CROWLEY’S RIDGE COLLEGE AND ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE SIGN FORMAL ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Blytheville, Arkansas – Crowley’s Ridge College (CRC) and Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC) entered into a formal articulation agreement on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on the campus of ANC in Blytheville, Arkansas. By entering into this agreement, CRC and ANC express their mutual commitment to serve students in their respective areas by providing high quality educational programs and services.
The purpose of this articulation agreement is to assist students in making a seamless transfer from the associate to the baccalaureate degree by clarifying transfer policies and procedures between both programs.
CRC President Richard Johnson and CRC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Brian Davis, along with ANC President Dr. James Shemwell, and ANC Vice President of Instruction/Chief Academic Officer Dr. Keith McClanahan were present for the signing of this historic agreement for both higher education institutions.
Johnson stated that “being able to partner with ANC in serving their students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at CRC is a very exciting and an important step for our institution. This process helped CRC further improve our degree structure to enable two-year transfer students to complete their bachelor degrees at our institution within a maximum of two more years.” The partnership between ANC and CRC is ideal, as both institutions serve college students throughout northeast Arkansas and the surrounding areas, striving to help them complete their education and prepare them for successful careers. Dr. Shemwell agreed, saying, “this partnership with Crowley’s Ridge College further amplifies the wide range of opportunities available to students attending the Arkansas Northeastern College. We encourage our students to explore all that CRC has to offer.”
Crowley’s Ridge College is a private four-year Christian college located in Paragould, Arkansas and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. CRC offers Bachelors degrees. The college has an open admissions policy and welcomes students of all backgrounds.
As a comprehensive, two-year institution of higher education, Arkansas Northeastern College offers a flexible schedule and courses at each of its locations in Blytheville, Leachville, and Osceola. Arkansas Northeastern College is a non-residential college, with a primary focus on learning. ... See MoreSee Less
It was an exciting day to participate in this new partnership agreement between Crowley's Ridge College and Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC). Dr. Brian Davis, CRC's Vice President for Academic Affairs played a key role in getting this accomplished. Thank you, Dr. Davis!
Fall Classes Update from Crowley’s Ridge College – July 28, 2020
Crowley’s Ridge College (CRC) is planning to have classes in person on campus beginning in August. We will be following mandates and suggestions as specified by the Governor of Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the Center of Disease Control (CDC), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and other health and education experts.
Facial coverings or facemasks are currently required throughout CRC’s campus when within six feet of another person who is not a member of one’s family. This practice will continue when classes begin in August. Many of CRC’s classes will be able to maintain an acceptable social distance of at least six feet where facemasks may be removed. Any class or activity where a distance of at least six feet cannot be maintained will require the wearing of facemasks.
CRC facilities are being thoroughly cleaned and sanitized this summer and this practice will continue. Touchless hand sanitizers, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers are being installed in every restroom and other key locations in every facility.
Campus housing rooms are large enough where social distancing can easily be maintained by roommates and students in rooms nearby. No more than two students will be assigned to any dorm room. The cafeteria will be set up using social distancing and dividing shields. All meals will be served by cafeteria staff and take out containers will be available. New outdoor furniture is being ordered this week and will be available outside the cafeteria, gym, dorms, library, administration building, tennis courts, and other areas.
Screenings for temperature and symptoms will be implemented for all staff, students, and guests. Campus students and employees who have an elevated temperature or “Covid like” symptoms will be required to be tested off campus. Separate quarantine areas on campus for male and female students will be available, if needed. Students needing to be quarantined may be asked to do so at their homes, if all quarantine areas at CRC are in use from other students in quarantine.
CRC Calendar for August:
August 8-9 Freshman Move-in Days
August 10-14 Freshman Orientation
August 12-13 Freshman Registration
August 14 Professional Development for CRC Faculty/Staff
August 15 First Day NAIA Athletic Teams Can Practice
August 15 Commencement 10 AM @ Hillcrest Church of Christ (facemasks & social distancing required)
August 15-16 Returners Move-in Days
August 17-18 Registration for Returners & Transfers
August 19 Classes Begin
August 28 Last Day to Add Class
Every student will be given a welcome to CRC package, which will include a CRC monogrammed facemask, hand sanitizer, and other nice items. We cannot wait to have our students back on campus. We have missed you!
CRC does not plan to have on campus classes after students leave for Thanksgiving Break. They will have online/Zoom classes for the week following Thanksgiving Break and then the following week will do their finals online. Students will be encouraged to take things they will need home at Thanksgiving Break, so they will not need to return to CRC’s campus until the spring semester begins in January, 2021.
Please consider the information in this announcement to be as accurate as we can relay as of today. CRC will be monitoring this pandemic daily and take into account the current advice and suggestions of the experts. Again, our main concern is to provide a quality Christian education in a safe environment as we look forward to welcoming our students back this fall.
CRC Administration Building Office Hours beginning August 3, 2020: Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
Please direct any questions you have to these departments:
ROBERT & BECKY FOSTER, OWNERS OF INTIMIDATOR, INC. DONATE UTV TO CROWLEY’S RIDGE COLLEGE
Crowley’s Ridge College is very grateful to Robert and Becky Foster, founders of the Intimidator Group located in Batesville, Arkansas. The Fosters in July donated this 750cc Kohler® gas 4x4 utility vehicle with a collapsible hauling area to help CRC tackle campus work and our student life activities. In June, CRC President, Richard Johnson told the Fosters how the college was making numerous changes in every department focused on helping our higher education institution to thrive by connecting our mission more purposefully with our academic programs, student life, campus ministry, church, and community outreach. President Johnson shared with the Fosters that CRC’s 150-acre campus has a large portion that must be maintained on a daily basis with some buildings pretty spread out and we have baseball, softball, intramural fields, and other areas of campus to maintain. Using their company website at intimidatorutv.com/models/truck/ he built the UTV that CRC needed to do these jobs much easier. Robert and Becky responded by donating the UTV you see in these pictures. Facilities Manager, Craig Cupp, Campus Manager, Bill Pangborn, and Kolton Douglas were very pleased to add this great gift to their workforce. CRC’s First Lady, Andrea Johnson even let the President take her for a spin in this big time nice UTV! However, this was not the first time that the Fosters have helped CRC. In recent years, they greatly reduced prices on two Spartan Zero Turn Mowers sold through their business and helped in other ways. These new Spartan mowers have drastically reduced the mowing time for CRC’s campus.
Intimidator UTVs and Spartan Mowers are proudly manufactured in Batesville, Arkansas.
Thank you Robert and Becky. This UTV will help our staff take care of campus much easier and it will also be used to serve CRC students as well. ... See MoreSee Less
That is wonderful of them. As you have said campus covers lots of area and this will substantially lessen the workload. First Lady Andrea should have required you to get her a lemonade or sweet tea as you rode around. Someone should build a Sonic out there pronto. 😂😂
Congratulations to Catherine Butler, Instructor of Natural Sciences at CRC on receiving her Masters of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from Arkansas State recently. Cathie, we are so proud of your hard work and determination to finish this degree! ... See MoreSee Less
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