News & Events




Press Release



December 5, 2014


Student works enjoyed by many during Life: Through Words and Lens event


Life winnerslife







Photography, poetry, fiction, screenwriting and communications' videos filled the Earle N. Wright Community Room for Cowley College's student showcase, Life: Through Words and Lens.

Over 20 students had works that filled the room and entertained the guests who came to appreciate their talents
Meg Smith, Director of Journalism and Digital Photography instructor, welcomed the guests and introduced the other instructors who had students showing work.

Three of Smith's five students sold a total of nine photography pieces at the event. 

“It was a successful evening for the digital photography class,” Smith said.

Short films were produced by the students in Adam Borth's communications practicum class.

Scripts for the filming project were written by Ryan Doom's Screenwriting class.

Doom also highlighted the new edition of Cowley's online journal, Mile Marker Review.

Doom explained that MMR currently has blogs and articles, as well as select works from Writers' Corner and three winners from a Cowley youth writing contest. The current student editors of the journal are Ian Brannan, Stephanie Bloyer and Maddie Hale.

Mile Marker Review can be viewed at Doom encourages Cowley students to submit works to the journal for publishing consideration.

Creative and Poetry Writing students exhibited collections of their works in portfolios.

"We have an excellent group of writers at Cowley this year. I can't begin to tell you just how delighted I am to work with them," Marlys Cervantes, Humanities Department Chair and instructor in the Creative Writing program said.

This semester's Creative Writing class decided its group project would be a writing contest for youth related to Cowley employees. There were three winners of the contest whose works were exhibited during the showcase. The winners, who were presented certificates and awards, were Evie Quiett, daughter of Amy McWhirt and Terry Quiett, third grader at Whittier Elementary in Winfield; Anisa Layton, daughter of Scott and Deborah Layton, sixth grader at Newkirk (OK) Middle School; and Quinn Johnson, son of Kelly and Richard Johnson, sophomore at Arkansas City High School.

"If these youth represent the future of Cowley writers," explained Cervantes, "we have great years ahead of us."

Cowley students that had works on display were:
Digital Photography students: Javier Naylor, Alex Hathaway, Caitlin Peters, Emily Smith and Hannah Winterhalter. 

Mass Communications Practicum students: Alecia Henson, Avery Osen, Alex Behrens, Alexcia Rodriguez, Elizabeth Ochoa, Tori Addis, Emily Smith, Holly Landis, Minelli Valencia, and Jace Mills.

Creative Writing and Poetry Writing students: Courtney Andrews, Shawna Allison, Stephanie Bloyer, Darren Bohanon, Carrie Fulbright, Dylan Gregor, Maddie Hale, Lucia Morales, Tyler OQuinn, Samantha Vawter, and Kaylee Walker.

View photo gallery.