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Michael and Tammy Crewes

Name: Michael Crewes
Major: Theology
Hometown: Montclair

What makes Caldwell University unique or special?

I like the small class sizes and that everyone is friendly and courteous.

What was your previous background?

I was truck driver for 34 years and was laid off and needed to reinvent myself. I had finished Seminary Extension (based in Nashville, TN – I took the classes in Morristown, NJ) receiving a diploma in pastoral care and my wife and others encouraged me to go to college. Having a family, there was no time to attend school with my work schedule. My wife and I promised that we would pursue college after our youngest child graduated from college. We enrolled at Caldwell University together and started our journey August 2008.

What lessons have you learned at Caldwell University?

I’ve learned to think outside of the box. I’ve developed patience and most of all perseverance.

What are your future goals and how has Caldwell University prepared you for them?

My future goal is to become a chaplain. While at Caldwell I interned at Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, New Jersey and enrolled in the clinical pastoral education program at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, receiving one unit. I also plan to continue my studies.

What was your biggest achievement at Caldwell University?

My biggest achievement at Caldwell University was being inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for Religious Studies and Theology

Name: Tammy Crewes
Major: Multidiscipline/Business Administration
Hometown: Montclair

What makes Caldwell University unique or special?

 I think what makes Caldwell University special is the time and effort that the advisors put into making sure adult students do not get lost or become overwhelmed and therefore quit. Someone is always checking up making sure all is well, and if not what can be done to make it so.

What was your previous background?

 I always wanted to go college after high school, but life got in the way. After getting married and raising a family there was simply no time to think about attending college. As our children got older I enrolled in Seminary Extension (based in Nashville, TN – I took the classes in Morristown, NJ) and earned a certificate in Christian Education. My husband was enrolled in this program as well. We decided that after we finished Seminary Extension we would enroll in college together after our youngest child graduated from college. In August 2008, my husband and I enrolled at Caldwell University together, and we promised each other that we would see it through and graduate together.

What was it like going back to college after all these years?

 It was both exciting and intimidating, yet I was ready for the challenge.

What lessons have you learned at Caldwell University?

 I’ve learned to be patient and to try and try again.

What are your future goals and how has Caldwell University prepared you for them?

 I plan to pursue my MBA, and I have been considering adding JD to that as well. I love what I do and Caldwell University has given me more confidence in my skills. Caldwell as given me the courage to explore my options.

What was your biggest achievement at Caldwell University?

 My biggest achievement was making the Dean’s List.