January 28, 2011
Habitat for Humanity thanks Cowley College for its support
Wanting to recognize Cowley College for its continued support, the Board for the Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity presented the college with a plaque to show its appreciation.
“We recognize Cowley College as a valuable asset to our community, not only for the educational programs, but also for the athletic events, the arts and drama performances, the character building of our young students and the employment it provides,” Jerry Campbell, vice president for the Habitat for Humanity Board said.
Cowley offers the organization use of a classroom for its monthly board meetings and has provided use of the Earle N. Wright Community Room on numerous occasions over the years for fund raising events; most recently the organization’s Festival of Trees.
The college also allowed Habitat for Humanity to use the school’s Recreation Building for its Arkalalah dance at no charge.
Campbell, who also serves as the Chairman for the Habitat for Humanity Development and Mortgage Management committees, noted that Cowley College’s Music Department staff has been very generous in performing or providing performers for their events. He also praised the work of Jody Arnett, Cowley College’s administrative assistant to the vice president of business services, in scheduling events and coordinating with college staff to provide whatever support services are required.
Campbell also credited the work of James Fry, ACES office manager, who provides student volunteers to help work on the Habitat for Humanity house for a needy family, and in the setup for the Festival of Trees event.
“I feel, as did the Board, that we should recognize all the support that we receive from Cowley College,” Campbell said.
Cowley College president, Dr. Patrick J. McAtee, is proud to have the college associated with Habitat for Humanity.
“Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful program for Arkansas City and all of Cowley County,” Dr. McAtee said. “We are glad to play a small part in helping families get back on their feet.”
Pictured, from left, Jerry Campbell, Dr. Patrick J. McAtee, and Elrea Mullen, co-chair of the Festival of Trees committee and a past Habitat for Humanity board member.