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Record-high 515 freshmen register for fall semester

Incoming freshman Aaron Rowland of Bartlett, Tenn., gets assistance on his class schedule from Union journalism professor Michael Chute. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
Incoming freshman Aaron Rowland of Bartlett, Tenn., gets assistance on his class schedule from Union journalism professor Michael Chute. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

JACKSON, Tenn.June 11, 2009 – Union University welcomed 515 incoming freshmen to campus June 15 for fall registration, the largest freshman class in Union’s history.

In all, 590 students participated in the new student registration -- 515 freshmen and 75 transfers, up from 520 last year.

“We’re thankful for each and every one of the new students who have chosen to attend Union University in the fall,” said Rich Grimm, vice president for enrollment services. “The incoming freshman class is the most academically qualified class that we’ve had, in addition to being the largest freshman class.”

The incoming freshman class will include about 78 Scholars of Excellence (students who scored at least 31 on the ACT), including 10 National Merit finalists.

University officials are projecting a total fall enrollment of about 4,000 students, up from 3,770 last year.

At Monday’s registration, new students had the opportunity to meet potential roommates, see where they will live on campus and meet with academic advisers to schedule their classes for the fall.

“I applaud the enrollment services team as well as the financial aid and student life staff for their terrific efforts with the freshman class of 2009,” Union President David S. Dockery said. “The class includes highly gifted students from this region and across the country who will be blessed to study with Union’s outstanding faculty while being positively influenced by Union’s caring staff. We wish the best for every new student during their days on the Union campus.”


Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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