LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from Lubbock Christian University:
The Lubbock Christian University (LCU) Admissions Department recently hosted a group of local and regional high school counselors and administrators for a day of college prep and preview. The day gave attendees the opportunity to hear directly from financial aid officers, admissions counselors, student affairs officers and university deans to better prepare them for their role as student counselors. secondary school. The event also allowed for networking with colleagues.
The theme for the day was “Inspire Greatness” and featured a speech by Steve Gomez, coach of the Lady Chaps basketball team, NCAA DII National Champion. Coach Gomez spoke to participants about the importance of controlling what can be controlled (and not worrying about the rest), sacrificial consistency and response and attitude to success and failure in life.
The day also included a tour of the university, as well as an opportunity to learn some details about the intersection of academic and extracurricular activities and how LCU integrates learning inside and outside the classroom. class for students.
Lisa Shacklett, who is vice president of enrollment management at the university, commented, “As hosts of the event, we were inspired by the stories the advisors shared about their daily challenges to take on. care for their students who struggle more socially and emotionally, now, more than ever before. The networking opportunities during the conference allowed attendees to interact with their peers, which helped them gain a broader perspective of their roles as school counselors in high schools in the region.
Kristy Jimenez, Principal Advisor at Cooper High School and LCU alumnus, responded about the day: “The LCU Advisor Preview Day was inspiring and informative. As counselors, we spend our time trying to inspire students to be the best they can be, and it was nice to receive Coach Gomez’s motivational talk. LCU has new facilities, faculties and programs to reach a multitude of students. I was excited about the teachers we met on the tour and the time they took to visit us. LCU has some great things going on, and I encourage any advisor to attend their next preview.
A similar event is scheduled for spring 2022. The event will be open to all high school counselors, teachers, principals and superintendents. The date is to be determined and more information on the event can be found on LCU.edu as it becomes available.
(Lubbock Christian University press release)