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VIDEO: Registrar retires after 15 years at Westminster

Sunday, May 31, 2015

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Westminster College Registrar June Pierce will retire at the end of the current academic year marking a 15 year run with the institution.

"I'm happy to be here and I enjoy coming to work everyday," Pierce told WCN 24/7.  "I'm going to miss my staff and faculty and the students.  The students here are so wonderful and grateful." 

Among the responsibilities for the Registrar include scheduling and managing class schedules and reviewing student's progress for graduation requirements.  The North Carolina native, who's called New Wilmington home since 2000, has seen some major changes at the college.  Her office led the way to transition class registration from a system lining up in person to have paper cards entered by staffers into a computer to a do-it-yourself online class registration system.

Pierce says it's time for her to retire and spend more time with her family and grandchildren.  She talks candidly with WCN's Amanda Sloan about the changes she's witnessed on campus and her role at keeping track of classes, transcripts, schedules and so much more.


She and her staff are involved with every student.  Pierce also stands next to the President during commencement exercises and presents the degrees as they are awarded to graduates.  She and her staff have the ultimate list and they're always checking it twice to make sure everyone has those 128 college credits to graduate along with all those IP requirments and more.

"One of the things our office does is review every senior's record by hand to make sure everyone has what they need to graduate," Pierce said.  "I would hope the next Registrar keeps an open door policy.  I feel like I can resolve issues in a few minutes and be able to move on to the next thing."

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June Pierce has been Westminster's Registrar since 2000.