Butler enrollment up in Marion

Amy Kjellin, director of Butler Community College in Marion and Council Grove, told Marion Kiwanis on Tuesday that enrollment is up about 20 percent compared to spring 2012.

While community colleges have seen a sustained growth in enrollment in recent years, this year enrollment in the whole Butler Community College system was down a little bit. That makes the growth in Marion even more impressive.

Kjellin also told the 19 Kiwanis members present about Kansas offering free tuition in career and technical courses for students who are still in high school and the certified nurse assistant courses the college is offering.

There will be a morning of free classes April 6 at the Marion campus. Topics will include exercise, history, crafts, personal finance, and pets, to name a few. For more information or to register, call (620) 382-2183 or visit http://www.funclassdaybccmarion.eventbrite.com.

Todd Heitschmidt read a letter from the president of Kiwanis International congratulating the club on its upcoming 90th anniversary.

Kiwanis will serve dinner at the Circles of Hope meeting Thursday at Marion Presbyterian Church.

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