North campus celebrates record enrollment

One of the highlights of the 6000-Plus event was a hot dog eating contest.

One of the highlights of the 6000-Plus event was a hot dog eating contest.

North campus employees enjoyed fun, food, and fellowship with students during the recent campus-wide “6000-Plus Celebration,” which featured food, games, music, dancing, a hot dog eating contest, a live alligator, and informational booths. The campus celebrated a record-breaking enrollment of more than 6,000 for the Fall term.

The committee that put together the fun event was headed by Amy Ammerman, North campus’ dean of enrollment services. Employees who played a big part in making the celebration successful include: Steve Rudd, Danette Conaway, Jo Eggebrecht, Dr. Rebecca Goosen, James Hall, Amanda Herrick, Clare Iannelli, Charlotte Jackson, Lamar McWaine, Cassandra Reid, Don Spies, Faye Allen, Mary Buyer, Brenda Blue, Mary Cherry, Charlene Moore, Donna Jones, and Deborah Longtine.

“Research tells us that helping students develop connections with a college and with other students advances retention,” commented North campus President Dr. Allatia Harris. “Feeling a part of something goes a long way toward helping retain students, and our students definitely felt a part of San Jac at the 6,000-Plus Celebration.”

Check out the slideshow of pix that showcase some of the highlights of the fun celebration.