|Centre College trustees hold winter meeting in Louisville
RELEASED: Feb. 1, 2003
DANVILLE, KYCentre College is having a strong year in student recruitment according a report delivered to the Board of Trustees at its annual winter meeting held Friday and Saturday (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) in Louisville. The trustees also learned that student retention efforts are yielding positive results. During its business session, the board approved professors for sabbatical leaves and approved four endowed scholarships.
The school is ahead of the record number of applicants received last year, including out-of-state applicants.
Twenty-one states were represented by the 298 freshmen in Centre's Class of 2006.
The College also had an outstanding retention rate for freshmen this past fall. The retention rate for the 2002-03 fall term was 97 percent.
The Centre trustees approved 10 faculty members for sabbatical leaves for the 2003-04 academic year. The professors and their academic programs are: Steve Asmus, biology; Chris Barton, biology; Beth Glazier-McDonald, religion; Endre Nyerges, anthropology; Brad Nystrom, education; Stephen Powell, art; Mark Rasmussen, English; Nayef Samhat, international studies; Dan Stroup, government; and Marshall Wilt, physics.
The four endowed scholarships approved were: The Arthur P. Eberts Scholarship, established by a gift from Mr. Eberts, awarded to a worthy full-time student; The Givens-Mathews Scholarship, established by a gift from Mrs. Margaret M. Thomas, awarded to worthy full-time students, with preference for students who are residents of states other than Kentucky; The Craig W. Johnson Scholarship, established by a gift from Mr. Johnson, awarded to full-time students who have demonstrated academic ability and are of good character; and The George H. and Margaret P. Tobias Scholarship, established by a bequest from George H. Tobias, awarded to students with financial need, with first preference for students majoring in government, economics, or political science, and second preference to students interested in study-abroad programs.
While the Centre board holds its fall and spring meetings on the Centre campus in Danville, it's a College tradition to hold the winter meeting in Louisville.
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