College welcomes new students

June 4, 2014

ns33sm vincent2smSome 255 students joined the Bryan College family Aug. 25 as they moved into their residence halls and began orientation.

Upperclassmen help a new student move into her residence hall.
Vice President for Enrollment Management Michael Sapienza said the day went smoothly. “This was my ninth move-in day, and it seems like the process gets smoother every year. I really appreciate the efforts of the admissions staff and student leaders who help welcome our new students start their Bryan experience.”

Once they completed the registration process in Mercer Hall, new students were greeted at their residence halls by teams of upperclassmen who quickly unloaded their vehicles – everything from a Volkswagen Beetle to a small U-Haul moving van.

Dayton Mayor Bob Vincent greets
students and their families.

At the formal orientation program that afternoon, President Dr. Stephen Livesay told the students and their parents that the goal of a Bryan education is not just preparation for a career, but for them to “see life clearly through the lens of the Word of God. There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today. People are hungry for that which is certain. We are going to see the world through the lens of its creator.”

Dayton Mayor Bob Vincent welcomed students to the college and the community and told them, “You have chosen well.”

Dean of Community Life Bruce Morgan said students this year have come from 11 countries and 24 states.

Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 29, and the Spiritual Life Conference, with Eugene Cho, founder of One Day’s Wages, also opens that day.