News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
(803) 327-8032

English 155 Students to Demonstrate How They Are Pursuing Their Purpose

May 3, 2011

ROCK HILL—On Thursday, May 5, two York Technical College English 155 classes will showcase their professional goals and workplace skills at an event called Pursuing our Purpose: A Business Communications Fair. The event, sponsored by York Tech’s Department of English/Foreign Language, will be held from 8:15 a.m. until 9 a.m. in the Baxter Hood Center’s Kimbrell Hall.

Ms. Hutchison’s and Ms. Perry’s students will set up stations to display "vision boards"—a concept made famous by Oprah Winfrey—they’ve created to represent their professional goals and the skills they’ve gained at York Tech. English 155 students from a variety of disciplines and majors, including Industrial/Welding, Administrative Office Technology, Business and College Transfer programs will participate.

"We are proud to sponsor Pursuing our Purpose," said Tracy Hudson, department chair for English/Foreign Languages at York Tech. "The fair will help students develop their workplace skills and also understand the high expectations of today’s workplace. Events like this foster student engagement, which is one of our primary goals at York Technical College. We hope the fair will be the first of many such events we can offer to help our students succeed both at York Tech and in the future."

Those attending the event will be encouraged to visit each student station and ask questions. Attendees will also be asked to rate their top three student stations on ballots that will be used by the instructors to award first, second, and third places.

For more information, contact Monique Perry at (803) 981-7261 or  

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