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Diana Jomf-
■President of SGA
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Susan Matey-
•Vice President of SGA
Kathy Marakas-
■Secretary of SGA
Jennie Smith-
•Treasurer of SGA
Ellen Newton-
■Chairman of Honor Council
After the
Ballots Were
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Moyer Fairey-
•Secretary of Honor Council
Giselle Thompson
-Sr. Repr. to Honor Council
New officers
promising 79-80
Ruthie Clark-
Jr. Repr. to Honor Council
Flora Abernathy-
Soph. Repr. to Honor Council
Vickie Russell-Day Student Repr. to Honor Council Not pictured
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Because students should be
aware of issues pertaining to
Salem’s Admissions
Program, the Salemite
recently discussed the
changing scene of college
admissions with Mrs. Annie
Jenkins of the Admissions
A drop in the amount of
enrollments has been ex
pected by Salem and other
colleges due to factors such
as the economic situation and
the fact that there are
comparatively , fewer
students than there were a
few years back when the
effects of the “Baby Boom”
were still felt. Also, in the
student population, only 3
percent of the females aged
18-21 are interested in a
woman’s college. “So the pool
has been reduced,” according
to Mrs. Jenkins. But she
added that, “Girls who do
choose a woman’s college are
more concerned about their
Enrollment in woman’s
colleges, as well as co-ed
institutions, is leveling off but
“fortunately,” Miss Jenkins
implied, “Salem has been
able to keep a steady
enrollment all along.” There
has never been a great
fluctuation in the number of
applicants. Salem has always
been able to obtain it s quota
of around 500 students.
Though this figure may drop
somewhat, Mrs. Jenkins feels
they will not compromise the
admission’s standards.
Salem will continue to accept
only those applicants
qualified for admission.
Salem’s admissions office
has employed the idea of pre
selection which enables them
to advise interested high
school juniors as to whether
or not it’s a good decision to
apply to Salem.
Miss Jenkins also explained
that recently a new trend in
the admissions process has
appeared. This shows that
some prospective students
are applying later in the year
than before. This trend may
have appeared because the
backgrounds of Salem’s
student body is becoming
more diverse more students
may come from families in
which the parents did not
attend college. Therefore
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April 8-9 Salem’s
Admissions Office will again
sponsor the applicants
weekend. Darcy Camp of the
admissions office with the
help of Fremderdienerin has
organized the event which
has always been an effective
way of promoting Salem
The admissions office feels
that one of the greatest ways
to stimulate the interest of
prospective students is to get
them on Salem’s campus and
show them first hand what
the college is all about.
Miss Camp stated that a
Salem student is the best
salesperson for the school.
The Admissions Office feels
that they rely a great deal on
the Salem students because
they can be most effective in
encouraging applicants and
actual enrollments.
Miss Camp said she was
expecting 46 possibly 50 girls,
who had applied and were
accepted, to participate. She
explained that some of these
girls have already decided to
attend Salem and this
weekend would serve as a
kind of orientation forthem
The others have not yei
decided and hopefully the fun
and informative program will
persuade them towards an
affirmative decision.
The girls, who are coming
from Florida, Maryland,
Kentucky, and places in
between, will-register Sunday
and then attend a panel
discussion concerned with the
topic, “Liberal Arts: A
preparation for the 1980’s.”
This is the first time this type
of program has been on the
Areekend’s schedule and it
promises to be very suc
cessful. Dr. Fay, Dean
Helmick, Dr. Pubantz and
Ms. Pence-Sokoloff will each
speak on the topic from the
viewpoint of their respective
areas. Sunday evening, the
whole student body will
gather with the applicants in
the May Dell for a cookout.
Afterwards a “dorm session”
will take place. This involves
students from different areas
of campus life who will talk
with the appalicants and
answer any questions.
Sunday night the Archways,
Dansalems and other student
performers will provide “a
Night of Students Enter
tainment” which will be
followed by an ice cream

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