Saint Leo University Day in Gainesville Ahead

September 24, 2010

St.Leo_Day_Gainsville Wednesday, September 29, in Gainesville, FL, will be Saint Leo University Day, a community event that gives prospective students from north-central Florida an opportunity to learn about Saint Leo University programs available in their hometown, online, or at University Campus.

This education fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Santa Fe College, Building R, Room 01, 3000 NW 83rd Street. Saint Leo’s Gainesville Center operates at Santa Fe College. Gainesville is about 110 miles north of the University Campus.

“The event provides Santa Fe College students earning associate degrees and the general public exposure to all that Saint Leo University has to offer,” said Dawn McElveen, center director. “That includes degree programs offered here in Gainesville, as well as at University Campus, or through the Center for Online Learning. We will be prepared to discuss programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.”

Faculty members, admissions staff, career planning, and student services administrators will be in Gainesville, assisting the center staff, to make sure all guests receive one-on-one attention. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

In previous years, McElveen said, this very successful event (pictured) was held during the spring months. The center staff decided it would be even more convenient for prospective students to be able to come to this event in the fall, when they might be starting applications for admissions for the 2011-2012 school year.

The Gainesville Center offers a broad array of degree programs in Alachua County. Students can opt to take classes from Saint Leo University at Santa Fe College’s main campus, or at other Santa Fe campus locations in the area, depending upon their academic program.

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting, business administration (with a variety of specialization options), human resource management, human services administration, criminal justice, elementary education, middle grades education, psychology, or sociology.

Bachelor of Science degree programs are available in health care management and computer information systems.

Information on master’s degree programs will also be available at the fair.

For additional information, call (352) 395-5926 or e-mail