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December 6, 2013

Students showcase fall projects during Life: Through Words and Lens event


Life: Through Words and LensShowcasing the wonderful work done by Cowley College students, the school held the annual Life: Through Words and Lens event Thursday night inside the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

The event allowed members of the community to view photographic works, writing portfolios, graphic design projects, and video projects. The work was put together by students in Cowley College’s digital photography class, creative writing class, script writing class, broadcast class, and graphic design course.

Diana Russell, Ken Burrell, Liz Shepard and Alison Jamerson each graduated from Cowley College and also had work on display.

Meg Smith’s digital photography students, Tori Addis, Christopher Dancy, Daniel Thompson, Jazmin Lara, Taila Lewis, and Courtney Capps showed several items at the event.

While, Creative writing portfolios were put together by Cowley students Matt Allen, Abigail Arie, Stephanie Bloyer, Rachel Bouchard, Ian Brannan, Jaevin Colvin, Jace Franklin, Alecia Henson, Kaylene Humphreys, Anna Massie, Corey Rothwell, Kaylee Walker, and Cameron Wingert.

“Our student showcase, Life: Through Words and Lens, is always a highlight of my semester,” Creative writing instructor/Humanities Department Chair Marlys Cervantes said. “I’ve seen the writings throughout the semester, but it’s an entirely different feeling to see them polished and compiled into a portfolio. They are all different one from another, and the portfolios represent the students’ writing and their personalities. Cowley has amazing, creative students, and I’m honored to be part of their lives as they move toward their longer term goals.”

Adam Borth’s Communications Practicum 1 and 3 students showed their work done on a final project based off of scripts written by Humanities instructor/Creative Claws co-sponsor Ryan Doom’s students.

“They put a great amount of time and effort into these projects, and I believe the quality is very good,” Borth said. “The strides many of the students have made since the beginning of the semester is evident.”

Mark Dykes, graphic design instructor, also had his students showcase their work at the event.

“Each semester I am continually blown away by the talent and creativity of my design students,” Dykes said. “As I have continued to adapt and improve the program, they continually meet and exceed my challenges on a daily basis.”

Graphic Design students participating were, Brandon White, Shane Stofferan, Nicholas Bereth, Terry Hatfield, Taylor Crow, Joseph “Bobby” Dean, Ann Edwards, Will Weeks, Kristen Phipps, and Katherine Altis.

Communications Practicum 1 and 3 Students with work displayed were , Karley McFadyen, Jace Mills, Victoria Hutchinson, Hannah Byers, Brittany Collins, Brooklynn Jefferson, Cody McCall, Alecia Henson, Ryan Jenkins, Tori Addis, Avery Osen, and Ariel Wilcox.

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