The Office of Admissions at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CU-KC) recently rolled out the red carpet for more than 100 guests who traveled to campus for the spring installment of “Discovery Day” open house. Held on March 27, the visitors included more than 80 potential students and their guests.
Those in attendance included high school students from the Kansas City area, as well as potential students who traveled from as far away as Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska and Texas. They all came to campus seeking to make a “discovery” about why Cleveland is a special place. With a day of activities that were both informative and educational, they certainly gained a better idea of what CU-KC has to offer.
The day began with registration and a light breakfast, followed by a welcome message from Melissa Denton, director of admissions, who also gave an overview of the day.
The guests then heard a presentation by Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, president, who shared information about the profession and his personal history in chiropractic. The students and their guests then attended breakout sessions, where they were able to learn more about the anatomy lab, mock adjusting, the health center and academic programs at Cleveland.
Following lunch, Jalonna Bowie, director of student services, presented a video presentation that highlighted student life. Included was information on extracurricular activities and campus amenities to show the social side of life for a Cleveland student.
To close out the day, the group heard from Dr. Christopher Beech, a 2012 Cleveland graduate, who now owns a successful chiropractic practice in Wichita. He told how he chose to pursue a career in health care, and why chiropractic was right for him. Those in attendance listened intently as Beech shared a wide range of information about his professional life. Denton said the details he provided gave the audience valuable insight into what it takes to build a successful practice.
“He shared some marketing tips with the students, gave a synopsis of an average day in his clinic, explained some unique cases where he was able to diagnose problems, and then create treatment plans for healthy, positive outcomes for his patients,” Denton said. “And he expressed his gratitude to his alma mater for giving him the opportunity to create healthy lives for his patients.”
The event concluded with attendees having the opportunity to ask questions of the Admissions team, and other administrative staff about anything they saw or heard throughout the day.