FAYETTE, Iowa (September 9, 2011) — Upper Iowa University will host the annual Northeast Iowa College Fair on Monday, September 19, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Recreation Center on the Fayette Campus. UIU annually host the first in a series of college fairs for area high school students to get information about their college options, preparing for a job after high school, and paying for higher education.
Representatives from more than 60 trade schools, community colleges, colleges, universities, and related organizations are expected to be on hand, including AID College of Business, Allen College, Ashford University, Augustana College, Briar Cliff University, Buena Vista University, Capri College, Central College, Clarke University, Coe College , Des Moines Area Community College, Dordt College, Drake University, Eastern Iowa Community College, Ellsworth Community College, Emmaus Bible College, Graceland University, Hawkeye Community College, Illinois College, Indian Hills Community College, Iowa Central Community College, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, Iowa Lakes Community College, Iowa State University, Iowa Wesleyan College, ITT Technical Institute, Job Corps, Kirkwood Community College, La James International College, Loras College, Luther College, Marshalltown Community College, Morningside College, Mount Mercy University, North Iowa Area Community College, Northeast Iowa Community College, Northwestern College, PCI Academy, Robert Morris University, Rockford College, Simpson College, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, the College of Hair Design, the Original La James College – Mason City, The Salon Professional Academy – Iowa City, University of Dubuque, University of Iowa, University of Iowa Army ROTC, University of Nebraska, University of Northern Iowa, University of Sioux Falls, University of South Dakota, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, University of Wisconsin-Plattville, Upper Iowa University, Wartburg College, Western Illinois University, William Penn University, and Winona State University.
About 300 high school students are expected to attend the college fair on the UIU campus. Guidance counselors, juniors and seniors have been invited from the following high schools: Sumner-Fredericksburg, North Fayette, Valley of Elgin, West Central, Central Community, Clayton Ridge, Edgewood-Colesburg, Oelwein, Postville, Starmont, MFL, Turkey Valley, Wapsie Valley, Central Elkader, East Buchanan, Independence, Tripoli and Waukon. The college fair is also open to other high school students from the area.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.