Anita (Belew) and Marvin McCorgary
both graduated from Cowley, Anita in 1959 and Marvin in 1960.Since graduation they have been in the printing business all of their working lives.Anita is president of Airport Printing Service, a company they established in 1980, and Marvin retired from Taylor Publishing Company in May, 2000 after more than 30 years of service with that firm.
They feel that Cowley
, and the outstanding faculty members, provided a solid foundation for their continued education and work experiences.Marvin
was first introduced to printing in the ninth grade when he
began a general printing class as his
...Marvin took printing classes throughout high school and even continued his college education at Pittsburg State University.
...Today, Marvin is still associated with the university where he serves on the National Advisory Council for the Kansas Technology Center on the campus of Pittsburg State.Marvin
remembers well his education under Mr. Buffo.
was a great teacher, but he
was tough on you if you missed his
class, or for that matter any class," McCorgary
"In this class work we produced the school newspaper, and many other items for the school system," McCorgary
said."We had design contests where a person would create sort of an advertising slogan and then complete the printed product in its entirety.We not only were graded on class work but also on how we performed our job duties."After graduating from Pittsburg State, Marvin taught vocational printing and journalism before entering the Printing Industry.His
first management experience was with Jostens where he
was responsible for the successful implementation of the world's first computerized typesetting system.This new system utilized the IBM
1130 computer and the Photon 713 Photo Composer.He later joined Taylor Publishing Company in Dallas and completed his career in May, 2000 retiring as Vice-president and General Manager where his duties included responsibilities for manufacturing plants in California, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas.
When Anita decided to return to work fulltime she
opened Airport Printing Service