announces record enrollment for fall
Chancellor Robert L. Potts today announced a record enrollment at
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. The headcount on the 11th
class day was 11,551, a 6.3% increase over last year. The previous
record enrollment was 11,171 in 1992. The total unduplicated
headcount of 11, 551 was an increase of 682 compared to last fall’s
total unduplicated headcount of 10,869. Total first-time freshmen
student count is at 1,891 this year, up 158 from last fall’s count
of 1,733. The previous record enrollment of 1,867 for a freshman
class was set in 1983.
equivalent (FTE) enrollment is 9,109, up 414, or 4.8%, from last
fall’s 8,694. FTE is used by the Arkansas Department of Higher
Education to apply the state funding formula for public institutions
of higher education.
Growth reached records in other categories too; master’s degree
level graduate student numbers were at 1,420, up 304 from last
fall’s 1,116. Total graduate student numbers were at 1,761, up 277
from last year’s 1,484. Another significant trend noted is the
popularity of Web-based or Web-assisted instruction. The enrollment
in these courses increased from 1,984 in fall 2007 to 2,709 this
year, an addition of 725 students. For details, see the
ASU's Legislative Day will
legislators will be honored Saturday when ASU conducts its annual
Legislative Day activities on the Jonesboro campus. Those to be
honored are Senator Paul Gray Miller of Melbourne, state
representative Tommy Baker of Osceola, state representative Joan
Cash of Jonesboro, state representative Monty Davenport of
Yellville, state representative Larry “Buddy” Lovell of Marked Tree,
and state representative Gregg Reep of Warren.
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, and
several other legislators plan to attend.
The six will be
recognized at a luncheon at Fowler Center and again at halftime of
the ASU football game against Southern Mississippi. For details, see
the NewsPage release.
Trustees meets today at ASU-Mountain Home
of Trustees of Arkansas State University will meet today on the
campus of ASU-Mountain Home for its regular quarterly meeting. The
meeting will be held in Dryer Hall in the McMullin Lecture Hall
located on the second floor. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9
a.m. Those on the Jonesboro campus who are interested in listening
to the meeting may do so by speaker phone in the Chancellor’s Office
conference room in the Administration Building.
of Heroes inductees announced
The Arkansas State University Department of Military Science
and Leadership and the ASU ROTC program announce the induction of
three outstanding individuals into the Hall of Heroes for 2008. The
Hall of Heroes honors ROTC alumni who have distinguished themselves
through valor and service.
Two of the three recipients, Col. Ray Clardy of
Bullhead City, Arizona, and the late Lt. Col. Bobby Martin, will be
inducted at halftime of the football game Saturday, Sept. 13. This
year's third recipient, Maj. Gen. Elder Granger of Fort Belvoir,
Virginia, will be honored at halftime of the Homecoming football game on
Sept. 20, when he will also be named a Distinguished Alumnus of the
university. By annually naming recipients to the Hall of
Heroes, ASU pays tribute to ROTC alumni who have distinguished
themselves through heroism, service, and outstanding representation of
the university. The Hall of Heroes, with full biographies and photos of
the inductees, is located at the east entrance to the ASU Armory. All
funding is provided by private donation. Visit the
ASU ROTC Hall of Heroes
for a complete listing of all inductees.
For more information, contact the ASU Department of Military Science and
Leadership at (870) 972-2064. For details and photos of this year's
inductees, see the NewsPage release.
Colleges set homecoming
The Arkansas State University Alumni Association announces a number
of events for ASU's Homecoming 2008, Sept. 19-20, that are being
planned by various academic colleges on campus. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, the annual
College of Business alumni breakfast at the
Jonesboro Holiday Inn
honor Business Executives of the Year Bill Fisher, CEO of
Paragould Light, Water and Cable, and 1974 ASU alumnus Don Harmon, CEO
of the Home Décor Holding Company.
At 10 a.m., the
of Communications annual alumni seminar for 2008 will feature guest
speaker Roy Ockert, class of 1967, editor of The Jonesboro Sun and
current president of the Arkansas Press Association.
The College of Nursing and Health
Professions open house and Distinguished Alumni awards will be held
Saturday in the CoNHP building beginning at 2:30 p.m.
At 3:30 p.m., the College of Agriculture
tailgate party will be held in Tailgate City, west of the football
stadium. For details, see the
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