Purdue events aid future students

A statewide series of community events hosted by Purdue University’s College of Agriculture will help college-curious youth and parents learn more about multiple fields of study at Purdue while showcasing Purdue Extension programs.

Free and open to the public, Boiler Bridge events are intended to connect the Purdue University campus to communities throughout Indiana.

The next event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Columbus Learning Center student commons and auditorium, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus.

Purdue academic counselors will be available to answer questions concerning college costs, available scholarships, financial aid, campus life, career opportunities, placement resources and more.

Youth interested in college and their parents also can gain specific details about different paths through junior high or high school that could serve as springboards to Purdue academic degrees. Parents also can find out more about important application dates and life at Purdue.

Experts will be able to answer questions about multiple fields of study at Purdue.

Purdue Extension representatives will be on hand to discuss the many ways in which they strengthen future leaders, agricultural industries, communities and regional economies of all types throughout Indiana. Local youth from Indiana 4-H youth development programs also will be on hand for project demonstrations.

Area members of the Purdue Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching also will be available to discuss their organization. It’s a grassroots group of Indiana citizens advising Purdue and advocating on the university’s behalf with legislators and decision-makers.

Those interested are encouraged to register for the event at bit.ly/2sUZerw.

Information: Purdue Extension Jackson County at 812-358-6101