Southern University Plans Aggressive Recruiting Efforts, Course Offerings

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Southern University is getting ready for its annual “College Night on the Bluff” with hopes of turning prospective students into real students for fall 2013, Chancellor James Llorens said Wednesday. “We establish it (college night) on an annual basis in a way to get prospective students on the campus,” Llorens said. “We give them a chance to see what we have to offer and give them a chance to look at the application process.”

The university expects anywhere between 500 and 700 students from around the region and other states, such as Texas and Mississippi. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the housing and food situations, as well as social life at Southern University.

“These are students that have indicated they wanted to attend Southern,” Llorens said.

However, the university is welcoming high school seniors, juniors and transfer students to the Feb. 26 college night event. Scholarships and book vouchers will be available as well, Llorens said.

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