President Griscom Welcomes Fall '17 Semester
Dear Students and Colleagues,
This week we began our fall semester, the 112th in our College’s history. The start of the academic year is always a special time on our campus, filled with energy and purpose.
I am particularly pleased to welcome our freshman class of 660 students, the largest ever. Combined with our sophomore and pre-major classes, our enrollment continues to surpass prior years. Despite our growth, we believe you are our also most academically talented class, having been selected from a pool of more than 2,500 applicants.
I also welcome five new full-time faculty members, Steven Eberly (Instructor, Collison Repair), Danielle Fox (Instructor, Business Administration), Rachel Ochs (Instructor, Welding), Bri Piccari (Instructor, Computer Software Engineering) and Tedd Williams (Instructor, Architecture). I am confident you will join your new colleagues to provide memorable learning experiences and personal support to our students.
Our offerings continue to grow, as well. Our new Software Engineering program began this fall with full enrollment. Our Academic Affairs office continues to review other possible areas of study. As always, we prioritize workforce needs, graduate placement and opportunities for high wages in determining which new programs to add to our curriculum.
Lastly, construction work has commenced on the Greiner Advanced Manufacturing Campus, which is scheduled to be open for classes in the Fall of 2018. This facility will play a key role in helping our college enhance its profile and expand to meet the workforce demands of our economy.
Best wishes to all for a rich and rewarding semester.
William E. Griscom