Georgetown College

Students from Sebastian Middle School and Breathitt County High School recently visited the Georgetown College’s campus. While many in our area are familiar with the Toyota Motors Manufacturing Plant that is also in Scott County, they may not be so familiar with the private college that is at the heart of the city: Georgetown College.

Students learned that Georgetown College offers over 70 majors, minors and academic programs, and that being a small campus provides for many ...opportunities to get to know each other and the professors. During the tour, students were able to visit two classrooms and take part in chemistry experiments and a planetarium lecture. Dr. David Fraley, a professor of Analytical Chemistry, demonstrated to students the explosive nature of oxygen, nitrogen, helium, and how fireworks are given their beautiful colors. This involved a little bit of fire and a whole lot of “boom!” as balloons were burst as part of the lesson. Dr. Jonathan Dickinson, an associate professor of Physics, provided the group with an in-depth presentation covering star movement in the Northern Hemisphere and explained many concepts about our own solar system.

Lunch was provided courtesy of the college. Students ate lunch alongside the college students in the “Caf” which is the main dining center on campus. They were also made privy to a college panel discussion which was headed up by actual current college students. The topics ranged from financial aid to campus safety.

The group would like to thank GEAR UP for arranging the tour and Georgetown College for including them in their Future Tiger Day!

GEAR UP is a partnership grant with Berea College.