Colorado State University-Pueblo is reaching out to alumni across the country as part of recruitment efforts to attract even more prospective students from beyond Colorado. The Alumni Association in conjunction with the office of Admissions and Records will host receptions in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Colorado Springs, and Denver over the next month.
The first reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at Walter’s Restaurant and Bakery, 310 Yale Ave. in Claremont, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles. Nearly 75 alumni and more than 90 applicants to CSU-Pueblo have been invited to enjoy appetizers while they mix and mingle, catch up on what’s happening in Pueblo, and learn more about where they plan to attend college. A San Diego reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at Urban Solace, 3823 30th St. in San Diego with an invitation list of nearly 75 alumni and 13 admitted students.
According to Director of Admissions Dana Trujillo, both of these California events aim to convert accepted students to registered students, an important step in the college enrollment process. Trujillo said that Los Angeles has one of the largest populations of California students who have applied to CSU-Pueblo, primarily because of interest in the WUE program. The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Students who are residents of WICHE states may enroll at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state at a reduced tuition rate.
More than 200 alumni and 126 applicants to CSU-Pueblo have been invited to a third reception in Phoenix, Ariz., from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix, 2532 W. Peoria Ave. Trujillo indicated that CSU-Pueblo has not recruited in the Phoenix area in the past, but has added Arizona to its future recruitment plans because of an amazing response to a mailing earlier this year. Arizona students also qualify for the reduced rate tuition WUE program.
Alumni Director Christy Wulf said the alumni association has had a positive response to the invitations and expects a significant turnout of alumni not only to catch up on the University’s significant growth and progress, but to participate in the recruitment process to convince prospective students of the merits of the University.
Dates and locations for the Colorado Springs and Denver receptions have not been finalized.
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