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Ohlone enrollment spikes

By Wes Bowers.

Thursday, October 12, 2006—Reprinted from Fremont Bulletin.

Enrollment during the fall semester is up at Ohlone College, and Ron Travenick, the school's associate vice president of Student Services, said a record number of students are attending.

"We haven't deviated from past enrollment patterns that much," Travenick said. "The faculty had to look daily, and see what students were here and how to make room for others. The fruit of our labors is that we have a record number of students in our classrooms."

Travenick said enrollment is up 10.5 percent from the fall semester in 2005, with 3,296 full-time students.

He said of the school's total population of 10,000 students, 29 percent are taking 12 units this semester. Another 25 percent are taking 6.5 to 11.5, and 45 percent are less than part-time students.

Travenick said 55.43 percent of students are those who attend class during the day, while 31.37 percent of students attend both day and evening classes.

About 13.2 percent of students are strictly evening students.

"That's a big impact on us," he said. "Because we've shifted our services so that we're open later at night, and our students can access those services."

College administrators are proud enrollment has jumped.

"When an organization accomplishes something phenomenal, it does need to be recognized and celebrated," Ohlone Vice President Jim Wright said. "What has happened at Ohlone over the last 10 months has been phenomenal, and it needs to be celebrated."

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