February 16, 2009
Cowley students honored at luncheon in Topeka
Four Cowley College students were recently honored at a luncheon in Topeka
for being named to the Kansas All-State Academic Team.
Representing Cowley College were, Candice Bliss and Emily Crain from the Arkansas City campus, and Keoki Waipa and Tina Wohlford from the Mulvane campus.
A total of 48 students from 20 Kansas community colleges were recognized at the luncheon. In recognition of their honor each member of the Kansas All-State Academic Team received an honorary medallion and certificate, state-wide recognition through the media, a stipend to be used at the institution of his/her choice, and a $1,000 scholarship for those who enroll at: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Kansas University, Pittsburg State University, Washburn University, and Wichita State University.
Other colleges, such as Bethel College, Kansas Wesleyan University, Mid America Nazarene University, and Tabor College, will provide generous scholarships to the nominees.
Dr. Richard Burke, Dodge City Community College president, and Community College Council of Presidents, gave the welcome address and closing comments. Ms. Tammy Fuentez, Kansas Director of Phi Theta Kappa, introduced each recipient, who received their medal and certificate from their college president.
Cowley College president, Dr. Patrick J. McAtee, and Board of Trustee members, Ron Godsey, Mark Patton, and Donna Avery attended the luncheon, as did Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs.
Cowley College students were joined by PTK sponsors Melinda Neal and Nancy Ayers.
Pictured are: Keoki Waipa, Nancy Ayers, Tina Wohlford, Emily Crain, Candice Bliss, Dr. Patrick J. McAtee, and Melinda Neal.