By Jordan Whorton
This spring’s edition of College View Weekend, put on by the TMC admissions team, was a booming success. The three-day event, which began on March 20, drew 170 high school students from around the country.
Previous view weekends have averaged 90-100 students per weekend. But with the overwhelming response this year, the admissions team was forced to close registration a week early. Nevertheless, 30 students were able to register for the weekend even after registration had closed.
“The turnout was significantly more than we expected,” said Admissions Event Coordinator Jordan Seehusen.
The schedule was full of activities for the visitors. Events ranged from a Night of Welcome with Joe Keller, Vice President of Student Life on Thursday night, to experiencing chapel and classes with the student body and meeting the faculty of various majors on Friday, to enjoying Spring Sing and the theater’s spring production “Black Coffee” on Friday evening.
“Our goal for every view weekend is that regardless of where [students] go to school at the end of it, they will have left The Master's College seeing that this is a place that really seeks to love the Lord and serve them,” Seehusen said. “Regardless of where the Lord puts them, we hope Master’s will have a lasting effect on their lives.”
One of the highlights of the weekend was having college President Dr. John MacArthur present during an exclusive breakfast with the parents on Friday. Parents had the opportunity to hear a personal message and then meet Dr. MacArthur.
“We recognize that the success of view weekend isn’t just an admissions department event, but really it’s on so many of our current students,” Seehusen said. “It couldn’t happen successfully without everybody’s help.”
Jordan Whorton is a TMC communication major.