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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
01/10/03

Sherman College Breaks Enrollment Records

JANUARY 10, 2003 - Sherman College ushered in the new year by breaking two college records: largest incoming class and largest total enrollment ever.

The Winter 2003 incoming class of 133 students brought the college’s total enrollment to 479, the largest in the college’s 30-year history.

"This incoming class tops our last record set in October with 105 students,” says Susan S. Newlin, vice president for planning, assessment and enrollment services.

In order to accommodate the growth, the college has placed four portable classrooms behind the on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. These classrooms will be used for lecture courses; two former lecture classrooms in the Scallon Building have been converted to technique rooms. In addition, a large classroom in the Chiropractic Health Center has been converted to adjusting space to accommodate the influx of student interns and new patients.

The college has also begun construction of a new visitor entrance and Admission suite at the Scallon Building’s main entrance. This will create an attractive glass atrium/lobby for visitors and prospective students, and it will also create a new office suite for Admissions.

Newlin says the college’s recent growth would not affect the student-to-faculty ratio of 15-to-1. “We will not compromise our students’ personal learning experiences,” she says. The college has also placed a cap on the number of transfer students it can accept and has raised the bar for transfer admission requirements.

“We look forward to continued growth in 2003,” Newlin says. “We have in place a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing our enrollment.” The enrollment services staff is also growing with the recent addition of Leroy G. Moore, D.C. (formerly senior vice president for institutional advancement) as director of ambassador services in early January.

New students and married couple Pedro and Christianne Figueira enrolled in the Winter 2003 quarter. The couple recently completed bachelor’s degrees at Milligan College in Tennessee.

The couple chose Sherman College for various reasons, including its "strong curriculum and small class size."

"We were just so pleased with the atmosphere here when we came to Lyceum in 2000 as sophomores (in Milligan College's undergraduate program)," Pedro says.

"Coming from a small school, we really appreciated the class sizes here and the professors who we talked to when we last visited," says Christianne.

Students in the winter class represent 24 states and 7 countries.


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