2012 Sonoma County College Fair

When did you learn about college? (Have you learned about college?

Across the United States, high school students attend college fairs similar to the 2012 Sonoma County College Fair. While Americans idealize a last second shot, brief discussions change students’ futures. During a basketball game, fans notice the student who misses the shot, but what happens to the student who misses the conversation with the admission representative? Do we notice the students who do not have information?

Options are important.

An admissions representative from Dominican University interacts with students at the 2012 Sonoma County College Fair at Windsor High School on Tuesday September 11, 2012.

If you attended college, how did you learn about school? Were you the first in your family to visit a college campus? Were your parents college graduates? Did your school have a college adviser? Do you assume that every high school student knows how to complete a college application? What do you think everyone knows about college? What do you take for granted?

In other words, what did you know and when did you know it?

Please share your comments and ideas below. You can also view the slideshow here.



4 Responses to “2012 Sonoma County College Fair”

  1. Bryan Farley says:

    Chris Vetrano has organized the event since the beginning. If not for her, thousands of students and parents would not have access to information about their future. Thank you Chris and many others.

  2. Thank you for sharing these photos with the reps. There are some great shots highlighting what a fun and successful event it was! Looking forward to next year!

    • bryan farley says:


      Thank you for being there and representing Chico State. I love your campus. Who knew that CSU Chico was celebrating their 125th anniversary this year?

      I love the photo of the dog visiting your booth. It is probably my favorite of the entire slideshow.


  3. Reza says:

    Great images.. capturing the moment 🙂 thanks for sharing.

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