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Press Release

2006-2007

 

June 5, 2007


Cowley has year filled with many outstanding accomplishments

 

The 2006-07 academic year at Cowley College was one filled with many outstanding student accomplishments, faculty and staff awards, and growth and improvement in many areas of the college.

"The recognition of excellence and outstanding performance for these students, faculty, staff, and our college is representative of the stellar institution that Cowley strives to be in academics, athletics and our partnerships with the community and business and industry,” Cowley College vice president of student and academic affairs Sheree Utash said. “The administration of Cowley congratulates the recipients of these special recognitions; each of them are a source of great pride as we continue the Cowley tradition of excellence."

Highlights for Cowley College as well as a list of faculty, student and staff accomplishments over the last year.

* Cowley receives Star Award.
* Cowley, Southwestern College sign degree agreement.
* Cowley signs transfer agreement with K-State at Salina.
* Cowley receives praise from AQIP team.
* Kansas Board of Regents approves new degree and certificate programs for Cowley’s Mechatronics and Interior Design programs.
* Cowley christens Center for Technical Excellence in Winfield.
* Chansi Long — Journalist of the Year for two-year newspapers.
* Cowley Press — Students received eight first place awards at the spring conference of the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press.
* Phi Beta Lambda — Four first place student awards at 56th annual State Leadership Conference in Salina.
* Emilie Magnus — 2006 national winner of the Diversified Crop Production – Placement Proficiency award program at the 79th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
* Trevor Whitsitt, Sarah Richardson, Heather Bailes, and Nathan Holcomb — Named to the American Choral Directors Association Two-Year College National Honor Choir.
* Pam Smith — Recipient of the Paul Stirnaman Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.
* Victoria Ukaoma — Arkansas City Student of the Year.
* Alex Gottlob — Cowley College Student of the Year.
* Tom Mason, Chris Cannon, JoLynne Stalnaker — Received Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas.
* Lisa Roberts — Received Outstanding New Community Builder award for 2006 from the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
* Tiffany Hutchinson, Alyssa Showman, Shaye Waple — Selected to All Kansas Academic Team.
* Academic Excellence Challenge team — Won the regional tournament.
* Automotive technology program in Mulvane received certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
* Ed Hargrove — Inducted into National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
* Volleyball — Captured the Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division title and District M championship. Finished third at NJCAA Division II National Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz.
* Women’s Indoor Track — Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division champions and Region VI champions. Finished third at NJCAA National Indoor Track Championships in Lubbock, Texas.
* Mark Phillips — Women’s Indoor Track Coach of the Year.
* Tamara McMillan — National champion in the weight throw at the NJCAA National Indoor Championships.
* Women’s Outdoor Track — Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division champions and Region VI champions. Finished third at NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Coffeyville. 
* Kelsey Poljansek — Women’s Field Athlete of the Meet at the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. National champion in the shot put and discus.
* Men’s Outdoor Track — Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division champions and Region VI champions. Finished third at NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Coffeyville.
* Daniel Maina — National champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
* Adam Wolkins — National champion in the javelin at the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
* Men’s Cross Country — Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division champions. Finished fifth at the NJCAA Division I National Cross Country Championships in El Paso, Texas.
* Women’s cross country — Finished fourth at the NJCAA Division I National Cross Country Championships in El Paso, Texas.
* Softball — Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division champions.
* Baseball — Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division champions and Region VI champions. Competed at JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.
* Dave Burroughs — Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division Baseball Coach of the Year.
* Mike Dabbs — Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division Baseball Player of the Year.
* Women’s tennis — Region VI Champions. Finished fourth at NJCAA Women’s Tennis National Tournament in Tucson, Ariz.
* Kasia Siwosz, Karolina Porizkova, Juliana Franco, Hanane Toumi — Women’s tennis national champions.
Men’s tennis — Finished seventh at NJCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament in Plano, Texas.