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June 24, 2011

CornerBank pledges $5,000 to Hafner Training Center


CornerBank pledgeContinuing its support of Cowley College, CornerBank recently pledged $5,000 towards the naming rights of one of the coaches offices located inside the Travis Hafner Training Center.

“Our motivation was the long standing relationship we have with Cowley College,” CornerBank President/CEO Bruce Schwyhart said. “Travis Hafner’s generous lead gift inspired us to get involved. The facility will be a cornerstone of the community and will benefit students well into the future.”

Schwyhart and Joyce McArtor, Community Bank President for CornerBank in Arkansas City, both serve on Cowley College’s Endowment Board. Each year, CornerBank provides an Endowed Scholarship for a student at Cowley College and also supports the school by giving $2,000 a year to the college’s Endowed Chair.

“CornerBank has been a great supporter of the college in many different ways and we sincerely appreciate their contribution to the Travis Hafner Training Center,” Dr. McAtee said.

The gift from CornerBank is the second substantial pledge the college has received in the room-naming phase of the capital campaign.

"We're excited to receive the gift from CornerBank for the Hafner Center campaign as it helps bring us closer to our goal,” Ben Schears, vice president for institutional advancement said.

To make this project a success and provide championship facilities for the Tiger athletic program, individuals and businesses can make gifts and pledges of $500 or more in full or divided up over a three-year period. All gifts of $500 or more will be acknowledged on a permanent recognition plaque inside the facility. Room naming opportunities, pictures of construction, and fundraising progress are available and can be viewed online at Those interested in naming a room or giving to the project can contact Ben Schears at 620.441.5245 or Shannon Massey at 620.441.5319.

Pictured, from left, Ben Schears, Cowley college vice president for institutional advancement; Joyce McArtor, Community Bank President for CornerBank in Arkansas City; Patrick J. McAtee, Cowley College President; and Bruce Schwyhart, CornerBank President/CEO.