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February 11, 2008

Skov named February Student of the Month


Alex SkobActively involved in journalism and communication programs at Cowley College’s Arkansas City campus, sophomore Alex Skov was recently named the school’s February Student of the Month.

Skov, son of Sandy and Garry Bogle of Winfield and Erik and Lena Skov of Akron, Ohio, is a communications major from Winfield. Grandparents are Pat Swope of Winfield, Roger Casebolt of Winfield, and Marie Skov of Holyoke, Colo.

He has two older brothers, Sean 25, Cory 22, and a younger brother, Garrett 6.

He is actively involved as managing editor of the Cowley Press, and is the president of the Journalism Club. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Tyger Tawk, and Creative Claws.

During the fall 2007 semester he completed an internship at KACY Radio 102.5 in Arkansas City and has now been hired by KACY to fill in as needed. Skov can be heard doing color commentary for some of the Cowley Tiger basketball games.

He also serves as a work study in the Journalism Department and works at J.C. Penney’s in Winfield.

In spite of all of the activities Skov is involved in, he has managed to maintain a 3.93 grade point average.

He was not expecting to be named the February Student of the Month.

“After being up for it a while back and not getting it I thought it was a one and done thing, so I was pretty surprised,” Skov said. “It’s a great recognition to have because every one that has received it before me is all really active. I didn’t really place myself in the same class as them when I was thinking about it.”

He decided to come to Cowley because he wanted to stay close to home and he also liked former Cowley journalism instructor Dave Bostwick and current communications director Tom Mason.

“My experience at Cowley has been great,” Skov said. “I really like the instructors and have met a lot of new people. The atmosphere here is really open and free.”

He began as a journalism major but changed his major to communications.

“When I started doing the basketball games and getting involved with the Radio Practicum and Intro to Broadcasting classes I really enjoyed it,” Skov said. “I should have the Communications AA when I graduate here and I plan on majoring in Mass Media.”

After Cowley, Alex plans to attend Baker University, where Bostwick is now an instructor.

“They have a good program and it is a small enough school that it has a good student to teacher ratio,” Skov said.

He considers his mother, Sandy, to be one of the most influential people in his life.

“She did everything that she could for me and I really appreciate that,” Skov said.

Skov would like to one day become a program director or work in the radio production field in New York City.

“As long as I was happy doing whatever I was doing I wouldn’t really mind whatever career I chose,” Skov said. “I really enjoy the whole atmosphere of New York City.”