Dr. Tyrone Allen named CRC Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Tyrone Allen named CRC Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Crowley’s Ridge College is honored to name Dr. Tyrone Allen as CRC’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. 

Dr. Allen is the seventh child of his family from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was baptized into Christ in 1976 in Morgan City, La.

He is a 1979 CRC alumnus, who would later get a BS from Harding University (1981) and a MA from Pepperdine University (1988) and began serving as a math teacher in 2001 with Montgomery County Public Schools, where he still serves today.

Since 2016, Dr. Allen has served as an adjunct math professor with the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Dr. Allen’s influence is felt beyond the classroom, as he’s served various Churches of Christ throughout Michigan, Arkansas, California, Tennessee, Washington, DC, and currently, Maryland since 1988.

Dr. Allen’s 45 years of service have been supported by his wife, Denise, who he met while he was a student at Pepperdine in 1981. The two have served the Churches of Christ since their marriage and continue to, as adult Bible teachers for the Silver Spring Church of Christ in Maryland. 

The couple enjoys spending time with their two granddaughters, Dyamonique and Gabriela, both of whom were baptized into Christ in 2016. They also enjoy traveling, as they have visited 37 states, Canada, the Caribbean, and Paris, where they always look for brothers and sisters in Christ to worship with. 

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CRC Homecoming Set for Saturday, Feb. 12

CRC Homecoming Set for Saturday, Feb. 12

Homecoming is scheduled for this Saturday, February 12, in the Carter Activities Center located on the campus of Crowley’s Ridge College. 

The Pioneers will be taking on Bacone College, with the men tipping off at 1 p.m. and Lady Pioneers taking the court at 3 p.m. 

Homecoming coronation, as well as the presentation of the CRC Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, will take place during half-time of the men’s game at 1 p.m. 

Those who travel to Paragould for the event are welcome to click here to see local lodging options.

For more information on Homecoming, contact Paul McFadden at pmcfadden@crc.edu or 870-236-6901. 

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Youth Emphasis Night scheduled for April 3

Youth Emphasis Night scheduled for April 3

Crowley’s Ridge College’s Youth Emphasis Night will take place on Sunday, April 3, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Carter Activities Center located on the campus of CRC. 

Youth Emphasis Night has become a crucial element to the annual Bible Lectureship at CRC. Youth can expect a night of interaction with peers, fun, food, and worship. The CRC Admissions Team will also be giving away one $500 tuition scholarship to a future full-time CRC student. 

Devin Swindle will lead a lesson for the night. Swindle is a teacher at Harding University and also serves as the Director of the Center of Preaching, the Director of the Kerusso Experience, and Co-Director of the annual Bible lectures at Harding. Swindle is also a CRC alumnus and faithful minister of the Word of God at Highway Church of Christ in Judsonia, AR. 

In his lesson, Swindle sets out to exhort youth to not find their identity in culture or media or even within themselves, but rather to take their identity as what God says you are. 

Registration for Youth Emphasis Night is open now. To register, click here, or scan the QR code below. 

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CRC mourns loss of Rusty Matlock

CRC mourns loss of Rusty Matlock

The Crowley’s Ridge College community mourns the loss of former student Russell “Rusty” Lynn Matlock, who passed away on January 19, 2022. 

Rusty attended CRC from Fall 1977 to Fall 1979 and graduated with an associate of arts degree. 

Rusty’s love of singing brought him to CRC, where he joined The Ambassadors, a quartet that helped lead worship at CRC amongst many other activities. 

In 1978, Rusty was also featured as part of “Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges.”

The celebration of life for Rusty will be Thursday, January 27, at 2:00 at the Edmond Church of Christ in Edmond, Oklahoma. 

You can view his full obituary online here.

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CRC Announces Fall 2021 Honors

CRC Announces Fall 2021 Honors

Crowley’s Ridge College has announced its President’s List and Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester. 

A student must be enrolled full-time and achieve a GPA of 3.5 to be named to the Dean’s List. 

Students who achieve a GPA of 4.0 are named to the President’s List. 

A total of 62 students are recognized for the fall 2021 semester, including 24 students who qualified for the President’s List. 

The members of the fall 2021 Crowley’s Ridge College President’s List, listed alphabetically, are: 

Abbey Vance
Alex Mero
Alexis Warnick
Alexis Weirich
Andrew Garrett
Andrew Knipple
Bailey Bunch
Benton Lashley
Bobby Wright
Braxton Cousins
Danielle Tedder
Halea Wells
John Gregg
Kenneth Nelms
Lacey Lambright
Lauren Sharp
Leah Still
Lindsey Browning
Lotti Hoffman
Madyson Scott
Micah Duncan
Rachel Russell
Tara Pangborn
Todd McMillen
 

The members of the fall 2021 Crowley’s Ridge College Dean’s List, listed alphabetically, are: 

Acaia Lepke
Alyssa Henry
Angela Cornell
April Kennedy
Austin Gross
Brooklyn Melson
Caleb Krimmel
Daniel Gossett
Elizabeth Rowton
Emilee Elms
Ethan Hilton
Ethan Leblanc
Ethan Tripp
Hannah Cunningham
Hannah Halverson
Isaiah Ellenburg
Jadyn Hesse
Jamerria Johnson
Kaitlyn Perkins
Kaprise Anuu
Kaylee Cline
Kemani Roberson
Kourtin Jagneaux
Kyle Cox
MaCayla Henry
Makayla Waldrep
Makayla Ward
Matthew Crabtree
McKenzie Crofford
Mickayla Smith
Nicholas Garrett
Noah Overshine
Olivia Semore
Rosalea Cooper
Shelby Elrod
Solomon Boan
Zachary Duty
Zorey Chipman

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CRC Continues AMMC Partnership with Project Hope

CRC Continues AMMC Partnership with Project Hope

CRC's Project Hope raised $1,000 to help local women afford mammograms through The Foundation at AMMC.

