Hello, my name is Blaklee Sanders and I am the P.E.O Hall Director. I am from Atchison, Kansas but have spent my last four years obtaining my Psychology Degree at Cottey College. I am excited to begin my career and work alongside strong women at this unique college. Being the P.E.O Hall Director means not only do I get the joy of living with the students on campus, but I am also the Comets Assistant Basketball. I am very honored to be able to help students during this part of their journey in life!
Dance major from Rostrenen, France
Favorite thing about Cottey: The diversity and open-mindedness along with people’s kindness.
What she believes everyone should try once: Traveling alone – it is a great experience, builds your confidence and teaches you a lot about yourself.
Dream dinner party guests: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh and Coldplay.
Who she admires: I admire people who are truly passionate about something and make a point to include it in their lives. To me, the most genuinely beautiful thing to see is someone talking about or living their passion creating the little stars in their eyes.
I wish you the best at Cottey! Everyone here wants you to thrive, be happy and become more of the person that you were meant to be!
Environmental Studies major from Longmont, Colorado
Things on her Bucket List: Climb all 14ers (mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation) in Colorado – there are 53! Visit all 50 states and as many different countries as possible. I am currently at 22 states and 4 countries.
Song that always makes her feel better: “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie
What she believes every person should try at least once: Road tripping across the country with your parents vaguely nearby, but with only your brother in the car. You will learn some really cool things about the kid!
Favorite Cottey food: Toasted Ravioli!
Dream dinner party guests: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr (for tension), Shakespeare (for comedic relief), Henry V (Shakespeare version, for a dramatic and uplifting speech), FDR (the rest of the table needs some taming)
I am a pretty open book, I’m sure you all will know everything about me within a few weeks!
Psychology major from Sequim, Washington
Person she admires: My Dad – he has always pushed me to be the best I can be and I admire him more than anyone.
How she clears her mind after a hard day: Listening to music and doing a workout or yoga.
Fictional place she has always dreamed of visiting: I would love to see Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings, Rivendell in particular.
Favorite vacation spot: Iceland
Her perfect day would begin with / end with: It would start by waking up early and packing up hiking gear to go out on an adventure. Then it would end with me and my friends around a bonfire telling scary stories and watching the stars.