President James Ramsey stayed in Louisville, visiting students at Manual, Shawnee and Central high schools and encouraging them to check out UofL as a college choice.

Ramsey showed the students a video titled UofL Has Changed, which chronicles the startling progress and changes at UofL in the past 10 years, said university spokesman Mark Hebert, who accompanies Ramsey on the tour. He also assured students that a college education is within their reach and they don’t need to leave their hometown to get a quality education.

Admissions Director Jenny Sawyer answered questions, while students Deep Aggarwal, Michael Branch and Osiah Graham told the high schoolers about their dynamic experiences at UofL, Hebert said. Aggarwal, Branch and Graham graduated from Manual, Shawnee and Central, respectively.

UofL is working with faculty and staff at Shawnee and Central as part of the university’s Signature Partnership community outreach effort. Administrators from the partnership and the College of Education and Human Development joined the tour of Shawnee and its new Challenger Simulator project and lunched with counselors and staff at Central.