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January 24, 2008

Bevilacqua named January Student of the Month


Katie BevilacquaCowley College sophomore Katie Bevilacqua is a fixture on the Arkansas City campus as she can be seen at many different activities. The busy, always smiling pharmacy major, was recently recognized for her hard work as she was named the school's January Student of the Month.

Bevilacqua is the daughter of Mike and Louise Bevilacqua of Winfield. She has one sister, Beth 21, who attends St. Gregory's University, and two adopted brothers, Scott 17, and Zach 15. Scott is a sophomore and Zach is a freshman at Winfield High School.

Grandparents are, the late Ralph and Bonnie Haslouer of Abilene, and Mike and Mary Bevilacqua of Grand Prairie, Texas.

At Cowley, Bevilacqua is a student ambassador, Student Government Association President, a resident assistant in the Oscar Kimmel Dormitory, and is involved in PAWS, Phi Theta Kappa, and ACES. She was also one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXVI.

Bevilacqua came to Cowley from Maize High School, where she was a member of the tennis team. She ended up getting an ACES Scholarship to attend Cowley.

She was not anticipating being named Student of the Month, but is proud to be the recipient of the honor.
"It reassures me that I am doing a good job and that I am appreciated," Bevilacqua said.

After Cowley, she plans to transfer to either the University of Oklahoma or the University of Kansas.

She would then like to travel around different Spanish speaking countries helping less fortunate people.

"I would like to work in Spain, to immerse myself in Spanish so that I can become fluent," Bevilacqua said.

Eventually she would like to settle down in a small town with her family and work as a pharmacist in a hospital, so that she can work directly with the patients.

"I want to have a PhD and the knowledge to help people," Bevilacqua said.

In her free time, she enjoys working out, playing tennis, dancing, and spending time with her family.
She has thoroughly enjoyed her experience at Cowley.

"It's been very worthwhile and rewarding," Bevilacqua said. "My leadership skills have really developed since I have been here."