As the year winds to a close, we wanted to take a few moments to thank all of the alumni, students, staff, faculty, and parents who made 2015 a memorable year.
The past year has been one of remarkable change for the university. We watched the Class of 2015 graduate and move on to great success this year. We said farewell to our president of seven years, and welcomed our new president. And, we welcomed the largest class ever to our campus with the Class of 2018. During all that change, our alumni and current students continually astounded us with their knowledge and skills.
We’ve been thrilled with alumni who have willingly shared their stories of life after graduation with us and prospective students in a way that Neumont has not previously done. We saw all of our social media channels grow in large part due to the support of our alumni. With the addition of streaming, we’re excited to see how our audience continues to grow in 2016. We can’t thank you enough for answering our questions, sharing your photos, and letting us take your time.
The Office of Student Life continued to offer support services students need along with events and clubs. The advocates do an outstanding job of meeting with every student and truly getting to know them. They’re key to providing the support any student needs to succeed.
They also assisted students who held clothing and food drives in addition to donating blood every quarter. We’re honored to contribute to our community and amazed by our students who continually show us how.
Additionally, we had an incredible new event: Capstone Project Invitational. Project Showcase again dazzled us (not once, but twice in a single year). Our students consistently created incredible projects. From Chrome extensions to websites to algorithms, they solved problems we didn’t realize even existed.
Off campus, we screened Most Likely to Succeed which encouraged us to talk about the importance of project-based education. And that’s why, we were thrilled to be a part of the Hour of Code at Highland Park Elementary. We’re looking forward to more community events like these in the coming year.
Meanwhile our campus continued to grow, with more dedicated faculty, a larger staff, and more students. Our students showed resilience by quickly adapting to the changes we made to our home and their campus. And at times offered their insight into what was needed to give them a better learning experience.
Of course, another side to Neumont University’s success counts on the staff who help us partner with local and national tech companies for Enterprise Projects. This year, we partnered with Pluralsight, Workfront, Think Big, and Towers Watson along with other great companies. Again, these companies went out of their way to share their experience with NU students and alumni with us. We also saw more companies than ever participate in our quarterly Career Week events where developers and recruiters got to know our students. We’re glad to have worked with all of these companies and look forward to a great New Year.
Thank you for your continued support of Neumont University. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2016.