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November 16, 2011

More than 350 individuals take part in Cowley College�s Senior Day


Senior DayFor the third straight year a record number of high school seniors from across Kansas and Oklahoma took part in Cowley College’s Fall Senior Day held Wednesday on the school’s main campus in Arkansas City.

With 294 high school seniors and 62 parents on campus for the event, a total of 356 individuals took part in Senior Day.

“I am ecstatic with how the day went; it is very exciting to see so many seniors interested in Cowley,” Lory West, director of admissions said. “We were very happy with all the positive feedback we received from the students and their parents regarding the day.”

Students were given an opportunity to choose from a couple of different breakout sessions, featuring information about financial aid, scholarships, admissions, student life, campus tour and a parent session. Students also took part in a senior fair where information was available from over 50 different organizations/areas including all the club/activity sponsors, academic departments, athletic coaches and student service staff. The fair was held inside W.S. Scott Auditorium and was a huge success.

“The sessions were very informative and the fair in the gym was a huge success, students were excited to have the opportunity to meet with the various Cowley organizations/areas in one central location,” West said. “Thank you so much to all the clubs/activities, academic areas, athletic coaches and student service individuals for having a table at the fair.”

West praised the work done by the college’s facilities and maintenance crews as well as Cowley employees Sue Saia, Kristi Shaw, Landon West, Denise Wallace, Roy Reynolds, Charlee Wilson, Sally Palmer, Lisa Grose, Rikki Hettenbach, Terri Hutchinson, and Krystle McCorgary.

Students also had a chance to win prizes by answering trivia questions about the college and the jazz band played, while lunch was provided for the students and their parents in the Brown Center’s Earle N. Wright Community Room.

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