Fall '05 semester off to great start
September 15, 2005
The largest incoming class in more than 20 years, and the fifth-largest ever, helped boost Bryan’s enrollment to a record 775 this fall, college records show.
Among the new students are 183 freshmen, an increase of 50 from the 133 freshmen who entered in 2004.
Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay said, “I believe it is very significant that we are beginning our second 75 years with a strong statement of both record enrollment and one of our sharpest student bodies both academically and spiritually. The freshman class has an average ACT of over 24 with an average high school gpa of 3.6. They come from 36 states and 3 foreign countries.”
Convocation on Aug. 24, featured an address by Michael Cromartie, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and vice president at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He challenged the Bryan community to recognize that everything we do should be done as to the Lord, and that there are no insignificant people or vocations in His sight.
The Rev. Dean Ropp, ’81, used his talks during the Spiritual Life Conference to reminder that we should use our brief – in the light of eternity – lives for the Glory of God.