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January 25, 2010

Finalists for Cowley Homecoming royalty announced


Five women and five men have been chosen as finalists for Homecoming queen and king at Cowley College.

Voting for queen and king is being held online. Cowley College students, faculty and staff can vote through Campus Connect. To view candidates go to

Crowning of this year’s queen and king will take place at halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. Johnson County on Feb. 10. The men’s game begins at 7 p.m. The Homecoming dance will follow at 9 p.m. in the Cowley Recreation Building.

Queen finalists and their activities at Cowley:

  • Erin Burroughs: Student Ambassador, Cowley Captain, CC Singers, Concert Choir, President of the Cowley College Republicans, ACT One Drama Club, and Film Club.
  • Keshia Clark: Member of the Lady Tiger volleyball team, which placed second at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.
  • Nicole Hoerschgen: Concert Choir, CC Singers, and the Act One Drama Club.
  • Robin Ray: Member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams, Student Ambassador, Phi Theta Kappa, Math & Science Club, Cowley Tutor, IMPACT, and is involved in the ACES program.
  • Ashley Spencer: Member of the Cowley Softball team, which placed fifth at last year’s NJCAA Division II National Tournament. Resident Assistant for Docking Dormitory, Cowley Tutor, Cowley Captain, IMPACT, and Student Ambassador.

King Candidates:

  • Charles Fall: Redshirt member of the Tiger men’s Basketball team and President of the Young Democrats.
  • Clinton Haas: Vice president of the Act One Drama Club and participant in the college’s theatre productions and musicals.
  • Mitch Hoover: Member of the Student Government Association, ACT One Drama Club, Student Ambassador, Resident Assistant, and Media Club.
  • B.J. Misialek: Second baseman for the Tiger Baseball team, which qualified to compete at the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, CO in 2009. Also a Resident Assistant and Cowley Captain.
  • Lance Russell: Member of the Tiger Basketball team, which captured the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division title in 2009.

Following are brief biographies on each of the candidates in alphabetical order:

Queen Candidates

  • Erin Burroughs of Arkansas City is the daughter of Dave and Vickie Burroughs. She is majoring in history and is undecided on where she will attend after Cowley.
  • Keshia Clark of Arkansas City is the daughter of Eugene and Dawn Clark. She is majoring in nursing and plans to continue playing volleyball at a four-year school.
  • Nicole Hoerschgen of Cashion, OK is the daughter of Eric Hoerschgen and Lesleigh and Jay Stewart. She is undecided on her plans after Cowley.
  • Robin Ray of McAlester, OK is the daughter of June Ray. She is majoring in bio-chemistry/pre-med and plans to transfer to a four-year school to continue running and studying medicine.
  • Ashley Spencer of Weir is the daughter of Anthony and Sonjia Leone. She is majoring in elementary education and plans to transfer to the University of Kansas to continue her softball career.

King Candidates:

  • Charles Fall of Staten Island, N.Y. is the son of Didier and Aissatov Fall. He is majoring in political science and plans on continuing his basketball career at a four-year school.
  • Clinton Haas of Augusta is the son of Larry and Betty Haas. He is majoring in education and plans to transfer to Wichita State University or Washburn University to earn a teaching degree.
  • Mitch Hoover of Oxford is the son of Farold and Traci Hoover. He is majoring in theatre/history and plans to transfer to either Emporia State University or Oklahoma State University.
  • B.J. Misialek of Edmond, OK is the son of Rich Misialek and Brandi and Clint Despain. He is majoring in engineering and plans to transfer to a four-year school to continue his baseball career and earn a degree in chemical engineering.
  • Lance Russell of Wichita is the son of Larry and Wanda Russell. He is majoring in business and plans to continue playing basketball at a four-year school.