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Sept. 23, 2010

Contact: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284 or Beth Keehn at (419) 303-8547

Ohio State Lima welcomes record enrollment

The Ohio State University at Lima welcomes a record number of students to the first week of classes for Autumn Quarter 2010. More than 1563 students are enrolled in classes. The previous high was 1509 in Autumn Quarter 2009.

“We are excited to welcome a record number of students to the Ohio State Lima campus.” said Beth Keehn, Associate Director of Enrollment Services at Ohio State Lima. “When the students return for the start of a new academic year, we all remember why we do what we do – help them achieve their educational and life goals.”

479 of the students are new first quarter freshmen. Of the freshmen, 35 percent come from outside Ohio State Lima’s traditional 10-county service area. The freshmen represent 38 counties in Ohio. Approximately 160 of the overall student body live in the near campus student housing.
Official numbers will be available following the 15th day of classes.

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Editors’ Note: The tailgate-themed Guidance Counselor Breakfast will offer excellent B-roll and interview opportunities. More than 40 area guidance counselors will be in attendance at the Visitors and Student Services Center in the Ag Building just off Mumaugh Road from 7:50-10:00 a.m., Fri., Sept. 24, 2010. The counselors will receive updates on all the Ohio State campuses, including a presentation from Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience. Members of the University Chorus and Pep Band will also be on hand for a group sing. Arts activities on campus will also be highlighted, as will the English Department programming.