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April 17, 2013

Micah Fry named Student of the Year


Micah FryOne day after being named the Outstanding Student for Arkansas City, Cowley College sophomore Micah Fry was presented with the Student of the Year award at Cowley College’s annual Honors and Awards ceremony held Tuesday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

Fry, along with the school’s other Student of the Month selections, were up for the prestigious honor of Student of the Year.

Fry is involved in several activities and clubs at Cowley. She is involved with ACES, Act 1 Drama Club, Cowley Television, and is a Student Senate Representative for the Media Club. She is a Cowley Tutor, a Cowley College Student Ambassador, and also part of Phi Theta Kappa. 

Fry has grown up around Cowley with her father, James, having worked at Cowley for the past 15 years and currently serving as the coordinator of Cowley College’s Academic Civic Engagement through Service program.

In the community she has helped with Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America, First Assembly of God, Calvary Chapel and at Ark City Christian Academy (ACCA). All the while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and earning a spot on the President’s Honor Roll every semester at Cowley.

“Being named Student of the Year is an honor and blessing,” Fry said. “It is not my own doing, all the glory to God.”

After graduating from Cowley, Fry plans to transfer to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.

“It will be hard to leave Cowley,” Fry said. “I came and made it my home.”

During the Honors and Awards ceremony a representative from each department at Cowley College honored students that have excelled during the 2012-13 academic year.

“This is a night to honor the students for their hard work and dedication,” Cowley interim president Tony Crouch said during the banquet. “We wish you nothing but the best going forward.”

Kristi Shaw, director of student life, organized the event. While, Kathy McDonald and BJ Thoma provided the meal.

Award recipients:

  • Academic Excellence Challenge — Dylan Bristor, Robin Greenup, Savannah Hardister, Mason Warren
  • Student Ambassadors — Alex Alvarez, Abby Crow, Gary Fizer, Micah Fry, Megan Hamlett, Julie Hinson, Piper McCord, Jessica McDowell, Jennifer Mendez, Kelsey Nolting, Georgina Perez, Kassy Ptacek, Jessica Reese, Caroline Strickland, Lacey Tipton, Paige Vanderpool, Sabetha Young
  • Outstanding Student Ambassadors — Jessica McDowell
  • Student Ambassador of the Year — Piper McCord
  • Cowley Tutors — Riley Emley, Brenno Ferreira, Micah Fry, Chelsi Hampton, Jennifer Mendez, Brad Perkins, Georgina Perez, Paige Traffas
  • Cowley Tutor of the Year — Micah Fry and Jennifer Mendez
  • Derek Burroughs Award — Alex Alvarez
  • Cowley Student Senate – Katey Hubler, Brittany Swopes, Kelsea Barr, Parker Cameron
  • Resident Assistants — Neal Andrews, Jared Bashaw, Evandro De Souza, Maria Hernandez, Lexie Maytubby, Jessica McDowell, Tera Mills, Kassy Ptacek, Hayley Rogers, Tyler Rolland, Logan Snyder, Benjamin Stranghoner, Josiah Twitchell, Sabetha Young, Ruy Vaz
  • Cowley Activity Awareness Team — Chelsey Bruce, Julie Hinson
  • Academic Civic Engagement through Service — Andrew Shipley, Anthony Ramirez, Tiffany Stuhlsatz, Craig Cropek, Micah Fry
  • Act One Drama Club — Tim Kennedy, Alexie Pearce
  • Art and Design Club — Alex Bowker, John Lafitte
  • Chi Alpha — Craig Cropek, Austin Pike
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes — Caroline Strickland
  • Film Club — Neal Andrews
  • Creative Claws — Shannon Mahon, Christian Blaine Wilkey
  • Instrumental Music — Justin Davis
  • Math & Science Club — Nancy Misasi, Rendi Tovar, James Diemer
  • Media Club — Tera Mills, Micah Fry, Autumn Mumford
  • Multicultural Scholars Program — Julia Bautista, Ingrid Torres, Ivan Velasquez
  • Phi Beta Lambda — Jill Kanning, Chelsea Blasi
  • Phi Theta Kappa — Jill Kanning, Jaci Hall, Maria Hernandez
  • Skills USA — Stacey Rowley
  • Vocal Music — Anthony Caldera
  • Allied Health Department — Israel Machado
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology Department — Jaci Hall
  • Career and Technical Education Department — Michelle Sobba
  • Humanities Department — Micah Fry
  • Natural Science Department — Jennifer Mendez
  • Social Science Department — Derl Hicks
  • Students of the Month — Micah Fry, Jennifer Mendez, Julie Hinson, Brandi Regier, Lindsay Handlin, Caroline Strickland, Piper McCord, Jessica McDowell
  • Student of the Year — Micah Fry

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