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April 28, 2011

Cowley student recognized for contributions to ACES program


Lydia FarleyConsistently surpassing expectations, Cowley College student Lydia Farley was recognized at the Social Science Department Advisory meeting on April 27 for her outstanding contributions to the Cowley College ACES Program.

The Academic and Civic Engagement through Service (ACES) is a service learning program where students contribute a minimum of 85 hours of service per semester. Farley has provided assistance to elderly at a retirement center in Wellington and spent countless hours working a Youth Skate Night. She has collected the largest donation amounts for the Big Brothers & Big Sisters College Bowl for Kids Sake each of the past two years, acquiring more than $1,100 in donations. She also sold just under $1,000 of goods for the ACES Homeless Efforts in which Cowley ACES will receive 40% of the profits to benefit a local shelter. 

Farley is undecided on her major but has expressed an interest in working with nonprofits as a possible career field.

“Congratulations and thank you to Lydia for her dedication to strengthening the communities of Arkansas City and Wellington,” Julie Rhoads, ACES sponsor said.