November 02, 2023

Veterans Appreciation Week at Cowley College: Honoring Our Heroes

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Cowley College is proud to announce the upcoming Veterans Appreciation Week, dedicated to honoring and celebrating our nation's veterans for their selfless service and dedication to our country. This week-long event will take place from November 10th through November 15th and will feature a series of activities and programs that pay tribute to our veterans, offering them the recognition and support they truly deserve.

The events planned are designed to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere where veterans, their families, and the general public can be celebrated as part of Veteran’s Day on November 11th.

Some of the highlights of Veterans Appreciation Week at Cowley College include:

1. Military Appreciation Luncheon:  Join us on November 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The McAtee Dining Hall or the Sumner Campus Tiger Eatery as we welcome veterans, service members, and families for a free meal.

2. Veteran’s Day Parade: Enjoy the patriotic sounds of the Cowley Band as they and other groups participate in the parade on Veteran’s Day, November 11th on Summit Street in Arkansas City, KS at 11 am.

3. Josh Gracin – Veterans Day Concert: Cowley Representatives will be onsite during this concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Wellington, KS Memorial Auditorium with information about education veterans support services and benefits offered at Cowley College.

4. Veteran’s Appreciation & Patriotic Night Theme Basketball Games: A great opportunity for veterans, service members, and family to connect with each other and enjoy two basketball games free of charge on November 15th; 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tip-offs.

5. Employee & Family Tribute: Cowley Employees and family members will be honored on Veteran’s Day in a special video/picture tribute.

Andy Bohn, Cowley Military Representative, comments, "Veterans Appreciation Week is a time for us to recognize the courage, dedication, and sacrifices of our veterans. It's a privilege to work with these remarkable individuals at Cowley College, and I'm excited to be a part of this week's events. Together, we can ensure that our veterans receive the recognition and support they deserve."

We invite the community to join us in honoring our veterans during this special week. Cowley College is committed to supporting our veteran students and the broader veteran community.

For more information on the schedule of events, please visit our website at or contact Andy Bohn at or 620-441-5339.