His­toric En­ter­ing Class Ex­pected at Bishop’s Univer­sity

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Len­noxville Sher­brooke

Res­i­dence­halls and class­rooms will be brim­ming as Bishop’s Univer­sity wel­comes the largest en­ter­ing class in its his­tory when stu­dents be­gin ar­riv­ing on cam­pus Septem­ber 3. This year’s en­ter­ing class is ex­pected to be close to 925 stu­dents – a 10% in­crease over the en­ter­ing class of 2010. Classes be­gin Septem­ber 7.

“I’m very pleased that the Univer­sity is burst­ing with am­bi­tion, full of stu­dents who are ca­pa­ble and will­ing to take on the chal­lenges our world tact in­for­ma­tion of res­i­dents whose homes may be af­fected by the change. Mr. Price also said that the coun­cil would sup­port the group’s ef­forts to pre­serve the dam.

Karl Hunt­ing asked if Op­ti­mist Park will be mowed and was told that it would not since it is done by city work­ers who are on strike. He also asked if there would be a large garbage pick-up since the eco-cen­tres are closed.

Elec­tronic speedome­ters have been placed along Col­lege Street where there is a big speed­ing prob­lem. faces,” states Prin­ci­pal Michael Gold­bloom. “ In­creas­ing stu­dent en­rol­ment has been one of our high­est pri­or­i­ties. The fact that a record num­ber of out­stand­ing stu­dents have cho­sen Bishop’s is tes­ta­ment to the ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion of our Univer­sity. By shar­ing the Bishop’s story with prospec­tive stu­dents and their fam­i­lies, our cur­rent stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff and alumni have all played a sig­nif­i­cant role in this en­rol­ment growth”

Full-time stu­dent en­rol­ment for Septem­ber 2011 is ex­pected to reach 2,250. This ex­ceeds the ob­jec­tive of 2,200 full-time stu­dents by 2013–14 that was set in 2009. En­rol­ment peaked at 2,206 in 2005.

The growth is ex­tremely pos­i­tive news for the Univer­sity as fund­ing is di­rectly re­lated to stu­dent en­rol­ment. Bishop’s hall­mark is an un­der­grad­u­ate ex­pe­ri­ence on a hu­man-scale; en­sur­ing the 2011 en­ter­ing class is prop­erly in­te­grated into the Bishop’s com­mu­nity will be a fo­cus through­out the year.

Quick to stress that ev­ery­one has played a role in this suc­cess, Di­rec­tor of En­rol­ment Man­age­ment Jock Phip­pen has lead the re­cruit­ment and ad­mis­sions process for the last two

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