Student of the Month

The Student of the Month and Year is selected by the Cowley College faculty and staff. Students each year receive the honor of being selected as Student of the Month.  Each month, the selected student is recognized at the Board of Trustee’s meeting.  Anyone selected as ‘Student of the Month’ will be considered for ‘Student of the Year’.
There are many outstanding students that deserve the honor of being nominated. These students have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and have accumulated 31 or more credit hours.  They are also enrolled full-time and are an outstanding citizen.
Daniela Salcedo
Student of the Year

Cowley Sophomore and Pre-Med major Daniela Salcedo was named Student of the Year during the Academic Awards Banquet for the 2023-2024 school year. With a 3.7 GPA and a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll, Salcedo hopes to become a clinical lab technician.

Salcedo, a Queen Alalah finalist, was also our November Student of the Month. During that conversation, we learned that she has “lived in Arkansas City for the past ten years and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2022”. At ACHS, she involved herself in band, concert band, AC Players, Arkettes, Ark Highs, Usherettes, cheer, symphonic choir, and the National Honor Society.

After coming to Cowley, Salcedo became involved in Cowley College Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and Concert Band. In addition, she became a Student Ambassador and an On-Campus work-study for the Cowley College Bookstore. 

As if that wasn’t enough to keep anyone busy, Salcedo also actively participates in many of our Clubs and Activities. A member of Act One Drama Club, she has been involved in both fall musicals and Spring plays on the stage in Brown Theater. Other clubs Salcedo is a member of include Phi Theta Kappa, the International Student Organization, and Voices Heard. 

As she nears graduation, Young is contemplating her next educational steps, which has put Wichita State University and Kansas University on her radar. While her original plan was WSU, a recent campus tour of KU's arts programs has sparked her interest in the university.

Previous Years

Nomination Criteria

Take time to NOMINATE an outstanding student now! Nominations must be received by the 5th of the month. To be considered, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have established a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on 31 or more credit hours.
  • Must be enrolled full time.
  • Must be an outstanding citizen.

The submission form will request the following information:

  1. Nominee name
  2. Nominator name and email
  3. Why it is believed that the student is a good candidate for student of the month
  4. How the student serves as a role model for others
  5. List of activities outside the classroom
  6. List of honors and awards
  7. Other comments can be provided but are not required

To nominate a student, log into Cowley Connect and find the "Student of the Month Nomination" page linked from the left sidebar under the INTRANET tab.