Thomas College begins another school year

WATERVILLE — Thomas College’s incoming class joined the community on Aug. 31 with move-in day and the beginning of orientation. The first day of classes for students began Tuesday, Sept. 3.
“Thomas College had an extremely busy weekend welcoming our incoming class to our community with fun and engaging activities organized by current student leaders,” said Thomas College President Laurie G. Lachance. “This year’s incoming class has distinguished itself for academic excellence, with fully one-third of the first year students taking advantage of Thomas College’s unique accelerated three-year bachelor’s program, which will cut the cost of their college education by 25 percent and will allow them to begin their careers a year earlier than their peers.
“And not only are our students academically motivated, 93 incoming students came to college 10 days early to take part in our very innovative Early Start program completing a full, intensive college course before the school year officially started,” Lachance said.
The incoming class is made up of 86 percent Mainers, 13 percent other new Englander, as well as students from Florida, California, Bermuda, Haiti and the Czech Republic. Incoming students’ top majors are Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Education.
“We are proud to welcome these highly motivated, academically driven students into our community,” said Lachance.

PHOTOS: Students move in to Thomas College Aug. 31. (Submitted photos)