| Education | March 07, 2019
Lyon College Class of 2022
Welcome to the Neighborhood
It is that time of year again. Nearly 250 new students have arrived on the campus of Lyon College to begin the fall semester. Founded in 1872, Lyon College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college located in the heart of Batesville, Arkansas.
Students come to Lyon from across the state, nation and globe. This diverse student body has a considerable impact on the Batesville community.
Local students who decide to attend Lyon College are making an investment in their own community. Instead of exporting young talent to another city or state, Independence County retains those individuals who continue to shop, dine, play, and will more than likely work in the community.
There may be no force greater than Lyon College at attracting visitors and new residents to the Batesville community. With every new student that attends Lyon College from outside Independence County, this area not only gains a new resident but also a new visitor relationship with the student’s family. There are several times during the year when parents or family members of students will visit the region. This provides a boost for area hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments.
On behalf of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, we welcome you to our community. We know that there are many schools in many different cities you could have chosen, but you are here – and for that we are grateful. We look forward to meeting you and showing you what it means to Experience Independence.
Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce
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