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October 5, 2015


The honors keep rolling in for Caroline Fulbright


Caroline FulbrightFirst there was being named Cowley College’s “Ambassador of the Year”, then she became the first-ever recipient of the V.J. Wilkins Endowed Theatre Internship, and now Caroline Fulbright can add being named the school’s October Student of the Month to her list of accomplishments.


“Being named Student of the Month gives me a sense of gratitude,” said Fulbright, who was shocked to learn of the award.


Fulbright is the daughter of Dennis and Pamela Fulbright of Hiawatha, KS. Her grandmother, Viola Roberts, lives in Idaho. She has two older siblings, Alxzander Fulbright and Bethanie O’Dell.


Fulbright graduated from Winfield High School in 2013. At Winfield, she was involved in theatre productions and the Art Club.


She was not seriously considering attending Cowley College until she met the late Scott MacLaughlin, who served as theatre director from 2004 to 2013. 


“His personality and attitude changed my perspective about Cowley,” Fulbright said.


At Cowley, Fulbright has immersed herself in campus activities. Along with serving as a Student Ambassador and theatre intern, Fulbright is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, Creative Claws, and the Act One drama club.


Fulbright has also served as a work study on the college's switchboard.


“Caroline is a fantastic person,” telephone receptionist Donni McClaflin said. “She is kind and courteous to everyone she meets. She is one of the most involved students on campus.”


As theatre intern, Fulbright assists Theatre Director John Sefel on events occurring in the theatre. She has enjoyed the experience to work with Sefel and McClaflin.


“Each experience I have had at Cowley has helped me grow and has encouraged me to push to do even more,” Fulbright said. “I wanted to become more involved at Cowley and break out of my shell. It has been fun to build relationships with other people at the school. Every person I have encountered at Cowley has made a difference in my life.”


The Business Leadership major has a 3.55 grade point average and plans to transfer to Wichita State University. She would like to one day work for an architectural firm and believes Cowley has provided her with a path to success.


“Cowley has provided me with a solid foundation that I will carry with me for the rest of my life,” Fulbright said.