Dear Parents of incoming Crown students:

I would like to introduce myself as a parent that will have a sophomore on campus this upcoming year at Crown College.  It was just a year ago that we were in the same stage as you are today; preparing to send your son or daughter for their first year of college.  I remember well the mixed emotions we went through from excitement and anticipation, to fear and anxiety of the unknown.  Rest assured, you will survive this stage and it will actually bring about some incredible memories for you and your child as they start this next chapter of their life.

From our first time of hearing about Crown College, to unpacking our daughter and carefully helping her transform her dorm room into her ?home? for the next nine months, I have been overwhelmed with a  peace about our decision to join the Crown community.   Immediately I sensed something different about this higher education institution.  It was more than just the friendly atmosphere, the strong Biblical teaching, and the intimate size of this college.  It was clear this college had a vision that aligned with our beliefs and the passions we wanted to share with our child.

The theme of the 2011-2012 year is ?Merge: Influencing the World for Christ?.  I am thrilled that not only is my daughter continuing to strengthen her Biblical world view as she increases her knowledge academically, she is truly learning how to influence the world for Christ in her home, work place and the mission field.  It is exciting to think that God is at work at Crown preparing the next generation to make an impact for Him around the world.  This Christian campus has a vision that I can get excited about. 

Welcome Week will be here before you know it (August 25-28).  It will be a wonderful opportunity for your student to dive into campus life, meet new friends, and spread their wings as a young adult on their own.  Be excited for them and know that God will continue to work in their lives as they become all they can be while studying at Crown.

As parents, it is so important that we join our children in prayer as they enter into these transitions of life.  I have been comforted knowing that our daughter is being taught the truth of God?s word, is surrounded by faculty and staff that challenges (and mentors) her to make her faith her own, and she is loving her college experience.  She can?t wait to get back to campus this fall.  Nothing is better than that!  

I look forward to meeting you during Welcome Weekend.  Be sure to say hi when you check in at the Crown Parents Community table. If you have questions prior to this date, feel free to email me at: .  Enjoy the rest of your summer and make some awesome memories together!



Lisa L. Flom

Crown parent