Loxley Grafe '15
Hometown: Avoca, Nebraska
Major: Education, Studio Art
What activities are you involved in?
Tri Delta, NRHH, PAIRS, Homecoming Committee, Coe Human Rights Advocates, Student Senate, Board of Directors, Art Club and KCOE Radio.
Why did you decide to attend Coe?
I decided to attend Coe after my first visit. As soon as I stepped foot on campus I knew that this was the place I would call home for the next four years. The decision is something I’ve never regretted and the connections I have with all of the professors makes it even better. Being five and a half hours away from home should be hard, but the family I’ve made here makes it so much easier.
Who is your favorite professor?
My favorite professor right now is Nancy Hayes in the Education Department. She is not only my professor but also my advisor. Professor Hayes is always willing to help me or just sit down and talk.
What so far has been your favorite memory at Coe?
My favorite memory at Coe, so far, is running of the stairs! It takes place on the final day of sorority formal recruitment and there is honestly no better feeling than running into your new-found-sisters’ arms. There is so much excitement and energy.
What is your favorite Coe tradition?
Hands down... the surprise that everyone waits for... FLUNK DAY!!!! School is not in session for the day and all the students just hang out and have fun.
What does Kohawk Nation mean to you?
To me Kohawk Nation is a family. Regardless of what’s going on throughout campus I know that there will be an endless amount of fans there to support whatever event is taking place. I will never be alone in my pride for Crimson and Gold.
Tell us about one of the organizations you are involved in.
I am in Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Tri-Delta is an amazing group of women that I am proud to call my sisters. We work together to raise as much money as we can to help our philanthropy, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital! We have created amazing bonds not only between ourselves but also with the Coe community and that is something we are very proud of.
What is a piece of history that you like most about Coe?
I love the victory bell. It signifies coming into the Coe family and four years later you are able to ring it again signifying your time at Coe has come to an end. It is also rung when sports teams bring home a victory.
What do you do for a campus job or work study?
My campus job/work study is absolutely fabulous! I work in the Alumni Office with some of Coe’s greatest people!
Why did you choose your major?
I came to Coe with the intent on majoring in political science and public relations. Second semester my freshman year, I decided to take an art class and an education class. I have always enjoyed art and being creative and after doing an observation for my education class, I knew I needed to switch my academic path to match up with my heart.
How has Coe changed your life?
Coe has changed my life in more ways than I ever thought possible. I’ve been able to grow as a person and get involved in all sorts of organizations that interest me. I’ve got the best friends that I could ever ask for and teachers who are willing to help me and are truly concerned about my future. Coe has provided me with everything I could dream of and more.