We Heard From
Zsofia Biro, Class of 2011, lives in Ypsilanti, MI. She spent this past season as a member of the Eastern Michigan University women’s tennis team and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Tourism. Zsofia hopes to play professional tennis in Europe. She enjoyed her experience at Cowley and appreciates everything the school did for her.
Lynora “Ellen” (Bayhylle) Henderson, Class of 2011, and her husband, Mike, live in Derby, KS. The couple have a combined five children and 12 grandchildren. LaVeta Wheeler, Class of 2002, lives in Oklahoma City, OK. She is employed as a licensed social worker.
Sarah (Lovell) Morales, Class of 1999, and her husband, Len, live in Scottsdale, AZ.
Shawn Leisinger, Class of 1990, and his wife, Marti, live in Topeka. Shawn is the Executive Director of the Centers for Excellence at the Washburn University School of Law, while Marti is employed by the Kansas Board of Regents. Shawn was elected as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy in August.
Regina (Musgrove) Sneeze, Class of 1988, and her husband, Robert, live in Fort Pierce, FL. The couple has two daughters, Asheia 24, and Precious 16. Regina is a physical education teacher at Fort Pierce Central High School in Florida. She recently graduated from Arkansas State University with a MS in Education Curriculum and Instruction and plans to pursue her Ed Specialist in Coaching Pedagogy. She played volleyball and softball at Cowley College and was a women’s basketball team manager and member of the Black Student Union. She helped the volleyball team finish as Jayhawk East Tri-Champions in 1986 and was a member of the conference champion softball team in 1988.
David Smith, Class of 1984, and his wife, Audry, live in Coffeyville. Following teaching stints at Highland Community College, Central Community College, and Neosho County Community College, David was recently appointed Dean of Instruction at Independence Community College in Independence, KS.
R. Jeanette (Kelley) Elmore, Class of 1965, and her husband, Mark (deceased, Class of 1965), reside in Olathe, KS. The couple has two children, Brenton and Tracie, and two grandchildren, Kelley 13, and Nikolai 12. The couple met at Cowley County Community College and spent 40 years together prior to Mark’s death in 2005. After Cowley, Mark went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wichita State University and a Master’s degree from Northern Colorado University. Jeanette was a receptionist and insurance clerk most of her career. She is currently retired and enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.