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ACU Home > Major Events > News > 2004 News Archive > Donald Asher to speak at ACU about graduate admissions

Donald Asher to speak at ACU about graduate admissions

For immediate release
October 5, 2004

Donald Asher, a nationally renowned speaker on the topic of graduate admissions, will be on the campus of Abilene Christian University to conduct a lecture and workshop Oct. 7-9.  The Student’s Association and the McNair Scholars Program have invited Asher to help ACU students gain some insight into the graduate admissions process.

The lecture will be on Thursday at 7 p.m. on the topic “Bound for Graduate School? – Strategies to Gain Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs.”  Thursday’s lecture is open to the general public.

Asher will speak to McNair Scholars and invited guests Friday and Saturday afternoons. Friday, Asher will give a continuation of Thursday’s lecture and another lecture titled “Researching Potential Graduate Programs.” The interactive workshop will be held Saturday and will focus on developing writing skills needed for application to competitive graduate programs.

“We think this will be a valuable time for students to begin preparing for the next step in their education,” said Dr. Jason Morris, director of ACU’s McNair Scholars Program.

After attending Asher’s lectures in the past, Morris said that students’ “understanding is heightened and interest is peaked as to what it takes to be admitted to graduate programs.”

This will be Asher’s third visit to the ACU campus to lecture on this subject. Asher speaks at colleges and universities across the U.S. and is considered one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the graduate admissions process, Morris said. 

The McNair Scholars program is a federally funded program aimed at helping first generation and lower income students and minority students under-represented in their fields to receive masters and doctoral degrees.

For more information on the McNair Scholars Program or the lecture and workshop series, please contact Morris at 325-674-2838.


If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, Director of Public Relations.

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