Move-In Day kicks off fall semester

  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:00 AM
  News, People and Society

Pittsburg, KS

Move-In Day kicks off fall semester

“We’re welcoming well over 1,000 residents to campus this weekend,” said Steve Erwin, Vice President for Student Life. “Our housing team has been preparing for this day for months. We want to do everything we can to help them settle in and be ready for the semester.” 

Many groups were on hand to help students move into their new home including members of the Greek Leadership Council, ROTC, Resident Assistants and a special “Move-In Crew” consisting of university professors, staff and Pittsburg State University President, Steve Scott. 

“It’s natural for new students to be a little apprehensive about today,” said Scott. “Having so many people on hand to help them move in let’s them know that, from the moment they arrive on campus, they have a support system. They have people who believe in them and want them to be successful.” 

The extra help was a welcome surprise for Jim and Cindy Coomer and their daughter, incoming freshman, Morgan. The family, from Greenwood, Mo., was grateful for the assistance.

“It’s been great,” said Morgan Coomer. “Everyone has been so helpful and nice.”

Asked why they chose Pittsburg State, Jim Coomer credited a chance conversation with his health care provider as he was preparing for a surgery.

“Morgan was with me,” said Jim Coomer. “The anesthesiologist asked her what her plans were after high school. She told him she was looking at a DI school because she wanted to go to med school. He said she might want to consider Pittsburg State because it’s much more affordable and offered a great path to med school. We immediately began checking it out. We found out we could get in-state tuition through the Gorilla Advantage program, and here we are.”

As the Coomer’s hauled their final load of laundry up the stairs both father and daughter expressed the same hope for the upcoming semester.

“Good grades,” they exclaimed.



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