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HBC delays classes

August 21, 2000

HBC delays classes



By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer


Classes at Hagerstown Business College will resume later than usual this fall so the school can prepare for a projected increase in enrollment, which will reach its highest level yet, President Christopher Motz said Monday.

The extra time is needed to prepare more classrooms, he said.

Classes will start Sept. 25 for the full 15-week trimester, which will conclude in January after a holiday break.

Initially, classes were to start Sept. 7, he said.

More than 700 students are expected to attend HBC this fall, the most students the college has ever had, Motz said. During the most recent trimester, 582 students were enrolled, he said.

The enrollment jump is attributed to aggressive recruitment of students and to new programs, especially graphic design and information technology, Motz said.

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"We want to be ready for the more than 700 students we expect this fall. By delaying our start date, all issues associated with new construction should be resolved," Motz said.

Several apartments in Fawley Hall, the college's on-campus housing facility, will be converted into three classrooms, he said.

The college's bookstores will be enlarged to accommodate student's needs, he said.

Construction is scheduled to begin soon now that the summer session is over. That session ended last week.

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