On Tuesday, April 2nd, local Chadron High School Seniors were on campus for Transition Day – a day packed with presentations and discussions focused on college preparation. The event kicked off at 8:30am on the upper level of the Library Learning Commons.
Shawn Hartman, Outreach Librarian, opened the event with a brief talk about the importance of utilizing the library and the significant relationships between the library, student learning, and success.
Other morning presentations included:
- Tamara Toomey, Director of Market Development – “How to be Academically Prepared for College”
- Deena Kennell, Director of Career and Academic Services – “8 Things all 18 Year Olds Should Know”
- Nichole Pourier, Nurse Practitioner at Chadron Community Hospital – “Physical Wellness in College”
- Ted Tewahade, Title IX Coordinator – “Title IX Awareness”
During the morning breaks, the students were encouraged to explore the library and the resources available, including the Virtual Reality Room and the Media Lab. After lunch at the dining hall, the students reported back to the Library and heard presentations from community businessmen about:
- Randy Bauer, State Farm Insurance – Insurance
- Jason Carnahan, Security 1st Bank – Banking and Loans
- Bob Ferguson – Rentals
During and after each presentations, students were encouraged to ask any questions they had about the topic being presented. The event concluded at 3pm. It was incredibly well received and enjoyed by both the presenters and the students.