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Yale alumnus holds informational meeting

High school seniors and juniors attended an informational meeting on Yale University. (Source: WALB) High school seniors and juniors attended an informational meeting on Yale University. (Source: WALB)
Americus high school junior Preana Kumar Americus high school junior Preana Kumar
Yale alumnus Greg Fullerton (Source: WALB) Yale alumnus Greg Fullerton (Source: WALB)
Yale Admissions Officer Grant Bronsdon (Source: WALB) Yale Admissions Officer Grant Bronsdon (Source: WALB)
Fullerton said, on average, two to three students from Southwest Georgia go to Yale each year. (Source: WALB) Fullerton said, on average, two to three students from Southwest Georgia go to Yale each year. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The clock is ticking for high school seniors still searching for the perfect college.

High school seniors and juniors, like Preana Kumar from Americus, came through a wooden black door to learn about Yale University.

"I was really excited that we had this opportunity for some school that was so far north that I probably would have ever gotten a chance to go to," said Kumar.

Parents and students came with plenty of questions.

And thanks to Albany alumnus Greg Fullerton, many were answered.

"I think it's critical and people in South Georgia don't really have a lot of opportunity to have information about colleges that far away," said Fullerton.

Admissions officer Grant Bronsdon said students gravitate to the liberal arts education.

"I think the residential college system at the end of the day really sets Yale apart from other schools," said Bronsdon.

And that's the very thing Kumar is looking for.

"I'm more of the passionate, in the small room classroom setting, kind of person and I think that Yale can really provide that for me," said Kumar.

The clock may not be ticking for Kumar, but she says events like this will help her make her college choice.

"My experience was definitely amazing and I'm definitely interested in Yale more than I was when I walked in the door," said Kumar.

Fullerton said, on average, two to three students from Southwest Georgia go to Yale each year.

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