Simpson University to Host College Fair Sept. 13

REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University will host College Quest, a college information night, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the James M. Grant Student Life Center (gymnasium). This free community event is open to everyone and is designed for North State students and their families to explore higher education opportunities.

Representatives from colleges and universities from across the western U.S. (e.g., UC Berkeley, Sacramento State, Chico State, University of the Pacific, Oregon Tech, etc.) will be on site to showcase the unique features of their institutions. Regional community colleges will be part of the event as well.

Area high school and community representatives will be on hand to assist families in planning for college, including where to find scholarships to help with college costs. College OPTIONS staff will present financial aid workshops at 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm.

Power 94 will be broadcasting live from the event, and Dutch Bros will have its mobile truck on site.

“This is a great way for students and parents to get a taste of many different colleges and universities without having to leave Redding,” said Brad Williams, chair of the College Quest Planning Committee. “ These schools and their representatives are coming to us to help our families get their questions answered and gain knowledge about different career pathways, college entrance requirements, financial aid and more.”

The College Quest event has broad community involvement and support and is planned and sponsored by representatives from College OPTIONS, Dignity Health, National University, Reach Higher Shasta, Redding Bank of Commerce, Results Radio, ScholarShare 529, Shasta College, Redding Electric Utility,  Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Shasta Union High School District, Simpson University, Golden Valley Bank and The McConnell Foundation.

College OPTIONS provides free programs and services to strengthen the college-going culture in the north state, by increasing opportunities for students to pursue postsecondary education, and ensuring that all students and their families can make informed decisions about their education and their future. Visit for more information.


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduategraduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings; the Betty M. Dean School of NursingA.W. Tozer Seminary, the School of Education, and the School of Graduate Professional Studies. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit