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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
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
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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