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Honoring the Past
Celebrating the Future

Arkansas City, Kansas

Celebrate With Us
We are celebrating 100 years of providing opportunities for learning excellence.

From the Basement University in the early 1920s, Cowley College has grown beyond unmeasurable limits from the days of our founders. Throughout the 2022- 2023 school year, we will be celebrating our history and peering into our future in a multitude of ways. Our festivities will span over the next year and we invite our faculty, staff, students, partners, and communities join us.

Check Schedule
Honoring the Past
August 17 8:00 PM Welcome Back Bash Fireworks DisplayCalder Bonfy Amphitheater
August 31 2:00 PM Cowley Proclamation Day & Workforce Initiative Kick-OffBrown Center Theatre
September 12 All Day The First Day of Class 100 Years Ago
September 26 7:00 PM Words Save LivesBrown Center Theatre
October 3-31 All Day Alumni Art ShowcaseWright Room & Brown Center lower-level lobby featuring alumni artists from the past 20 years
October 25 5:30 PM Alumni Art Showcase Closing ReceptionArtists panel discussion at 6 PM
October 29 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Alumni Meet & Greet Come see us at that the Arkalalah Beer Garden! Update your contact information & one (1) drink is on us!
May 2 7:30 PM Cowley Alumni Concert Robert Brown Theatre

Alumni are invited to join the concert, click here for details
News & Highlights
Centennial banners
August 5, 2022
Cowley planning celebrations in honor of 100 years
The Centennial Committee at Cowley College is putting together some special activities for the community, students, and alumni as they prepare to celebrate 100 years of classes being offered at its main campus in Arkansas City, KS.
tiger deli
July 27, 2022
Sprucing things up
The main office and admissions offices at Cowley College’s Mulvane Center recently received a fresh coat of paint to brighten things up prior to the start of the fall semester.
tiger deli
July 21, 2022
Updates made to Tiger Deli
With students set to return to campus, Cowley College’s Tiger Deli recently received some impressive updates to its facility located inside the Nelson Student Center in Arkansas City.


Centennial Book
Alumni of Distinction
John Sturd John Sturd

A life-long resident of Ark City, John Sturd has forged a successful career in banking and was recognized for his philanthropic work by being named the 2021 Outstanding Tiger Alumni.

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Ross and Jana Lumbert Ross and Jana Lumbert

Putting together successful careers servicing control systems, former Cowley College students Ross and Jana Lumbert have been named the 2020 Outstanding Tiger Alumni.

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Mark McCaslin Mark McCaslin

Mark McCaslin, a highly decorated retired police captain, was recently honored by Cowley College by being named the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award.

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Gavin Kreidler Gavin Kreidler

Having forged a successful career as a political consultant while giving back to Cowley College, Gavin Kreidler was named the recipient of the Outstanding Tiger Alumni award.

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Travis Hafner Travis Hafner

Having led Cowley to its first baseball national championship in school history, former Cowley College great, Travis Hafner, was inducted into the Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Glen and Lisa Virden Glen and Lisa Virden

Cowley College graduates Glen and Lisa Virden have forged successful careers and were honored for their work with Cowley College’s Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award.

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Otis and Terri Morrow Otis and Terri Morrow

Having brought recognition and pride to the community through their achievements and service, Otis and Terri Morrow were recently named recipients of the Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award.

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Alex Gottlob Alex Gottlob

Alex Gottlob, the 2006-2007 Student of the Year at Cowley College and the recipient of the college’s Young Achiever Award in 2014, was named the recipient of the Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award.

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Special Projects
Special Events
Celebrating the Future