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2007-2008

 

September 6, 2007


Cochran named first recipient of Shanks Family/Jodi Sanderholm Scholarship

 

scholarshipHaving served as a lab partner with Jodi Sanderholm while at Arkansas City High School, and as a member of the Danceline at Cowley College, sophomore Ashley Cochran was named the first recipient of the Shanks Family/Jodi Sanderholm Scholarship on Thursday.

“I feel privileged to be the first one because she was a very good friend,” Cochran said.

Cochran is a pre-dentistry major that has a 4.0 grade point average at Cowley. Along with being a member of the Tigerette Danceline, she is also involved in Campus Christian Fellowship and serves as a tutor at the college.

The scholarship Cochran was awarded totaled $1,200 for the 2007-08 school year. The scholarship committee at Cowley College made the final selection of Cochran as the recipient of the award.

Sanderholm, a 19-year-old Arkansas City native, was a member of the Cowley College Tigerette Danceline and a pre-pharmacy major. The former Arkansas City high School valedictorian had a 4.0 grade point average at Cowley.

The Shanks Family/Jodi Sanderholm Scholarship, which was established in February, has received nearly $39,000 in contributions.

The scholarship is an endowed scholarship and will be awarded annually to a Cowley student. The recipient of the scholarship must be enrolled in a science curriculum; be a full-time student enrolled in 12 or more hours; and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.

Those interested in making a donation to the Shanks Family/Jodi Sanderholm Memorial Scholarship can send donations to the Cowley College Endowment Association located at 125 S. Second St., Arkansas City, KS., 67005. For more information please contact Terri Morrow, Cowley College Dean of Development and College Relations, at (620) 441-5291.

Pictured: Ashley Cochran receives a check from Cowley College president Dr. Patrick J. McAtee on Thursday. Those pictured are, from left, Cowley College coordinator of alumni and development Shannon Massey, Dr. McAtee, Brian Sanderholm, Ashley Cochran, and Cindy Sanderholm.