Aubrey Lyman named New Century Scholar
As the top-scoring student (based on scores received in the All-USA
competition) from the state of Kansas, Cowley College sophomore Aubrey
Lyman was selected as a New Century Scholar.
Lyman received a $2,000 stipend and was recognized at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention, April 17-19, in Seattle, Washington.
The New Century Scholars program is sponsored annually by the American Association of Community Colleges, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and Phi Theta Kappa.
At Cowley, Lyman was involved in Phi Theta Kappa, KNEA (Kansas National Education Association), PAWS (Peers Advocating Wellness for Students), was the president of ACES (Academic Civic Engagement through Service), the president of the Cowley College Young Democrats, and was a representative for clubs in SGA.
The elementary major from Wichita had to write an essay as part of the contest. Lyman’s essay was over the clothing drive she helped put together last semester at Cowley.
Lyman, who was also named to the Kansas All-State Academic Team, thanks in part to her excellent work as a PTK member at Cowley, was thrilled to learn she was named a New Century Scholar.
“When I heard the news I started jumping up and down with my dorm mates with excitement and called my parents at 11 o’clock at night to tell them the news,” Lyman said.
She credits PTK sponsors Melinda Neal and Nancy Ayers with helping her receive this award.
“Melinda and Nancy are both amazing, I love them to death,” Lyman said. “Ms. Neal has been a great help with the All-Kansas team stuff.”