Annual Matriculation Convocation Welcomes Freshmen to College Community
August 22, 2003
The Mount Union College community welcomed the Class of 2007 at the annual Matriculation Convocation on Friday, August 22.
The freshmen were welcomed to the College by Dr. Richard Marriott, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, who told the students that the theme of the convocation was "community."
Mount Union College President Jack Ewing spoke to the students, saying, "This is an official welcome to this institution that we love so much, and that I hope you will all come to love as well. You are about to embark on an incredible journey. We are here to challenge and support you."
President of the Alumni Council, R. Clendon (Reggie) Thomas also spoke to the students. He said that Mount Union College prepared him to be involved in community service.
"In order to be successful in life, you need to combine knowledge and action," said Thomas.
Katharine Hopkins, president of Student Senate and a junior from Hudson, challenged the students to try something new and get involved on campus.
Jeffrey Smith, the 2002-2003 Great Teacher Award recipient and assistant professor of psychology said, "We as teachers will share with you what we know, and you will teach us too. That is the essence of the liberal arts experience."
The freshmen then signed the Matriculation Book, which will be kept in President Ewing's office until graduation, when it will be on display in the campus bookstore.