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Heffley Encourages Parents to Get Involved

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As students move on to campus this weekend, parents will have an opportunity to learn more about Arkansas Tech and the Parent Association.

Following lunch on Saturday, parents of incoming freshmen are encouraged to attend a welcome session at 1:30 p.m. in the Witherspoon Auditorium.

Information will be provided about how parents can help students take advantage of services offered to them by the various offices on campus.

Luke Heffley, parent relations coordinator, says students of today want their parents to be involved more than ever before. He adds that parents who keep up to date about what is going on around campus can be a resource to their student.

Heffley has found parents generally appreciate meeting representatives from different offices on campus and enjoy putting a face to a name when it comes to student services.

Family Day will be the next opportunity for families to come back to campus for an event. The day is set for Saturday, Sept. 24 and will feature “Satisfaction,” a Rolling Stones tribute band, food, and fun for children. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys will play West Alabama that evening at 6 p.m. at Thone Stadium.

Additionally, parents of incoming freshmen are able to join the Parent Association. There are no fees and membership allows parents to receive the Parent Relations newsletter, as well as other important information throughout the school year.

“You know your student best. Be a sounding board for them to grow from a positive college experience. Give them encouragement and let them know they will be ok,” Heffley advises parents.

Click here to learn more about how parents can get involved at Arkansas Tech.