Ozarka Celebrates Bonnie Crider

 Bonnie Crider, Ozarka College Maintenance technician, retired recently after twenty-five years of service. Mrs. Crider was honored at a retirement celebration on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Colleagues were in attendance and shared stories, voiced their sincere appreciation, and wished her many happy years of retirement.

“Bonnie genuinely cares for students, co-workers, and the mission of Ozarka College,” said Tina Wheelis, executive vice president of finance and administration. “She was always willing to take on additional duties and responsibilities. She will be missed.”

Beginning work at Ozarka in 1997, Crider began serving in the maintenance department where she has worked tirelessly these many years to help Ozarka students and her colleagues. Bonnieannounced her upcoming retirement from Ozarka earlier this year and the Ozarka maintenance department gathered to celebrate her 25 years of dedicated service to the College. 

From all of your Ozarka Family, we wish you well, Bonnie!


Ozarka College is a comprehensive technical college serving Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. The College offers associate degrees, technical certificates, and certificates of proficiency, as well as workforce training, continuing education,and adult basic education.

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