College of The Albemarle was proud to host 60 middle school students from Chowan County in late June. As part of a GEAR Up initiative these students attended a variety of college classes including those in Health Sciences, Nursing, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Art.
This cooperative endeavor between COA and the participating middle schools exposes these young students to College classes and vocational programs. It is hoped that such exposure will increase the number of lower income students attending college in the future.
The college will be hosting students from Perquimans County in July.
Photo: Middle School students from Chowan County learn about COA’s Health Sciences program from Rebecca Walker (on the left), Program Coordinator for Medical Assisting.