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CCC is Alive and Well

Hal Hoxie - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Central Christian College (CCC) is alive and well in the middle of the country and nobody knows it.  Guess that is our fault—we are relevant and nobody knows it—I want to change the nobody knows it part....

 

CCC was a junior college started by the Free Methodist Church and has been in McPherson, Kansas (http://www.mcphersonks.org) since 1914.  In 2004 we converted ourselves to a 4-year institution, fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

 

However, nobody knows we exist.  We don’t advertise so unless you have been here we aren’t on anyone’s radar.  Within the Free Methodist Church we exist within the minds of the greatest generation.  CCC enrollment was made almost entirely of those people whose parents sent them here—because that’s the way it used to be.  Today it is different.  The Church no longer financially supports the college.  The structure of the board of trustees used to be assigned by the church.  Today the board decides who is on the board; with a small requirement that a percentage will be church members. Outside the Free Methodist Church?  Forget itJ

 

Shall we at CCC blame the Church?  Absolutely not.  In fact, at some point we need to wake up and make a case for ourselves.  I want to make a CASE for Central Christian College

 

WE are figuring out the needs of the Church.  We can Love God and Love Others

WE understand the culture and are educating through the Christian Worldview lens

WE dedicate ourselves to fit hearts, fit minds, fit bodies, and fit souls

 

Through 16 varsity sports and 27 different undergraduate majors, we change people.  Seriously, small, private, Christian principled still has a place for people to grow—IF they only knew.

 

Cost and Faith based are challenges.

 

1.     Cost

·       Especially challenging to rural and inner city families

·       Today’s prices forces families to weigh the value of a Christian Education v. cost

·       Students almost HAVE to borrow to pay the bill—CCC has figured a way to pay for school without borrowing by working while attending class

2.     Faith and the future are in question

·       Everyone has a crisis of faith--Where do you want to have it?

·       Many young people lose their faith during their very critical years of 18-25

·       CCC embraces the question and teaches the value of Christian and the future

President's Bio

Hal Hoxie - Monday, September 01, 2014

Since Hal Hoxie’s installation as Central Christian College’s president in 2010, he has become known as a change agent, positively affecting the long-term viability and growth of the College. He led the way to rewording the College’s mission statement to “Christ-centered education for character” with an emphasis on fit hearts, minds, souls and bodies – a mission he embodies as he continues strategic leadership and advocacy for excellence.

President Hoxie is a retired Air Force Colonel, has earned three master’s degrees, is an active public speaker, a Rotary member, and a board member for the Butterfield Memorial Foundation and the National Christian College Athletic Association. Hal and his wife, Kathy, have four adult sons, three daughter-in-laws, and eight grandchildren.

 

Photo Too Large

Hal Hoxie - Monday, September 01, 2014

This is just to test what it will look like if we post a photo that is not sized appropriately for the space (less than 690 pixels wide).

 

 

It will look terrible, I'm sure.