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Stude Abroad Pictorial:
Student entries featured in ACM contest

ON THE COVER - Gretchen Yell '14 won honorable mention in the 2013-14 Associated Colleges of the Midwest study abroad contest with her photo of a small chapel in the Greek island of Santorini. More study abroad phot contest entries are featured in this issue of the Courier.

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  • Photos from study abroad
    From 68 photos submitted by 19 students in the annual Coe off-campus study photo contest, 10 were entered in the 2013-14 Associated Colleges of the Midwest study abroad photo contest.
  • Contemporary Issues Forum with George Mitchell
    Former Senate Majority Leader and Special Envoy George Mitchell gave this year's Contemporary Issues Forum audience - especially the students in attendance - reasons to be optimistic about the United States' future on the world stage.
  • Scientist turned entrepreneur turns hearing loss on its ear
    After two decades in research and academia, Dianne Van Tasell '70 is experiencing the exciting, exhausting and all-consuming life of an entrepreneur.
  • Former Cosmos editor launches small-town newspaper
    Bucking the trend of media downsizing, Kendra Dodson Breitsprecher '87 has started a newspaper in her small central Iowa town.
  • Coe business degree provides leg up to restaurant ownership
    Winning Iowa's 2013 Best Bite Restaurant Challenge meant several months of hard work for chef Pam Oldes '03.
  • Coe physics program paves road from India to Google
    Sandeep Giri '04 never planned to attend Coe, much less major in physics. He also never dreamed he would one day work at Google.
  • Center for the Study of Glass sets Coe apart
    Already distinguished for decades of glass research, Coe now has an academic center focused on the field.


  • Pusha da pen
  • Camus briefs
  • Sport shorts
  • Class notes

Editor: Lonnie Zingula
Creative Director: Christina Kroemer
Photographer: George Henry '49, Ed Kempf
Proofreader: James Larkin
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Webmaster: Andy Molison '03
Director of Marketing and Public Relations: Rod Pritchard
Vice President for Advancement: Dick Meisterling
Director of Alumni Programs: Jean Johnson
Alumni Association President: Heather Daniels '95
Coe College President: David McInally

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The Coe Courier is published for alumni of the college, parents of current and former students, and recent contributors to Coe’s Annual Fund. The magazine is published in the spring, summer and winter by Coe College, 1220 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402.