With the changes that were made for spring semester due to Covid-19, we were unable to have a normal Awards Day. Instead, members of the faculty and staff recorded videos presenting their awards. Those videos have been compiled to one video. The faculty and staff at CRC are proud of each and every one of our students for a great school year, and especially a great spring semester given the changes that had to be made due to Covid-19. ... See MoreSee Less
CRC DAY 2020 is scheduled for June 14. We hope you and your congregation will help support CRC DAY this year.
This year’s CRC DAY will help support these Bible department needs, estimated at $200,000:
· Bible major student scholarships
· Church related scholarships
· Preacher training
· Bible educational materials
· Restoration, missions, and other field trips
CRC DAY gifts will also help support these Campus Ministry areas, estimated at $100,000:
· Campus Minister – CRC hired full-time person for this needed position to help us connect with every student. Part of the Campus Minister’s salary and benefits are expenses not in CRC’s previous budget since this was formerly only a part-time position.
· Campus Ministry House – $45,000 to $60,000 to improve some of the interior and exterior, purchase furniture, adding technology for the campus ministry great room, study, and game room in the basement, and outside fellowship areas.
Not being able to visit our churches and donors may reduce the amount of CRC DAY gifts and other donations given to Crowley’s Ridge College. I realize some giving to churches may be down as well. If you and your congregation are able, please donate toward CRC DAY. This annual campaign is very important to meet CRC’s annual budget for the above areas. This postcard graphic tells you how to mail your CRC DAY gift or you can donate online. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
CRC's love and concern for the African American Community:
It is with deep sadness, anger, and a flood of other emotions that come to mind as I watched the video showing the inhumane, tragic, and needless death of George Floyd, an African American man who lost his life on May 25 in Minnesota. Nothing can justify this horrific tragedy nor can words describe. I do not pretend to know how or what the African American community is feeling during these past few days. However, on behalf of Crowley’s Ridge College, I do want everyone to know that our board, faculty, and staff are mourning with the African American community throughout this nation and we are very sorry for the hatred and lack of concern that allowed the death of Mr. Floyd to occur. I want our African American students to especially know at this very second, we are concerned about you, we are praying for you, and we pledge to listen to you as you convey to us your concerns and needs surrounding this heartrending tragedy. Please know that we love you and will do everything we can to make Crowley’s Ridge College a place of love and acceptance, where we can talk and learn from each other, and strive to be the servants that God wants each of us to be. As our students return to campus, we plan to discuss these injustices further, try to heal hurts, take away fears, and learn how to use our lives for good and not evil. May God bless each of you and know that CRC loves and cares for each of you, too.
THERE IS STILL TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE LOWER TUITION COSTS FOR SUMMER CLASSES!
With the economic challenges that many families are facing resulting from COVID-19, CRC is offering Summer 2020 Classes at much lower tuition prices! Contact Treka Clark, Registrar at 870-236-6901, ext 136 or email her at email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Crowley’s Ridge College Update: Plans for this Summer and Fall - May 20, 2020
We are very happy that students at Crowley’s Ridge College (CRC) finished the spring semester successfully even though everyone had to quickly transition to an online learning environment after spring break due to the Coronavirus. Since then, regarding Covid-19, CRC has been closely following suggestions by our state and federal government, higher education, and medical experts.
You will find the majority of those suggestions at the following:
In addition to the above informational links, our administration and board members are discussing daily our plans as we offer CRC’s needed college classes this summer, and resume on-campus classes and activities this fall, and how to communicate this information to our students and the rest of our constituency. I hope you find this updated information helpful.
Student refunds/credit – Due to Covid-19, the majority of CRC students did not return to campus following spring break. CRC has already emailed information to those students regarding refunds/credits that we are providing them since they did not use CRC’s housing or food services following spring break. Additionally, other government grant funds are being made available to CRC, which is being distributed via a check mailed to each student. These funds are in addition to the refunds/credits that CRC provided and are meant to further help CRC students who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19.
Summer online classes – CRC has some of the lowest prices for our summer classes offered anywhere by public or private colleges. These are general education required classes that are transferable. A complete listing and pricing is available at crc.edu/wp/.
Plans for this fall semester – The number one priority of Crowley’s Ridge College as we plan for our students to be back on campus this fall is to keep everyone safe . . . our students, employees, and all campus guests. CRC must be prepared for traditional classes or online classes, large or small groups, and how to serve these groups while maintaining a safe campus environment.
As of today’s current practices and recommendations for keeping everyone safe in this pandemic, CRC will be planning this fall to make facial masks and hand sanitizers available for all employees, students, and guests. We plan to take temperatures before anyone enters our facilities with a non-contact infrared thermometer with auto-measurement. Anyone with an elevated temperature will be asked to submit to Coronavirus testing off-campus. CRC is in the process of coordinating the details for this type of testing. CRC will be prepared to quarantine anyone due to testing or coming from a high-risk area.
As has been the practice since spring break this year, CRC will continue sanitizing entrances, desks, equipment, and other areas on a regular basis. We anticipate that social distancing may still need to be implemented this fall to reduce risk as much as possible. This may mean larger classes will be divided and/or stagger class times to reduce the number of students together at the same time. It may also mean instead of larger traditional style classes, moving those to an online learning environment. The same may be necessary for our chapel by dividing into smaller groups or doing a virtual chapel as we did after spring break. We do not anticipate having large gatherings, including events on campus unless deemed safe to do so. While we anticipate having our collegiate teams compete again this fall, we must follow regulations by our athletic conference, the NAIA, and Governor Hutchinson of Arkansas. As of today, CRC has not received official notice regarding our collegiate sports having a regular season or perhaps a shortened season. CRC will post updates regarding these areas, as soon as we have them.
CRC will be monitoring this pandemic daily and take into account the 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.
Please direct any questions you have to these departments: • Student Refunds/Credits – Liz Brown, Vice President of Operations & CFO 870-236-6901 ext 148, firstname.lastname@example.org • Summer Classes – Trēka Clark, Registrar 870-236-6901 ext 136, email@example.com • Admissions for this Fall – Chris Hughes, Admissions Director 870-236-6901 ext 114, firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again, thanks for your patience and understanding,