Gateway Open House

Febraury 8 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Gateway Community and Technical College is hosting an Open House event on Thursday, February 8th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at our Center for Technology, Innovation, and Enterprise at 516 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY. The event is designed for high school seniors (juniors welcome!) and their parents or guardians. I’ve posted the schedule below, but the thrust of this event is to introduce students to the programs Gateway has to offer. We want to ensure students know our programs (everything from two to three class certifications in Computer Information Technology, to degrees in massage therapy, up to Associate in Science transfer degrees with Pre-Med science offerings) but also who we are and why we might be a good fit for them (or, sometimes, students find out we’re not a good fit – and that’s okay too).

Our college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), so our credits transfer anywhere and so do our students. While most of our students remain local (the majority transfer to Northern Kentucky University), we do have students who continue elsewhere outside of the region. Many of our technical programs have state and national accreditation based upon their industry and trade standards.

Students and guardians who are even remotely interested are encouraged to attend. This event was dreamt up by a group of faculty in the Division of Arts & Sciences who care about our college and really wanted to reach out to all the high schools in our region.

A link to the flyer is attached below. More information about the event (including a schedule) and a link to an RSVP is here:

Open House Schedule







5:45p – 6:00p

Information Commons & Lobby Area

A Check-In will be at Info Commons. Light snacks and beverages will be available for students and their parents/guardians.

Opening Remarks


Design Studio

Dr. Figueroa, President of Gateway Community and Technical College

A warm welcome from Dr. Figueroa.

Concurrent Session I

6:15p – 6:35p


“How to Support Your First Year Freshman”

Option 1 (parents/guardians)


Tiffany Minard, Director of Counseling, Career, and Intervention Services

A discussion of what parents and guardians can expect during the first year and how to support their student during this time.

“What are you Majoring in?”

Option 2



Caitlin Fugate, Professional Advisor, Division of Arts & Sciences

An overview of the programs available at Gateway and how an academic advisor and other tools available at the college can help make sense of all of the choices.

“How to Pay for All This”

6:40p – 7:00p


Zana Smith, Director of Financial Aid

A presentation of financial aid, scholarships, and other sources of funding for new students. As well, the cost of attendance will be broken down so students and their parents/guardians can plan accordingly.

Concurrent Session II

7:10p – 7:30p


“Transferology 101: How to Start at Gateway and Transfer to a 4-year”

Option 1


Darrin McMillen, Coordinator of Transfer Services

An overview of the General Education program at Gateway and how to track your transfer progress. Our university partnerships will also be showcased and students will have the opportunity to ask questions of our transfer expert.

“Let’s Get Technical: Certificates and Degrees for Students Ready to Get to Work!”

Option 2


Program Deans

An overview of the technical certificates, diplomas, and degrees available at Gateway. Students will have the chance to ask questions and can sign up for a campus visit to their program of choice.

Browsing Fair

7:30p – 8p

First Floor, TIE

Program Coordinators/Program Faculty, Transfer Services, TriO, Admissions, Financial Aid, etc.

Tables will be staffed by faculty and staff from the various programs at the college. Students and parents/guardians can browse the tables and ask questions, fill out an application for admission, or make an appointment for a campus visit.