Students take part in Commencement
Nearly 250 students participated in Cowley College’s 86th Commencement exercises May 9 inside W.S. Scott Auditorium.
Along with the conferring of degrees, college alumnus Mr. Steven Archer was presented with this year’s Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award. Archer is a 1974 graduate of Cowley College.
Kasha Kelley, Representative for the 79th District of Kansas, addressed the graduating students and provided them with words of wisdom as they prepare to move on. While, Student Government Association president John Windle, and SGA vice president Brianna Byers, also addressed the class.
The students included summer 2008 graduates, December 2008 graduates, and May 2009 graduates. Students who graduated last summer and last December have received their diplomas. Saturday’s graduates will receive their diplomas in June. Close to 600 graduates were candidates for graduation.
A reception for graduates, family members and friends was held immediately following the ceremony in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center.