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October 7, 2016


Cowley hosts another successful Health & Human Services Day


Cowley hosts another successful Health & Human Services DayLearning about Cowley College’s exciting and dynamic educational programs, more than 80 individuals took part in the Health & Human Services Day event Wednesday at the school’s main campus in Arkansas City.

Participants had an opportunity to interact with faculty and current Cowley students, as well as explore hands-on displays from local employers. 

Highlights included: Criminal Justice state-of-the-art use of force simulator, CPR and medical simulation demonstrations, special effects makeup hands-on sessions, and a Controlled FORCE hand-to-hand defensive tactics exhibition. 

Shawn Love demonstrated Controlled FORCE, a class that Cowley is the only college in the nation with the authorization to offer. 
A question and answer session with S.W.A.T. and Controlled FORCE members was also available, while student patrol officers escorted interested potential students to Ireland Hall for tours and the simulator demonstration. 

“We had several interested students sign up for more information on the criminal justice department,” Criminal Justice instructor Frank Owens said.

Employer displays and demonstrations included: Local Professional Salons, EMS and Fire Services, Police and Sheriff Departments, Hospitals and Non-Profits, and K9 and S.W.A.T. Units. 

Cowley instructors Janet Davidson and Julie Rhoads were also on hand to answer questions about the Early Childhood Education program. While, faculty instructor Paige Winslow, and students in the Cosmetology program, demonstrated services offered in the Cosmetology Department.

Chris Cannon, Cowley College’s Health & Human Services Department Chair, was pleased with the participation and turnout for the event.

“The students were engaged. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to not only see the education side but also talk to individuals in a certain career field,” Cannon said

Local employers at the event were: Wesley Medical Center, Kindred Hospice, Presbyterian Manor, Medical Lodges, Pratt Community College, Rogers Family Dentistry, WalMart Pharmacy and Optical, Testing Service Limited, Via Christi, WNH - SANE/SART, Hillside Medical Group, Winfield High School Athletic Trainer, Angela Norton - Winfield Health Mart Pharmacy, Sedgwick County EMS, Ark City Fire/EMS, Butler County EMS, Winfield Fire/EMS, and the Burden Fire Department.