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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!
Director of Admission
Phone: (888) 5-COTTEY, ext. 2239
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!
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