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November 16, 2012

Well-rounded student named Cowley�s November Student of the Month


Julie HinsonInvolved in her campus, her church and her community, sophomore Julie Hinson was named Cowley College’s November Student of the Month.

Hinson, daughter of Kent and Shannon Hinson, is an Education/Speech Pathology major from Arkansas City. Grandparents are, Erma Hinson of Arkansas City, and Anna Bradley and Martin Lawrence of Arkansas City. She has four siblings, Laura Booth 23, Danielle Palmer 22, Gage Hinson 16, and Kara Hinson 14.

Hinson grew up attending events at Cowley College and has long knew this was the school she wanted to attend.

“I love the atmosphere and everything Cowley has to offer,” Hinson said.

Hinson is involved in many activities and clubs at Cowley. She is in Phi Theta Kappa, a Cowley College Student Ambassador, and in her second year as a member of the Cowley Activity Awareness Teams (C.A.A.T.). 

She is preparing to help with the Cowley Activity Awareness Team’s Highway Cleanup on Highway 77 this weekend, and has been involved with Numana food packaging events since 2010. She also previously volunteered as a children’s church teacher at Crossroads Community Church in Winfield. 

“I grew up always volunteering, my parents raised me that way so it is in my blood,” Hinson said. “I like to serve the lord and share my love for everyone.”

She dedicates at least 130 hours a semester to C.A.A.T., and also excels in the classroom evidenced by her 3.74 grade point average and being on the honor roll each semester at Cowley.

“Julie is exactly what we hope our Cowley students to be,” Charlee Wilson, Director of Retention and Tutoring Services said.

Away from Cowley she works part time at RCB Bank. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends and has recently been learning how to drive a motorcycle.

Being named November Student of the Month is an honor that Hinson does not take lightly.

“I felt blessed to be nominated for it and was thrilled when I heard I was named Student of the Month,” Hinson said.

After graduating from Cowley, Hinson plans on transferring to Kansas State University where she will work toward her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Speech Pathology. 

After going through speech therapy as a young child, Hinson grew an appreciation for that line of work.

“When I was a little girl that was the highlight of my day,” Hinson said. “I hope to work with children in a school setting and be able to make it fun and help them every day.”