It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an…
That’s right. NCC will launch its first-ever Admission Van this spring.
The 33-foot recreational vehicle will be turned into a mobile command center for everything Northampton, said Mardi McGuire-Closson, the college’s vice president of Student Affairs.
“This is just another way that we can take the college to the community,” she said.
The 28-year veteran of higher education said that she never dreamed she would be researching RVs.
This behemoth of a vehicle will be souped-up with a bathroom, seating area and three spots where prospective students and their parents can meet with an admissions officer.
Funding for the RV was generated through the NCC Foundation and ongoing support will be sought from outside donors.
“The van has the support of the administration and the Board of Trustees,” said Board Chairman Karl Stackhouse.
Part of NCC President Mark Erickson’s three-year “Trek to the Top” campaign launched last August, the van falls under the strategic priority of student outreach. More information about “Trek to the Top” can be found at www.northampton.edu/expedition.
Work remains to be done. Since the van’s outside shell has not yet been designed, NCC art majors may be called on to deck out the van, McGuire-Closson said.
So, art majors, get your paint brushes ready.
Your designs may soon be traveling on an admission mission.