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November 10, 2016


Hard working, positive sophomore named November Student of the Month


Cowley College sophomore Kyndal DuttonRecently nominated as a finalist for Queen Alalah LXXXV, Cowley College sophomore Kyndal Dutton has again found herself in the spotlight as the pre-medicine major was named the school’s November Student of the Month.


Dutton is the daughter of Brian and Kim Dutton of Winfield. She is the granddaughter of Judy and Derryl Rising of Burden, KS, and Lois Henderson of Winfield, KS. She has a sister, Brianna 15, and a brother, Marshall 12.


She graduated from Winfield High School in 2015. At Winfield, she participated in Link Crew, National Honor Society, golf, soccer, dance, and graduated in the top-10 percent in her class.


Living off campus, Dutton did not want to just go to class and then head home. So, the sophomore pre-medicine major decided to get involved. At Cowley, she is a member of the women’s soccer and dance teams, and is a Cowley Tutor, student ambassador, and vice president of scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa. She has accumulated a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the President’s Honor Roll.


“I try to manage my time and always put academics first,” Dutton said.


Dutton credits the Cowley College instructors for being there to help the students out and considers Cowley to be like a second home.


Deborah Layton, Humanities Department instructor and Cowley College Phi Theta Kappa co-sponsor, praised the work done by Dutton.


“Kyndal’s positive attitude and perpetual preparedness are great examples for other students, Deborah Layton said. “She has a tremendous work ethic and is friendly to everyone.”


Despite her accomplishments, being named the November Student of the Month came as a shock to Dutton.


“It is an honor,” Dutton said. “With so much going on it is nice to see all the activities I am involved in are being noticed.”


Away from Cowley, Dutton is employed at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Winfield.


After graduating from Cowley, Dutton is considering transferring to Kansas State University to pursue a degree in Biology.