The Marlboro Record

For the Record

Incoming class shows small is beautiful

One of the smallest in recent years, Marlboro’s 2010 entering class is large in experiences and interests. An eager 69 new students arrived on campus in August to embark on their Bridges orientation trips. Among them, 22 percent hail from New England, with New York, California, Pennsylvania, Washington and Illinois also weighing in heavily. They range in age from 17 to 63 and include six “legacies,” students related to other students or alumni. Of the incoming class, 75 percent are first-year students and 17 percent are students of color.

The group includes an exchange student from Prescott College in Arizona, two veterans (one Army, one Navy), members of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society, two senior class presidents and a winner in Berklee College’s songwriting contest. They have volunteered at an orphanage in Nepal, the New York Aquarium, environmental organizations and organic farms. A Boy Scout patrol leader, student teacher at Jewish temple, a sound engineer technician, an intern for Teen Ink, an astronomy club president and a policy debater at the national level are just a few of the roles new students have already filled prior to coming to Marlboro. We welcome these engaged and distinguished students to the Marlboro College community and look forward to learning more about them over the course of their first year here.