All five graduates of the Class of 2016 at Ark City Christian Academy (ACCA) plan to continue their education at Cowley College.


Courtesy photo                                          FROM LEFT: Nathan Stanley, JC Pappan, Kara Hinson, Andrew Potter and Jordan Vande Giessen.

“It has been awesome over the years to have had so many ACCA graduates attend Cowley,” said Cowley College vice president of institutional advancement Ben Schears.

“We are fortunate each year that most, if not all, of their grads choose to stay local and learn local – it’s great for the college and great for the community. They are academically well prepared, and do very well in both the classroom and plugging into student life.”

Kara Hinson, daughter of Kent and Shannon Hinson, is interested in pursuing a career in the field of education. She was awarded a Cowley Dean’s Scholarship.

JC Pappan, son of Wes and Melody Pappan, received an Eagle Scout Scholarship for tuition and books, as well as a Kiwanis Scholarship. He is undecided on a major at Cowley College.

Andrew Potter, son of Kelli Potter, is interested in becoming an emergency medical technician or paramedic. He is the recipient of a Cowley Presidential Scholarship.

Nathan Stanley, son of David and Jodie Stanley, is interested in pursuing a career as an electrician or possibly as an electrical engineer. He was awarded a Cowley Presidential Scholarship.

Jordan Vande Giessen, son of Bill and Penny Vande Giessen, is interested in computer programming. He received a Cowley Technical Theater Scholarship for tuition and books.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.