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Union University hosts freshman pre-registration

JACKSON, Tenn.June 24, 2002 – Union University welcomed new members of the Class of 2006 when more than 300 freshmen came for early registration in June.

Junior Jason Vaughan, a management major from Greenfield, Tenn., enjoyed the opportunity the day gave to meet with new students.

“It looks like a friendly group of kids who are excited to come to college,” said Vaughan.

Students and their families gathered near Union's Sugar Shack for lunch, taking a break from filling out forms and signing up for classes.

Students and their families gathered near Union's Sugar Shack for lunch, taking a break from filling out forms and signing up for classes.

The day began early for expectant freshmen and their parents alike. Following a welcome from President Dr. David Dockery and Provost Dr. Carla Sanderson, students were divided up in groups to complete the registration process – getting their Dawg Tag (student i.d.), obtaining a mail box in Union’s post office, and actually registering for their first college classes. Parents sat through a series of important discussions that focused on financial aid and student life.

At noon, the students had a time to get to know each other better when they met with their suitemates and had a picnic lunch that was held between the Hurt and Watters Commons.

Many faculty members looked forward to having the new group of freshmen in class. James Huggins, professor of biology, is looking ahead. “So far I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen. But freshman year will tell just how good they are,”he added with a smile.

Incoming Union freshman Anthony James of Jackson, Tenn., listens as assistant political science professor Sean Evans discusses a class Tony will be taking in the fall.

Incoming Union freshman Anthony James of Jackson, Tenn., listens as assistant political science professor Sean Evans discusses a class Tony will be taking in the fall.

After meeting with the faculty in the Palmer Activities Gym to register for classes, the students were free to go home, buy their books from Lifeway, or just ride around the city of Jackson.

This year’s freshman class has gotten off to a good start, believes junior Amy Weatherford, an English major from Manchester, Tenn. “I think we’re going to have a good group. They’re very outgoing and they’re taking the initiative. They come and jump right in,” said Weatherford.

At the end of the day, staff members were waving the final student good bye and reminding all to return for their move-in date of August 24, where the Class of 2006 will begin their official life as students at Union University.

By Tracie Holden, Class of 2004


Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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