Current Student Profiles

Name: Hayley Carmont
Hometown: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Class of: Exchange Student, 2016-17
Major(s)/Minor(s): Business Administration

How would you describe the Coe community?
Coe is unlike anything I have ever experienced! It's like living in a strange bubble, away from the normality we have become accustomed to and replacing it with a huge group of students, who become family when it's all over.

What is your favorite event on campus?
I think my favourite event was the Holi festival. I loved learning about the purpose behind why we did it and I got to celebrate an event which has meaning to my close friends and that I wouldn't have had the opportunity to celebrate until I met them.

Who is your favorite faculty/staff member and why?
My favourite faculty member is Jay Chen, because I had him for my two semesters at Coe and he has a really chilled approach to teaching!

Describe Cedar Rapids in three words.
Industrial, big & different

What’s your favorite spot to hang out?
I liked to hang out in the library on the second floor, sitting on the sofa facing the quad. It was really peaceful and had a nice view of campus.


Name: Manisha Khadka
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Class of: 2019
Major(s)/Minor(s): Economics

How would you describe the Coe community?
Coe is a dynamic community with supportive professors, staffs and students. Coe has brought together a group of people from various parts of the world and opinions and everyone here has something they deeply care about.

What is your favorite event on campus?
Homecoming Week

Who is your favorite faculty/staff member and why?
Tammy Baily - she recruited me in the IT department where I do my work-study. She has a bubbly personality and it doesn’t feel like I’m at work when she is around.

Describe Cedar Rapids in three words.
Cold and Quiet

What's your favorite spot to hang out?
Outside the pub


Name: Luzan JadKarim
Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Class of: 2020
Major(s)/Minor(s): Biology & Neuroscience

How would you describe the Coe community?
Coe is like a warm home, it's very welcoming and a true safe zone.

What is your favorite event on campus?
My favorite event is by far Flunk Day because it's the one day where all classes are cancelled and it's just like a big party with so many awesome events. Did I mention that classes were canceled???

Who is your favorite faculty/staff member and why?
Uh...that's a really hard question because everyone at Coe is unique and awesome. I don't have a favorite but I do like to speak with are Dr. Peter, Mr. Chris, and my advisor Dr. Storer. The only reason being that I'm more comfortable with them plus they have a lot of wisdom and experiences that they share with me.

Describe Cedar Rapids in three words.
A Hidden Gem

What’s your favorite spot to hang out?
The P.U.B. because its atmosphere is very chill.


Name: Mohan Xu
Hometown: China
Class of: 2019
Major(s)/Minor(s): Communication Studies

How would you describe the Coe community?
Coe Community is like a big family, professors and friends are very nice. The environment is good. I enjoy to study and live in the Coe community.

What is your favorite event on campus?
International banquet

Who is your favorite faculty/staff member and why?
Mary L. Taylor. She helped me a lot and I love her teaching style. She is very nice and always like a friend to talk to me.

Describe Cedar Rapids in three words.
small, cold, and clean

What’s your favorite spot to hang out?
Lindale Mall