President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins welcomed the incoming students during the Black and White ceremony held Sunday.
According to Vice President of Institutional Advancement Tysus Jackson, the school saw an increase in Presidential Scholars, an honor awarded annually to outstanding freshmen academic achievers who rank in the top five percent of their class, possess a 3.75 GPA or higher and have a combined composite SAT score of 1200 or an ACT composite score of 26.
“The scholarship is renewable for up to three years and the recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 in order to have the scholarship renewed,” Jackson said.
Jackson noted no official numbers were available since registration was still active, but the numbers appear to be promising when it comes to setting a new enrollment record.
“We’re confident we’re going to hit the 1,200 mark or surpass it,” Jackson said. “We’re growing faster than we can renovate.”
Foster Hall, one of the campuses oldest dormitories, is still undergoing renovations. In the meantime, the college is working with local hotels to ensure students enrolled for the fall semester have a roof over their heads.
“We’re anticipating we’ll have the dormitory ready by fall 2014,” Jackson said.
While students were receiving their orientation, more than 40 faculty and staff members participated in the college’s faculty and staff institute held Tuesday where Hawkins launched the “B the 1” campaign.
“Faculty and staff were trained and challenged to ‘B to 1’ to provide students with exceptional customer service,” Jackson said.
Softball coach C.J. Combs and student Tami Johnson launched a faculty and staff health and exercise program designed to make the campus a healthier community.
The institute also provided an opportunity to introduce new faculty and staff members.
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