A golf scholarship to Cowley has been established in memory of Brian Michael Groves (Class of 1998) who died July 4, 2002, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident north of Arkansas City.
Groves was born on Aug. 22, 1976, in Arkansas City. He was the son of Mike and Judi Groves and Sue and Juri Kolts. He was a 1995 graduate of Arkansas City High School, then enrolled at Cowley, where he was a member of the reinstated golf team in 1996. Later, he graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield.
An avid golfer, he was a member of the Arkansas City Country Club, and was manager of the East Madison Phillips 66 station owned by Mike Groves Oil.
Survivors include his parents; one brother, Chris; grandmother, Betty Groves; grandparents, Marvin and Carolyn Tucker; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Merike Jacobs, Peter Kolts, Ashley Friend, Jeb Wright, and Lori Batchman; uncles and aunts, Phil and Joyce Groves, Richard Groves, Jean Ann Groves, and William Plante; plus numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial has been established toward a golf scholarship to Cowley in Groves’ name. Contributions may be made by contacting the Endowment Association Office at the college, (620) 441-5237.
Mike and Judi Groves of Arkansas City recently established a scholarship to Cowley County Community College in memory of their son Brian. The $10,000 check will be added to the $4,800 already received to establish the Brian Groves Memorial Golf Scholarship.
Brian was a member of Cowley's 1996 team, the college’s first golf team in more than 20 years. To contribute to this scholarship, please contact Terri Morrow at Cowley, or mail your contribution to P.O. Box 1147, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005 c/o Terri.