FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 12, 2007
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Spring enrollment up at MUW
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s
spring enrollment is up 1.8 percent today compared
to registration at the same time last spring.
Enrollment as of today was 2,228, according to Dr.
Bucky Wesley, vice president for student services,
who said, “The trend is a continuation of the growth
MUW experienced in the fall.”
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 recently ranking MUW 54 of the 100
best values in public colleges across America.
In addition to the academic news, MUW is preparing
for the opening of its new fitness and recreation
Significant progress in the amount of $12.8 million
has been made on the Emma Ody Pohl Building and the
Marie Charlotte Stark Recreation Center. These
facilities will replace the Emma Ody Pohl Physical
Education Assembly Building, which was destroyed by
a tornado in 2002.
Construction on the $13.5 million projects began in
spring 2005, and the end of January is the date set
for substantial completion. The university expects
to have furniture and equipment delivered and
installed in February.
The facility is scheduled to be dedicated in March.