January 12, 2024

Absher named the recipient of the Tiger Heart Award

Chris Absher, Cowley College webmaster

Chris Absher, Cowley College webmaster, was recently named the Spring 2024 Tiger Heart Award recipient. 

The award is presented each semester to an employee who has gone above and beyond to help a fellow employee, therefore exhibiting the heart of a tiger.

Last year’s recipient, Carissa Honkomp, said Absher truly cares about how Cowley is represented in the public and is always helpful when asked for assistance.

Absher, who has worked at Cowley College since May 2016, was surprised to be named the recipient of the Tiger Heart Award. 

“I really appreciate receiving this award, it means a lot to me, especially from Carissa, who is a very creative thinker and always gives the extra effort to her work,” Absher said. “I have enjoyed working at Cowley College from day one and have always been treated so well by all the employees here, so it's been a real joy to work here and also to get this recognition today.”

Past award recipients include Bryan McChesney, Micah Fry, Rikki Hettenbach, Robin Graves, Liz Shepherd, Somsy Sengvixay, Ashley Leighty, Rhoda MacLaughlin, and Carissa Honkomp.

Rama Peroo | Director of Institutional Communication
Cowley College
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Arkansas City, KS 67005