Published on 09/08/15

Deadline to preregister for UGA Southwest showCAES recruiting event is Sept. 11

By Clint Thompson

The deadline to preregister for the University of Georgia Southwest showCAES recruiting event is this Friday, Sept. 11.

Interested students and parents can preregister at

The event, set for Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, is open to students who wish to attend UGA or those interested in learning more about the UGA Tifton Campus.

Southwest showCAES is designed to introduce high school and college students to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the UGA Tifton Campus. Potential UGA students will meet with faculty and current students from the nine different departments within the college and will learn about all of the academic programs that are offered by CAES. Representatives from financial aid and university admissions will also be available to answer questions.

After dinner there will be two breakout sessions: one for high school students who plan to apply to UGA in Athens, Georgia, and one for current college students considering a transfer to a UGA campus.

“The exposure we receive from these events is very crucial. There are people in the Tifton community that do not realize they can get an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia here in Tifton,” UGA Tifton Admissions Counselor Breanna Coursey said. “It is really exciting to think about the number of people we have the potential to impact.”

The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and is free to attend. However, preregistration is requested to adequately prepare for the dinner. For more information, contact Coursey at (229) 386-3077 or at

The Sept. 15 event in Tifton is the first of two showCAES events that will be offered in south Georgia. On Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m., a similar event, Southeast showCAES, will be held in Statesboro, Georgia, at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture.

Clint Thompson is an agriculture writer based in Tifton, Georgia.

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