Methodist University announced it welcomed one of the largest student enrollments in University history today at its Fall Opening Convocation. President Ben Hancock Jr. also announced that the Campaign for Methodist University – Building Excellence has almost reached $39 million, surpassing its $35 million goal. The final campaign figure will be announced in October, when the University celebrates the official end of the largest capital campaign in its history.
The Methodist University Physician Assistant program was awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant of $1.59 million over a four-year period. The grant program provides funds to eligible accredited U.S. health professions schools to make scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have financial need and are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full time students.
On Monday, Aug. 15, Methodist University alumnus Gene Dillman will deliver more than $40,000 worth of artifacts to the Lafayette Collection at Methodist University. These Lafayette items date from 1792 to 1834, and a significant number relate to his 1824-1825 tour of the United States.