FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 10, 2006
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Spring enrollment up at MUW
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Spring enrollment is up 2.55
percent as of the first day of classes at
Mississippi University for Women.
The trend is a continuation of the growth MUW
experienced in the fall, according to Dr. Bucky
Wesley, vice president for student services.
MUW President Claudia A. Limbert said, “We are
excited about this enrollment news. This reinforces
MUW’s commitment to deliver a highly personalized
learning environment, made possible through the
dedication of our faculty.”
This news comes on the heels of Kiplinger’s Personal
Finance magazine ranking MUW 53 of the 100 best
values in public colleges across America.
In addition to the academic news, students returned
to two new buildings as spring semester classes
opened on Monday.
Martin Hall, new home for the Department of Nursing,
has been transformed into a state-of-the art
academic showplace. The cost was approximately $5.2
Built in 1929, Martin Hall is one of 23 campus
buildings listed on the National Register of
The $4.7 million renovation of Thad and Rose Cochran
Hall is complete as well.
Originally built in 1908 to serve as a residence
hall, Cochran Hall now houses the Office of the Vice
President for Student Services, Career services,
Student Life, Diversity Education and Programs and
the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi.
Nora Miller, vice president for finance and
administration, said the completion of Martin Hall
and Cochran Hall renovations made it to possible to
check off two items on the to-do list of phase one
of the university’s 20-year Campus Master Plan.
“These buildings are excellent examples of
functional historic preservation,” she said. “We can
be very proud of having beautiful facilities that
retain their historic character and beauty, and yet
offer all the modern conveniences of comfort, safety