As president of Black River Technical College, it is my honor to welcome you. I am excited to be a part of and honored to guide this fine community of educators and learners to even greater academic heights.
At BRTC, we are fortunate to have talented faculty focused on high quality teaching and learning. Not only will they personally guide you during your classroom progress, they will support you in your pursuit of academic achievement. It is because of their tremendous work and devotion that I am pleased to call BRTC my home.
Our staff is especially student-centered and will perform every duty necessary to help you succeed. With almost $12 million dollars in financial aid to administer, BRTC staff work diligently to insure that your college is affordable. Especially during the busy first week, BRTC personnel work extra hours to accommodate your hectic schedule. The choice to work beyond the call of duty makes me proud to find a home in BRTC.
Black River Technical College does not stop at helping our students; we are devoted to improving and engaging our local communities. Whether holding an Easter egg hunt for kids in Paragould or seeking funds to improve our local heritage in Pocahontas, we are committed to improving the conditions of where we live. Further, BRTC has a $180 million economic impact on our four-county service area and, on the Paragould campus alone, performs over $400,000 dollars in workforce training. Being a part of this kind of institution makes me thankful to have found my place at BRTC.
Just as you start your new semester here at BRTC, I am also beginning my own journey. Together, we will work to improve the BRTC community.
Dr. Eric A. Turner