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College Fair March 24 assembles reps from two dozen institutions of higher learning

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 28, 2012 – Virginia Tech’s Upward Bound/Talent Search programs are inviting high school students and their parents to campus March 24. About two dozen colleges, universities and community colleges from around the region will have representatives on hand to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Graduate Life Center. The center is at the corner of Otey Street and College Avenue.

"This is a sort of one-stop-shopping event for high school students and their parents to find out quickly about many different colleges and universities," said Tom Wilson, director of Upward Bound and Talent Search at Virginia Tech. "We hope they will take advantage of the college personnel on hand to help them learn more about a potential college experience."

Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs supports the university’s engagement mission by creating community partnerships and economic development projects, offering professional development programs and technical assistance, and building collaborations to enrich discovery and learning – all with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people within the commonwealth and throughout the world. Outreach and International Affairs leads Virginia Tech’s presence on five continents; its regional research and development centers across the commonwealth focus on graduate education and professional development. Blacksburg-based centers are dedicated to student engagement, language, policy, and governance.