Against a mergerStudents from Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute held a peaceful protest this morning on the campus of East Arkansas Community College to show their opposition to a pair of bills filed in the Arkansas State Legislature earlier this week proposing a merger between the two schools, effective July 1. CRTI students holding signs above, in no order, are: Whitney Jones, Brittney Callahan, Dafhraon Redden, Octavia Mason, Kristiana Bowman, Donna Moore, Brett Pendergrass, Stanley Gray, Stanley Johnson, Jamius Mills and Arthur Franks. A large group of CRTI students walked around the EACC campus quietly holding signs that said “No Merger” and “Support CRTI.” Photo by Caitlyn Sweet
CRTI board votes to oppose bills to merge with EACC - Members of the Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute’s board voted, in a meeting held Thursday, to officially oppose a pair of bills filed by Arkansas State Legislators earlier this week that call for a merger of CRTI with neighboring school East Arkansas Community College.
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