York College welcomed several hundred guests to campus over its annual Homecoming and Panther Days weekend, October 18-20. Alumni returned to campus to relive their great college memories, while prospective students and their families visited to see all that York College has to offer.
The weekend schedule was extra busy including the theatre department’s Rumors, alumni reception, chapel, a choir concert, a conference volleyball victory, and back-to-back wins from the women’s and men’s basketball teams.
The weekend also featured the York College Athletic Hall of Fame induction of Brian Kohlscheen ’78, Charles Byrd ’86, and Tiffany (Sparks’97) Baum. Friday afternoon’s Homecoming Golf Scramble was won by the class of 1984 and raised $300 for the golf program. It was followed that evening by the President’s Reception for all alumni.
US News & World Report's 2020 College Rankings has identified York College as a top performer in the new social mobility category for Colleges in the Midwest Region, based on a variety of metrics. These rankings demonstrate the ongoing success York College has had helping students with fewer economic resources to achieve their educational goals.
For 35 years U.S. News & World Report has gathered research and statistics to provide students with helpful information as they search for a college or university. This year the U.S. News & World Report added a Social Mobility ranking to evaluate how well colleges serve students from low-income families. Kim Castor, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News, said, “We’ve found the best institutions to be ones committed to academically and financially supporting their students through graduation. They draw in high-quality professors and set students up for postgraduate success.”
508 students are enrolled for the Fall Semester of 2019, with a 9% increase in the number of students on campus combined with an increase of more than 100% in York College’s online programs.
“God continues to bless York College in old ways and new. In light of a seven year, nationwide trend of declining college enrollment, our numbers buck the trend and show that we offer something of incredible value. Our entire enrollment team, including coaches, work extremely hard throughout the year and deserve to be commended for helping make our vision a reality,” said Jared Stark, vice president of enrollment & athletics.
The Clayton Museum of Ancient History at York College will host Dr. Mark Meehl for the annual Archaeology and the Bible Speaker Series event, on September 17.
Meehl, a professor of theology at Concordia University, has participated in several archaeological digs in the Holy Lands, including ten seasons of excavation at Tel Miqne-Ekron, one of the five major Philistine cities that figured prominently in the history of ancient Israel. His first excavation experience was at Abila of the Decapolis in Jordan and he also excavated at Tel Raqai in Syria. With his excavation days behind him he now leads tours to Israel and the West Bank every three years. His next tour (his seventh) will be in June 2021.
The program will be held in the Miller Room of the Mackey Center on the York College campus from 7 to 9 p.m. No tickets or reservations are necessary to attend this free event open to the public.
Scott Carrell of Searcy, Ark., will perform a piano recital on the York College campus Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center located at 10th and McKaig, as part of the community’s Yorkfest celebration.
The public is invited to hear Carrell bring the world’s greatest music to life in his recital “The Magic of the Piano” featuring standard classical works and lesser-known pieces from prominent composers, along with ragtime and jazz.
Students from 11 National Christian School Association (NCSA) schools attended the 2019 Presidential Leadership Institute in July hosted on the York College campus in Nebraska. With 55 student participants and 19 sponsors representing schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee, this is the largest gathering of NCSA students for the year, according to NCSA President Kelly Moore.
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