Enrollment, Student Development, and Campus Life
Covenant's students and the energetic and focused campus life they generate and enjoy are one of my greatest joys as president. To play a role in God's work in their lives during these years is a privilege and delight.
- Fall 2010 enrollments were as follows:
- Traditional residential program: 986
- Quest: 222
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (BSECE): 33
- Master of Education: 63
Of our traditional students, 53% were female and 47% were male. Of our entering students, 52% were from PCA backgrounds (up from 48%), and the ACT composite scores for the 25th to 75th percentile ranged from 23-29 (up from 22-28).
- Enhancement of our financial awarding process, with excellent cross-departmental coordination between admissions and financial aid offices;
- Significant increases in attendance at our Campus Preview Weekends;
- The hiring of Lisa Boozer '92 as admissions volunteer coordinator, to mobilize current and past parents, alumni, church and school leaders, and various other stakeholders to assist in the recruiting process;
- Another full year of campus activities, including the inaugural Highland Games (with the six traditional Scottish games, a five-kilometer race, great food, and music) and a Comic Relief event to raise funds for International Justice Mission.
- Introduction of the Luke 21:4 Initiative to challenge students regarding their financial stewardship;
- The seventh annual Student Leadership Conference for student leaders hired to serve during the 2011-2012 year;
- Summer Pre-Orientation with 83 incoming students and over 100 parents attending;
- Continuing growth and blessing of the Diversity Program, with weekly times of fellowship, dinners together, and other special events;
- Continuing development of the Parents Council, including a monthly parents e-newsletter, a parents prayer network, and Parents Weekend in February, with more than 125 attendees;
- Launch of our first living-learning community, with eight women students mentored by two faculty/staff women.
- "Love Chattanooga" and "Love Lookout" student community service days;
- Enhanced emergency preparedness, including a campus-wide siren warning system and security cameras.