PLATTSBURGH — Clinton Community College will kick off the 2012-13 academic year Monday.
New students have already moved into the residence halls. Returning students will move in today.
“The start of a new school year always brings about a renewed sense of energy,” President John E. Jablonski said in a news release.
“We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students to campus for the start of another semester.”
Coming off a busy summer season, Clinton will usher in the academic year with a new logo and new brand identity. Both elements have been showcased prominently throughout the summer with an advertising campaign and in campus publications.
This fall, Clinton will enroll a record number of presidential scholars. Forty-one students who graduated this year with a high-school average of at least 90 will attend the college this year.
In the three previous years of the program, there were as many as 24 scholars in a year.
“We are so pleased that many of Clinton County’s top scholars are coming to Clinton this fall,” Jablonski said. “It’s an indication that students and their families recognize the quality of the educational programs that our faculty and staff provide.”
The college has hit another milestone with a record 32 international students attending the college for the 2012-13 academic year.
More than 20 of those students are from China. The remainder will come to Clinton from Bahrain, Canada, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.
“Our international student program enriches the academic and cultural experience of a Clinton education,” Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Cheryl Reagan said in a statement. “All of our students benefit from their interactions with people from different cultures.”
A number of cultural and academic activities will be taking place on campus throughout the year for students, staff and the community. One of the first is the annual Fall Festival, to be held on campus Sept. 5.
For a list of upcoming events, check the website www.clinton.edu or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clintoncommunitycollege.