Midwest Electric named Tiger Spirit Award recipient

March 4, 2019

Midwest Electric named Tiger Spirit Award recipient

Continuing to celebrate and honor businesses in its service area that support Cowley College, its students, and its mission, Cowley College named Midwest Electric of Arkansas City as the Tiger Spirit Award recipient.

Midwest Electric follows Pizza Hut of Arkansas City as the second recipient of the award.

“We love going to the (Cowley) games and supporting the student-athletes,” Midwest Electric vice president Curtis Eaton said.

Eaton’s father, Lyle, is a former president of the Cowley College Board of Trustees. Curtis and his wife, Miyuki, have a daughter Livian that is a member of the Lady Tiger tennis team and was a finalist for Queen Alalah LXXXVII.

The couples’ other daughter, Juju, has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Cowley in the fall.

“Cowley has been very good to us,” Eaton said.

The Eaton’s have also been very good to Cowley as they have employed numerous Cowley students through their work at Midwest Electric and have been long time members of the Tiger Booster club.

“Most of their family have attended Cowley and they have helped a lot of student-athletes throughout the years,” Cowley women’s basketball head coach Todd Clark said. Employees at Cowley College nominated five businesses in mid-December and Midwest Electric was selected as the Tiger Spirit Award recipient.

Midwest Electric is a fast and trusted resource for busy electrical professionals throughout south-central Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Midwest Electric’s expertise includes lighting controls, cabling, cut-to-length wire, and spooling.

Cowley College student ambassador Dylan Hill thanked Midwest Electric for all they have done for students at the school.

“You all have opened the doors to your business to many Tigers throughout the years and are visible at most of the college events,” Hill said. “We appreciate your willingness to supports so many students by offering them service hours and employment opportunities. We believe your Tiger Spirit exemplifies the great partnership that exists between Cowley College and the community at large.”