Several new faces populated the Cleveland University-Kansas City (CU-KC) campus on July 10, as the Office of Admissions welcomed another large group to campus for their “Discovery Day” open house. More than 70 visitors made the trip to Kansas City for the second open house of 2015. They experienced a day of education and exploration, as they learned more about the institution’s educational programs.
Visitors traveled from throughout the Midwest and beyond, with 13 states represented by those in attendance. Guests came from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah. The broad cross section is a testament to the enhanced recruitment efforts by the Office of Admissions. They continue to spread the word about the quality education that is available here, and the benefits of being part of the Cleveland family.
Following a light breakfast, the day began with a welcome message from Melissa Denton, director of admissions. The group then heard from Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president, who shared his family history in chiropractic and explained more about the profession. It was a prelude for the rest of the day as the visitors then moved on to informational breakout sessions.
The group was broken into three groups and taken by admissions advisors to one of three different sessions. The groups rotated every 25 minutes, allowing everyone to experience each breakout session. Included was a stop in the Anatomy Lab, a mock adjusting demonstration and a student panel where visitors were able to ask questions of current students. Lunch was followed by Cleveland alum, Dr. Kyle Gulledge, who shared the power of chiropractic through his personal practice experiences.
Denton said the group remained interested throughout the day, continually seeking to build on their knowledge about Cleveland and the profession.
“I met some of the most energetic and engaging prospective students and parents, Denton said. “From the initial presentation by Dr. Cleveland, into the breakout sessions and even after the alumni presentation by Dr. Gulledge, they were asking questions and inquiring about next steps and housing.”
Denton went on to say that the level of interest displayed in the academic programs allowed the guests to strengthen their bond with the admissions advisors, which is always beneficial. Overall, it was a positive day for both CU-KC and those in attendance, with some of the guests actually taking the next step in their career.
Nick Morton was one of those on campus for the open house, and he was effusive with his praise at the conclusion of the day calling Cleveland a “great organization of people who care about the well-being of others and their future.”
The open house was the second event in as many days to welcome potential students to campus. On July 9, more than 30 prospective students visited on a tour coordinated by Cleveland alum, Dr. Steve Hays. After touring the campus, those guests also received literature, lunch and a brief message from Dr. Cleveland. Joining the group were Dr. Amy Fridley, Dr. Randy Hinze and Dr. Dan Nekolite, as well as Cleveland alums, Dr. Devin Vrana, Dr. Hillary Rowenhorst, Dr. Scott Risley and Dr. Andy Heiser.