The Cottey College Retrospect yearbook is sold to members of the Cottey community and provides students the opportunity to report on Cottey students, suites and activities. The publication provides a historic record of events and traditions on campus and is a keepsake for students long after they graduate.

Buy an ad!

Parents (and grandparents, god parents, aunts and uncles, friends of the family), you're encouraged to purchase an ad in the Retrospect to show your daughter how proud you are of her accomplishments. Click here for a form with complete information on sizing and pricing to purchase a student recognition ad.

Business owners, we encourage you to purchase an advertisement to support our publication. A business card ad is only $50, and your support is invaluable in helping us maintain the high quality of the Cottey yearbook. Click here for a form with complete information on sizing and pricing to purchase a business ad.

Buy a book! (current year)

Students and parents, you may purchase your yearbook online at, or call 1-877-767-5217.

Buy a book! (past years)

Get your book in time for Founder's Day! We have copies for most years. All copies sell for the current book's price of $55. Email Steve Reed at to inquire about the availability of your book. If your book is available, send your orders and checks to Cottey College Retrospect, c/o Steve Reed, 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 64772. Checks should be made out to Cottey College Retrospect. 

About Our Program

Because Cottey is primarily a two-year institution, our students graduate with experience usually reserved for juniors and seniors in journalism programs at larger institutions.

In addition, Retrospect staffers gain experience with some of the same software that professional designers use, such as InDesign CS6 and Photoshop CS6. This gives them valuable skills to use at their transfer institution or at a future job. Students also learn about budgeting, advertising sales and design, digital photography, and scheduling skills.

Some Retrospect students who have mastered these skills have gained acceptance into prestigious design or journalism programs. Stacie Steensland, staff member from 1996-98, attended the Kansas City Art Institute and makes her living as a photographer and creative director. Rhys Harper, the 2003-04 editor was accepted into the Parsons School of Design in New York City and is a professional photographer. Emily Summars, the 2008-09 editor, graduated from the University of Oklahoma and is a professional journalist.
The Retrospect is advised by Mr. Steve Reed, Cottey's director of public information.


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Cottey College
For Women • By Women • About Women

1000 West Austin
Nevada, Missouri 64772
Phone: 417-667-8181
Fax: 417-667-8103
Admission: 888-5-COTTEY