Jay Caughren

Senior Admission Counselor & Community Engagement Coordinator
New Mexico and all high school juniors
Albuquerque, New Mexico
B.A., Coe College '11
Art and Biology

Email: jcaughren@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8805
Toll Free: 877.CALL.COE

What I look for in a student: I look for a student who is eager to become something great. In each area of study Coe offers, there are immense opportunities for students to succeed and grow as individuals and scholars. I look for the student who is excited to begin the next step.

What I love about my job: As a student, I developed a strong connection with this institution. Sharing that experience and seeing how students can take advantage of their own Coe experience takes the cake for me.

My hobbies: HGTV, sampling different Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors (current favorite is Coffee, Coffee, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz), sipping on Starbucks, exploring Cedar Rapids and spending time with my beagle, Olive.

Music: iTunes Radio: Top Pop or Top Alternative.

Books: I enjoy reading just about any non-fiction book but Jon Krakauer is my favorite author.

TV: HGTV at night, "Good Morning America" in the morning.

Favorite Coe memory: Move in day. It might have been several years ago for me now, but I doubt I will ever forget the drive to Coe and unloading all of my belongings into Armstrong Hall.

Favorite Coe tradition: Flunk Day

Trips you've made with Coe: While a student at Coe, I was fortunate to travel to the Bahamas on one of the May Term adventures. The ability to count a once in a lifetime experience as an elective Biology credit was an unforgettable moment in my Coe career.

Cedar Rapids hot spot: You can usually find me at Coe, Starbucks or Parlor City Ice Cream. #Addict

Favorite professional sports team: USA Soccer