TROY students to discuss college, careers at SAMC Child Development Center

Posted: Monday, 06 July 2009

DOTHAN—Students at Troy University’s Dothan Campus will visit Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s Child Development Center on Wednesday, July 8, to discuss the importance of a college education.

A group of 15 TROY students majoring in early childhood education will give a presentation starting at 1 p.m. to the approximately 50 kindergarten through 6th grade students who attend the Child Development Center.

The TROY students will come dressed in the typical uniforms of a variety of careers—from nurses to farmers—and will share what kind of training and education each career requires. The goal is to get children thinking about their futures and to show that each career path starts with a college degree, said Amy Farver, coordinator of student services.

“We want to show that no matter what your future career goals are, they all start with getting a good college education,” Farver said.

The presentation is one of the final projects of the summer semester for students enrolled in the early childhood education program.