Well liked and active on the Arkansas City campus, Cowley College sophomore Mary Anderson was recently named the school’s March Student of the Month. Anderson is the daughter of Junior and Carla (deceased) Anderson of Lawton, OK. Her grandmother, Jean McCrory, lives in Sherman, TX.
She graduated from Elgin (OK) High School in 2016. At Elgin, she was involved in basketball, volleyball, track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and Future Farmers of America.
Anderson came to Cowley on a track scholarship. She ran track as a freshman and currently serves as a student ambassador, Student Senate vice president, volunteers with America Reads, is a resident assistant at The Lodge Dormitory, and is involved in Phi Theta Kappa.
Admissions coordinator Valerie White is among the numerous individuals on campus that Anderson has assisted during her time at Cowley.
“Mary helps whenever she can around campus; she is a great student and is very dependable,” White said. “She has an infectious smile and a bright personality.”
As a member of the Lady Tiger track and field team, Anderson competed in the sprint events and the heptathlon. She helped Cowley finish as the conference champions during the 2017 indoor season and place 13th at indoor nationals.
Anderson was a candidate for Queen Alalah LXXXVI and has a grade point average of 3.63. She has been named to the President and Dean’s Honor Rolls at Cowley.
“Cowley has been beyond great,” Anderson said. “The people at Cowley and the atmosphere of the school is wonderful.”
Away from Cowley, the business administration major tutors at Francis Willard Elementary in Arkansas City, while also working at Dillons and the Tiger Deli.
Despite her busy schedule, Anderson has thrived academically at Cowley.
“It is a great honor to be recognized as one of the top students at Cowley,” Anderson said. “It is nice to know people think of me as a good person.”
After Cowley, Anderson plans to attend Emporia State University and hopes to one day be the CEO of a major corporation.