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The Beacon College community welcomed 107 new students, the largest incoming class in the College’s 26-year history, on August 21, 2015.  This large incoming class will lead to total student enrollment this fall of 280 students, a 29 percent increase from last year’s enrollment, and a 49 percent increase from the 2013-2014 academic year.

New Student Orientation commenced with an outdoor academic convocation under a tent to accommodate the entering students, their parents and families as well as the Beacon College faculty and staff.  Throughout orientation, new students – who were later joined with 173 continuing students – participated in a number of seminars, events, and activities designed to build an academic community of student success.

“The Class of 2019 is comprised of some truly amazing students and I’m looking forward to working with them through the academic year.  Additionally, our Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders are exceptional young men and women who have and will continue to work hard to ensure that the newest members of our Beacon College family have a safe and enjoyable time,” stated the new Dean of Students, Bryan Valentine.  He shares this New Student Orientation as his first at Beacon College with the incoming class.

In addition to being the largest incoming class, this year’s new students are incredibly diverse, with 23 different states being represented and three international students from Bolivia, Venezuela, and Morocco.

On behalf of the Enrollment Management Team, we look forward to welcoming all students back to campus this weekend and anticipate a great academic year!

Stephanie Knight
Director of Admissions