Focus on our students as we begin a new academic year
The college is heading into 2012-13 academic year steady and strong. This fall more than 1,000 students will pass through the halls and fill the classrooms in both the Eugene Applebaum and Mortuary Science buildings. This is a historical and memorable accomplishment, since it exceeds all previous enrollment numbers of the college.
Good news for our students in the professional programs. While the University announced earlier this year a 3.88 percent increase in tuition for undergraduate and graduate programs, our professional programs’ tuition remains at the 2011-12 levels.
In this issue of Synergy, graduates of the past year are highlighted in print and pictures --- let’s all celebrate their accomplishments. We extend to them our best wishes as they begin their careers in the health sciences, well prepared to serve and advance the health and well-being of society.
As I encourage all of our alumni, I also ask our most recent graduates to consider helping current and future students to achieve their professional goals by sharing personal time and talent, and when able, their treasure too.
More than 130 students were awarded scholarships this year because of the generosity of friends and alumni, whose commitment ensured the dissemination of more than $160,000. But, there are so many more students in our college who need support to complete their studies and achieve their professional career goals. The generous gift of the Physician Assistant Class of 2012 to the Lara Rutan Scholarship is an exmple of giving back which is described in this issue of the newsletter. Congratulations to them and to all who strive to make a difference in a student’s life.