Students take part in Commencement
Unusually cool temperatures outside made for pleasant conditions inside W.S. Scott Auditorium on Saturday, May 8 as nearly 250 students participated in Cowley College’s 87h Commencement exercises.
Along with the conferring of degrees, college alumnus Mrs. Mildred Johnston was presented with this year’s Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award. Johnston is a 1947 graduate of Arkansas City Junior College.
Scott Layton, Natural Science Department Instructor, addressed the graduating students and provided them with words of wisdom as they prepare to move on. While, Student Government Association president Samantha Thieme, and SGA vice president Jeff Wejman, also addressed the class.
The students included summer 2009 graduates, December 2009 graduates, and May 2010 graduates. Students who graduated last summer and last December have received their diplomas. Saturday’s graduates will receive their diplomas in June. A little more than 600 students 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.