2021 Spring Commencement

The 2021 Spring Commencement will take place on May 8 at 11:00 AM in the Carter Activities Center Gymnasium on campus. There will be a brunch beginning at 9:30 AM for graduates and their friends and families in the cafeteria.

The commencement speaker is Mark Watson. Mark is a Paragould native who graduated from CRA, CRC, Harding University, and has an MBA from Arkansas State University. He is married to Stacie Buck of Paragould and has two sons, Jared and Tate. Mark and his family currently reside in Springfield, Illinois, where he serves as Executive Vice President and COO for the Bunnomatic Corp.

Mark’s first book, Joyous Leadership, is scheduled to be released later this year. The book focuses on how anyone can take their story, refocus, tilt the prism to the light, and have a beautiful joyous journey.

CRC is blessed to have this talented alumnus speak and encourage our graduating class of 2021.