Letter to the Editor

Thank you Nevada

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


On behalf of Cottey College, I want to express the appreciation of the college community to the Nevada community for helping us get our academic year off to a wonderful start. We are pleased to have continued growth in enrollment this year, and we are especially pleased with the number of students enrolled from Nevada and the surrounding area.

I appreciate all the efforts made by so many from the community to set such a positive tone. The Welcome Back Cottey signs in the windows of local businesses that greeted students and their families and the wonderful turnout for the community picnic at Marmaduke Park sent a strong message of welcome. Special thanks go to Robin McHugh, the Nevada IMPACT Tourism Board, and US Bank for their generous support that resulted in a festive, well-attended occasion.

I also want to thank the area churches for their warm welcome to students. The denominational representation at the picnic gave students convenient contacts with pastors and church members that will help them make the transition to our community. Many of our parents and families expressed that the community picnic created a positive impression of Nevada for them.

I believe our students realize that they are welcome in this community. Thank you.


Judy Rogers, Ph.D.