Cox College Chronicle | June 2021

Ken Meyer retirement

Ken Meyer is retiring from his position on Cox College’s Board of Directors after many years of service.  Ken is the Founder and former CEO of Meyer Communications in Springfield, Missouri. Pictured below is Ken Meyer with Cox College President, Dr. Amy DeMelo, Cox College Board Chair, Dr. Bob Lunn, and President of the CoxHealth Foundation, Lisa Alexander. 

We are thankful for Ken’s service to Cox College and for his positive influence on the entire southwest Missouri area!


New team member

Please join us in welcoming Anna Whelan to the Cox College team! Anna will be taking on a completely new role at Cox College as the Student Success Coordinator. She will serve as an advisor for our RN-BSN program and MSN program, while assisting with recruiting for all programs. 

Anna was already working for CoxHealth before transferring to Cox College and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Welcome, Anna! We’re so glad you’re here.

Preferred housing for Cox College students

Looking for an apartment this fall? Cox College students can skip one installment at The 505 Apartments in Springfield! 

Check out their website here

Job opportunity with CoxHealth

Due to the rise in Covid patients, CoxHealth is looking to hire PPE Monitors. This is a temporary PRN position and hours are very flexible.

Check out the job descriptions and apply for these positions here!

Who doesn’t like free stuff? 

Your feedback is important to us! Leave us a review on Facebook for a chance to win a Cox College tumbler and t-shirt!

We will randomly select a name on July 8, so make sure to submit your review by then to be eligible.

Important hotline numbers to note 

In a crisis or feeling distressed? There is free and confidential support available to help you. Representatives are 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

How to submit news for future editions of The Chronicle 

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