Student Life

Student of the Month


Honors continue for Cowley student Maggie Campbell


November 2001

Maggie CampbellMaggie Campbell doesn't know what she's going to do after she graduates from Cowley County Community College next May.

But that's OK. She's more than making the most out of her sophomore year at Cowley.

Campbell, a Cedar Vale native and the daughter of Karen and Michael Campbell, recently was named November Student of the Month, less than a month after becoming just the second student not from Arkansas City to be crowned Queen Alalah. She is Queen Alalah LXX.

Campbell, an elementary education major with a 4.0 grade-point average, was honored to be named Student of the Month.

"I couldn't believe it when I was told," she said. "I'm excited and honored."

Campbell has had no trouble keeping busy at Cowley. She's a member of the women's basketball team, is a Student Ambassador, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and is involved in Campus Christian Fellowship. She holds a work-study job with the college's maintenance department, and she is a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale.

Campbell said involvement was a key for any Student of the Month.

"It's someone who is very involved and responsible in the sense of academics and the activities they're in," Campbell said. "I try to be a leader and help the school be a better place for all of us."

Being crowned Queen Alalah also was special to Campbell. When she was in first grade, she and other members of Cindy's School of Dance in Arkansas City performed routines on Summit Street as part of Arkalalah's Saturday parade. Years later, Campbell became a visiting queen as Miss Cedar Vale, and got her first glimpse of the coronation.

Campbell, who has an older brother Jacob and older sister Jami, has given her future some thought.
"My sister's a junior at Kansas State, and I'm thinking about moving in with her in the summer," Campbell said. Jacob graduated in 2000 from Washburn University and is now working for Payless Shoe Stores.
Campbell's father is an insurance agent, but also head girl's basketball coach at Cedar Vale.

"I loved it (having her father as coach)," Campbell said. "He was great, and still coaches me a little bit now."