DONORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Rebecca Christen Pohlad ’75

"Cottey College is such a unique institution where three hundred women get together to receive a top education. I believe in its purpose, its goals and the quality of education."

COTTEY CONNECTION:

Rebecca learned about Cottey from her mother’s P.E.O. chapter sisters. The small college appealed to her, and she instantly fell in love with Cottey.

HER STORY:

Most of my high school friends selected colleges close to home. They often would mention how homesick they were. Here I was, four states away, making that transition, but Cottey proved to be such a warm and nurturing place that I didn’t want to leave.

WHY GIVE TO COTTEY?

I wanted to give to Cottey so that other women could have the experience that Cottey gave to me. I wanted to pay it forward, to help provide a foundation that will continue to give to someone else.

3 FAVORITE THINGS:

Living in the suites was such an amazing experience for me. As I went on to get my degree, I experienced living in the dorm or living in an apartment and even being in a sorority, but nothing ever came close to the feeling of living in the suites. I don’t know if I realized it at the time, but there is such value in attending a women’s college.

It’s so important for young women to have their own time and education. I really value the small class size where professors get to know you and you get to know them. We didn’t find out about our grades by looking at a list posted on a wall; we learned it from our professors directly.

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