Established in 1963, Crowder College is a public community college located in Neosho, Missouri. Interestingly, the college is located in what was previously the grounds of Fort Crowder, and named after the General Enoch Crowder and WWI veterans who received their training at Fort Crowder. The college offers associate and certificate degrees in areas such as agriculture, automotive industry, business, and health. Crowder’s alternative energy program is renowned for its alternative energy program, which was the first to design and build a solar powered vehicle that completed a coast to coast journey across US in 1984. The college has a long list of accolades to its name in the field of alternative energy – it was the only community college to compete in the 2002 Solar Decathlon project with giants such as Cornell, Carnegie Mellon and MIT, and placed 6th in the competition. A large school with about 6000 students, those at Crowder can join one of the many clubs & organisations, student newspaper The Sentry, or attend the community art shows that are organised on campus. The school is notable for having its own wind turbine that supplies energy to the Missouri Alternative & Renewable Energy Technology Center.