News Release

Published on Friday, March 23, 2012

Western Technical College in Viroqua recently hosted an informational College Night for Westby and Viroqua High School juniors and seniors. Held Monday, March 12, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., the event was a pilot for what the college hopes will be an annual event.

A total of 67 students and parents attended to get information about college life in general. Topics included financial aid, choosing a program, scholarships, transfer credits, expectations and safety, food plans, and life in a dorm. Although the information was not specific to Western, many of the attendees had already made Western their college of choice.

The evening also included a student panel and a parent panel. The panelists shared their experiences and answered college-related questions from their own perspectives. Questions asked included: What do you do when you get sick at college? How often did you call your son/daughter? What should you take and not take with you to college. How much study time do you really need?

According to Western Technical College administrative assistant Vicki Tunks, evaluations completed after the event provided positive feedback, indicating the night was full of valuable information.