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Cottey was founded by a woman who wanted to create a college where women were the center of attention. Today, almost 130 years later, that legacy continues. As a student you experience the support and connection with a sisterhood that lives on after you graduate.




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In the News
Picnic on August 24 Featuring Abe Parker
Cottey College invites the public to attend the opening-of-school picnic and concert featuring Abe Parker on Friday, August 24, at 5:15 p.m. in Raney Dining Room. Imagine if John Mayer and Maroon 5 met up and went to Motown. That’s the sound of Abe Parker’s music. His heartfelt lyrics, blues guitar-based beats, and singable melodies … More "Picnic on August 24 Featuring Abe Parker"
Leadership Event Postponed
Cottey College has postponed the leadership event scheduled for October 13. A new date has not yet been announced.
Cottey Community Partner Fair August 18
Cottey College, together with the City of Nevada and the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce, will host the 2018 Community Dinner and Partner Fair, Saturday, August 18, 6-8 p.m., at the Franklin P. Norman Community Center. Local businesses, civic organizations, and churches are invited to register for the event. Designed to showcase the community to … More "Cottey Community Partner Fair August 18"

Current Events


Aug
17
Fri
Gene Hatfield Collection @ Center for the Arts P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery
Aug 17 – Aug 31 all-day

The P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and later on the nights of performances in the Center for the Arts. Contact the Campus Activities Office for additional viewing hours or more information.

Aug
21
Tue
Classes Begin at Cottey College
Aug 21 all-day
Aug
24
Fri
PICNIC featuring ABE PARKER @ Raney Dining Room
Aug 24 @ 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

5:15 p.m., Raney Dining Room, performance free/dinner $7
Imagine if John Mayer and Maroon 5 met up and went to Motown. That’s the sound of Abe Parker music. His heartfelt lyrics, blues guitar-based beats, and singable melodies create an original and infectious “bluerock” sound. The unique vocal tone, wild guitar lines, and clever chorus hooks of the Abe Parker live concert has proved the most memorable for fans and accelerating numbers of new listeners.

Aug
28
Tue
135th ANNUAL OPENING CONVOCATION @ Center for the Arts Auditorium
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Convocation is the ceremonial gathering of members of the Cottey community to begin the academic year. The Convocation begins with an academic procession of faculty and staff, and includes welcoming new students with the Signing of the Cottey Book and the Daisy Tradition. Special guest speaker Nyoko Muvangua, class of 2001, will address the audience members.

Sep
3
Mon
Labor Day – No Classes at Cottey College
Sep 3 all-day