Warmth of Campus 'Family' Visible in Fall Access Event

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University welcomed one of its largest groups of prospective students to campus on Thursday and Friday for a Fall Access event that immersed them in the everyday life of the University.

From staying with current students in the residence halls to going to class and asking questions of future professors, the high-school students and their parents were given an inside look at the academic, spiritual, athletic and community life of the institution.

Trent Ellsworth (right) shares about Asbury's Adventure Leadership program at an academic fair Friday afternoon.
Trent Ellsworth (right) shares about Asbury's Adventure Leadership program at an academic fair Friday afternoon.

“Once someone has gone to Chapel, attended class, eaten in the cafeteria, they really have a better understanding of what it’s like to live here at Asbury,” said Valarie McKinney, visit coordinator in Asbury’s Admissions office. “We encourage them to ask lots of questions, especially of faculty members who might very well end up being their professors next year.”

Gloria Wilson came from Illinois to visit Asbury with her father, Jeff, and appreciated the opportunity to interact directly with faculty in the equine department. She saw her visit as a chance to get a feeling for the community on campus.

“I came to learn more about the atmosphere at Asbury,” she said. “I wanted to see how professors and students interacted, and it was great to see those relationships.”

Rachel Brohman of Indiana and Bria Isaacson of Kentucky didn’t know each other before they came, but they joined forces for the weekend to learn more about the school.

“I came looking for friendliness and a warmth you can’t really define, a way of God saying, ‘You should be here,’” Isaacson said. “People are open here.”

Asbury will host Winter Access days on Jan. 23-24 and Spring Access days on March 27-28 and April 24-25. To register online or view frequently asked questions, click here.

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