Dothan, Ala.— Area juniors and seniors were given the opportunity to experience a variety of careers at the Wallace Community College (WCC) 2013 Girls’ Youth Summit. The annual event, which was held Friday, February 1, drew over 350 girls from local high schools.
Sandra Thomas, a computer science instructor at Troy University, gave a motivational keynote speech that encouraged the audience to begin exploring careers earlier rather than later.
Displays representing career/technical and health science programs were set up for attendees in Cherry Hall. Students dusted for fingerprints, interacted with nursing and respiratory simulators, and viewed robotic displays at the interactive exhibits. Faculty and current students talked about their programs and explained course requirements and employment options. The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service and Southern Nuclear were also represented at the Summit.
Visiting high schools included Abbeville, Barbour County, Cottonwood, Dothan, Eufaula, Geneva, Geneva County, Northview, Wicksburg, and WCC Talent Search participants.
Representatives from The University of Alabama, Alabama A&M, Troy University, Tuskegee University, and Wallace spoke to the attendees about academic transfer and funding their education. Students were treated to lunch and a Wallace Sound performance in Bencze Theatre in the afternoon.
The WCC 2013 Boys’ Summit will be held on Friday, February 8.