Connect with King’s in your hometown this Christmas
Current students and parents host hometown gatherings during break
NEW YORK, December 13, 2011—Four years ago, The King’s College Office of Admissions launched the “Great People Know Great People” campaign, an attempt to identify top-notch prospective students by encouraging current students to spread the word about this unique and exciting college. Since that campaign, referrals have become a robust channel through which The King’s College recruits prospective students. Jonathan Lile, Tyler Laurinaitis, and Jason Craig—three King’s freshmen from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Ohio—are recent examples of the value of word of mouth.
Christian Ohman, now a sophomore at King’s, first mentioned to Lile, Laurinaitis, and Craig in 2010 that he was choosing to attend The King’s College. “I was a junior in high school when Christian (a senior at the time) told me he was applying to The King’s College in the Empire State Building,” said Laurinaitis. “When senior year came around and I was contacted by The King’s College, I immediately sent Christian a message over Facebook and asked some general questions about the school, the housing, and the meal plan situation. Knowing a student at King’s who I could relate to made my decision even easier. I visited the school and committed shortly after my visit.”
Lile was similarly referred to King’s: “I never really thought I would go to a school like King’s because I was only considering local state schools, but when I found out about King’s through Christian I thought it was cool that one of my classmates was going to a college in the Empire State Building. Tyler and I had class together and would frequently talk about college choices, and when Tyler contacted Christian and asked him about King’s, it helped to hear about the ins and outs of college life in New York City from a current student. Overall, having Christian there was a nice way to show me that someone from my hometown in Ohio could go into a unique situation like King’s and succeed.”
It took the power of a personal connection to a King’s student to make that transition a reality for three freshmen from Ohio. And during the coming weeks, prospective students and parents will have the opportunity to make those same connections.
Between December 14th and January 9th, twenty-five current King’s students will be hosting gatherings in their respective hometowns. Any and all prospective families are welcome to attend. Below is a list of cities where meetings will take place:
Colorado Springs , CO
Winter Garden, FL
New York City
San Antonio, TX
New Braunfels, TX
During the months of January and February, the Parents Leadership Council, a group of parents committed to the mission of The King’s College, will also be hosting receptions in their homes in the following areas:
Las Vegas, NV
San Antonio, TX
Colorado Springs, CO
If you’re from one of these areas and would like more information, contact Adam Asher at firstname.lastname@example.org. As three freshmen from Ohio discovered, there is nothing like connecting with The King’s College by meeting a bright King’s student.
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