Hatter Saturday welcomes new students

April 25, 2012

Biology Professor Mike King conducts session at Hatter Saturday '11.

Stetson University will welcome more than 500 accepted students and their families to the historic DeLand campus on “Hatter Saturday,” April 28. The day-long event will be filled with fun and learning for students accepted at Stetson for fall term 2012.

In addition to attending information sessions with Stetson leaders and learning more about Stetson University, students will engage in an internationally recognized community service activity through Feeding Children Everywhere. Beginning at 9 a.m. in the Edmunds Center, students and their families will hear from Stetson President Wendy B. Libby, Vice President for Enrollment Management Joel Bauman and Admission Director Bob Stewart.

While parents attend the “Benefits of Liberal Learning” session, the students will participate in a community engagement activity – packing 25,000 nutritious meal boxes for hungry children in Honduras and Central Florida in cooperation with the Feeding Children Everywhere nonprofit organization.

Feeding Children Everywhere is a social non-profit that empowers and mobilizes people to assemble healthy meals for hungry children all over the world. Food packages and donations go to orphanages and public schools in over four continents. Students, faculty and staff at the Stetson Center at Celebration in Osceola County previously partnered with the organization to pack more than 5,000 balanced meals for hungry children in Guatemala.

Accepted student Dara Thompson

“I can’t wait to finally be a Hatter!” said admitted student Dara Thompson, who will be attending Hatter Saturday. “I get excited when I get to come on campus. I don’t think there could be a better school for me. You guys do a great job of making me feel at home, and I haven’t even started there yet.”

For more information about Hatter Saturday visit http://www.stetson.edu/portal/admissions/ or call Stetson’s Office of Admission at (386) 822-7100.


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