Franklin College exceeds enrollment, fundraising goals

Franklin College exceeded its goals for both fundraising and enrollment for the upcoming school year.

The college’s office of development and alumni engagement raised $680,867 for scholarships, exceeding the goal of $625,000, according to a news release from the college.

For the fall semester, the college also has 328 enrolled for its incoming class, eight more than the goal, the release said.

College officials credited their alumni and work by employees for exceeding the two goals.

Trustees, alumni, faculty and staff, parents, community members, foundations and corporate partners all contribute to the scholarship fund.

“Alumni and friends of Franklin College rallied together, yet again, to support our students,” said Gail Lowry, vice president for development and alumni engagement.

And college employees, including in admissions and financial aid, work closely with students and families to attract them to Franklin College.

“The value and quality of a Franklin College education is clearly being recognized by prospective students and their parents,” said Tim Garner, interim vice president for enrollment and marketing.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.