August 11, 2014
Demonstrating his dedication to students, art, the college and the community, Cowley College art instructor Mark Flickinger was named the recipient of the college’s Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence during the All College Meeting held Monday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.
Thanks to the generous support of CornerBank, Flickinger will receive $2,000 a year for each of the next two years. A total of $500 will be used for professional development, while the other $1,500 is a cash stipend.
Joyce McArtor, Community Bank President for CornerBank in Arkansas City, was on hand to present Flickinger with the award.
Flickinger, who was humbled to receive the honor, plans to use part of the money to learn the discipline of printmaking.
“When I think of who I teach with it is overwhelming,” Flickinger said. “I have learned a lot due to the great teachers I work with. I accept this with honor and responsibility.”
Flickinger has been at Cowley College since 2001 as an instructor of Art History, Painting, and Drawing. He has shown his work in many galleries across the country and his paintings are also included in many private public collections across America and abroad.
He is well liked by students and employees of the college.
“Mark truly engages students and is the consummate educator,” Cowley College vice president of academic affairs Slade Griffiths said. “He is very deserving of this award.”