August 27, 2012

A number of NJC staff and faculty also showed up to help, including College President Jay Lee shown here coming through the door to GRB Hall with a load. Northeastern Junior College opened its doors this weekend to students moving in, ready to start the fall semester. Like most colleges across Colorado and the nation, enrollment numbers are down somewhat at NJC. Northeastern is coming off of four years of enrollment growth, arriving at enrollment numbers pretty much in line with the average of all the other schools in the Colorado Community College System. This decline has a small silver lining as it will allow the college to keep a few residential areas on campus vacant so that some basis upgrades can be completed. The college has been so full in recent years that improvements scheduled in some dorms was put on hold. Church groups including Peace Lutheran Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church had volunteers on campus helping move students into their rooms. A number of NJC staff and faculty also showed up to help, including College President Jay Lee shown here coming through the door to GRB Hall with a load. For a number of years now, NJC has recruited community help to greet and meet students on move-in day. Both students and parents make comments about how nice this is and how different it is to have this kind of welcome when they arrive.  (Courtesy Photo)