February 12, 2010
Students gain valuable insight during FutureSpace 2010
As part of FutureSpace 2010, Cowley College students had an opportunity
to learn what it takes to transfer to a four-year school and what programs,
scholarships and amenities each has to offer during a College Transfer
Fair held Thursday morning in the Brown Center. The students were then
invited to spend the afternoon listening to experts in the fields they
plan to enter.
The event was put together thanks to the Cowley College AQIP 8 team, which is dedicated to career and transfer initiatives for students. According to Heather Allen, Co-Chair of the AQIP 8 team, 210 students attended the Transfer Fair in the morning and 199 students took part in the Career Fair in the afternoon.
Fourteen colleges/universities from Kansas and Oklahoma were on hand to provide information as part of the College Transfer Fair, while there were 15 guest speakers from various careers present to talk to students during the Career Fair.
“We had some really incredible speakers and the students that took part in the day really benefited from the sessions,” Allen said. “We really appreciate those that supported the day and helped provide us with top notch speakers and those that sent students to the event. Students can gain so much extra insight about a career from attending an event like this that they don’t necessarily get otherwise.”
During the event, the Cowley College Endowment Association gave away three $50 gift cards, which can be used at the Tiger Deli, Cowley College Bookstore, or the school’s Cosmetology Department.
Cowley College students are encouraged to take advantage of Cowley College’s Career and Transfer Services. Career Services is located in the Renn Memorial Library, and Transfer Services is located in the upper level of the Nelson Student Center. These services are free to all Cowley students.
Colleges/universities that were represented at the College Transfer Fair:
Bethel College; Bethany College; Emporia State University; Friends University; Kansas State University; Kansas Wesleyan University; McPherson College; Newman University; Oklahoma State University; Pittsburg State University; Southwestern College; Tabor College; Washburn University; and Wichita State University.
The following individuals served as speakers at FutureSpace 2010:
David Hinnen and David Arnold, Special Agent, US Secret Service; Denny Coyne, Cardiac Perfusionist; Jan Woodard, Traveling ER Nurse; J.R. Hurst, Writer, Director, and Performer; Alex Gottlob, Entrepreneur, Landscape Architecture; Scott Gurnee, Drafting and Product Design for RPPG; Orvel Mason, Lawyer; Chad McClusky, Law Enforcement and Canine Handler; Jim Ramirez, Professional Referee, Coach, Business Owner; Scott Rogers, Dentist; Christina Rich-Splawn, Graphic Designer; Diane Steadham, Thermadyne (Welding) Corporation; Shawn Wheat, KSOK Radio DJ; and Grant Williams, Author.