The reason that I decided to put Spalding in my will is that I was fortunate enough to be awarded a Presidential Scholarship in 1971 when I graduated from
high school. This allowed me to go to Spalding to train to be a dietitian and to have a 40-year career in dietetics. My husband, Art Crawley also worked
for Spalding from 1972-1977 as the activities director, counselor and center building manager. We met my sophomore year and we got married two years after
I graduated. Many of the nuns including Sister Eileen Egan attended our wedding. So we are a true Spalding couple. Both of us credit Spalding for starting
us in our future careers. He in higher education at Appalachian State University and LSU and me at Appalachian District Health Department in Boone, NC and
at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
What I want to say to the Spalding community is that the professional orientation of the programs at Spalding, the support of the community within Spalding
and the personal attention each student has at Spalding makes a huge difference in the success of Spalding students. We should do everything to support
My husband has a niece who graduated from the nursing program in the '80s and there is a grandniece in the OT program now. Another grandniece wants to
attend that program as well once she graduates from Bellarmine. So Spalding is becoming a tradition in his family as well.
Connie and Art Crawley