The East Texas teachers who will be back at Lon Morris College this fall have been notified.
The college, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this summer, says they'll mainly be offering core curriculum classes that will transfer to other colleges and universities.
Thursday, the campus was nearly deserted, but Lon Morris Dean of Students Dave Hubbard says the college plans to be business as usual -- just on a smaller scale-- when classes start August 29.
Hubbard says the staff is working on pre-registration, which is August 11. He says their schedule is about a week behind most colleges in Texas, but they're making progress, nonetheless.
"We're very excited about the fall semester. We have a lot of good things going on. We're going to have a smaller class size, but that's also very advantageous to students who really like that mentoring effect and one-on-one training," Hubbard says.
Dean Hubbard says they'll be teaching core curriculum classes, like liberal arts and sciences, either online or in the classroom.
"The faculty members that will be supporting the fall classes, Dr. John Ross, academic dean, has already made contact with them," Hubbard says.
He says campus dorms are being prepared for the students who plan to live there, and while no athletic programs or cafeteria will be running this fall, administrators say they'll try to compensate for that.
"We'll have a lot of intramural activities, a lot of fun and a lot of parties after hours... things that can make a holistic atmosphere better on the campus," he says.
As far as partnerships with other community colleges or universities go, Dean Hubbard says they have no plans right now, but hope to keep that option available for other schools who may be interested.
Early registration for new or returning Lon Morris College students is August 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular registration begins on August 27th.
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