Fredonia offering bilingual university open house Nov. 15

Fredonia offering bilingual university open house Nov. 15

FREDONIA, N.Y. — Nov. 6, 2014 — The State University of New York at Fredonia will be offering a bilingual option during its upcoming Nov. 15 Open House for Spanish-speaking students and their families.  The event is designed for first-year, transfer and graduate students to learn more about Fredonia’s many academic programs, financial aid options, application details and campus amenities.

“The Fredonia campus community has seen the steadily increasing numbers of Hispanic residents throughout Western New York and beyond,” said Interim Admissions Director Cory Bezek.  “The Dunkirk community, in particular, has a long, rich history of Hispanic residents, and we are very pleased to be able to offer an admissions program that has many of their values and concerns at the forefront.”

The program begins at 11 a.m. with a campus-wide session in King Concert Hall, including a welcome from Fredonia President Virginia Horvath.  Spanish-speaking programs will include a financial aid presentation designed especially for parents, led by Rachel Skemer, a counselor within Fredonia’s Educational Development Program office.  Admissions Counselor Erica Arlequin will lead a session detailing the application process.  Lastly, a campus tour will be given in Spanish by student Rocio Gosende, a senior Interdisciplinary Studies major.

In addition, campus brochures written in Spanish will be available to students and their families throughout the day.

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