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Volume 76, Issue 21
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Enjoy the break!
March 4, 2011
BC announces smallest tuition increase in years
The Brevard College Board of Trustees has
announced a 2.4 percent increase in tuition and
fees for the 2011-2012 academic year
The additional cost is much lower than it
has been in the past seven years. “This is the
smallest increase since I’ve been at the college,”
said John Hardt, Dean of Faculty and Vice
President for Academic Affairs, at Thursday’s
open campus forum.
The tuition and fee increase is nearly half the
previous year’s of 4.2 percent, and almost a third
of the rise just three years ago of 6.9 percent.
Tuition for 2011-2012 will be $22,700
annually, a 2.7 percent increase over this year’s
cost. Room and board in East Jones and Beam
residence halls will be $7,950, a 1.7 percent
increase in room and board.
Full details about 2011 -2012 tuition and fees
can be found on the BC Web site, www.brevard.
While the board approved the tuition
and fee schedule, it did not consider the
operational budget. “The administration is
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currently working with
the Board on establishing
the operational budget
for 2011-2012,” said
President Drew Van Horn
in an E-mail to faculty and
staff on Wednesday.
“We do expect to see
reductions,” said Elardt.
“We do not know what
type and where yet.”
In the search for the next
president of BC, the Board
of Trustees appointed
trustee Donald Moore,
Jr. as Chairman of the
Transition and Search
Committee. According to Van Horn, faculty,
staff, students and alumni will be represented
in the committee.
Moore said further information will be shared
with the campus community over the coming
Van Horn was not on campus to conduct
Percent increase in tuition and fees, 2004-
Thursday’s forum, as Hardt and Deborah
Hall, Vice President for Business and Finance,
answered few questions to a largely silent
No new information could be shared about
the Board of Trustees meeting beyond what Van
Horn sent to faculty and staff Wednesday.
BC receives Connestee Falls scholarship funds
Brevard College recently
received a check for $10,000
from the Connestee Falls
Scholarship Program to help
support local Transylvania
County students attending
“We are extremely
appreciative of the support
given to Brevard College and
our students by Connestee
Falls over the years,” said
President Drew Van Horn.
Three local residents,
Amanda Chapman, Jeremiah
Morgan and Jessica Page,
currently receive assistance
from the scholarship fund for right) Bill Watson, Jessica Page, Amanda Chapman and
the 2010-2011 academic year.
“Connestee Falls residents place a very high
value on education and we are pleased to be
able to help local students annually with these
scholarship funds,” said Bill Watson, chair
of the Connestee Falls Scholarship Program
and member of the Brevard College Board of
Begun in 1987, theConnesteeFaUs Scholarship
Program has benefited many talented and
deserving students from Transylvania County.
Brevard College alone has been the recipient of
more than $100,000 since the inception of this
program. These scholarships have provided
academic support to more than 65 students
during the past 20 years.