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March 11, 2010

Aubrey Lyman named a New Century Scholar


Aubrey Lyman and Dr. McAteeAs the top-scoring student (based on scores received in the All-USA competition) from the state of Kansas, Cowley College sophomore Aubrey Lyman was recently selected as a New Century Scholar.

Lyman will receive a $2,000 stipend and will be recognized at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention, April 17-19, in Seattle, Washington.

The New Century Scholars program is sponsored annually by the American Association of Community Colleges, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and Phi Theta Kappa.

At Cowley, Lyman is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, KNEA (Kansas National Education Association), PAWS (Peers Advocating Wellness for Students), is the president of ACES (Academic Civic Engagement through Service), the president of the Cowley College Young Democrats, and is a representative for clubs in SGA.

The elementary major from Wichita had to write an essay as part of the contest. Lyman’s essay was over the clothing drive she helped put together last semester at Cowley.

Lyman, who was recently named to the Kansas All-State Academic Team, thanks in part to her excellent work as a PTK member at Cowley, was thrilled to learn she was named a New Century Scholar.

“When I heard the news I started jumping up and down with my dorm mates with excitement and called my parents at 11 o’clock at night to tell them the news,” Lyman said.

She credits PTK sponsors Melinda Neal and Nancy Ayers with helping her receive this award.

“Melinda and Nancy are both amazing, I love them to death,” Lyman said. “Miss Neal has been a great help with the All-Kansas team stuff.”