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Incoming college freshmen get crash course

Reported by: Robert Byers
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Updated: 7/10/2013 12:07 pm
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Orientation sessions have been held over the summer at Itawamba Community College.
These incoming freshmen play a game of ICC Jeopardy as a way to learn all they can about their new school.

Larry Boggs with ICC said, "We want to get them here, break them up into small groups and let them get to know other students. We want to let them get to know our personnel and student orientation leaders here and teach them what they need to know about ICC."

During several events the students ask questions about the dorms or their class schedule, and they locate the buildings where they'll take classes.

Cole McKinney from Tupelo said, "I came to ICC to see what it was like. It was close to home so that's why I'm going here."

Brady Chambley said, "I'm really excited about the opportunity that's going to be opened to me with stuff like BSU and FCA."
For the sophomore students who are orientation leaders, they try to help with any and all first year concerns.

Jameka Eddins said, "They should expect hard work, studying, responsibility and being dependable."

Keeton Spidle said, "There are so many things for them to get involved in and college is what you make it. You have to get out there and see what you like and then see what we have to offer."

It is an exciting day on campus as students get ready to start college. 

ICC leaders say their goal is to make sure all of them graduate.

Among the courses in demand are ones in health and engineering.

Also growing are the two year technical programs.

ICC's Larry Boggs said, "We want you to be successful and we want you to graduate. Either move on into the work force or the next step if it happens to be a university or whatever it might be."

School officials hope this first day introduction to college will get the students off to the right start.
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