We Heard From
Kevin Redford, Class of 2008, and his wife, Chelsea (Graber) Redford, Class of 2011, live in Arkansas City. Kevin is a graphics assistant at First Intermark and said he received the opportunity to work for the company thanks to Cowley art instructor Mark Flickinger. Kevin’s favorite memory of Cowley College is of traveling with the Art Club to New York City and experiencing the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hard Rock Café with his classmates.
Michael Friday, Class of 1984, and his wife, Michelle, live in Mulvane, KS. Michael is a sergeant with the Mulvane Police Department, while Michelle is an office manager with Air Capital Insurance. The couple have two children, Alexandra 21, and Michael 19. The elder Michael has fond memories of his time at Cowley and still considers Ark City his second home. He recalls Virgil Watson as being a strong mentor during his time at the school.
Mark Carvalho, Class of 1976, and his wife, Teresa, live in Wichita, KS. He is the head baseball coach at Kansas Wesleyan University and was named the KCAC Coach of the Year in 2011 as the Coyotes won the league and conference tournament and finished one game away from the NAIA World Series. Prior to coaching at Kansas Wesleyan, Carvalho was the all-time winningest baseball coach at Friends University, where he coached from 1997 to 2006. Teresa is employed as an engineer at Cessna Aircraft Company. At Cowley, Carvalho was a third baseman and pitcher for the Tiger baseball team. He was a team captain his sophomore year and played for legendary coach Ben Cleveland. He also served as the sports editor for the school newspaper and credits that experience with helping him get his degree from Wichita State University. Along with coaching, Carvalho spent six years working in television and 20 years working for the Associated Press. He and Teresa have three children, Chelsea 20, Emily 17, and Les 10.
Carol (McAdoo) Rehme, Class of 1971, and her husband, Norm, live in Loveland, CO. The couple were recently named the first married couple to be honored as recipients of Wichita State University’s 2011 Elliott School of Communication Annual Outstanding Alumni Award. The couple were recognized for their four decades of achievement in the communication arts.
Carol is an award-winning editor and author, while Norm is a private client advisor at First National Bank and a master photographer.
The couple have four children: Kyle, Katrina, Kayla, and Koy. They also have nine grandchildren.
Both are grateful for the sound educational foundations they received during their attendance at community colleges.
Chester “Royce” Cook, Class of 1957, and his wife, live in Wichita, KS. He worked at Royce Cook Real Estate in Wellington from 1961 – 1988 and now spends time as a farmer/ rancher on his farm in Danville, KS since his retirement. His wife is a college professor. The couple have three grandchildren. Royce thought ACJC (now Cowley College) was a great experience and is grateful that he graduated from the school. On several occasions after graduating, he felt that he was able to get a good job or a better position offered because of graduating from the school. Royce said Cowley is an excellent school and has some of the best professors and textbooks available. “Your current students will be grateful and appreciative when they graduate and it will help them greatly in the future. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for Cowley County Community College and your dedication to your students. You have got to be one of the best colleges in America.”
Burl Anglemyer, Class of 1957, lives in Dodge City, KS. He is in his 51st year in law enforcement. He served nine years as a police officer in Winfield, KS, 25 years as a Highway Patrolman, and is in his 17th year with the Ford County Sheriff’s Office in Dodge City, KS.