Iesha Finley was raised on the West side of Chicago. She is the third of seven children born to a single mother living in a Hispanic ghetto. At the age of 16, Iesha was kicked out of the house. This significant event motivated her to begin a path to be the best and go as…

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Story by Kyle DeVries  Like the drive that inspires students everywhere to study nursing, some things are innate, inexplicable. Something one understands about themselves and their greater purpose. For Pam Akihiro, a 1966 graduate of Burge School of Nursing, this purpose was to answer God’s call to go to Africa as a missionary. The strict…

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Story by Lorraine Frazier  This decision to return to school was not taken lightly by Brad and Laurie Ermey.  Constrained by debt, but dreaming of attending nursing school together, the Ermey’s set out on a 4-year plan to save money as over-the-road drivers with Prime Trucking. “I’ve had a lot of medical experience in my…

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Cox College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.  The college will host a visit on September 17, 2018 from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s…

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Story by Eric Baker Lindsey Brockman is a Springfield, Missouri native who grew up surrounded by the health care professions. From an early age, she remembers making “the rounds” with her father, Dr. Don Brockman. Starting their day at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), they would peer through the windows at the smallest of…

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