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September 16, 2016


Sumner County Campaign Kickoff Breakfast held in Wellington


Dr. Rittle at Sumner County Campaign Kickoff Breakfast held in WellingtonA diverse group of more than 75 people attended the Cowley College-Wellington Campus campaign kickoff Tuesday morning at the Raymond Frye Complex in Wellington.

Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle was pleased with the turnout and opportunity to answer questions from those in attendance.

"Following the presentations, numerous attendees took time to speak with me and overwhelmingly shared their support for the proposed sales tax,” Dr. Rittle said.

Stacy Davis, Economic Development, talked about the return on investment in the form of the economic impact on Sumner County, while there were also five drawings presented by architect Mark Goodrum.

With the campaign slogan of “Our College, Our Future,” Campaign Manager Jessica Lucas is looking for residents to help share the message and goals of the campaign. Canvass trainings will be offered Sunday, September 18 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sumner County Economic Development Commission located at 123 N. Jefferson Avenue in Wellington, KS.

Sumner County Campaign Kickoff Breakfast held in WellingtonIn order for Cowley to proceed and begin construction, it is asking residents of Sumner County to vote yes on a half-cent sales tax increase Nov. 8, during the general election.

The proposed campus will consist of two buildings.

“There’s no question, especially in Sumner County, of the need for a workforce skilled in agricultural, manufacturing, public safety, information technology, teaching, and other vocational trades,” Dr. Rittle said. “The Cowley College campus in Sumner County will meet those workforce needs. Our goal is to provide area students with the opportunity to advance their education and acquire good-paying jobs close to home.”