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August 6, 2012

Looking to help others, Soule�s establish scholarship at Cowley�


scholarshipKnown for their caring and generosity, David and Peggy Soule recently established the David and Peggy Soule Family Scholarship at Cowley College with a gift of $5,250.

Peggy was a cheerleader at Cowley and graduated from the school in 1980, while David returned to college and graduated from Cowley in 1994. Their son Ryan graduated from Cowley in 2000, and Andy (Class of 2003) and Matt (Class of 2004) soon followed.

Matt currently serves as the Central Avenue Dorm Manager/Intramurals Coordinator at Cowley, and the Soule’s niece, Lory West, is the school’s Director of Admissions.

“Cowley was so good to us and our three boys, it was a wonderful experience for all of us,” Peggy said. “This scholarship is about being able to help somebody else.”

With Peggy having spent the past 24 years employed at Arkansas City High School and David having served as an instructor at ACHS for the past 15 years, the couple realize the value of education.

“We figured if we could be a small part in helping someone obtain a higher education why not do it now,” Peggy said.

Peggy is the Athletics and Activities Secretary at ACHS and David is the Physical Science Instructor/Boy’s Soccer Head Coach.

“We see a lot of kids that may not have the resources to go to college, so it will be nice to help someone who may not otherwise have that opportunity,” David said.

Ben Schears, Cowley College vice president for institutional advancement can’t think of a better way for alumni to give back to the college than by setting up scholarships to help future students attend Cowley.

“David and Peggy have such a heart for students who need an opportunity to achieve a college degree,” Schears said. “They realize the importance of kids getting a shot to better their lives and have provided financial support to make it happen.”

Pictured, from left, Shannon Massey, Cowley College executive director of alumni and development, Peggy Soule, David Soule, and Ben Schears.