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Iesha Finley finds success at Cox College

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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Changing Attitudes

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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The Road to Cox College

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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Higher Learning Commission to visit Cox College in September

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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Lindsey Brockman is following in her family’s footsteps

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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Cox College alumna named “Fittest Nurse on Earth”

Story by Kyle DeVries  Jessica Griffith, a 2013 Cox College graduate, was named the “Fittest Nurse on Earth” by the CrossFit Games Open in 2017. The open category is accessible for anyone in the world, and it categorizes scores by the competitors’ fields. In Jessica’s case, this meant competing against all of the other nurses…

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Canvas creates short film at Cox College

Cox College uses an online learning management system called Canvas to assist faculty with the organization of online classes. Students can find assignments, lectures and news on Canvas. Recently, Canvas released a new video platform called ARC Media, and Cox College has been one of the first institutions to incorporate it into the curriculum of…

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New PELL Grants Guidelines for Summer 2018

There are new PELL Grant guidelines for Summer 2018 for 6 CREDIT HOURS OR MORE If you received a Federal PELL Grant in the 2017-2018 academic year: • You may be eligible for additional grant aid for the year beginning Summer 2018. • If you were a PELL Grant eligible student, you can now receive…

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Canvas video team to visit Cox College

Canvas will be sending a video production team to Cox College on March 26 & 27. They will be creating a video to show how we use their new product, Arc Media. Check out this video to learn why we were selected!  

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Dean’s List for Fall 2017

In recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement, the following students were placed on the Dean’s List for Fall 2017. Congratulations from the staff and faculty of Cox College! Amy Vandiver Ashley Best Ashlynn Harmon Alexandria Bowering Antoinette Gaudin Alexis Cheek Adriene Lovato Ashley Payne Ashley Rich Amber Serrano Ashley Brown Aeriel Luchsinger Amy Anderson Ashlyn Hilt…

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