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April 27, 2009

Cowley PTK students attend International Convention


Seven Cowley College students and their advisors joined over 3,500 other community college students from around the world at the 91st annual Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Grapevine, Texas April 16-19.

Convention goers attended workshops on a myriad of topics, including membership building, honors programs, fundraising, leadership and saving the environment. Keynotes speakers for the event were Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., environmental activist and attorney, and Dr. Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International and CNN host.

“Both gave great insights into current national issues, the energy and economic crisis, with an emphasis on how our country got to this point and what we need to do to turn things around,” said PTK advisor Nancy Ayers.

The students also visited The Stockyards (Billy Bob's) in Fort Worth, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art where they toured the King Tut exhibit.

Phi Theta Kappa students that attended were Emily Crain, Phuong Huynh, Shayla Roebuck and Allie Crow from the Ark City campus, and Keoki Waipa, Tina Wohlford and Irona Cliver from the Mulvane campus. Phi Theta Kappa advisors are Melinda Neal and Nancy Ayers.

Pictured, left to right: Melinda Neal, Shayla Roebuck, Phuong Huynh, Allie Crow, Emily Crain, Tina Wohlford, Keoki Waipa, and Nancy Ayers.