I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who assisted in the planning and execution of a very successful Fall Open House on Nov. 19.
The event provided us with a fantastic opportunity to tell the Niagara College story to thousands of prospective students, family members and others.
Our Fall Open House is a key element of our recruitment cycle, and allows prospective students to experience our unique learning environments, meet our expert faculty and dedicated staff, and learn about our high quality, hands-on programs. This event is promoted heavily throughout the fall, and I was so pleased to see such a large turnout. In a postsecondary landscape that has become more and more competitive, it is vitally important for us to bring students on campus to experience the people and programs that set Niagara College apart.
Whether it was in planning, promotion, creating interactive displays, or taking the time to talk to students and parents, I appreciate all the work that went into this successful event. As we face a system-wide enrolment challenge due to changing demographics, our willingness to embrace our individual roles in the recruitment and retention of students will be crucial to our college’s success. Thank you, once again, for your ongoing support of our recruitment initiatives.
Dan Patterson, PhD