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First Day of School for Carroll College students

Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 20:39:49-04

HELENA – Carroll College students were welcomed back for the 2018 school year with “Breakfast with the President” Wednesday morning.

At 7:30 Wednesday morning, the new president John Cech and his colleagues welcomed students back to campus for their first class.

The president gave out free muffins, coffee and a little conversation.

Cech says he was able to meet new students coming from as far away as Germany and China.

He adds there are many new additions to Carroll’s academic school year like the Access Program.

The Access Program was created to give junior and senior high-school students the opportunity to take free college classes.

There are currently 90 high schoolers enrolled in the Access Program.

This year Carroll College has accepted 300 new students and 800 returning students.

John Cech president of Carroll College says “We’re a family and we want to develop that relationship that family relationship with our students. On a beautiful morning like this its just it just a wonderful opportunity to just welcome our students to our campus to our community and just engage in conversation with them.”

Other additions include a remodel to the library and discussion to let students have a voice in future changes to Carroll.

Carroll College will also have activities like a dance, water slide, and a special dinner to encourage students to network.

Reporting by Mercedies Pruneda for MTN News