Thursday, October 11, 2012

[106] Top high school, transfer prospects gain 'True Blue' experience

For release:  Oct. 8, 2012
News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or

MURFREESBORO — Nearly 100 academically talented prospective MTSU students attended the True Blue Experience on Friday, Oct. 5.

During the day, they not only toured campus and visited the university’s housing and residential life facilities, but they also heard about the University Honors College from Dean John Vile in the Keathley University Center Theater.

They also attended academic presentations from seven of the MTSU’s nine colleges in the new Student Union Building.

There also were special sessions for prospective transfers.

MTSU will hold a Fall Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 20, and a second True Blue Experience Day Friday, Nov. 16.





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Gabriella Armour, left, of Pleasant Shade, Tenn., and her mother, Nona, listen as Dr. George Riordan, director of the MTSU School of Music, answers their questions Friday, Oct. 5, during an academic presentation from the College of Liberal Arts at the MTSU True Blue Experience. Gabriella Armour is a senior at Smith County High School and is interested in anthropology and music. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)


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Christian Paret, left, of Hermitage, Tenn., a prospective transfer student, listens while Morgan Byers of Murfreesboro talks to a College of Basic and Applied Sciences adviser during the Friday, Oct. 5, True Blue Experience. At right is Amy Byers, whose daughter, a Siegel High School junior, is interested in MTSU’s aerospace, physics and astronomy, and music programs. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)


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The McGuire family, who drove from Columbia, Tenn., for the Friday, Oct. 5, True Blue Experience at MTSU, watch as Melinda Thomas, left, admissions director of recruitment, directs Columbia Central High senior Salama McGuire to special events in the new Student Union Building. Looking on are Ondelene McGuire, second from left, Gary McGuire Sr. and Gary McGuire Jr. Family friend Zahriya Parham is standing behind Salama. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)


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Prospective MTSU students walk down a hallway in the new Student Union Building on their way to the next stop during their Oct. 5 True Blue Experience at MTSU. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)







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