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Team from Southern Oregon University here to ‘recruit’

Neil Woolf (right) with Sgt. First Class Nick Marshall

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Southern Oregon University (SOU) VP for enrollment management and student affairs, Neil Woolf and Sgt. First Class Nick Marshall of the Oregon Army National Guard visited Samoa News Wednesday to tell us about SOU’s annual student recruitment visit to American Samoa. 

Besides offering major courses, the Ashland, Oregon-based university also has a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program in partnership with the Oregon Army National Guard.

“We are here to let students know of the many opportunities available” at SOU. The delegation is targeting high school juniors and seniors, said Woolf, adding that for this year, there are 23 students from American Samoa attending SOU. According to him, SOU offers “unique” programs for students.

The SOU group is holding open sessions - starting yesterday (Wednesday) - through Friday, from 3pm to 5pm at Sadie’s by the Sea in Utulei for students and their parents. Local students are encouraged to stop by and learn more about SOU and as an added bonus - the application fee will be waived.

On Saturday, Nov. 16th, there will be another session from 10a.m. to 1p.m. and then next Monday, the group plans to visit local high schools before they return home. While November is their recruitment month, the team returns in April for a “face-to-face” with students.

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