Volume XXIX, No. 1
Methodist College, Fayetteville, N.C. 28311
Alan Coheley To Direct Enrollment Services
by Pamela Phillips
Methodist College has a new Director
of Enrollment Services, Alan Coheley.
Mr. Coheley is a Fayetteville native who
graduated from Westover High School.
He earned his undergraduate degree from
the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill and received his Masters de
gree in College Student Personnel from
Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
The f)osition of Director for Enroll
ment Services is a new one. As the Di
rector, Mr. Coheley will be responsible
for both the Admissions Office and the
Office of Financial Aid. He will work
closely with Mr. Keso who is the Finan
cial Aid Director.
Mr. Coheley has set several goals for
the upcoming year. He wants to increase
Methodist College's presence in North
Carolina, especially in the eastern part of
the state. Further, he would like to at
tract more out-of-state students. Finally,
Mr. Coheley expressed a desire to work
more closely with the Methodist Church.
Several programs have been revital
ized by Mr. Coheley's office. These pro
grams include guided tours for prospec
tive students and recruitment phone-a-
Beginning this semester, autumn
1991, Methodist College has adopted a
12 point grading scale as follows;
Letter Grade OP Per SH
thons. Both of these programs allow
Methodist College students to become in
volved in attracting new students. Mr.
Coheley said that there are questions that
prospective students will not ask a col
lege adminisuator, but will ask a student.
Another project that he hopes to im
plement is the creation of focus groups
-with new students. During these groups,
the students would discuss their reasons
for attending Methodist College. Stu
dents may be asked what they expected
to receive during their first year at Meth
odist College and if their expectations
"Methodist College has a lot to offer,"
said Coheley. "We just need to get the
name out there." Enrollment is up this
fall by approximately 5%, and Mr. Co
heley hopes to keep this trend going .by
recruiting heavily in the spring. ‘
Mr. Coheley has an open-door policy,
and he invites students to drop in if they
have questions regarding admission or if
they would like to participate in the cam-
pus-tour-guide program or the phone-a-
thon program. His office is in the Horner
Administration Building and his tele
phone extension is 7030.
In those instances when a student
withdraws from a course and is awarded
a withdrawal grade of WF, the WF will
be computed in the same manner as an F.
Official transcripts will reflect these
Mr. Alan Coheley (left) and Mr. Jeff Brock, Associate Director of Admissions,
answers a student's questions at registration.
About ten weeks ago, a stray cat gave
birth to five kittens in a storm drain near
the boiler plant. These kittens are now
ready for adoption. All are short-haired
tabby cats. Three are yellow striped, one
is spotted brown, black and white, and
one is black with white and brown spots.
All seem healthy and ready to be
weaned. The sex of each has not been
The maintenance suiff and news bu
reau staff have been feeding the family,
but are not prepared to sustain six cats in
definitely. If you'd like a kitten or know
anyone who's interested, please contact
the Maintenance Department or the News
Bureau. If the kittens aren't adopted in
the next two weeks, the Animal Conuol
Officer will have to be notified.
Carrie W. Parish
The Reverend Carrie W. Parrish is
Methodist's new campus minister.
Reverend Parrish was previously the
pastor of Roseboro United Methodist
Church. She and her husband Alonzo
and their daughters Margaret and Julia
live in the Stedman community east of
Fayetteville. Julia is a rising sophomore
Mrs. Parrish holds a B.A. degree from
High Point College, an M.A. degree
form Northwestern University and Gar-
rett-Evangelical Theological Seminary,
and a Master of Divinity degree from
Southeastern Baptist Theological Semi
nary. She was ordained an elder by the
North Carolina Conference of the United
Methodist Church in 1982.
Many Cumberland County residents
already know Carrie Parrish. She taught
social studies at Cape Fear High School
from 1969-73 and was an instructor at
Fayetteville Technical Community Col
lege from 1973-77.
A friend and supporter of Methodist
College for many years. Reverend Par
rish has recruited many students for the
college. She has personally brought stu
dents to the campus and helped secure fi
nancial aid for them.
"As a church-related college," said
Reverend Parrish, "we should be calling
people to a better way of life. I'm into
building relationships. I want to get to
know people at Methodist—the students,
faculty, and staff."
"Campus ministry is not an easy as
signment," she added. "It will take time
to build a successful program."