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January 13, 2014


Positive, hard working sophomore named Student of the Month


BlossomHelping with numerous events as a member of the Cowley Activity Awareness Team (C.A.A.T.) and recently as a member of Cowley College’s Academic Civic Engagement through Service (ACES) program, sophomore Ashley Blossom has taken an active role on the main campus. Blossom was recognized for her hard work by being named the school’s January Student of the Month.

Blossom is the daughter of Randy and Teresa Flaming. Grandparents are, Royce and Wilda Flaming of Cherokee, OK, and Dorothy Dorrell of Miami, OK. She has two brothers, Matthew 22, and Bryce 10.

As part of C.A.A.T., the Business Administration major from Belle Plaine served as the club representative to Cowley College Student Senate; and during this past fall semester she took on the role of Social Media and Advertising Representative for the group.

In the community she has been involved in numerous service and volunteer projects.  These projects include; Numana Food Packaging Events, KDOT Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Program, Bowl for Kid’s Sake, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, and also the C.A.A.T.’s In A Box Hunger Awareness project, which raised money for Five Loaves Meal Ministry and collected canned goods, which were donated to Manna Ministries.

Along with her volunteerism and service projects, Blossom and her husband, Aaren, who is a sophomore in Cowley College’s automotive program, stay busy raising their soon to be four month old son, Casen.
All the while, Blossom maintains a 3.51 grade point average and has been on the Dean’s Honor Roll the past two semesters.

“Ashley is an all-around great person and I believe she is well deserving of being awarded student of the month here at Cowley,” said Charlee Wilson, Director of Retention and First Year Experience. “She maintains good grades, is a hard worker, is very involved in her campus, and always approaches the world with a positive attitude. Ashley has goals set for her future and has a good grasp on knowing what needs to be done to reach those goals. There is no doubt in my mind that she will reach all the goals she has set for her education, career, and life.”

Blossom, who is also involved with Phi Theta Kappa at Cowley, credits Wilson with helping her during her time at the school.

“Charlee is very supportive,” Blossom said. “He is also open, caring and funny.”

Blossom has enjoyed her time at Cowley and was surprised to learn she was named the school’s January Student of the Month.

“It is nice to know Cowley supports their students by acknowledging the hard work people do,” Blossom said.

After graduating from Cowley, Blossom plans on transferring to Northwestern Oklahoma State University where she will continue to work toward her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and also minor in Accounting.