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UIU hosts Wisconsin high school juniors and alumnus

Riverdale High School juniors display Feathers Up for UIU during the students' Thursday, Nov. 6, visit to the Fayette campus. The Muscoda, Wis., school hopes to make the visit an annual event.

Upper Iowa University President William R. Duffy joined UIU faculty, staff and students in welcoming members of the junior class of Riverdale High School, Muscoda, Wis., to the Fayette, Iowa, campus Thursday.

While greeting the students and their chaperones, President Duffy encouraged the students to question whether they feel a connection to a school’s faculty members when visiting any college campus.

“I can guarantee one thing when you come to UIU. You will get to know your classmates and the faculty, and that is an important factor,” he noted. “During your visit today, you will catch a glimpse of our high academic standards, quality services and a concerted effort to answer each of your questions.”

Anthony DiJohn, UIU executive director of admissions, was later joined by admissions counselor William Westley in leading a discussion on University admissions and services. Following a campus tour and lunch in the Servery, the students were provided a presentation by the Office of Student Development and visited with faculty and student panels.

Among the chaperones accompanying the visiting high school students was UIU alumnus Todd McKay ’98. McKay, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general business/education, is a Riverdale business education instructor. While remarking on the visible changes to the campus landscape since his attendance nearly 20 years earlier, the alumnus informed DiJohn, the Wisconsin school hopes to make similar visits to Upper Iowa on an annual basis.

Photos of the day’s activities can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/albums/72157660876868385.

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