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September 21, 2009

Adjunct instructor to receive honor from Wichita Business Journal


Michelle Carter-Gouge, an adjunct instructor who teaches criminal justice courses, as well as Business Law and Constitutional Law online at Cowley College, will be recognized as one of the Wichita 40 Under 40 with a banquet and awards ceremony Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

The 40 Under 40 recognition dinner honors 40 Wichitans under the age of 40 who are making significant contributions to the economy and community. Along with her adjunct teaching at Cowley College, Carter-Gouge is employed at Preferred Health Systems in Wichita as a General Counsel/Corporate Attorney for their compliance department. She previously served as an assistant district attorney.

“She is a very conscientious instructor with the real-life experience that lends great credibility to her classes.  Her students always seem to have a pleasurable learning experience,” Cowley College director of E-Learning, Tiffany Sowa said.

More than half of the more than 200 nominees filled out the required paperwork that the selection committee — four former 40 Under 40 honorees — used to make its decision.

Those receiving the award are selected based on a number of criteria including public volunteer public service.

The selection committee placed a strong emphasis on community involvement when narrowing the list of nominees.