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September 22, 2010


September Student of the Month feels at home at Cowley


LukertWhile looking for a college that he would feel comfortable attending, Jordan Lukert found what he was looking for at Cowley College. The sophomore business administration major has taken advantage of the opportunities the school has provided him as he was recently named Cowley College’s September Student of the Month.

The Clearwater, Kansas native enjoyed the people he spoke with on his visit to Cowley and liked the small college feel the school has.

“I went to visit Emporia State and just didn’t feel right about it,” Lukert said. “The Cowley admissions people made me feel really wanted here. You also have a lot more opportunities at Cowley.”

Lukert is the son of Dale and Debbie Lukert. He has a brother, Brett 15, and a sister, Tara 12. Grandparents are Bill (deceased) and Paula Whitacre of Highland, and Garth (deceased) and Dorothy Lukert of Topeka.

At Clearwater High School, Lukert was involved in several clubs and also participated in football, basketball, and golf.

At Cowley, he has continued his involvement and serves as the president of Phi Beta Lambda, president of Phi Theta Kappa, and president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also is a Cowley Ambassador, Cowley Tutor, and is a Resident Assistant for the Storbeck Dormitory. 

“I believe you have more fun when you are involved in activities and meeting new people,” Lukert said.

During his freshman year at Cowley he was on the Dean’s Honor Roll during the Fall 2009 semester, and on the President’s Honor Roll during the Spring 2010 semester.

Lukert’s hard work at Cowley has not gone unnoticed.

“I have Jordan in class and he is by far one of the more elite students I have seen,” Bev Grunder, Business, Computer and Information Technology Department Chair said. “He always has a good attitude and is very punctual with attendance and class work.”

Lukert was humbled to be recognized as the school’s September Student of the Month.

“It is an honor to be named Student of the Month,” Lukert said. “I would like to thank whoever nominated me.”

After Cowley, he plans to attend either Wichita State University, Pittsburg State University, or Emporia State University. If he ends up at WSU he hopes to land an internship at Coleman Industries in Wichita, which he hopes develops into a full-time position after graduating from college.

“I love camping and doing things outdoors,” Lukert said. “I also love Coleman’s products and think it would be a fun place to work.”

Whichever school he chooses to attend, he is glad he started his college career at Cowley.

“I have had a great experience at Cowley,” Lukert said. “The school has prepared me very well to move on.”