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September 13, 2011

Meyer chosen as September Student of the Month


Student of the MonthTaking part in several activities at Cowley College, Clinton Meyer is making the most of his college experience. The highly motivated sophomore is well known and liked on the school’s main campus in Arkansas City as evidenced by his being named the September Student of the Month.

Meyer, son of Steve and Lori Meyer, is a chemistry/pre-medicine major from Kingman, Kansas. Grandparents are Leo and Cecilia Meyer, Tom and Iris Wimberly, and Carol Omans. He has two younger brothers, Scott and Nicholas, who attend Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita. Scott is a senior and Nicholas is a junior at the school.

Meyer came to Cowley after graduating from Bishop Carroll in 2010. While at Bishop Carroll, Meyer participated in soccer, wrestling, track, the Art Club and God Squad.

He has continued his active participation at Cowley and is involved in the Cowley Activity Awareness Team, FCA, Movie Club, Weightlifting Club, and Intramurals. Meyer is also a Cowley Tutor and a Cowley Student Ambassador. During his freshman year at the school he was on the Dean’s Honor Roll during the spring 2011 semester and was a participant in Mr. Cinderfella.

Meyer’s second aunt, Doreen Molitor (Class of 1984), and second uncle, Darryl Beffort, attended Cowley College so he was aware of the school. Meyer visited three other schools besides Cowley with the other schools being Wichita State University, Oklahoma University, and Kansas State University-Salina.

“Right off the bat I liked the one-on-one attention I got from the people in Cowley’s admissions office,” Meyer said. “Cowley felt like home away from home.”

He is enrolled in 20 hours of course work during the fall semester and accumulated a grade point average of 3.486 during his first year at Cowley. His hard work at the school has been noticed; with instructors and staff having many positive comments about him. Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs, is one person who has noticed Meyer’s accomplishments at Cowley.

“Clinton is a great student who is of strong moral character,” Saia said. “He’s a role model to others and a very dedicated and motivated individual. He actively participates in C.A.A.T. and as a Cowley Tutor and is very deserving of this award.”

In his free time, he teaches physical education and PSR to Sunday School children (fourth graders) at Sacred Heart Catholic School. He also helps work with wrestlers at Bishop Carroll High School and is the captain of his recreational paintball team in Wichita.

Meyer credits his father and mother as being very influential to his success at Cowley and in life. After Cowley, he plans to transfer to Kansas State University. While at Kansas State he plans on earning his Masters in Chemistry. He then plans on attending the University of Kansas Medical School and would like to one day find a career working in a lab creating new medicines and compounds to better the quality of mankind. However, he also served a summer internship at BG Products in Wichita and could see himself working for the automotive chemical company.

Being named the September Student of the Month is not an honor that Meyer takes lightly.

“I try and represent my family and the college in a positive light,” Meyer said. “I feel this award is an honor and it is my responsibility to represent the school well as Student of the Month.”

While doing so, Meyer plans on making the most out of his final year at Cowley.

“Honestly, I was kind of skeptical when I first got to the school, but I have been very pleasantly surprised,” Meyer said. “Student life wise there is usually always something to do and it feels like the people here really care about you rather than being just a number at a bigger school.”