Prospectives descend for Honors and Fellows weekend

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DePauw's campus was buzzing with excitement and nerves last weekend as prospective students interviewed for university honors and fellowship programs.

The weekend was well attended, with students auditioning for the School of Music, taking tours and interviewing for Media Fellows, Management Fellows, Environmental Fellows, Honor Scholars, Science Research Fellows and ITAP.

"I think the weekend went splendidly," said professor Kevin Moore, director of the Honors Scholars program. "It was a big success. The admission process did a great job arranging it. I had several parents' approach me saying the event [Sunday] was the best experience they had at any other college that they have visited so far."

Current students thought the weekend was a great experience for themselves and the prospective students as well.

Amanda Bernardin, a junior in the Media Fellows program, assisted with the weekend on Sunday. She stated that the talent of the group of prospective students impressed her.

"The weekend went really well," Bernardin said. "A lot of the prospective had a lot of interest and previous experience from different mediums."

Management Fellow and junior Erica Bennett participated in the student panel and helped to conduct interviews. She enjoyed participating in the weekend's event and is looking forward to meeting next year's class.

"It was a great learning experience to be on the other side of the interviewing process," Bennett said. "It was one of those unique experiences that DePauw has to offer students. We interviewed a lot of driven and bright students and hopefully will get a great class of Management Fellows."

Prospective students were likewise impressed by the weekend and happy that they visited.

Erin Horne, a prospective student from Arlington Heights, Ill. enjoyed getting the chance to learn more about the Media Fellows program.

"I really liked getting the opportunity to see what the program is like," Horne said. "I'm glad I got the opportunity to meet students who I will potentially be going to school with for the next four years."