Alma College Enrolls Largest New Student Class
For the second straight year, Alma College has enrolled its largest
new student class in its history, according to the school’s final
official student headcount.
New students total 458, eclipsing last year’s record of 452 new students. The total enrollment of 1,384 students represents Alma’s highest overall enrollment since 2000. Alma’s all-time high enrollment of 1,447 occurred in 1995.
In addition to Michigan, Alma enrolls students from nine states and four countries.
“Strong academic programs, student interaction with faculty, opportunities for students to engage in the life of the College, and a continued focus on affordability and access continue to drive our positive enrollment momentum,” says Karen Klumpp, vice president for enrollment. “Through scholarships and grants, we work hard to make the Alma College experience available to students who wish to attend.
“Also, campus events that focus on the student experience, physical campus enhancements, and the overall efforts and commitment of faculty, staff, coaches and current students to connect with and recruit students have contributed to our growing enrollment,” says Klumpp.
An $18 million campus improvement and building plan includes ground breaking next spring for a new gymnasium/convocation center, additional athletics facility enhancements, and renovations to core academic spaces. Recent campus enhancements include renovations to the lower level of the library, academic space improvements in the Dow Science Center, and student housing upgrades.
Major campus events that highlight the College’s focus on leadership development include last year’s visit by Madeleine Albright, the international DDT Conference co-sponsored by the Pine River Superfund Task Force, and the upcoming Sept. 24 speech by former Mexico President Vicente Fox.
Posted: Wed, September 17th, 2008 at 10:52AM