College and Career Fair scheduled Sept. 24 for St. Tammany, Tangipahoa high school students

Contact: Rene Abadie
Monday, September 10, 2012

      HAMMOND -- High school students and their parents can get an informal introduction to college as well as valuable information about scholarships, financial aid, and admissions requirements at the Northshore College and Career Fair on Monday, September 24.
     The event – one of the largest college fairs in the state with more than 100 participating colleges and universities from throughout the state and nation – will be held from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Southeastern Louisiana University's Pennington Center, located on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Street.
     Open to all Tangipahoa Parish and St. Tammany Parish high school students and their parents, the event is scheduled in cooperation with the public school boards of both parishes.
Students can pre-register for their own special bar code at to use at the event. Many vendors will be able to scan the codes to collect the students' contact and interest information, eliminating the need to complete information cards at each table.
     "This is the primary event for high school students and their families to learn more about selecting colleges and career options," said Lori Fairburn, Southeastern director of enrollment services. "Students and their parents will be able to browse exhibits offering information on academic and career options, university admissions requirements, the state TOPS scholarship program, as well as other scholarship and financial aid opportunities."
     The fair will host college and technical program representatives from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and other states, who will be on hand to inform the students about their respective areas of study. Banks and lenders will also be available to offer information and financial aid options.
     For more information on the fair, contact Southeastern Admissions at 985-549-5637 or e-mail  Additional information about Southeastern, including admission requirements and scholarship opportunities, is available at


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