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April 15, 2014

Accounting major named April Student of the Month


Tania GarciaTania Garcia, a 2012 graduate of Arkansas City High School, was recently named Cowley College’s April Student of the Month.

The sophomore accounting major is the daughter of Martha and Antonio Garcia. She has an older brother, Carlos 29, a sister, Mayra 25, who graduated from Cowley College in 2013, and a younger brother, Saul 16.

Prior to attending Cowley, Tania was involved in KAYS, the Multi-Cultural Club, and was a soccer team manager for three years at Arkansas City High School. She credits Ark City High School employees Peggy and David Soule as being influential in helping her along the way.

After graduating from ACHS, Garcia was offered a scholarship to attend Cowley College.

“I love it here and have had an opportunity to meet a lot of new people,” Garcia said.

At Cowley, she is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, and is also involved in the Multi-Cultural Scholars Program. She has a 3.61 grade point average and is a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll. 

“Tania is a dedicated student, a positive influence, and a person who will move forward and represent Cowley College well, even after she leaves here,” Humanities Department Chair Marlys Cervantes said. “She is dedicated to her studies, her community and her goals. Besides her dedication to her education, Tania maintains a true, positive outlook on life in general… she is a breath of fresh air.”

Along with her studies, Garcia has been employed as a part-time teller at Union State Bank for nearly three years.

After graduating from Cowley, Tania’s future plans are to transfer to Wichita State University and continue to work toward her accounting degree. She plans to transfer to one of Union State Bank’s branches in Wichita.

“My future goals are to be an accountant for one of the many firms in Wichita because I want to stay close to my family for a little longer,” Garcia said. “If not an accountant, I would like to have my own office and work doing taxes.”

Garcia also enjoys doing nails and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

With her busy schedule, Garcia was honored to be named the school’s April Student of the Month.

“Sometimes it can be frustrating balancing work and school, but this shows the hard work pays off,” Garcia said. “I am proud to be recognized as the Student of the Month.”