Cowley's 5th Endowed Chair
Marlys Cervantes, Cowley College humanities instructor, was named the school’s fifth endowed chair during a ceremony held at the college’s Webb Brown Building. Cervantes was nominated by her peers and selected by a pair of committees. Thanks to the generous support of CornerBank, Cervantes will receive $2,000 a year for each of the next two years. A total of $500 each year will be used for continuing education, while the other $1,500 is Cervantes’ to use however she would like. With Cervantes being the fifth recipient of the award, CornerBank has now donated $20,000 to the endowed chairs.
Cervantes has taught at Cowley for six years. She is a member of the outcome’s assessment team; she also serves on the AQIP council and student success team. She is active in campus activities, and is a familiar face at concerts, art exhibitions, theatre productions, and sporting events. She was also the recipient of the 2004 Tiger Booster of the Year Award. 5th Cowley’s Endowed Chair She has been a presenter at NISOD twice, and is planning to present another proposal this year. She has won the Master Teacher Award, and is valued as an excellent teacher and a positive role model to her students. “I feel so honored to be nominated by my peers and looked at by the committees,” Cervantes said. “I do the job because I love the job. I love it here at Cowley and I honestly love my students. To be honored this way is overwhelming.”