Crowder College receives additional funding for FY 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Crowder College, with campuses in Neosho, Cassville, Nevada, Webb City, Carthage, Greenfield, Lamar, McDonald County, Monett and Mt. Vernon, has received an unexpected boost in funding for 2013.

Last month, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced that due to continued improvement in revenue collections, he has released $8,476,559 for higher education institutions in Missouri for the current fiscal year. Of that, a total of $44,444 is going to Crowder College.

"As a result of our strong commitment to fiscal discipline, Missouri's perfect AAA credit rating is intact and our economy continues to gain momentum -- adding more than 40,000 jobs last year," Nixon said. "General revenue report reflects these positive trends and allows us to make this additional funding available for higher education institutions and other programs. By making sure government lives within its means, we will continue to prepare students for 21st century careers and keep our economy moving forward."

Dr. Alan Marble, president of Crowder College, said the funds would be used to update lab equipment in health sciences, as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at the college campuses.

Nixon also made available $100,000 for the Missouri State Historical Society, housed at the University of Missouri, and $480,000 to fund three programs for foster care and children in need. The funds were provided as a result of continued improvement in general revenue collections, which grew by 18.4 percent last month compared to the same period in 2012.

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