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May 6, 2009

Kasha Kelley to serve as Cowley College Commencement speaker


Kasha KelleyKasha Kelley, Kansas House State Representative for the 79th District of Kansas, will be the featured speaker at Cowley College’s 86th Commencement exercises held at 10 a.m. May 9 inside W.S. Scott Auditorium.

Kelley serves as the CEO of First Intermark Corp. in Arkansas City, and is a third-term member of the Kansas House of Representatives where she serves on the Appropriations Committee and is a vice chair of the General Government Budget Committee.

She has won the highest awards in piano competitions, Kansas Association of Broadcasters story competition, Miss America pageant system, is a published writer, and was a lead in steering major corporations to re-direct their advertising budgets to family-friendly television fare.

Before her service in the House of Representatives, she was involved in radio and television news reporting. She also served as a book editor for a Lawrence based writer and as a publicity manager for a CO publishing Company. She has also worked as a director of a non-profit organization in Virginia as well as various other posts.

She attended Arkansas City High School and later graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism.