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July 27, 2009

Cowley conducts summer workshop


Representatives from 10 Kansas colleges attended the 2009 Summer Drive-In Workshop titled “Double Down on Student Success” Friday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room located on Cowley College’s Arkansas City campus.

The Summer Drive-In Workshop is an annual workshop hosted in different Kansas communities and sponsored by the Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO).  It was established to provide professional development opportunities for support staff who are often not able to attend large conferences due to budget limitations and office coverage needs.

Shayla McDonald, admissions representative at Cowley College, put together the agenda for the workshop. Jon Marshall (pictured), the vice president of academic affairs at Allen County Community College, served as the keynote speaker and covered the topic “Bettin’ on the Millennial Generation”.

Heather Eckstein, the director of first year programs at Pittsburg State University, discussed working with new-age students and their parents. Jo Lynn Bright, EAP counselor at EMPAC, Inc., talked about debt relief and spending plans. While, Cowley College registrar Mark Britton facilitated discussions on admissions and registration.

Schools represented at the workshop were, Wichita State University, Kansas State University, Kansas University, Pittsburg State University, Southwestern College, Kansas Wesleyan University, Butler Community College, Allen County Community College, Labette Community College, and Cowley College.