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April 20, 2011

Lukert named Cowley College�s Student of the Year


Dr. McAtee and Jordan LukertDedicating his time to many activities and organizations on Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City, sophomore Jordan Lukert was named Cowley College’s Student of the Year during the school’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony held Tuesday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

Lukert, along with the school’s other Student of the Month selections, were up for the prestigious honor of Student of the Year.

At Cowley, Lukert is president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Phi Beta Lambda, and Phi Theta Kappa. He also serves as a student ambassador, Cowley Tutor, and is a resident assistant in the Storbeck Dormitory. He was named the school’s Student of the Month this past September, is a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll, and was the winner of last year’s Puttin’ on the Hits contest. He also was crowned Homecoming King, was named to the All-Kansas Academic Team for PTK, named Who’s Who Among American Students, and placed first at the PBL state competition in Sales Presentation.

“It has been an honor to serve everyone here at Cowley,” said Lukert, who was also named Cowley’s Tutor of the Year during the banquet. “My being named Student of the Year would not have happened without the individuals here at Cowley that have contributed to my life. My time at Cowley has been a blast!”

A representative from each department at Cowley College honored students that have excelled during the 2010-11 academic year during the ceremony.

“We want to recognize and honor the students for their accomplishments as well as thank the instructors and faculty at Cowley for helping them reach their goals,” Cowley College president Dr. Patrick J. McAtee said during the ceremony.

Lukert, who has a 3.89 grade point average at Cowley, plans to transfer to Wichita State University.
Award recipients:

  • Academic Excellence Challenge — Aaron Brooks, Tommy Saia, Marcus Whitson
  • Kansas All State Academic Team — Justin Balmer, Roberta Anis, Claudia Sotelo, Jordan Lukert
  • Outstanding Student Ambassadors — Anne Harmon, Jordan Williams, and Milissa Crawford
  • Student Ambassador of the Year — Devon Tracy
  • Cowley Tutor of the Year — Jordan Lukert
  • Derek Burroughs Award — Tyler Gilbert
  • Academic Civic Engagement through Service — Shannon Hinson
  • Act One Drama Club — Anne Harmon and Jackson Curtright
  • Art and Design Club — Maribel Ramirez and Jessica Vega
  • Cowley Christian Fellowship — Carly Brock, Will Austin, Carol Rodrigues
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes — Jordan Lukert, Jeremiah Bierle, Carol Rodrigues
  • Cowley College Student Senate — Erin Griffiths, Shaelynn French, Devon Tracy
  • Creative Claws — Alyssa Campbell, Zane May, Erica Parent
  • Instrumental Music — Kelley Reynolds, Daniel Byers, Caleb Johnston, Chad Buttram
  • Math & Science Club — Ashley Clinard, Ashley Arseneault, Chelsea Weathers
  • Math and Science Club (Mulvane) — Mark Janzen
  • Media Club —Ben Donals and Caleb Johnston
  • Multicultural Scholars Program — Mayra Garcia
  • Phi Beta Lambda — Ashley Andes and Jordan Lukert
  • Phi Theta Kappa — Claudia Sotelo and Jeremiah Bierle
  • Phi Theta Kappa (Mulvane) — Justin Balmer and Angela Alexander
  • Skills USA — Alex Stephan
  • Vocal Music — Andrea Workman
  • Allied Health Department — Kaitlin McConnell
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology Department — Ashley Andes
  • Career and Technical Education Department — Christiana Simon
  • Humanities Department — Raphael Biltz
  • Natural Science Department —  Curtis Hall and Aaron Brooks
  • Social Science Department — Martha Stettler
  • Students of the Month — Jordan Lukert, Starr McLeod, Milissa Crawford, Anne Harmon, Brandon Sparks, Jordan Williams, John Kuffler, and Erin Griffiths
  • Student of the Year — Jordan Lukert