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University of Central Oklahoma to offer Spanish-language campus tours

Monthly tours for prospective students and their Spanish-speaking parents will be offered the second Monday of each month at the University of Central Oklahoma.
by Kathryn McNutt Modified: August 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm •  Published: August 13, 2014
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— With the rapid rise in the area’s Hispanic population, high school counselors and students began requesting Spanish-language tours of the University of Central Oklahoma campus.

“On a campus tour it can be stressful for a bilingual student to have to translate information for their parent, as well as soak in all the information for themselves,” said Allison Fannon, coordinator for UCO’s Office of Campus Tours and Events.

Beginning next month they won’t have to. UCO will offer Spanish-language tours at noon the second Monday of each month September through April.

“It was something that needed to be done,” Fannon said. “I have high expectations for the program.”

She put out a call for a student worker and found the perfect person.

Sam Corrales, a sophomore fashion marketing major, will conduct the monthly tours. Corrales graduated from Oklahoma City’s U.S. Grant High School in 2013 and became a first-generation college student in the fall.

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by Kathryn McNutt
Higher Education Reporter
Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from...
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AT A GLANCE

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Tours are free, but participants should register in advance at www.uco.edu/tours or by calling 974-2610.

On a campus tour it can be stressful for a bilingual student to have to translate information for their parent, as well as soak in all the information for themselves.”

Allison Fannon,
Coordinator for UCO’s Office of Campus Tours and Events

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