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September 7, 2012

Campus leader named September Student of the Month


Micah FryWhether she is involved in one of her numerous on campus or community activities, Cowley College sophomore Micah Fry always seems to have a smile on her face. The active graphic design/mass communications major from Arkansas City was recently recognized for her stellar work by being named Cowley College’s September Student of the Month.

Fry is the daughter of James and Debra Fry. Grandparents are, Delores and Jerry Walker of Arkansas City and Gordon and Violet Fry of Arkansas City. She has a brother, Nathan 13.

With her father, James, having worked at Cowley College for the past 15 years, Fry has grown up around the school.

While attending school at Arkansas City Christian Academy, Fry began taking classes at Cowley during her junior year of high school. By the time she graduated from ACCA she had already accumulated 27 credit hours from Cowley.

“Growing up with my dad working there, Cowley has always been like home,” Fry said. “Coming to school here just made sense. I love it here.”

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

“I love having the opportunity to try anything at Cowley,” Fry said.

With her father, James, serving as the coordinator of Cowley College’s Academic Civic Engagement through Service program, Fry grew up active in volunteer work.

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.

“Volunteering in the community is in my blood,” Fry said. “I was taught that when you have the opportunity to be a servant take advantage of it.”

Charlee Wilson, director of retention and tutoring services, is among the many individuals at Cowley that have noticed Fry’s accomplishments at the school.

“Micah has been such a great asset to Cowley tutoring services,” Wilson said. “She was a Cowley Tutor as a freshman and did an amazing job, and returns as a tutor for her sophomore year. Micah has taken ownership in the tutoring program. Several times she has come to me with ideas she feels could improve Tutoring Services. She is a hard worker and she shows a true interest in the students who come in for help.”

Being named Student of the Month is an honor Fry does not take lightly.

“I do not want to take credit for it, it is a blessing from God,” Fry said.

Fry has been very active in the church and is a youth sponsor and remote Bible teacher at River of Life Christian Center. She also serves in a leadership role on the COGAF (Church of God of the Apostolic Faith) Media/Video Team and was the head of Sound and Media at New Hope Assembly for four years.

“My parents taught me how to water and grow the good, and how to pull the weeds, and this makes them the most influential people in my life,” Fry said. “It’s not that they made me who I am today, rather they taught me to take responsibility and be who I want to. If you love something, grow it. If you are not happy with it, change it.”

Fry is undecided what four-year university she will attend after Cowley but hopes to make a difference in the world and possibly pursue a career in ministry.

Now in her final year at Cowley, she looks at her experience at the school as a rewarding one.

“I have got to know a lot of people around campus,” Fry said. “My time at Cowley has been amazing.”