Pacesetters begins spring testing days

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A white tent sitting in the parking lot between Walter Hall and McCormick clearly separates the potential students eating breakfast from the current ones. But this year Pacesetters expanded to give students a real look at student life at Pacific.

Pacesetters is a scholarship competition where everyone wins. The minimum for incoming freshmen who participated on Feb. 10, 16, 19 or will participate on the 22 will be $8,000. This works out to be $2,000 per year for all four years for the fall 2013 freshmen.

Instead of isolating potential students from current ones, this year the two groups collided in a student life club.

University organizations such as the advising center, student health center and the Center for Languages and International Collaboration had tables in the University Center. Students were able to have a feel for the support they’d be offered at Pacific as well as a more intimate look at what Student Life is all about.

Nearby, nearly every Greek group was represented. The Activities and Cultural Events Board Advisor Pete Erschen and sound technician sophomore Stephanie Spriggs greeted students explaining different events hosted at Pacific.

Newcomers to the club and activities scene had their chance to snag incoming freshmen as well. Pacific’s Rugby team had a table, giving them the chance to talk with parents and potential students about the team and its growth this past year.

The white brunch tent will only stand during testing days, but opportunity for students who are involved on campus to reach out to potential students during the Pacesetters event through this special club and organization fair will continue.


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