Cox College Chronicle | September 2020

Cox College Chronicle | September 2020


Welcome back to the Cox College Chronicle! Here are a few highlights from this month.


Return of the fountain

We may have renovated and modernized our facility, but continuing to honor our history was a focus for the project from the beginning. So many great educators, health care professionals, and leaders have impacted this organization before us. With that in mind, the mural on the front of the building was not going anywhere, and it was only natural that the fountain in the courtyard was restored. Make sure you stop by the courtyard and enjoy the new views!


Virtual Graduation

Everyone knows that absolutely nothing about the past two semesters has been status quo. Unfortunately, that includes the manner in which we will have to conduct graduation this fall.  Our graduates deserve every ounce of pomp and circumstance for their accomplishments, so it breaks our hearts that they won’t physically walk across that stage to receive their diplomas. However, we will be creating a virtual graduation experience for this fall that will still offer a congratulatory ceremony for our 2020 spring and fall graduates. We hope that all of our graduates and their families will participate.

Like most things during this semester, it may not be what anyone expected, but our graduates still persevered through unprecedented conditions. Nobody can ever take that away from them.


Simulation Center to be renovated

We had so much fun renovating our building that we decided to take on another project! We received a $1.8 million grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to fund a complete overhaul of our simulation center. Our current facility can run up to four rooms at a time, and after the renovation is complete, they will have the ability to run up to nine rooms at a time. Our simulation staff is incredible; they do such great and important work to help our students train for their careers. National health care simulation week was earlier in September, but we appreciate them every week of the year.


Cox College faculty member receives public recognition

Amber Peters is an Assistant Professor in our Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner Program. She has been instrumental in building that program from its inception. As a result of her accomplishments, she was named a Health Care Champion by the Springfield Business Journal. A well-deserved honor. Congratulations, Amber! To view SBJ’s article, click here.


Website update

Our marketing team is working very hard to get everything ready for the new website! We anticipate the new site going live sometime in the next 4-6 weeks. Here’s a spoiler: it’s beautiful and worth the wait.


Last flu shot clinic date

There is only one more on-campus flu shot clinic date left! They will be in the collaboration room on the second floor on Thursday, October 1 from 9am-noon. All students and employees are required to receive a flu shot, so make sure you take care of it while you can!


Important hotline numbers to note

If you are in a crisis or feeling distressed, there is free and confidential support available. You can reach representatives ready to help with resources to address your situation with the hotline numbers listed below.

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
  • Crisis Text Line 741741
  • Crisis Hotline for Southwest Missouri 1-800-494-7355
  • 24-hour Burrell Behavioral Crisis Center 417-893-7735
  • Cox North Security 417-269-3715
  • Cox South Security 417-269-6120


Cox College in the news

The Springfield-News Leader wrote a wonderful story about our enrollment record this semester. Check out the story here.


Where we’re advertising

We are continuing our targeted digital campaigns via Facebook and Google in Springfield, Monett, and Joplin, as well as new digital campaigns for our Master’s programs on the West Coast of the United States. Additionally, we started digital campaigns in Northwest Arkansas following the news of CoxHealth’s new collaboration with NARMC in Harrison, Arkansas.


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