Over 350 take part in Health & Human Services Day

October 3, 2019

Student putting out a test fire

In what was one of the largest Health & Human Services Day events ever held at Cowley College, more than 350 people attended the event held at the main campus in Arkansas City on Wednesday.

A welcome and overview of the day’s activities was provided by Health and Human Services Department Chair/EMS Program Director Chris Cannon. Students then had a chance to explore hands-on displays from area vendors.

Students were also able to tour the facilities at Cowley College and meet with current students and faculty. The event concluded with an EagleMed fly-in and a tour of the helicopter.

Rescue helicopter on display at Carver Park

“It’s great to be able to showcase the high quality, affordable educational programs at Cowley while also connecting students with local high demand/high wage career opportunities,” Cannon said. “Our faculty, staff, and students did an excellent job with the event, and it ran very smoothly even with twice as many participants as last year.”

Cosmetology student demonstrating hair styling

Vendors: Army National Guard, Walmart Vision, Pratt Nursing, Presbyterian Manor, Alderbrook Village, William Newton Hospital, Cowley County Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Resources, Wesley Hospital, South Central Kansas Medical Center, Cowley Athletic Training, Athletic Trainer Arista Groom USD 465, Interim Health Care, Ark City Fire/EMS, Butler County EMS, EagleMed, Mulvane EMS, Sedgwick County EMS, Wellington Fire/EMS, Winfield Fire/EMS, Cowley EMS Education, Cowley Fire Science, Winfield Police Department, Cowley Criminal Justice, KS SWAT, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Ark City Police Department, Cowley Cosmetology, Cowley Education, Cowley Child Care and Early Childhood Education.

Admissions department staff and student ambassadors at the welcome booth