Day: October 4, 2017

Cowley College sophomore Aimee Schwintz wins float design contest

With Arkalalah nearing, newly hired Cowley College Alumni Relations and Golden Tigers Coordinator Adriana Somerville had the idea to put together a float design contest for the school’s engineering students so they could gain experience in creating a design and then executing a build. Of the students who participated, sophomore Aimee Schwintz had her work chosen as the winning design. Somerville gave the engineering students specifications of what everyone involved with the float wanted it to include. It had to include elements from the current fall show, “Mary Poppins,” along with recognizable Cowley elements. She gave them a budget and timeline, and they took it from there. Some students designed on their own, while others designed in teams. “They didn’t have a huge budget or a very long timeline, so I was very pleased with the caliber of their designs considering their time and budget constraints,” Somerville said. The engineering students were given an information packet that included pictures of the float in its current state, design elements from “Mary Poppins” and iconic Cowley images, such as the Cowley Tiger logo. They also were given measurements and an explanation of Technical Director of Theater John Rohr’s inspiration for the show from a technical designer’s point of view. They were given a little more than a week to complete their designs before presented them in front of a committee. Students were...

Read More

Scholars, donors pack Wright Room for Cowley scholarship reception

Cowley College’s Earle N. Wright Community Room played host Oct. 3 to a record turnout of individuals attending the Cowley College Foundation’s annual scholarship reception. The event, now in its seventh year, brings together scholarship recipients with the community members, donors and alumni who donated 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 since the first year. During the event, the foundation awarded 145 scholarships with a total value of $153,470 for the 2017-18 academic year. Attendees were welcomed by Cowley College Vice President of Institutional Advancement Kori Gregg and Foundation Board President Mike Munson. Lena Spencer, Cowley College Foundation coordinator, and Lisa Grose, scholarship coordinator, also were on hand to ensure the event was a success. Gregg thanked donors in attendance for their support of student scholarships. “You are changing lives and making a difference. Your scholarship matters,” she said. “Your scholarships open countless doors to students. Without you, so many dreams would go unfulfilled.” During the scholarship presentation, Gregg had the audience answer trivia questions about Cowley College for a chance to win prizes. Sophomore Julian Cornejo, the recipient of the Scott MacLaughlin Memorial Scholarship, also spoke. “Thanks for giving students a chance to continue their education...

Read More

Cowley College-Mulvane has Swing for the Stars Charity Golf Tournament

MULVANE — The Mulvane Beta Phi Upsilon (BPU) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was host to its first-ever Cowley College Swing for the Stars Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 23 at Hidden Lakes Golf Course in Derby. It was attended by teams of local business and individuals, and raised more than $2,000 to help to pay for student travel and conference fees. The Swing for the Stars winner, pictured at right with Chad Killblane, was Standard Beverage Team No. 1. Second place was taken by the Kansas Star Casino team and third place went to the Carson Bank team. The BPU chapter wanted to give special thanks to Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt, who built three fire pits that served as the first-, second- and third-place prizes. “His work was instrumental to the success of our inaugural tournament and we would like to thank him by offering a scholarship to Industrial Technology (IT) students,” Killblane said. A portion of the proceeds from the Swing for the Stars golf tournament will be used to pay the PTK registration fees of IT students on a first-come, first-served basis. Tournament sponsors included Carson Bank, Cowley College Director of Auxiliary Services Shannon O’Toole, Cowley College Executive Director of Enrollment Management Kristi Shaw, Kansas Star Casino, Standard Beverage Corporation, SOS Computers and Sue Wenger Realtors. “Your help was instrumental in...

Read More

stock-exchange-online-1
Divall online

Instagram Feed

Something is wrong.
Instagram token error.
1

Subscribe

stock-exchange-online-1
Divall online

Gravityscan Badge

Pin It on Pinterest

X