November podcast

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Show Me Crowder welcomes high school students

High school students visited Crowder College on Oct. 25 to tour the Neosho campus. Show Me Crowder is designed for juniors and seniors interested in attending Crowder. For more information about attending Crowder, call  417-455-5709.

Celebrate MARET recognizes inaugural hall of fame member


Roy Blunt Center for Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology held a MARET appreciation night on Oct. 23. The event, celebrating 25 years of Crowder’s designation as the MARET center, honored Art Boyt  as the first member of the MARET Hall of Fame.

Speech and Debate students qualify for nationals

Crowder debate students have had some success at area debate tournaments. The team won 1st place in the Community College division at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Three students have already qualified for nationals: Tantyn Skaggs and Caleb Miller of Neosho and Logan Johns of Carthage.

Vet Tech Week wraps up with photo contest

National Veterinary Technology Week was held from Oct. 15-21, and Crowder’s vet tech program hosted several events to mark the occasion, including a dog wash, pet kissing booth and a pet calendar photo contest. Donations from the pet kissing booth were given to Faithful Friends Animal Advocates of Neosho.

Sports News Briefs –

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After kicking off their season scrimmages, the women’s basketball team concluded their scrimmages on October 28 and open regular season play at home against Missouri Valley JV on November first.

Soccer – The Roughriders soccer team defeated Allen County Community College on October 14th to complete the 2017 season, finishing the year with a 9-5-1 overall record. They began play as the No. 3 seed in the Region 16 tournament last Saturday and took down State Fair Community College in double overtime, advancing to the semifinals and will play St. Louis Community College on Tuesday.

Fieldhouse Donation – The Crowder College Foundation received yet another donation for its Fieldhouse project on October 19th from longtime community members Carl and Sara Ledbetter. With the donation of $25,000 dollars, the Crowder foundation has raised $1.25 million dollars towards a goal of beyond $1.4 million as construction costs have increased and additional funds will be needed to complete the project.

Baseball Showcase Skills Camp – The baseball program hosted their final Skills Showcase Camp on October 29th which was open to high school players in the 9th to 12th grades. Cost was $100 per player session and was limited to 60 players. Crowder opens up the baseball season at home on February 24th.

Baseball/Softball Alumni Weekend – The Roughriders baseball and softball programs kicked off their annual alumni events on Saturday, October 20th. The baseball program played an alumni game on Friday evening followed by a golf tournament the next afternoon. Softball’s alumni gathering took place at the Indians Springs on the Neosho Square.