Harrison College of Business Hosting Open House for Prospective Students

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 31, 2003 – High school students interested in a business-related career are invited to attend an open house Dec. 5 sponsored by the Donald L. Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University.

The day’s events will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. and will give interested students an up-close look at Southeast’s Harrison College of Business and its business programs.

The open house, to be held in Robert A. Dempster Hall, will allow high school students to attend a general session led by Dr. Gerald McDougall, dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business; presentations by current Southeast business students; and break-out sessions, during which students may visit with business faculty members in their area of interest.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity to introduce bright young people to the College of Business and the opportunities they have with us,” McDougall said.

The open house will introduce students to Southeast’s undergraduate business program and the many opportunities it provides them to develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in the practice of business.

“The open house will give prospective students an up-close and personal view of Southeast students and faculty in the College of Business,” said Debbie Below, director of admissions and enrollment management.

Southeast’s Donald L. Harrison College of Business provides a supportive and personal environment for business students.

“Class sizes are small and provide ample opportunity for students to become acquainted with faculty members and have a significant amount of interaction with other business students,” said Dr. Gerald McDougall, dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business. “Our faculty are highly qualified in their discipline and are extremely committed to student learning.”

Business students at Southeast attend classes in Robert A. Dempster Hall, one of the finest, if not the finest facility in the state of Missouri for undergraduate business students. Dempster Hall offers a technology rich learning environment with access to the latest computer technology.

Southeast’s business program connects students with the practice of business through internships, team projects structured around actual business operations, international programs and other opportunities for students to practice while they learn, McDougall said.

“Every Southeast business major has the opportunity to participate in an internship or study abroad program,” he added.

Reservations for the open house are limited. High school students who are interested in pursuing business as a major and who would like to attend are asked to reserve their place by e-mailing admissions@semo.edu or by calling (573) 651-2590.