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No Tuition Increase at Catawba for 2011-2012

February 23, 2011

Category: Academics, Biology, Environmental Science, Faculty, Mathematics

MoneyThere will be no increase in Catawba College's tuition, room and board for day students in the 2011-2012 academic year. College Trustees made that decision at their Feb. 15 meeting.

Tuition will remain $25,160 per year for students in the day program enrolled in between 12 and 18 semester credit hours, while annual room and board for these students will stay at $8,700.

There will be a slight increase in tuition for students enrolled in the School of Evening and Graduate Studies. Tuition will increase three percent from $302 per credit hour to $311 per credit hour.

Trustees approved a parking fee for students enrolled in both programs, effective with the 2011-2012 academic year. Day students will pay $50 per semester to park on campus, while students in the SEGS program will pay a $25 per semester parking fee. Trustees asked administrators to seek students' input on how the parking on campus will be designated and assigned.

Faculty Tenure Approved
Trustees unanimously approved tenure for two faculty members, effective with the 2011-2012 academic year. Tenure was granted to Dr. Doug Brown, associate professor of mathematics, and to Dr. Sue Calcagni, associate professor of biology and environmental science.

New Trustees Added to Board
Trustees unanimously approved the addition of two new trustees to the Board, bringing the total membership on the board to 48. They include alumni Sally Whitney '77 and Robert McLeod '67. Both will join the board in deliberations at the May retreat to be held on campus.

Whitney, who recently retired as a senior vice president with Duke Power in Charlotte, is currently a member of the College's Board of Visitors. She makes her home in Mooresville.

McLeod is retired from McLeod Verlander law firm and resides in Chapel Hill and Louisiana. He earned his law degree from Tulane University, and like Whitney,
is a current member of the College's Board of Visitors.

Trustees Recognized
Two trustees were recognized by their fellow members on the Board during the Feb. 15 meeting. Bronze plaques were unveiled and will be displayed in Ketner Hall to recognize William "Bill" Graham '83 and his wife, Shari '83, of Salisbury and Bryan Applefield '66 of Dothan, Ala. One plaque names a video conferencing room in Ketner Hall in honor of the Grahams in recognition of their gift to fund it. The other names the Dean's Office in the Ketner School of Business in Applefield's honor in recognition of his recent leadership and service as interim dean of the Ketner School of Business.





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