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October 5, 2017


Scholars and donors pack the Wright Room


Tuesday evening, Cowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room played host to a record turnout of individuals attending the Cowley College Foundation Annual Scholarship Reception.

The event, in its seventh year, brings together scholarship recipients with the community members, donors and alumni who donate money to the foundation in support of scholarships. The reception has continued to be a success and is held each year thanks to a generous contribution from the Trust Company of Kansas, which has been the event sponsor from the first year.

Over the course of the evening, the Foundation awarded 145 scholarships with a total value of $153,470 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Attendees were welcomed by Cowley College’s vice president of institutional advancement Dr. Kori Gregg and the Foundation board president Mike Munson. Lena Spencer, foundation coordinator, and Lisa Grose, scholarship coordinator, were on hand to ensure the event was a success.
Dr. Gregg thanked the donors in attendance for their generous support to student scholarships.

“You are changing lives and making a difference. Your scholarship matters,” Dr. Gregg said. “Your scholarships open countless doors to students. Without you so many dreams would go unfulfilled.”

During the scholarship presentation, Dr. Gregg had the audience answer trivia questions about Cowley College with a chance to win prizes.
Sophomore Julian Cornejo, the recipient of the Scott MacLaughlin Memorial Scholarship, also spoke at the event.

“Thanks for giving students a chance to continue their education through these generous scholarships,” Cornejo said. “Without this scholarship I would not be able to pay for my schooling.”

Cowley College 2017-18 Foundation Scholarship Reception Recipients:

American Legion Scholarship
Jackson Rohr

Arkansas City Clinic
Madison Oak

Barkley Scholarship
Kellie Hampton


Linda Barnes Memorial Scholarship
Hayleigh Bird, Kaitlyn Taylor


Elizabeth Northcutt Scholarship
Shalee Asche, Tara Lukert

Boyer Education Trust Scholarship
Jennifer Grado-Leon, Amanda Hamersky, Sheilah Lange, Hannah Lyles, Kellcie Norris, Jaeden Rotz, Stephanie Salazar, Ashley Soles


Martha Brandenburg Music Scholarship
Abbey Ferris

Robert Brown Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Adams, Dustin Bolster, Austin Churchill, Dylan Currier, Breanna Freeman, Cody Hutchison, Anna Jordan, Alexis Luce, Kylie Randall, Joe Wangombe


Derek Burroughs Memorial Scholarship
Brianne Morris

Mildred F. Carpenter and Marie Vickers Scholarship
Jewell Ceballos, Courtney Hardister, Emily Harris, Summer Long


Gene and Donella Cole Scholarship
Heather Strickler

David and Peggy Soule
Abel Conde-Vital


Scott MacLaughlin Memorial Scholarship
Julian Cornejo


Palmer-Williams Scholarship
Breana LaFever


Chihyun Park Scholarship
Andrew Saysourivong


Claude and Helen Morrow Scholarship
Logan Bergosh

Eli Hilderbrand Memorial Scholarship
Kelly Armstrong, Shayna Nicely, Alyssa Valdez, Amy Tracy


Herrin Family Scholarship
Alisha Farley


Lyle and Terry Eaton Scholarship
Juan Urdaneta

Paul and Dorothy Johnson Scholarship
Alexandra Randall, Bethany Lawless


Warren R. Kelley Trust Scholarship
Ashley Bailey, Connor Baxter, Megan Roth

Hubert and Mildred Johnston Scholarship
Destiny Lever

Robert Lawson
Symantha Shelton


CornerBank Scholarship
Kaitlin Hicks

Paton Wholesale Scholarship
Vanessa Edris, Alisha Farley, Matthew Falletti

Jean C. Lough Memorial Scholarship
Anthony Moran


Kirke Dale Memorial Trust Scholarship
Benjamin Chinn


Duck Dash Scholarship
Marshall Aurell, Logan Bergosh, Margarita Burunda, Madison Jordan, Melissa Murphy, MicKayla Murphy


E.A. Funk Scholarship
Abigail Horsley


Gordon-Piatt William Krusor Memorial Scholarship
Tyler Kurtz


Hall of Scholars Scholarship
Coby Johnson, Jake Shaw, Victoria Tjaden, Taylor Woodward


John and Olive Kappler Scholarship
Skylar Kelly


Jim Kelly Scholarship
Lindsay Hull


Shanks Family/Jodi Sanderholm Memorial Scholarship
Lauren Jameson


Clay and Betty Lemert Scholarship
Fanny Cristobal


Thomas Vincent Simpson Memorial Scholarship
Tyler Kurtz

L G Pike Construction Scholarship
Raven Hurst


Larry and Carlla Pike Scholarship
Nikole Davis, Destiny Schulte


Newt and Mary Ellen Smith Scholarship
Julianne Moore


Luther Parman Memorial Scholarship
Jacob Edelman

Rittle and Zang Scholarship
Amanda Hamersky

George and Betty Sybrant Scholarship
Kyle Blubaugh


V.J. Wilkins Foundation Scholarship
Jordan Vande Giessen


Newt and Mary Ellen Smith Scholarship
Julianne Moore


TNT Scholarship
Katherine Adams


Pat Lawson Tyler Scholarship
Makenna Zoglmann

Union State Bank Scholarship
Brendan Kohler, Jackson Rohr

Bea Wright Scholarship
Paige Jordan

Zeller Motor Company Scholarship

Dustin Nance, Geoffrey Waggoner