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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 3, 2020


 

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE PLANS TO RETURN TO CAMPUS LEARNING THIS FALL

MOBERLY, Mo. – Central Christian College of the Bible (CCCB) will reopen for campus learning in August 2020.  These plans have been in development since first being announced in late April.  Commencement will be celebrated on the evening of September 4 at the annual Heritage Day event.  Students enrolled in spring 2020 finished their studies online.  Those students were also invited to request financial assistance through the funds provided by the CARES Act.  To date, Central students have received over $100,000 in grants that were allocated for CCCB to distribute to its student body.

While students’ college search processes nationwide have been interrupted due to the pandemic, Central has maintained relationships with prospective online, onsite, and graduate students through virtual visits, personal video discussions, and phone calling. Current CCCB students were designated guides and counselors within the academic and student development departments to ensure success in the virtual classroom.  

“All colleges and universities are in an unfamiliar territory of how to recruit students to their campuses. This unprecedented situation forced us to think creatively about how to communicate the value of our educational experience in a different way. Our campus came together to do everything we could to build strong relationships with our prospective students and families,” says Misty Cate, Vice President of Enrollment Management. 

Fortunately, no ‌coronavirus ‌cases ‌were experienced within  Central’s student,‌ ‌staff,‌ ‌or ‌faculty‌.  In addition, Randolph Country reported fewer than ten cases. As soon as the state of Missouri announced its phased-in reopening, Central immediately welcomed prospective students and families to see the campus on personalized visits.  Central’s open houses this summer will be held at InFocus Friday on June 19 and July 17. 

Dr. David Fincher, president of CCCB, communicated with students in early May and expressed his gratitude for how well the college managed through the pandemic and is optimistic looking forward. “Central’s‌ ‌employees‌ ‌were‌ ‌dedicated‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌students‌ ‌address‌ ‌their‌ ‌difficult‌ ‌circumstances.‌ ‌CCCB‌ ‌students‌ ‌have‌ ‌also‌ ‌shown‌ ‌themselves‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌gracious,‌ ‌dedicated,‌ ‌and‌ ‌humble‌ ‌during‌ ‌the‌ ‌past‌ ‌two‌ ‌months.‌ ‌We‌ ‌applaud‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌Central‌ ‌Saints‌ ‌who‌ ‌are‌ ‌demonstrating‌ ‌what‌ ‌it‌ ‌means‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌dedicated‌ ‌disciples‌ ‌who‌ ‌know‌ ‌God’s‌ ‌word‌ ‌and‌ ‌serve‌ ‌His‌ ‌kingdom.‌ We‌ ‌look‌ ‌forward‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌when‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌‌ return‌ ‌safely‌ ‌together‌ ‌to‌ ‌learn‌ ‌and‌ ‌worship‌ ‌in‌ ‌community, whether‌ ‌in‌ ‌Moberly‌ ‌or‌‌ elsewhere, as‌ ‌Saints.‌‌” 

Connections week for new students begins on August 15, with classes beginning on August 18.

Founded in 1957, Central Christian College of the Bible’s mission is to develop servant-leaders for the church. CCCB is nationally accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education, and offers 10 areas of study in Bible and ministry careers and over 25 programs in other marketplace ministry careers through partner schools.  

For further questions or more information, please contact admissions@cccb.edu or call (660) 263-3900. 

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