USU’s Roads Scholar tour going to Jordan High

Utah State University students, professors and staff will be taking their show from Logan to Jordan High School on Wednesday, Nov. 11 for the annual Roads Scholars Tour.”It is a great opportunity for students at Jordan High School to get an idea of what being an Aggie is all about,” said Jenn Putnam, director of Admissions at USU. “Nearly 1,100 Jordan High School students will have a classroom experience with a USU professor.”This is fifth year USU has hosted the traveling Roads Tour. Aggies travel into Idaho and along the Wasatch Front with their top professors, student ambassadors and plenty of Aggie Ice Cream to share.Joyce Kinkead, the USU associate vice president for Research and a professor in English, has participated in the Roads Tour and will continue to do so this year. Kinkead appreciated the opportunity to engage with students.”I loved connecting with our future students,” said Kinkead, “It was exciting to introduce them to the opportunities they can have at a research university.”The goal of the Roads Tour is to promote higher education, and give the students a taste of what college is really like while still in high school.”On average our professors teach around 15 classes at each school,” said Putnam. “We get to double that number at Jordan High School.”Some of the schools USU has visited through the Roads Tour include Idaho high schools Rigby and Madison, and Utah high schools Riverton, Weber, Alta, Davis, Murray, Viewmont, Pleasant Grove, Skyview, Logan, Mountain Crest, Box Elder, Fremont, Bingham, Northridge, Syracuse and Jordan.For more information about the Utah State University Roads Tour, or to visit with USU at Jordan High School on Nov. 11, contact Sarah Reale at (435)797-2759 or

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