Cox College Chronicle | August 2020

Cox College Chronicle | August 2020


There is a lot going on at Cox College these days. So much that it’s hard to keep track of everything! We created a new way for you to be informed.

This feature will come out at the end of every month and review some of the things that are happening around Cox College.

Without further ado, The Cox College Chronicle: August 2020


New website

There aren’t many things in life that everyone can agree on. However, I think we can all agree that our website could use a refresher! So, we are rolling out a brand new website this fall! Not only will it be beautiful; it will be slimmer, more organized, and make it even easier to find what you’re looking for. We will be releasing the date for the new website soon! Stay tuned.


Primrose Perk now open

We just completed a $6.6 million renovation to our facilities, but the project was not truly finished until Primrose Perk opened for business. What was formerly the Cox College Bookstore is now Primrose Perk – a café serving an assortment of food items, cookie dough from NoBaked and most importantly, coffee! There are so many options including mochas, lattes, cappuccinos and many more. Primrose Perk is open Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm.


Fall semester sets enrollment record

975 students! Wow! The Fall 2020 enrollment is officially the highest in the history of our 100+ year institution. We are so proud of our incredible workforce for their diligent, purposeful roles they serve, and we’re thrilled to educate so many students who are ready to help save lives. The future is bright for Cox College.


New team members

We have four new employees joining us this fall. Sarah Coats Godbey (ASR) and Sarah Rinaldi (BSN) will be at our Springfield campus, and Laura Sperry and Kellie Soles will be at our Monett campus (ASN).

We are so happy to have all of you here; welcome to the Cox College team.


Counselor on staff

Counseling services are now available to Cox College students via online virtual visits. Dr. Raquel Morrow is a licensed professional counselor and will be taking the lead for this department. The primary goal is to promote students’ personal development and psychological well-being.

Our services can help by:

  • Providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which students can talk through thoughts, feelings, stresses, relationships and other issues
  • Promoting self-awareness to reveal strengths and weaknesses
  • Encouraging changes where needed and offering effective coping strategies

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Morrow, please send an email to to request an appointment. Services are typically available between 8am – 5pm.


Donors tour renovated facilities

Earlier this month, a handful of the primary donors that helped fund our renovation toured our beautiful building for first time. Among the group was Ruth Ann White – she and her husband made the lead donation for the project. Sadly, her husband passed away before the renovation was completed. In response to seeing the building, Ruth said she “had never been more proud.”


Flu shot clinics

Some people are afraid of needles, and some people enjoy sticking others with needles (we’re thankful for those who can). There’s no in-between. Our flu clinics will begin next month, and more information about them will be coming soon. Here are the dates we will be having on-site clinics:

  • September 15
  • September 21
  • September 23
  • October 1


Cox College in the news

  • KY3/KSPR, KOLR-10 and Ozarks Independent reported our reopening. To view KY3’s story about our reopening and record enrollment, click here.
  • President Amy DeMelo was interviewed by Scott Meier on his “Around the Ozarks” radio show. To listen to that interview, click here.


Where we’re advertising

This month, we’re running targeted digital campaigns via Facebook and Google in Springfield, Monett, and Joplin. Additionally, we have several billboard locations in those areas as well.


How to submit news for future editions of The Chronicle

If you would like to submit Cox College related news to be considered for the next edition of The Chronicle, please send an email to