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Phone: (888) 5-COTTEY, ext. 2133
I am part of the Enrollment Management staff as an Enrollment Counselor at Cottey College. I graduated from Cottey in 2014 with my Associate in Arts degree and then went on to receive my bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Northwest Missouri State University in 2016. I am excited to be working at the college I called home my first two years of undergraduate.
States I work with: Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.
Why Cottey? I always refer to attending Cottey as my “happy accident.” My older sister graduated from Cottey 12 years before me, and I made the final decision to begin classes in the fall without even visiting the campus or knowing much about the school at all. After two years of taking on leadership roles and finding my interests in and outside of the classroom, Cottey is now one of my favorite places and where I met most of my favorite people. Returning here as a staff member, I’m more than excited to help young women have the same life changing experience that I did.
Rural Missouri, really? I grew up in a suburb of Dallas, Texas before moving to Missouri in high school, so I’ve definitely experienced living in both the city and rural area, and to be honest I still love the city. But there’s something about taking some time away to do your schooling and growing into the person you want to be in a peaceful town such as Nevada. There’s still plenty of livelihood surrounding you—just a lot more plants.
Women’s education: old-fashioned? I don’t think there’s anything old-fashioned about getting a quality education. Cottey taught me to be more independent and outgoing. I learned how to think critically and share my thoughts with others easily and openly. Cottey prepared me to take the next step, and was a large factor in my ability to succeed at my transfer institution.
My thoughts on admission in one sentence: I am beyond excited to begin sharing my experience at Cottey and helping young women find their own place, so let me know if you have any questions at all.
Assistant Director of Admission
Phone: (888) 5-COTTEY, ext. 2233
I’m a Missouri girl from a town not unlike Nevada. I graduated from Cottey in 2003 and from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, with my B.A. in French in 2005. I’ve been working in admission since 2007 and joined the P.E.O. Sisterhood in 2010. I came back to Cottey in 2011!
States I work with: Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Why not Cottey? I started to look at Cottey because of the International Experience (I mean, who wouldn’t want to travel to London, or Paris, or Madrid, or…?) but the more I investigated, I discovered that the campus atmosphere, the small class sizes, and the freedom to try new classes and new activities really appealed to me. I wanted a personalized experience with extraordinary opportunities. For me, it was perfect.
Rural Missouri, really?
Yeah, for real! Nevada’s part of the Cottey experience, but so are trips to Kansas City, shopping in Joplin, and exploring the region. Whether it’s just like where you’re from or it’s the complete opposite, it’s hard to be bored on campus. Most of what you might miss is close enough to drive to, so it’s really the best of both worlds!
Women’s education: old-fashioned?
Absolutely not! There’s nothing old-fashioned about a college experience that supports who you are and how you learn! Women who graduate from all-women’s colleges are happier, more successful, and earn more throughout their lifetimes. Who wouldn’t want that? Women’s education has a definite place in the world today. I encourage you to check out our campus and talk to our students – there’s nothing old-fashioned about it!
My thoughts on admission in one sentence:
Working in admission is definitely fun, but the best part is getting to know you and discovering what’s important to you; it’s a big decision and I’m here to help!
Assistant Director of Admission
Phone: (888)5-COTTEY ext. 2138
Territory: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington DC.
Alma Mater: Cottey College 2009, University of Missouri 2011
Major: Journalism (Convergence with an emphasis in Broadcast), Minor in Economics
Campus Involvement: My interest in journalism began at Cottey, I was a writer for The Spectrum and eventually served as editor. I was also a member of the Chamber Singers, Golden Key, BACCHUS and LEO. When I transferred I worked at a television station as part of my classes.
Hometown before Nevada, MO: Rich Hill, Missouri
Favorite memory at Cottey: Bringing all my new Cottey friends to my nearby hometown; my family has a farm and many of them had never seen a cow before!
Favorite place on Cottey Campus: Dakota Suite! First floor and easy access to Raney Dining Room made Dakota Suite my favorite place, and my home for two years.
Favorite place in Nevada, MO: Radio Springs Park, it’s so nice no matter the season. We searched for creatures to examine in biology in the fall, took pictures of all the holiday lights in the winter and went for walks around the lake during the spring.
Favorite restaurant in Nevada, MO: I’m a sucker for chips and dip so any Mexican restaurant is a win.
Favorite movie: While I like a good movie, I’m more of TV girl, I especially like old sitcoms like Roseanne and Seinfeld.
Favorite food: Do I have to pick just one? Crab Rangoon, cinnamon rolls (Made by Mom) and molasses cookies.
Favorite Season: Changing ones! Seeing the leaves in the fall, the first snow flakes, the leaves coming back and the first really warm day of summer.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family; I have four sisters and several pets! I like going to concerts (I’m a big country music fan), dream shopping for everything from shoes to kitchen appliances, and reading all kinds of blogs.
Alma Mater: Cottey College (A.A), St. Cloud State University (B.A.), American Intercontinental University (M.Ed.)
States I work with: Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and International.
P.E.O. Affiliation: Chapter BG, Minnesota
Hometown before Nevada, MO: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Rural Missouri, really? Really! I actually really love living in Nevada – the seasons are gorgeous and the small-town atmosphere is a nice relief from the chaos of the big city. The other good news? There are plenty of shopping malls within a few hours’ drive when Amazon just doesn’t cut it!
Women’s education: old-fashioned? No way! Cottey College may be a single-sex institution, but we are as modern as they come, and the fact that men aren’t taking classes doesn’t even register with many of our students after the first few days. In all honesty, the benefits of an all-female learning environment far outweigh any disadvantages. Don’t believe me? Then, please, visit our campus and ask the students themselves!
I am a recent addition to the Enrollment Management staff, and so excited to be back at my alma mater as an Enrollment Counselor! I graduated from Cottey College in 2014, and then completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Event and Convention Management at Stephens College in 2016. I am a third-generation P.E.O. Sister, and come from a long line of Cottey women.
Territory: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana
Campus Involvement While At Cottey: I always seemed to be busy during my time at Cottey! I spent many nights working on the Retrospect (Yearbook) on the 2nd Floor of RBAC, but was also heavily involved in BACCHUS, LEO (Leadership, Experiences & Opportunities), and Golden Key.
Favorite Memory at Cottey: Late nights in the Suite were what made my Cottey experience so incredible. Sometimes it was a deep conversation about something we discussed in class, but other times we were just being completely silly while munching on Dominos and binge-watching bad TV. Either way, the times spent with friends shaped my two years at Cottey.
Favorite Place on Cottey Campus: While at Cottey, I loved hiding out in RBAC when I needed to crack down on homework, but now the Fine Arts Building is my new favorite place to go! The campus broke ground on the middle during my last semester at Cottey, so I never had classes in the building, but I love sneaking off to the seating areas for lunch!
Favorite Place in Nevada, MO: Radio Springs Park won me over during my very first semester. I took a fitness walking course, and loved our morning walks to Radio Springs so much that I continued going every semester.
Favorite Restaurant in Nevada, MO: Does Raney Dining Hall count? But really, I would happily eat Sunday Brunch at Raney every day.
Hobbies: I love watching food documentaries, taking walks with my dog, and doing DIY projects when I have time.
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