Charles Cotton '13
Hometown: Southfield, Michigan
Major: African-American Studies
Minor: Creative Writing
What activities are you involved in?
Men's Soccer, BSEO Advisor, Residence Life, Student Affairs Committee, Men's Golf and KCOE Radio.
What does Coe mean to you?
Coe means opportunity. It is a place where many doors are open for you to grow as a person as well as receive a great education.
What is it like living in Cedar Rapids?
Living in Cedar Rapids is very different but so much fun. There are so many places to go eat and hangout.
Why should a prospective student choose Coe?
The main reason a prospective student should choose Coe is because everyone here is like family. The faculty and staff want to see students be successful.
How has Coe changed your life?
Coe has given me opportunities I have to expand my horizons. I have been able to participate in and learn about a vast number of different and unique things. Coe has helped prepare me for the real world, beginning Spring 2013.
How was your transition from high school to Coe?
My transition from high school to Coe was very easy due to Orientation Week. By the end of Orientation Week I had already met lots of friends as well as faculty and staff who could answer any of my questions.
What advice would you give to a prospective student considering Coe?
Make sure you visit campus! It is worth it!
What is your favorite place on campus?
Probably Dows Fine Arts Center. There is something about that building that just inspires creativity regardless of your major or what it is you are working on. Whether I am writing a poem, working on a ceramics project, or writing a 15 page essay, I enjoy spending time in Dows.