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January 25, 2017


Car care clinic helps families in need


Car care clinic helps families in needSix Cowley College automotive students and two students in the school’s ACES organization participated in the car care clinic held Saturday, January 21 at Cowley College’s Automotive Department. The event benefited families in the community that were in need of assistance.

With the assistance of volunteers from First Assembly of God in Arkansas City, 30 families received services on their vehicles.

Students and volunteers performed the following services: oil and filter change, checked and refilled fluids, performed a front brake job, diagnosed a rattle, and replaced a starter. Students also used their diagnostic skills and classroom resources to determine that a computer had failed on one vehicle.

Cowley Automotive students that helped with the event were Bailey Pike, Logan Bruce, Joel Mills, Steve Gregg, Lane Morgan, and Timothy Meek, who brought his own portable lift to help with the services performed.

automotive students in the school’s ACES organization “I would like to take this time to express how proud I am of our automotive students,” automotive instructor Jim Ailey said. “The students offered their time and skills to make this car clinic the best one possible.”

Gage Hinson and Justin Haist, students in Cowley College’s ACES (Academic Civic Engagement through Service) organization, also volunteered at the car care clinic as did ACES sponsor James Fry. While, event organizer Daniel Yocum received additional assistance from volunteers Bonnie Logan, Kathy Correll, Karla Knight, Amanda Tooks, Vincent Loween, Chris Bowlin, Bryan Ailey, and Andy Wadleigh.