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Friday, November 28, 2014
News Release

Contact: Dan Kulin 
Phone: (702) 455-5534 
Email: DKulin@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 
Commissioner Co-hosting College Fairs Sept. 17 and 19 

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will co-host recruitment fairs for historically black colleges on Sept. 17 and 19.

High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend the events, which are being presented by the United College Action Network (U-CAN) in partnership with Commissioner Weekly and the Clark County School District. The fair being held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy at 1201 W. Lake Mead Boulevard. The fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center at 1625 W. Carey Avenue.

“Education opens the door to a world of opportunities,” Commissioner Weekly said. “I hope every student and their parents will attend one of these fairs and keep their focus on continuing their education beyond high school.”

Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities are expected at the fairs, including representatives from Grambling State University, Howard University and Stillman College.

During the fairs, students will be able to apply for scholarships and submit their college applications. Some of the schools may waive their admission fee, and may make admission decisions during the fair.

Students are encouraged to bring copies of their school transcript, and ACT or SAT score(s), which would be needed to complete any application.

U-CAN is also planning on hosting college fairs at a few area high schools next week. For more information go to www.ucangotocollege.org.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.