting up a booth in the college courtyard and handing out free gifts and snacks while introducing students to campus resources such as student services, TRUMPET, the single parent homemaker and non-traditional learner program, alumni association and continuing education.
Open houses were also held on campus to encourage students to visit the library, student support services and the career center. College officials said each of the departments featured offers valuable services that are essential to student success.
“Welcome Week provided our students with the perfect opportunity to discover the college, meet new friends, faculty and staff and explore the numerous resources available to ensure that they have a successful college experience,” said Dean of Students Danielle Pace.
Studies have shown that students who engage with other students and utilize resources are more successful and more likely to stay on the path to complete their college education.
“I was pleased to see so many students visit the welcome tent,” said NETC President Dr. Ron Bartley. “We work hard to make sure that students know what resources are available to help them succeed at NETC.”
Other activities during Welcome Week included a “Meet the President” event, photo sessions with Spartan the NETC mascot and a Color the Courtyard event.
Shannon Justice is public relations coordinator for Northeastern Technical College.