Daily News: June 8, 2007

(June 8, 2007) — Manchester College, is bringing what it hopes will be a record Class of 2011 on campus during June for advising and registration sessions. The 119th year of the Church of the Brethren-related liberal arts college in North Manchester, Ind., begins Aug. 29.

The college anticipates 350 new students this fall, a 13 percent increase in class size, said Stuart Jones, dean of enrollment. An intense campus-wide focus on enrollment, and restructuring of the admissions team appears to be paying off, he said. Manchester is on pace to make its 2007 goal, and to enroll its largest first-year class in more than 15 years.

Manchester’s newest students–the first 88 of them and their parents (and a few grandparents, little sisters, girlfriends, and boyfriends)–began their college careers June 6. At Advising and Registration Day, the first-year students met one-on-one with faculty, settled financial details, smiled for their ID photos, and registered for classes.

The rest of their classmates will fill three more Advising and Registration Days throughout June, on June 12, 19, and 27. For more information about Manchester College, visit http://www.manchester.edu/.

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