Crowley’s Ridge College continued its partnership with The Foundation through Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and raised $1,000 through the annual Project Hope fundraiser.

 The Foundation at AMMC provides free mammograms for local women who do not have insurance or the ability to pay for the life-saving service. 

Since 2011, CRC’s Project Hope has raised over $8,000 from the cause. 

CRC’s Director of Human Resources, Erica Richardson, said, “Our CRC baseball and softball teams have continued to help make this fundraiser a success. Along with our AD, Paul McFadden, we have been honored to be a part of such an important local foundation. It is a great service that AMMC provides for women in the community and we are blessed to contribute to that work each year.”

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Concurrent Courses Offered at Discount for Homeschool Students

Concurrent Courses Offered at Discount for Homeschool Students

Registration is now open for homeschool students to enroll in six college courses for as low as $162.

Crowley’s Ridge College is happy to extend the following offer to Arkansas homeschool students: For as low as $162, homeschool students may be eligible to enroll in up to six college courses at CRC. 

The courses are offered through both online and in-person means, while also qualifying students for an automatic $5,000 scholarship after taking five or more courses. 

Additional restrictions may apply. For more information about our concurrent enrollment offerings, and to apply, click here.

 

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CRC to Reestablish Cross Country Program in 2023

CRC to Reestablish Cross Country Program in 2023

Dormant since the close of the 2019-20 season, Crowley's Ridge College announces the return of its cross country program beginning in the fall of 2023.

Dormant since the close of the 2019-20 season, Crowley’s Ridge College announces the return of its’ cross country program beginning in the fall of 2023. Helming the return of running is a familiar face on the CRC campus – though new in the athletic department – is Shannon Beasley.

Currently on the Crowley’s Ridge faculty as an assistant professor of history, Beasley will continue his teaching duties on a part-time basis while spending a majority of his time recruiting and competing with a target start of August 2023.

A lifelong runner and member of the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, Beasley is certified as VDOT coach under the tutelage of Dr. Jack Daniels in addition to training under Dr. Tom “Tinman” Schwartz’s Final Surge program. A certified personal trainer, Beasley is the owner of Paragould’s Victory Fitness Studio. 

“I’m tremendously excited and thankful that CRC Athletic Director Paul McFadden and CRC President Richard Johnson have chosen me to head up the restart of XC here,” said Coach Beasley. “I believe we have the finest administration, faculty, staff, and coaches there is.”

In his hunt for his first recruiting class, Beasley said he is not necessarily looking for speed alone. He says, “I can teach speed. I can coach you there. But what’s your motivation? If you have all the speed in the world, all the ability in the world, but little motivation, little drive, you’ll likely never be a champion. Do you love to run?” Beasley continues, “Give me the guys and gals who love to run, who have some ability, who are coachable, who have a great work ethic, and who have great character.”

His excitement nearly palpable, Coach Beasley beams, “We want to win. Who doesn’t? There is great value in competition. There is great dignity found in overcoming challenges. If you take away the thrill of victory and the utter bitterness of defeat, you miss much of the essence of sports. We perform how we live. I think we CHOOSE to be poor… or average… or excellent.”

Athletic Director Paul McFadden spoke of his excitement of adding Beasley to his coaching staff by saying, “Shannon and I have been talking about this for some time now and he has committed to heading our cross country programs. I couldn’t be more excited about the direction he will lead us in the Continental Athletic Conference and the NAIA. Shannon loves running and will thoroughly enjoy coaching runners. He is already on campus and familiar with CRC and is loved by our student body.”

Both male and female runners looking to join the Crowley’s Ridge cross country program are invited to fill out the recruitment form found here. Prospects can also contact Coach Beasley directly at sbeasley@crc.edu.

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CRC’s The Insider Fall 2021 Available Now

CRC’s The Insider Fall 2021 Available Now

Crowley's Ridge College's feature magazine, The Insider, Fall 2021, is now available to view.

The Fall 2021 edition of The Insider is now available, providing a glimpse at the semester so far, featuring move in day, freshmen orientation, CRC Carnival Style, Pioneer Day, and more. 

In this issue you will also find information about CRC’s first ever “For Better, For Worse: Making Your Marriage Thrive,” a marriage enrichment seminar that CRC hopes will continue for years to come. 

Find all of this and more in the digital edition of The Insider, found here

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CRC Hosts HST-led Chapel Week

CRC Hosts HST-led Chapel Week

Harding School of Theology faculty and administration led Crowley’s Ridge College chapel last week, leading CRC students in worship while also providing a message.

Harding School of Theology faculty and administration led Crowley’s Ridge College chapel last week, leading CRC students in worship while also providing a message.

Speakers included Dr. Jim Martin, Vice President of HST, Dr. Steve Cloer, Assistant Professor of Ministry, Dr. Mark Powell, Dean and Professor of Theology, and Dr. Matt Carter, Director of Admissions.

The HST week of chapel was organized by Grayson Taylor, CRC’s Campus Minister and current student of HST. Taylor said, “We’re thankful for this opportunity for HST to bless our students and help them in their spiritual journey.”

Dr. Matt Carter, Director of Admissions at HST, said, “We thank Crowley’s Ridge College for the warm welcome and gracious hospitality.” Carter continued, “We pray that we can work together to equip people for kingdom service.”

More information about Harding School of Theology can be found online, at www.hst.edu.

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