Wyoming Catholic College welcomes largest freshman class in school historyAug 7, 2015 From staff reports
The student body is larger than ever and consists of more than 150 students.
Wyoming Catholic College has welcomed the largest class in the college's nine-year history to Lander.
The class consists of 58 students from 27 states, which breaks the college's previous freshmen class record of 41 set in 2014.
"This class is great reason for hope," said college president Kevin Roberts. "Our world needs joyful, faithful witnesses to truth, goodness and beauty, and those dynamic witnesses are exactly what we are forming here at Wyoming Catholic (College)."
The college is in an aggressive growth phase based on its current strategic plan, Vision 2024, and has a larger student body this year than ever before, with more than 150 students.
On Wednesday, the freshman students participated in a variety of informational meetings and introductory activities. They spent the rest of the week taking part in a wilderness first-aid course and preparing for one of the most unusual orientation programs in the country: a three-week backpacking trip across the Wind River Mountains.
"We are excited to experience the new life that the freshmen always bring with them," said senior and head female prefect, Laura Kaiser. "We look forward to welcoming them into the special community that exists among the students here at Wyoming Catholic College."
To accommodate the new students, the college has hired three new professors: Heather Ayala (science), Kent Lasnoski (theology) and Eugene Hamilton (Latin).