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August 23, 2013


Students matched up with donors during Scholarship Reception

ScholarshipsClose to 150 individuals filled Cowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room Thursday evening for the school’s third annual Endowment Scholarship Reception in which incoming students receiving endowed scholarships were brought together with the individuals who donated money to fund the scholarships. The event was sponsored through a generous gift from The Trust Company of Kansas.

Cowley College’s Endowment Association awarded 250 scholarships worth over $125,000 to students for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Ben Schears, vice president for institutional advancement and student life, Elizabeth Thummel, Endowment Records and Receivables Specialist, and Lisa Grose, scholarship coordinator, helped make the evening a success.

Schears served as the emcee for the evening and said the reception focused on giving the donors an opportunity to meet the students receiving their scholarship.

Cowley College president Clark Williams also spoke at the reception and called it an evening of celebration for the students who earned the scholarship.

“Congratulations to the students in the room, you earned it,” Williams said. “ Now go on and earn additional accolades in the future. Also, thanks to the donors who contributed to the Endowment Association to allow the College to fund as many students as we possibly can.”

Several Cowley College Board of Trustee, Endowment Board members, and school administrators were on hand to celebrate the students receiving scholarships. While, food and drinks were provided by Great Western Dining.

Schears hopes the students will benefit from taking part in Thursday night’s reception and the Endowment Association is already looking forward to hosting the event again next year.

“It is the determination and desire of the donors that give each of you the opportunity to go to school here,” Schears said. “We wish you all the best in the coming year.”

Cowley College 2013-14 Endowment Scholarship Reception Recipients:
American Association of University Women Ark City Branch Scholarship
Kelsey Richardson
Ark City Clinic Scholarship
Rebecca Hocker
Ark City Tumbleweeds Scholarship
Aaren Blossom
Barkley  Scholarship
Conner Bounds
Linda Barnes Scholarship
Kelsey Richardson
Dorothy Bishop Scholarship
Levi Sutton
Boyer Education Trust Scholarship
Bryce Byers, Katie Clum, Hannah Hillebrand, Rebecca Hinnenkamp, Bryce Martin, Morgan Miller, Jennifer Preston, Danielle Roberts, Aaron Rogers, Elizabeth Tompkins, Addison Wiley, Jarod Young
Martha Brandenburg Music Scholarship
Madeline Eis
Robert Brown Memorial Scholarship
Holly Landis, Michael Lewis, Alexandria Neal, Jonathan Reeder
Tony Buffo Memorial Scholarship
Melynda Bussman
Derek Burroughs Memorial Scholarship
Allison Anderson
Mildred F. Carpenter and Marie Vickers Scholarship
Desiree Abernathy, Shannon Baird, Alex Geurin, Brylee Hibbs, Matthew Mizak, Manuel Raga
Kirke Dale Memorial Trust Scholarship
Stephanie Cox, Colt Rose
Edith Joyce Davis Scholarship
Kelly Kulp
J.P. Dewell Family Scholarship
Kandice Wright
John M. DeVore Memorial Scholarship
Shelby Fitzer
Duck Dash Scholarship
Halle Brown, Charles Conaway, Calyssa Mitchell, Christian Solis, Jacob Westerman, Justin Woody
Lyle and Terry Eaton Scholarship
Kara Fuller, Alieu Joof
First National Bank Scholarship
Zachary Warwick
Stephen and Janet English Scholarship
Avery Osen
E.A. Funk Scholarship
McKayla Poss
Gordon-Piatt William Krusor Memorial Scholarship
Kelly Kulp
Hall of Scholars Scholarship
Nathan Axmann, Melynda Bussman, Ann Edwards, Gracie May, Alana Mulryan, Mark Narongvate, Jennifer Ritter
Hutchinson Trust Scholarship
Issac Clark
Paul and Dorothy Johnson Scholarship
Cody Wright
Kansas All-Stars Scholarship
Travis Ross, Misty Morgan, Kimberly Sprague, Ashton Stansbury
John and Olive Kappler Scholarship
Alesha Bratcher, Uriah Donnelly
Kelley Family Scholarship
Ashlynn Wieckhorst
Warren R. Kelley Trust Scholarship
Isaiah Howell
Jim Kelly Scholarship
Alecia Henson
Dr. Charles D. Kerr Memorial Scholarship
Mary Brantley
Harold and Mary Lake Scholarship
Ashley Webber
Robert Lawson Scholarship
Allison Anderson
Clay and Betty Lemert Scholarship
Taylor Klaus, Kandice Wright
Patrick J. McAtee Scholarship
Lauren Gardner, Garrett Wolf, Bailey Woods
Menefee Family Scholarship
Zachary Warwick
Craig D. Newman Memorial Scholarship
Jared Anderson, Alyssa Handlin, Abigail Hasselbring, Robin McGonigal
Gertrude Newman Scholarship
Rebecca Hocker
Elizabeth Northcutt Scholarship
Autumnecia Swepson
Dr. Chihyun Park Scholarship
Courtney Saia
Donald and Wilda Patterson Trust Scholarship
Zachary Graham, Jacob Hernandez, Ritah Maitha, Shelby Slusser
L G Pike Construction Scholarship
Alycia Pappan
Larry and Carlla Pike Scholarship
Hunter Miller, Robert Raborn
Sid Regnier Scholarship
James Horsley
Shanks Family / Jodi Sanderholm Memorial Scholarship
Garret Kennedy
Bedi Sehsuvaroglu Scholarship
Felicia Tennant
Dale and Isobel Smith Scholarship
Taylor Best
Newt and Mary Ellen Smith Scholarship
Erica Keiholtz
Audra and Daniel Stark Scholarship
Libby Heflin
Florence Stephens Scholarship
Katrina Ukena
Robert and Helen Storbeck Scholarship
Taylor Best, Tamara Cook, Lake Ferguson, Megan Lockwood
Lawrence and Martha Stover Scholarship
Mark Narongvate
George and Betty Sybrant Memorial Scholarship
Courtney Saia
Betty Todd Memorial Scholarship
Taylor Klaus
Wayne and Nila Tyler Scholarship
Bruce Pendlay
United Agency Scholarship
Amanda Krook
Union State Bank Scholarship
Kade Kanelakos
Utash Scholarship
Desiree Bland
Robert Warrender Memorial Scholarship
Justin Woody
Dale Wasson Memorial Scholarship
Justin Lauppe
Bob and Patricia White Scholarship
Ashley Blossom
Fred Wilson Scholarship
Karina Lowden, Amanda McCellan
Nellie Mary Wilson Trust Scholarship
Mika Kaylor
Bea Wright Scholarship
Eric Ternes
Captola Yust Scholarship
Abby Ronnfeldt, Garrett Wolf
Zeller Motor Company Scholarship
Michael Andrews

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