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QuickConnect sessions at ICC

Reported by: Robert Byers
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Updated: 12/10/2013 7:25 pm
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - We caught up with a former student and an incoming student at Itawamba Community College.

They were on campus Tuesday for what's called QuickConnect sessions.

One is starting school in January.

The other is an ICC and Ole Miss graduate who was there for moral support.

Debbie Pannell of Mantachie said, "It takes a lot. You have to be committed. You have to be ready to do the work."

Anna Harkey of Baldwyn said, "After I graduated high school I did hair for a couple of years. I decided a couple months ago that I wanted to pursue a career in elementary education."

It's those kinds of people for which this day is designed.

Incoming students learn about financial aid, get their photo ID's made and their class schedule set.

This event is a condensed version of the summer orientation sessions that are designed for students who enroll in fall classes.

Emily Tucker with ICC said, "If they are not starting the normal semester in August they're missing those orientation sessions. We still want them to have orientation to get resources and tools to help them be successful in college."

Along with activities in Fulton, QuickConnect is also going on at ICC Tupelo.

New high school graduates or GED grads, adult learners and transfer students can take advantage.

If you missed out on Tuesday's QuickConnect sessions, they'll be held again Thursday at both the ICC Fulton and Tupelo locations.
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