Cox’s Teen Forum ‘Plugged-In’ Takes a Look at Access to Higher Education

January 12, 2011

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — An audience of high school students and experts on college admissions are featured in the next episode of Cox Virginia’s teen forum program “Plugged-In.” Hosted by radio personality Nick Taylor, the new program “Plugged-In: College Bound” premieres January 16th on Cox 11 in Hampton Roads and Cox 9 in Roanoke. With expert assistance from the ACCESS College Foundation, local college students, and a studio audience from the AVID program at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach explore the many challenges that teens face when deciding what to do after high school including:

  • Opportunities that are available when pursuing a higher education
  • The “ins and outs” of the college application process
  • How to succeed once they get there

“Cox 11 literally brings a national topic home and puts relevant, local information and resources at the fingertips of students and parents,” says Leigh Woisard, Cox Virginia’s Vice President Public Affairs. “Reactions from 5th graders at Birdneck Elementary to a college campus tour encourage viewers to think about higher education options and decisions that help mold future generations.”

Experts and guests on the show include:

  • Bonnie Sutton, President & CEO, ACCESS College
  • Ashley Woodous, High School Advisor, ACCESS College
  • Lauren Collins, High School Advisor, ACCESS College
  • Lakeisha Phelps Mayes, Middle School Early College Awareness Advisor, ACCESS College
  • Andrea Schusler, College Success Advisor, ACCESS College
  • David Kidd, Senior, VA Wesleyan College
  • Angel Eason, Junior, ODU

Whether you are a parent helping your child plot their course in life or a student looking to the future, we hope you tune in to this valuable resource.

                  "Plugged-In: College Bound" Schedule
            Sun., January 16                      7 p.m.
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            Mon., January 17                      6 p.m.
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            Wed., January 19                      6 p.m.
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            Sat., January 22                       Noon
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            Sun., January 23                      7 p.m.
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            Wed., January 26                      6 p.m.
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            Sat., January 29                   Noon & 6 p.m.
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            Sun., January 30                      7 p.m.
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            Wed., February 2                      6 p.m.
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            Sat., February 5                       Noon
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            Sun., February 6                      7 p.m.
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For more information, contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or felicia.blow@cox.com.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com. In Hampton Roads, Cox has more than 400,000 basic cable subscribers.

About Plugged In

Plugged-In is an award-winning teen forum program produced by Cox Hampton Roads that addresses issues that matter to young people in our community. Plugged-In is designed to present perspectives from our youth in a way that gives them a voice. It offers insights, advice, and resources to young viewers on ways they can navigate through topical issues in order to achieve a positive result. The program also provides parents and community decision-makers with relevant information that can affect future programs and initiatives.

SOURCE Cox Communications

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