Fair highlights HCC support services

September 4, 2013

A student talks to STRIVE counselor Denise Roy at the HCC Resource Fair. Career Counselor Bemie Enyong talks to students at the HCC Resource Fair.

After a summer of relative dormancy, the HCC Courtyard sprang back to life during the first Student Activity period of the fall semester today with a Resource Fair for students.

The fair is an annual event conducted at the start of the fall semester.

"It's mainly for new students and returning students to show them all the support programs and services we have on campus," said Student Activities coordinator Liz Golen. "We don't have the time to go over all these during Orientation, so we're doing it today."

Students had the opportunity to gather information and talk to representatives from the campus bookstore, the HCC library, Health Services, New Directions, Pathways, the athletic department, Student ActivitiesOSDDS (Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services), STRIVECAPS (Center for Academic Program Supports), the Honors program, Career CenterFirst Year Experience, the Advising Center, and The Bunker.

This year's fair had live music for the first time with a performance by the HCC band TRG, formerly known as The Hooligans.

The five band mates are all founding members of the HCC Music Club and three of them are music majors. The band distinguished itself last year by winning all the student talent shows sponsored by Student Activities, said Golen.

"That's why I booked them for today," she said.

Photos: (Left) A student talks to STRIVE advisor Denise Roy at the HCC Resource Fair. (Right) HCC career counselor Bemie Enyong talks to students at the fair.  


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