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RMCC Hosted Successful Events with Special Guest, Craig Karges


craig-webOn September 9, 2015, Rich Mountain Community College hosted its 2nd Annual Senior Day event in the Ouachita Center with over 425 people in attendance.  Students from Caddo Hills, Cossatot River, Mena, Mt. Ida, Ouachita River, Smithville, and Waldron high schools joined together in the Dick and Frances Carver Grand Hall to learn about what RMCC has to offer as they prepare to graduate and enter college.

Financial Aid, a potential hurdle on the path to higher education, was discussed and cost comparisons with universities were presented.  While the urge to break out on your own is tempting, setting a strong academic foundation at RMCC can help ensure success when a student transfers to a university or enters the workforce.  Whether a student wishes to complete a Technical Certificate, Associate Degree, or transfer on to complete their Bachelors, RMCC is ready to help them take that first step.

students-cmykThis year, RMCC brought in mentalist and extraordinaire, Craig Karges. He combined the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression on the students that nothing was impossible. Dr. Steve Rook, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs said, “I have known Craig Karges for many years and he continues to be the consummate entertainer. I’m excited that our students and community got to experience his unique brand of entertainment.”

Jerod McCormick, RMCC Recruiter, played an integral role in helping this event gain ground.  He says, “Senior Day is my favorite day of the year. It’s the one time of the year we get to showcase RMCC to all of our service area schools. We combined that with Craig Karges who absolutely knocked it out of the park. It was a great day to be a part of the RMCC family.”

In the afternoon, students participated in the Clubapalooza event, which was an event held on the Beam Veranda and Union Bank Plaza. Clubapalooza allowed students and community members to meet RMCC student organizations and to get involved. SGA, PTK, Science Club, and Math Club members set up information exchange tables to engage and involve RMCC students in clubs and organizations on campus. ARVEST Bank was there to cook burgers for the event.

For the evening event, Craig performed for the students and general public. He amazed the crowd with his memory techniques, tested their intuition, and encouraged them to tap into their subconscious mind to enhance creativity, intuition and decision-making. The show had a great turn out with over 250 in attendance. RMCC is excited about next years’ event in hopes of an even better turn out.

For more information about Senior Day or Clubapalooza contact, Jerod McCormick, RMCC Recruiter, 479-394-7622 ext.1430 or

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