ICE Fair returning to RLC Sept. 17 to help students explore education options

INA, Ill. (Sept. 9, 2013) – The Illinois College Exposition (ICE) Fair returns to Rend Lake College on Sept. 17, giving area students the chance to meet with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities from across the country.

The free event will start at 6 p.m. in the RLC Waugh Gymnasium and will last until 7:30 p.m. Parents and students are welcome to attend and gather information about the colleges and universities they are considering.

The ICE Fair, sponsored by the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling (IACAC), is one in a series of regional college fairs held throughout the state. It is a great opportunity to gather information, ask questions and learn about options for the student’s post-secondary education.

“Rend Lake College is excited to be hosting the Illinois College Exposition Fair again this year and to be offering this great opportunity to the students in our district,” said Jason Swann, RLC Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management. “ICE allows prospective students and parents to speak to different college representatives who are knowledgeable in admissions, scholarship opportunities, programs and an abundance of other areas at their respective institutions. It’s a great way to window shop and get questions answered before making the big decision.”

Institutions that will be represented at the 2013 ICE Fair include:

Benedictine University at Springfield
Blackburn College
Bradley University
Columbia College
Columbia College - Chicago
Dominican University
Eastern Illinois University
Eureka College
Fontbonne University
George Williams College of Aurora University
Greenville College
Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Art
Illinois State University
Illinois Student Assistant Commission
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln College - Normal
Linn State Technical College
MacMurray College
McKendree University
Methodist College
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Murray State University
New School of Architecture and Design
Olivet Nazarene University
Quincy University
Ranken Technical College
Rend Lake College
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Louis University
University of Evansville
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
University of Missouri - St. Louis
University of Southern Indiana
Webster University
Westminster College
William Woods University

Evidence suggests that planning and research enhance the chances of a good match between a student and a post-secondary institution, and the ICE Fair can be a one-stop event to have many questions answered. College officials suggest parents and caregivers spend time discussing the student’s post-secondary education goal before attending the ICE Fair.

Students may attend the event without a parent or guardian present. For more information, contact Jason Swann at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1265.

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