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President Antonette J. Cleveland told Niagara County Community College trustees Wednesday that enrollment for the spring semester stands at 4,389, a decrease of 3.9 percent from the projected spring enrollment. However, total credit hours are up one-tenth of a percent.

Mary Jane Feldman, coordinator of institutional research at NCCC, said outside of the meeting that the administration had originally projected 47,680 credit hours for the students. Instead, the school has attracted students to take 47,731 hours this semester.

Mary G. Roseberry, director of enrollment services, said, "We're about 100 above the projections for new students, so that's a very positive development."

In another matter, the trustees voted, 9-0, to excuse students who take classes via the Internet from all fees except for a $5-per-credit-hour payment. The action still needs final approval from State University of New York.

The trustees also appointed Robert McKeown admissions adviser and recruiter from Feb. 12 to Aug. 31, at an annual salary of $31,200. He replaces Shirley Simrell, who had been paid $45,306 a year.

The board also appointed Julie Speer as registrar through Aug. 31 at an annual salary of $38,256.

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