Dear Alumni and Friends of Georgetown College:
Greetings to you all! I am pleased to inform you that our semester is moving along well. We have enjoyed beautiful snows and the accompanying cold weather this winter, but spring is ahead, and we welcome its warmth.
New to the College, and beginning his responsibilities on Monday, March 10, is Dr. Todd Rasberry, the Vice President for Advancement. Dr. Rasberry is coming from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Texas. He brings years of experience and an impressive record in the field of Development. You will enjoy getting to know Todd and his wife, Blanche, and I know that you are ready to extend them a hearty Georgetown welcome. I join you in that affirmation!
News on our Admissions front is quite exciting, as our Admissions team has been busy recruiting next year’s Tigers. Through their efforts, along with those of faculty and staff, we are seeing many more prospective students looking seriously at Georgetown College. At this point in the year, our applications are up 33% over last year, we have admitted 55% more students, and our entering student deposits for next year are up 72%. No doubt, there is a long way to go in the admissions process, but these results are tremendously encouraging as we work hard to make prospective students aware of the wonderful benefits of a Georgetown experience.
You can help us move things forward on the admissions front even more. Our admissions staff is preparing to host on Saturday, March 29, “Today’s Tigers: An Admitted Student Celebration.” Over 250 students and their families have already signed up. I would encourage you to continue recommending good students to Georgetown. The “Today’s Tigers” event is quickly becoming an enjoyable tradition for welcoming new students committed to Georgetown. I guarantee you, it will warm your heart to see students whom you recommend enroll and succeed. I encourage you to work hard toward that end!
Finally, the strategic renewal efforts about which I communicated to you in January are moving along in a responsible and effective way. Preparations are being made which will streamline operations and provide the foundation for expanding programs and enrollments. Again, there is much to be done, but progress is being made.
Thank you for receiving this update, and for continuing your deep affection for Georgetown College.
Very best to you all, and
Dwaine Greene, President