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April 27, 2009

Cowley College employees and Pizza Hut raise more than $500 for cancer fund


Serving up pizzas and wings Friday night at the Arkansas City Pizza Hut Wing Street, Cowley College employees and the Arkansas City Pizza Hut Wing Street teamed to raise more than $500 for the annual Relay for Life fund for Cancer.

Cowley employees worked as servers and greeters at the Pizza Hut Wing Street in Arkansas City from 5 p.m. to close Friday. All tips and a portion of each dining room order were donated to the cancer fund.

Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs at Cowley College, who helped organize the event, was appreciative of everyone that helped make the fund raiser a success.

“It is a good way to raise some money and an awareness for cancer,” Saia said. “I would personally like to thank Pizza Hut manager Jeff Hettenbach and his employees for allowing us to share in their evening.”

Cowley employees that worked as servers or greeters were, Sue Saia, Tom Saia, Patty Mugler, Loretta Waldroupe, Chris Cannon, Michelle Kelly, Slade Griffiths, Lori West, Landon West, Donni McClaflin, Tom McClaflin, Marvis Gaddie, Shayla McDonald, Jason O’ Toole, Donnie Jackson, Tommy Desalme, Sarah Matthews, Scott Camien, Sarah Doyle, Janet Kennedy, Rama Peroo, Rikki Hettenbach,  Shannon Massey, Heather Allen, Adam Borth, and Cowley president Dr. Patrick J. McAtee.

“It's a lot of fun to see our employees working together in a different kind of environment,” Saia said. “Our administration and our directors were bussing tables and our admissions reps and faculty were taking orders. We also had several employees come and eat that night to support the cause. The customers were great about tipping too.”

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Cowley County will take place June 5 at the Cowley County Fairgrounds in Winfield.