CULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER
Cultural Resource Center
The Cultural Resource Center (CRC), also known as “The House,” strives to educate all students, both domestic and international, toward intercultural curiosity, humility, and learning through:
- Equipping students to identify and navigate the various stages of culture shock and healthy integration.
- Encouraging students to embrace, celebrate, and develop their unique cultural identity.
- Offering students opportunities for intercultural inclusion, sharing, learning, and leadership development.
- Encouraging students to see cultural identity, intercultural inclusion, sharing, learning, and leadership as hallmarks of Christian Faith.
We support our international and multicultural students by serving as an intercultural liaison between students, faculty, and staff.
The Cultural Resource Center creates space for students to find themselves, be comfortable, and share their experiences. It is home to cultural clubs, which build community among members and across campus. Each year, the CRC celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full day of activities, as well as Heritage Week, a campus-wide celebration of culture and heritage. We would love for you to be involved!
We have amazing students who bring with them to campus a wealth of experiences, passions, and talents to share.
Phone: (765) 641-4193
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 428-6414 (Request Ext. 4193)
Location: Decker Hall, Second Floor
MEET OUR STAFF
- Cultural Resource Center
Linda is the SEVIS Principal Designated School Official and Office Manager in the Cultural Resource Center. Linda has been a Pastor’s wife, Para-Professional Librarian, and has worked in the currency and stock markets. Most recently she was a missionary in Ecuador, where a few of her responsibilities included serving as the Director of the Seminary Library and Assistant Director of the Children of Promise Program. She is married to Dr. Gregory Robertson, Associate Professor of Christian Theology at the School of Theology. They have two third-culture kids, who are graduates of Anderson University.
Michael J. Thigpen serves as the Director of the Cultural Resource Center at Anderson University. He also serves as Lead Pastor of Celebration Church at Arrow Heights (a local congregation in the city of Anderson).
A visionary and leader, Michael has worked in a variety of ministry areas both nationally and internationally. Michael is an Anderson University graduate with a degree in Organizational Leadership. Michael has a great passion for the lost and those who have been disenfranchised or otherwise disconnected from their local expression of the body of Christ. He seeks to disciple a generation of servant leaders, enabling them to make a greater impact on the world by sharing the authentic love of God. He also seeks to teach believers to develop and sustain a strong growing relationship with our savior, Jesus Christ.
Under the anointing of God, he operates in a dynamic teaching gift in addition to several other spiritual gifts and vocations. He is a preacher who rightly divides the Word of truth with a fresh revelation from God.
Pastor Thigpen is often sought after for his ability to speak to and to be heard by multi-generational audiences. He stays close to the pulse of youth and family issues as is made evident by his role as a former President of the National Inspirational Youth Convention (NIYC), his service as an educational advocate and his propensity for community activism. His life's work is geared to all people and families. Michael’s greatest joys in life are his personal relationship with God, the love of his life, Melanie and their four beautiful children: Brittany, Shekinah, Gianna, and Destinee.
Michael has served at Anderson University since 2015.