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SmartNews September 2017 - Fall Edition

Welcome from the Interim Director

Greetings from the SALT Center!
I am excited to report that fall semester is in full swing here at the UA, and the Patricia A. Bartlett Building has been bustling with activity. We enjoyed welcoming our new students and families to campus and the program last month, as well as reconnecting with our returning students. 
It's hard to believe that, even though the academic year has just begun, we are already interacting with students and families who will join us next year. As you’ll read in the article below, attending Taste of SALT is a great way for interested students to learn about the SALT Center and get a feel for our services. We encourage all who can to join us for Taste of SALT when visiting the University of Arizona.
We also want to highlight some of the other excellent resources the UA has to offer. Below, we’ve listed a few campus programs that may be of interest to our current and future students and their families. Each department provides an array of services that support students throughout their college experience: 
Wishing you all a wonderful fall season! Bear Down!

Laurel Grigg Mason
Interim Director, SALT Center 

Student Ambassadors Shine at Taste of SALT

Since 2004, Taste of SALT has been the preferred visiting opportunity for prospective students and others who are interested in learning more about the SALT Center at the University of Arizona. Attendees participate in a group presentation directed by a member of our Admissions team with the participation of a panel of Student Ambassadors. Visitors learn about our services, our application process, get their questions answered, and receive a tour of our ground floor student spaces.
Most would agree that the highlight of attending a Taste of SALT presentation is meeting our panel of student ambassadors. Attendees get to hear directly from students enrolled in the program and learn about their individual journeys to the University of Arizona. They also learn how these students are using the SALT Center to unlock their full potential.
Grant Bevel, SALT Center Ambassador
SALT Center Ambassador, Grant Bevel, a Junior from Naperville, Illinois, majoring in Communication, says, “My favorite thing about Taste of SALT is being able to share my story and being able to interact with parents and students in person. It’s better than just reading about it somewhere.”
Grant recommends that prospective students come prepared with questions and concerns and adds, “I can answer things from a first-hand student perspective as opposed to the other staff. It’s hard not knowing what questions will be asked ahead of time, but that’s part of the fun.”
Visitors to Taste of SALT also have the option to sign up for a separate UA Campus Ambassador Tour, which takes place immediately after Taste of SALT. Those who register for this additional tour are escorted over to the historic Old Main building, and then have the rest of the day to explore the campus.
Taste of SALT takes place most Friday mornings during the Fall and Spring semesters. David Cillo, the SALT Center’s Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, says that the Fall sessions are generally smaller, with between 2 to 9 families attending. The Spring semester sessions have higher attendance, with between 8 to 20 families in attendance. Most prospective students visit during their Junior or Senior years of high school. Registration is required and space is limited.
If you or someone you know is interested in attending, click the registration button below to see the schedule and sign up for Taste of SALT. We look forward to meeting you!
Register for Taste of SALT
UA Parents & Family Association
Interested in connecting with other UA parents, families, and administrators at campus events? Then consider joining the UA Parents & Family Association.
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Make an Impact: Join the Director's Circle
The Director’s Circle is dedicated to enhancing the mission and values of the SALT Center by providing an annual source of funding for our valuable services.

Benefits include:
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Recognition in the SALT Center Journal and on our website
  • Regular program updates from the Director
  • Membership in the UA President’s Club for the 2018-2019 academic year
Director’s Circle membership will be granted to friends of the program who contribute $2,500 or more to any SALT Center fund (or combination of funds). 

Your tax-deductible contribution will enable the SALT Center to support student scholarships, innovate programs and services, and fulfill urgent needs. Thank you for your generosity! 

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