Convocation Filled with Energy and Excitement
Limestone College held its convocation program for the 2012-2013 academic year on Thursday, August 30, in Fullerton Auditorium.
Donta Ingram, a member of the College's Class of 2012 and President of the Student Government Association, began the program with an infectious energetic message for the student body. "Famed author Maria Robinson said 'Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today to make a new ending.' This academic year will provide us with plenty of opportunities for starting new endings, achieving goals, and ultimately tasting success," he said. "I have found that there are three pillars for success:
1. Seek to do it right so that each moment counts for something
2. Do it big and never be complacent with your current status
3. Give it class.
"I encourage you to be an agent of change not only in your life but in the lives of others. Let's make this year one not to be forgotten."
Limestone President Dr. Walt Griffin took to the podium to announce that for the 19th time in 20 years, enrollment in the College's Day Program has increased. "While the numbers are still not completely settled, I can tell you today that there are 885 students enrolled in our Day Program; a four percent increase from last year," he said.
Additional Day Program information provided by Dr. Griffin included:
The freshman class, the Class of 2016, is comprised of 350 freshmen and transfers.
There are 76 international students, the most in Limestone history, on campus.
25 from Canada
14 from the British Isles
9 from Zimbabwe
6 from Brazil
18% of the student population is African American
58% are male
The occupancy rate of Limestone's residence halls is 98.6%
Limestone remains a national leader in that 90% of its Day Program courses are instructed by full-time faculty and staff. (The national average is just below 50%.)