Type: Two-year, independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women. (To learn more about women's colleges and women's education, visit the Women's College Coalition home page.) Location: Nevada, Missouri (pop. 9,000), approximately 100 miles south of Kansas City. The campus occupies 14 buildings on 11 city blocks, and a 33-acre wooded recreational area with lodge. (For the bus schedule to and from Kansas City International Airport (KCI), select the link to view a PDF format.)
Heritage: Virginia Alice Cottey founded the College in 1884 with the firm belief that women deserved the same quality of education as men. When the founder became a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, she realized the organization paralleled her own goals and ideas about higher education for women.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood: Accepted the College as a gift from Virginia Alice Cottey in 1927, which made it the only nonsectarian college owned and supported by women. The P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization of over 250,000 members, is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women.
The Creator of this Community: Katy Atchison katybo (class of 2000) created this community. Maybe it was because she just couldn't forget that small school in the middle of a mid-west Wal Mart town. Since Cottey, she never forgot all the great memories and friendships that were built. She went to Boston in search for the same bonding...didn't find it and returned home to San Francisco to pursue her artistic expression. Now she's at the Academy of Art College, living with her boyfriend Jeremey and a year and a half into the journey to recieve her MFA in New Media. You can visit her website at http://katyatchison.com