For those of you visiting for the first time, Cottey College is a two-year independent junior college for women located in Nevada (pronounced Neh vay' dah), Missouri . The college was founded in 1884 by Virginia Alice Cottey and has been in continuous operation ever since. In 1927 it was given to the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a 130-year old women's organization dedicated to promoting and providing educational opportunities for women.
The women on these pages attended during the school years of 1974-1976. During the past 25 years, our classmates have distinguished themselves in many ways. We have lived and worked all over the world. We have raised families. We have taught school. We have gone into the military and the ministry. We are doctors, engineers, lawyers, farmers, programmers, executives, and, most of all, we are happy. We learned things at Cottey College that helped us survive through the bad times and flourish during the good times. We are Cottey sisters.