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Calhoun Endowed Scholarship Established at Central Baptist College

April 19, 2021

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(Conway, AR April 19, 2021) Central Baptist College President Terry Kimbrow is pleased to announce the establishment of the Calhoun Endowed Scholarship. The Calhoun Endowed Scholarship was established by Cory and Cari Calhoun and will give first priority to residents of Benton County and Saline County, Arkansas. Second priority will be given to graduates of the Baptist Preparatory School in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is so encouraging when CBC alumni, and former employees, give back to the College in such a meaningful way, said President Kimbrow. I am so thankful to Cory and Cari for sharing Gods blessings in their lives with CBC. Cory and Cari (ODell) Calhoun are both Central Baptist College alumni who were raised in Bryant, Arkansas (Saline County), and Cari graduated from Baptist Prep. Cory received his Associates degree in General Education and then transferred to the University of Central Arkansas where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics before returning to CBC to serve as the Director of Admissions. Cari received her Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Counseling and then went on to the University of Central Arkansas and earned her Masters degree in School Psychology. 

Cory and Cari currently reside in Rogers, Arkansas with their children Lincoln and Emery. Cory is the Senior Manufacturing Recruiter at Management Recruiters of Rogers. Cari is a School Psychologist with Bentonville Schools. Cory and Cari hope that by establishing this endowed scholarship fund, it encourages others to support scholarships at Central Baptist College. 

Central Baptist College has over seventy endowed scholarships representing over $3.6 million in contributions. Endowed scholarships serve as a lasting tribute, as contributions are placed in the permanent endowment and only a portion of the interest is awarded as scholarships. Endowed scholarships are awarded by vote of the CBC Scholarship Committee, taking into account the qualifications and eligibility of the applicants as detailed in the scholarship agreement. Additional contributions to the Calhoun Endowed Scholarship fund can be sent to Central Baptist College, 1501 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72034. Checks should be made payable to Central Baptist College with Calhoun Endowed Scholarship indicated on the memo line. 

Gifts can also be made online at Include Calhoun Endowed Scholarship in the comments box on the online donation form. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Sancy Faulk, Vice President for Advancement, at 501.205.8799 or

Central Baptist College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college owned and operated by the Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas. CBC offers approximately 40 baccalaureate degree programs, 16 athletic teams that compete in the AMC conference of the NAIA, and 6 fine arts performance groups. For more information about CBC visit 

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