May 9, 2011
Cowley College conducts 88th Commencement exercises
More than 240 students participated in Cowley College’s 88th Commencement exercises Saturday inside W.S. Scott Auditorium.
Along with the conferring of degrees, college alumnus Dr. Kermit McMurry, the vice chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, was presented with this year’s Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award. Dr. McMurry is a 1965 graduate of Arkansas City Junior College.
Amy McWhirt, Cowley College’s director of academic preparation, addressed the graduating students and provided them with words of wisdom as they prepare to move on. While, Student Senate president Erin Griffiths, and Student Senate vice president Devon Tracy, also addressed the class.
The students included summer 2010 graduates, December 2010 graduates, and May 2011 graduates. Students who graduated last summer and last December have received their diplomas. Saturday’s graduates will receive their diplomas in June. A total of 647 students were candidates for graduation.
A reception for graduates, family members and friends was held immediately following the ceremony in the Earle N. Wright Community Room inside the Brown Center.