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Founder's Day 2012



What is Founder's Day?

Founder's Day is one of the oldest, most cherished traditions at Cottey College.  It began the first academic year, 1884-1885, on March 27 as a celebration of the birthday of Cottey's founder, Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard.  The tradition has carried on over the hundreds of years, and, today, alumnae return to visit their alma mater, attend special events, and renew treasured friendships.

Founder’s Day Weekend Schedule of Events
March 30-April 1, 2012

Friday, March 30

1-8 PM  Registration  Pick up packet of information for the weekend, nametag and meal tickets.  CCAA merchandise booth and student sales open from 1-4 pm
1-5:30 PM Open House Bookstore, Campus Buildings, and Residence Halls are open
3-4 PM Faculty and Staff Reception  Visit with former teachers and meet new faculty
4-5 PM      Softball Field Groundbreaking A ceremony will be held honoring donor Dorothy Vanek and breaking ground on the new softball field.
3:30 PM  Class Agent Meeting  Located in the Chapel Basement; Class Agents will receive information for the upcoming weekend.
5:30 PM  Friday Night Dinner* CCAA merchandise available for sale
6:30 PM  Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard Celebration Join your CCAA Board to celebrate the memory of Cottey’s Founder with readings, favorite Cottey songs & Cottey’s choir.
7:30-11 PM  Class Reunions Reconnect with your classmates at a designated room on campus;  May use this time to plan your class presentation for Saturday’s Homecoming Celebration.


Saturday, March 31

7:30 AM  Continental Breakfast* Fruit, pastries, and select hot options available
9-10 AM  Class Pictures, Bookstore Open Located on the steps of Main Hall (each class is assigned a class photo time at registration). 
9-11 AM  Late Registration Set aside for those who could not arrive in time for Friday registration.
11 AM Founder’s Day Luncheon* This will include the presentation of Citation winners and the President’s address; CCAA merchandise available for sale. 
1:30-2:30 PM       President’s House Reception  This is your opportunity to meet Drs. Glenn and Judy Rogers and tour their lovely residence.
2-4 PM Optional Activities    Library Environment Activity; Student-lead Campus Tours; Residence Halls, Bookstore, Center for Women’s Leadership, Chellie Club, and Hinkhouse Center main floor are open
4-6 PM Homecoming Celebration Listen to music provided by Cottey’s Jazz Band, take a trip down memory lane with class presentations, witness the inauguration of our newest alumnae members, and hear from Cottey’s Alumnae Campaign Steering Committee
6 PM  Supper and Sing* Luau-themed meal; Current CSC leads all reunion years in singing favorite songs from their Cottey days
7:30-11 PM  Class Reunions  Classes can meet at their on-campus location or can choose to convene at an off-campus location.  
8-10 PM Chellie Club Open   


Sunday, April 1

9 AM - NOON    Select Campus Buildings Open Residence Halls will be closed.
10:30 AM - 1 PM Brunch Buffet* Experience Cottey’s famous brunch menu, prepared by renowned Cottey Chef Michael Richardson

*Indicates Tickets are Required


Contact Us

Office of Alumnae Relations 

417-667-8181 ext. 1492



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