September 20, 2023

Kinzie Pappan named Cowley College September Student of the Month

Kinzie Pappan

Known as a natural leader on the Cowley College main campus in Arkansas City, sophomore Kinzie Pappan was recently named the school’s September Student of the Month. 

She is the daughter of Clayton and Jamie Pappan of Arkansas City. Grandparents are Jim and Donna Sybrant and Russell and Doneita Pappan of Arkansas City. She has twin sisters, Reese and Taylor Pappan, who are in their first year at Cowley. 

Pappan graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2022. At ACHS, she was a member of the danceline and the National Honor Society. She chose to come to Cowley after being offered a Tiger Stripes scholarship.

At Cowley, she is the captain of the Tigerette Danceline, is involved in the Media Club, Phi Theta Kappa, and has been a student ambassador both years at the school.

“Cowley has allowed me to find out what interests me and experience what I want to do in life,” Pappan said.

She is also a member of the President’s Honor Roll and has done volunteer work at the Ark City Public Library.

“Kinzie is very dependable, ambitious, and has great leadership skills,” Cowley College admissions representative Mandi Hernandez said. “She is always willing to help and volunteer her time when needed, and she has a 4.0 GPA.”

Pappan has also mentored some freshman international students, taking them to activities on and off campus, helping them by taking them places around town, and even helping them find stuff they need for their dorm rooms. 

“It has been neat to see through their eyes what they think of Ark City and Cowley,” Pappan said. 

Through Meg Smith’s communication classes, Pappan has learned a lot about video editing and hopes to one day have a career in Social Media Marketing. 

Being named the first Student of the Month for the fall semester came as a surprise to Pappan.

“I think it is great to know that my presence at the school has made an impact,” Pappan said. 

After Cowley, Pappan plans to follow in her parents’ footsteps and transfer to Oklahoma State University. Her sisters, who are only 14 months younger, also plan to attend Oklahoma State once done at Cowley.

Hernandez said Pappan is liked by many on campus and is destined to do great things.

“She is a great asset to the Cowley ambassadors and shows tremendous leadership,” Hernandez said. “She was born a leader and will continue this role throughout her life.”

Rama Peroo | Director of Institutional Communication
Cowley College
125 S. 2nd Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005