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November 29, 2017

Mulvane Center's Emily Lundblom named November Student of the Month

Balancing a career, family, and school, Cowley College sophomore Emily Lundblom has found a way to do all of these things while succeeding academically. The pre-nursing major was recognized for her stellar work in the classroom by being named Cowley College’s November Student of the Month.

Lundblom is the daughter of Melinda and Jeff McNown and Kyle and Kim Couch. She graduated from Rose Hill High School in 2006 where she was involved in Drama and graduated with Thespian Honors.

Employed at the Mulvane Recreation Center, she and her husband, Ryan, have two daughters, Kathryn 4, and Margaret 2.

A student at Cowley College’s Mulvane Center, Lundblom is involved in Phi Theta Kappa and was the recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

She has a 3.79 grade point average and is a member of the President’s Honor Roll.

Tiffany Killblane, Life Science instructor and Mulvane PTK co-sponsor, nominated Lundblom for the award.

“Emily is a model student, always prepared and on time; she takes charge in groups and is well known in Mulvane as an integral part of the community,” Killblane said.

Lundblom regularly donates her time and has volunteered at the Kansas Food Bank, Mulvane Care and Share, Adopt-a-family holiday program, TFI family services, and St. Francis Family Services.

She credits her success to the support of her family and instructors at Cowley.

“It is challenging a lot of days, but I am blessed with a supportive husband and an understanding boss that encourages me to continue my education,” Lundblom said. “I also have really great teachers at the Mulvane Center. Chad and Tiffany (Killblane), and David Hays have helped me excel in my classes.”

After Cowley she plans to transfer to a four-year school and obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in medical sonography.

Not taking classes on Cowley College’s main campus, Lundblom did not think she would be eligible to be Student of the Month.

“It is nice to know the work I do is not going unnoticed,” Lundblom said. “I feel very appreciated and am proud of my accomplishment.”