PROBE college fair coming to Columbus, offer guidance for high school students

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The GeorgiaEducation Articulation Committee's (GEAC) Fall 2012 PROBE College Fair will bein Columbus, GA on Monday, October 22 at St. Anne-Pacelli High School from 6 to 8 p.m.

The fair is freeand open to high school students and their families.  The nine-week falltour consists of 58 college fairs held at various schools and venues across thestate of Georgia.

GEAC's mission isto stimulate interest in post-secondary education for citizens of Georgia bybringing together students, parents, counselors, administrators andrepresentatives of post-secondary educational institutions which includecolleges, universities and technical colleges.

The fair offersan economical and hassle free option by providing high school students theopportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives from colleges anduniversities in one central location.

"It isimportant for Georgia's youth to have access to the best resources when lookingto further their education after high school," said Bill Smith, executive directorof PROBE.  "The PROBE College Fair provides a single location for studentsand their families to learn about a variety of colleges and universities. This makes it easier for students to find a school that meets theirneeds."

Students can stayinformed about this year's PROBE College Fair by texting PROBEINFO tothe number 33233 or on Facebook, Both options include fair details, links to participating schools andtips and advice for attending the fair.

For moreinformation and to view the entire fall schedule please visit

About Georgia EducationArticulation Committee

Founded in theearly 1980's, GEAC formed a committee consisting of various secondary andpost-secondary education professionals from throughout the state of Georgia.The committee created "PROBE: A look into post-secondary education," a programwhich helps improve communication between high school students and highereducational institutes.

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