Thursday, August 21, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Westminster College welcomed the class of 2018 with the traditional Opening Convocation on Thursday after the new students moved into the residence halls.
Freshmen and transfer students received a warm welcome from the Fresh Start upperclassmen who, with members of the football team, helped unload everything from ironing boards to microwaves and computers into the residence halls. The incoming students are well qualified with 3.6 grade point average and 1048 SAT.
Dr. David L. Barner, professor of broadcast communications, presented the featured address, "1964: It Was a Very Good Year." The Westminster Student Brass Ensemble performed music under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig, associate professor and director of bands, while College organist Kathryn D. Miller played processional and recessional music. The Alma Mater was led by Abigail Miles, junior communication studies and music major from Akron.
The new students will be divided among the Fresh Start volunteers, who serve as the group leaders for a weekend of orientation activities.