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Moravian College Attracts Second-Largest Freshman Class

Class of 2012 includes largest number of Comenius Scholars, large number of community volunteers

Bethlehem, Pa., August 20, 2008— The admissions office of Moravian College is reporting another successful year as 387 freshmen are scheduled to enroll making the Class of 2012 the second-largest in Moravian’s 266-year history.  The Class of 2012 is also distinguished by the largest number of recipients of the prestigious Comenius Scholarship.

Other notable characteristics of the Class of 2012 include:

  • Over 270 community service projects were conducted by members of the class over the course of their high school career
  • 36 percent of the class is expected to choose a major in the natural sciences
  • Nearly one-third of the class are members of the National Honor Society
  • 83 students were team captains and 30 were class presidents
  • Nearly 12 percent are students of color

“The Class of 2012 is an accomplished group of students” said Bernard Story, vice president for enrollment. “The fact that so many of our incoming students qualified for a Comenius Scholarship and that so many have given so much of their time helping those in need make this class exceptional.”

“The road to college is paved with many obstacles and hurdles. These students have successfully navigated that terrain and with the help of many have arrived at Moravian College,” Story continued. “We’re delighted that these students have chosen us and that we were able to choose them from another large pool of applicants for admission.”

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.