Siena Heights University recently welcomed the largest freshman class in the institution’s history. A total of 311 full-time freshmen began classes Aug. 26 on the Adrian campus, according to SHU Vice President of Enrollment Management George Wolf.
“The largest freshman class in the University’s history is further evidence that Siena Heights continues to develop itself as a highly valued college choice,” Wolf said. “This large class continues the planned growth and development of Siena Heights University to offer an affordable and flexible high-quality education.”
As of Aug. 26, there were a total of 1,005 full-time undergraduate students on the Adrian campus, also the largest number in the past 20-25 years. The University also experienced record enrollment this fall in its degree completion centers, which include locations in Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Jackson, Lansing, Monroe, Southfield and online.
“One of the priorities when I arrived at Siena Heights was to have 1,000 full-time students on the Adrian campus,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD, who arrived at SHU in 2006. “I am thrilled to see that goal reached, as well as all the other exciting things that have been accomplished over the past several years.”
SHU also recently opened its $9.1 million McLaughlin University Center on Aug. 1. The new student and community facility houses the University’s dining service, a snack shop featuring Starbucks coffee and the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore.
“This facility is now the crown jewel of our campus,” President Albert said. “I would invite the community to check out all that it has to offer.”