Rust College celebrates largest freshman class


Rust College recently welcomed its largest freshman class ever to the Holly Springs campus.

In an article that appeared in the student newspaper, The Rustorian, Johnny McDonald, director of Enrollment Services said 350 new students are already on campus and that the number could reach 400. Of the new students, more than 120 are male, another record. Rust is a United Methodist college.

Brittany Streeter, a social science major from Memphis said that she is attending Rust because it is “a great education and experience that will last a lifetime.”

Dexter Dowdy, a political science major also from Memphis, enrolled at Rust hoping to continue the family legacy of Rust College graduates.

Angel Williams, a political science major from Atlanta said, “I was a little nervous about the college experience, but overall everything is going great. I don’t want to transfer because when I start something, I want to finish it.”