Waynesburg University’s 2016-2017 academic school year officially began Thursday, August 18, with the University’s annual Matriculation Ceremony. President Douglas G. Lee and other University leaders welcomed the freshman class at the 2 p.m. ceremony in Roberts Chapel.
“The members of the faculty and staff in this room and around this University are committed to educating each of you to live a life of purpose for the glory of God,” Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee said at the ceremony. “That is not only a statement, but the passionate mission of this University.”
Lee encouraged the students to practice perseverance in all endeavors, just as those before them at Waynesburg University have done throughout the decades.
During the ceremony, the names of matriculating students were announced by Lanny Frattare, assistant professor of communication, and Doug Wilson, lecturer of communication.
Matriculation marks the beginning of an eventful weekend organized to introduce freshmen to their new home at Waynesburg University. The incoming class will meet with faculty, participate in activities that allow them to meet other new students and attend numerous informational meetings.
The University welcomed more than 440 students representing 62 different majors and academic areas of interest and 17 states, including Alaska, California, Maine and Vermont.
Nearly $5 million in institutional-sponsored scholarships and grants have been awarded to the incoming class, including four Stover Scholarships, 15 Bonner Scholarships and eight Scout Scholarships.
“The entire campus community has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the freshman class,” said Jacqueline Palko, director of admissions at Waynesburg University. “We are thrilled they have finally arrived, ready to begin their new journey at Waynesburg!”
Freshmen moved into their residence halls Thursday, August 18. Upperclassmen will move into residence halls Sunday, August 21, and classes will begin Monday, August 22.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
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