College Day 2018
The fall of the year is an important season for our seniors and postgraduates as they search and then select the college or university of their choice. At Fork Union Military Academy, we provide assistance and guidance in this process.
On Thursday, 50 college and university admissions representatives visited our campus to share valuable information with our cadets about their respective schools. Cadets had the opportunity to converse with as many schools as possible during the time allotted and to gather literature on each institution.
Fork Union benefits from this Virginia Tour each year, offered by the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO). This organization holds over 75 regional fairs a year. Fork Union also extends an invitation each year to our local Armed Services recruiters. Recruiters from the Air Force, Army, and Marines attended yesterday’s event to talk to cadets interested in military service.
Our annual College Day is sponsored by the Guidance Department.
Col. and Mrs. Coggins host international students at their home
Col. David Coggins and his wife Kelli, hosted a barbeque dinner at Careby Hall, the President's home, this past week for the international students attending Fork Union Military Academy.
Careby Hall was originally the residence of Dr. William E. Hatcher, who founded Fork Union Military Academy in 1898. The historic home now belongs to the Academy and has been the Fork Union home of the school's presidents in recent decades.
Col. and Mrs. Coggins treated to the cadets to an American-style barbecue meal of hamburgers and hot dogs, with chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Col. Coggins also invited cadets into his home to see some of the musical instruments and other items he had collected from various cultures around the world during his service in the United States Marine Corps.
Photos by: COL Al Williamson, Kate Pendergrass, Dan Thompson, & Charles Thomas