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The purpose of the Ambassador Award is to honor, promote, and recognize the individuals who:

  • Have provided sustained volunteer or other services that significantly benefited the college and community, or through philanthropic work to Cowley College.
  • The award may be given to friends, alumni, faculty, staff, or administrators of the college for service and/or support of the college.

We encourage you to submit a nomination for the Ambassador Award. Nominations will be collected throughout the year. The Ambassador Award will be presented at the Endowment Banquet.
Click here for an on-line Nomination Form for Cowley College Ambassador

View past receipients of the Ambassador Award: l 2012-2013 l 2011-2012 l 2010-2011 l 2009-2010 l 2008-2009.

2013-2014 Ambassador
Gary Hale


The Ambassador Award was presented to Cowley College custodian Gary Hale. The award recognizes individuals who have provided sustained volunteer or other service, or through philanthropic work to Cowley College.

Hale recently completed his third year as President of the Ark City Optimist Club. He also serves on the Board of the Big Brother and Big Sisters Northwest Community Center, and is involved with the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Along with this, Hale was a previous president of the Ark City Lions Club and started the fishing program at the Ark City Recreation Center.

“I try to stay involved in the community and am honored to receive this award,” Hale said. “My goal is to get the kids at Cowley more involved in organizations and clubs, because these students are our future.”


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