stack_of_colored_booksRACINE – Going to college and navigating the process can be a daunting task, but an upcoming workshop will assist in making that task easier for parents and prospective students.

Free and open to all Meigs County high school students and parents, this workshop is designed to be a resource for parents and college-bound students currently in grades 9-12. The workshop will be held Sunday, Nov. 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Racine Baptist Church Outreach Building located at 5th and Main Street in Racine.

Topics will be specific and relevant to both students and parents, so all are encouraged to attend. For parents topics will include: relevant resources to navigate college admission; financial aid and scholarships; earning college credit in high school; and being a “college parent”. Targeted topics to students will include: study skills/time management; high school class scheduling with specific college majors in mind; college academic expectations; finding the right college; and preparing for the ACT.

The workshop is designed and presented by Rebecca Zuspan, M.Ed., Assistant Dean for Student Services in the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University. Zuspan is a graduate of Southern High School, earned an undergraduate degree in business administration and a master’s degree in higher education from Ohio University. She is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in higher education at Ohio University and has 14 years’ experience in college student services, higher education, and academic advising. She may be contacted via email at zuspan@ohio.edu.

Additionally, there will be light refreshments provided along with door prizes for those attending the workshop.