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November 18, 2010


Senior Day continues to grow at Cowley College


For the second straight year a record number of high school seniors from across Kansas and Oklahoma Senior Daytook part in Cowley College’s Fall Senior Day held Wednesday on the school’s main campus in Arkansas City.
With 264 high school seniors and 66 parents on campus for the event, a total of 330 individuals took part in Senior Day.
“Looking at some of the comments from the students they seem really excited to come here,” Executive Director of Enrollment and Outreach Services, Ben Schears said. “For a lot of them the decision maker to come to Cowley was taking part in Senior Day.”
Along with a campus tour, students were given an opportunity to choose from a couple of different breakout sessions, featuring information about financial aid, scholarships, student life, and the jumpstart program to name a few.
Students also had a chance to win prizes by answering trivia questions about the college. While, lunch was provided for the students and their parents in the Brown Center’s Earle N. Wright Community Room.
Schears credited associate director of admissions, Lory West, with her work on helping organize the event. Schears was also quick to praise his admissions staff as well as the work done by admissions work study, Jenna Richmond, during the school’s phone-a-thon.
“Thanks to all of those who helped out with presentations, tours, logistics, and the activities fair,” Schears said. “Special thanks to our facilities and maintenance crew who really stepped up to help with facilitating and accommodating the overflow.”
According to Schears, the event has grown to the point where the college is now going to divide it into multiple days.
“We believe in what we do and what we offer here at Cowley,” Schears said. “To put together and carryout an event that has an impact on a student’s future, and to guide them to an institution we really believe in is pretty amazing.”
To enroll for the spring semester or to find out more information about Cowley College, contact 620-441-5303.