When the Open House began at 10:00 a.m. the crowd was ready and waiting — eager to explore the campus and speak with students and staff. Over 800 guests attended, many travelling long distances for the event.
Nicole Drynan from Almont, Ontario, will begin the Photojournalism program at Loyalist this fall. This was her first visit to the campus. “I was sold on the College when the Loyalist representative came to our high school. It sounded like such a great college and the session was so informative. Even though I applied to other colleges, and was accepted, I knew this was where I wanted to be. I want to study photography but in a more inclusive way than doing only portraits. It’s really exciting to be here today.”
“I really like the fact that Nicole has chosen Loyalist,” said Nicole’s mother, Brenda Munro. “She will be far enough from home that she will be able to have some independence and learn more about herself — yet not so far away that we will not be able to see her. Years ago a friend of mine took the Developmental Service Worker program here and I came to visit her a few times. I’ve always liked this college.”
“It’s obvious that everyone here has Nicole’s interests as a priority,” added Tim Henderson, her stepfather. “The manner in which they are speaking with Nicole and discussing how things will impact her gives us a really good comfort level.”
Chad Reid from Madoc is graduating from Centre Hastings High School and entering the Mechanical Techniques program in September. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do and then I saw this program in the College calendar and it contained so many things that I am interested in. Now that I had the tour here today, I can’t wait to start. Every question I asked has been answered and I’m really glad that I came to the Open House.”
Tim Henderson, Nicole Drynan and Brenda Munro