Friday, May 8, 2015

Women’s College Alumna Thanks Her Alma Mater

Just had to share this post I saw on Facebook.

Written by Shauna Schmitt,‎ Proud Graduate of Cottey College

I know that Alumna don't usually do this but I thought that I needed to post this and thank my Cottey professors, mentors, sisters, P.E.O.s and many more. I truly never thought that I would have been successful after Cottey because I thought that my college experience was going to be Cottey and I was going to move on from Cottey and just study and get straight A's. But once I realized that I needed to use my Cottey power at my new university I never looked back. I started to think of Cottey as a trampoline that bounced me to here and I needed to make the most of my new experience and today I was honored the most prestigious award a University of Dubuque student could receive.

University Leadership Award - "This is the highest leadership honor awarded by the University, given annually to one college student. It is given to the student who has shown commitment beyond personal gain, served fellow students, encouraged and promoted positive actions in others, and demonstrated in his or her personal life the true spirit of the Mission of the University of Dubuque."

I wouldn't be the leader I am today without being able to call myself a Cottey girl. Thank you Cottey you're truly changing lives!


  1. Thank you for sharing this to your blog; it is an honor! I am such a strong advocate for Cottey College and all women's colleges! I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I wouldn't be who I am today!

  2. Thank you Shauna! We also agree!