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Cox College Chronicle | September 2022

We’re already approaching the halfway point in the semester! That just does not seem possible. The halfway point of the semester also means fall break (October 10-14) is coming up soon. If you’re taking midterms, we are wishing you the best!


Nursing Grant

Cox College was selected to receive $269,793 in nursing grants according to a press release from Governor Mike Parson’s office. We were among 10 other institutions in Missouri selected to receive funding.

Dr. Amy Townsend, Cox College VP of Student Nursing, said in an interview with the Springfield News-Leader that the funds will be used to expand our clinical skills and simulation center. We are thankful that the state of Missouri prioritizes the development of important industries like nursing!

Learn more about the nursing grants in this article from the Springfield News-Leader.


Last call for KC Chiefs raffle tickets

We will be drawing a winner for the Kansas City Chiefs tickets on Wednesday, October 5! 100% of the proceeds will benefit our student emergency fund.

The game is November 6 at 7:20pm vs the Tennessee Titans. The tickets are valued at $600 total and are in section 107. You can be eligible to win them for as little as $10, but you increase your chances of winning with every ticket you purchase.

Secure your tickets here:


Student Appreciation Lunch & Dinner

The student appreciation lunch and dinner will be on Tuesday, October 4! Lunch will be served on the patio from 11am-1:30pm and dinner will be in the 4th floor student lounge from 5pm-6:30pm.

Bambino’s Italian restaurant will be catering, so please come enjoy some free food that day! All students are welcome.


Good Morning Springfield

Cox College President, Dr. Amy DeMelo, joined Good Morning Springfield’s panel discussion to help educate employers about a new financial aid assistance program in Missouri called the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. This grant provides significant tuition assistance and training for students in vital industries like nursing.

Learn more about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive grant here:


Notable Retirees

Two great women who served CoxHealth for many years are retiring this month. We are so thankful for their contributions and wish them the best as they transition to their next chapter.

Becky Fisher is a Burge alumna, and she worked in many roles that revolved around nursing in her 43 years with CoxHealth. She will retire as a nurse manager for rehab inpatient nursing, transitional care nursing, and the orthopedic care unit at Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital.

Karen Hahn is also a Burge alumna who served CoxHealth for 43 years. She worked as a nurse in respiratory stepdown, was a faculty member at Cox College, and retires from her current role as a nurse navigator.

Congratulations Becky and Karen!


Students from Camdenton on campus

High school students from Camdenton visited Cox College yesterday! They took X-rays, checked in with patients in the simulation center, and performed wound cultures in the skills lab.


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: 988
  • 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

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