We concluded another academic year at Crowder College with many successes.
Academically, 20 international students made the Dean's List, while the other 40 students all had very strong scholarly showings. We also graduated 11 international students who are ready to transfer to another college or university in order to continue their academic journeys. Some graduating students even started their experience with the American work culture by beginning their Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon degree completion.
Personally, many students experienced new life adventures. A few students stepped out on new paths by deciding to change their degree plans and career direction. Several took advantage of opportunities to travel by going on trips in the United States. Other students made the most of volunteer opportunities on- and off-campus in order to give back as true servant leaders of the college. A few students shared their culture with the campus and area community by providing traditional food and amazing fellowship. While others found out that their life plans are about to change in a different way than expected...because their family is about to experience the addition of a precious baby.
In Athletics, our teams were highly successful. The men's baseball team had a fantastic run in the off-season, winning the Region 16 Tournament. The team also produced nine All-Region 16, 1st, 2nd, and All-Defensive team honors players. The women's basketball team made it to the Region 16 semi-finals with three team members earning All-Region 16 team honors. The men's soccer team advanced to the Region 16 final. And the women's softball team also won the Region 16 Tournament, advancing to the District J Tournament. The team produced a Region 16 player of the year, 16 Region 16 All-Region 16 honors members, two players receiving academic awards for 4.0 Grade Point Averages (GPA), and one player receiving a character award.
To say it has been a great year is an understatement. We have made new friendships, gained a great deal of knowledge, and experienced new adventures! We have done it all, the way it started, together. Take the next step, and join us here at Crowder College. I promise that you will not be disappointed in your decision!