Seven smiling Coe students

Successful Alumni

Kathryn McBride graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a major in history and an interdisciplinary major in Ancient Mediterranean studies. Kathryn took courses in four languages (Latin, Greek, French and Spanish), classics, art history and anthropology, and spent a semester at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Kathryn earned an M.A. in classics from the University of Arizona, has done a good deal of archaeological field work in Greece, has taught classics at a community college in Tucson and recently was admitted to the prestigious Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World Ph.D. Program in classics at Brown University. She is conducting field work at the Mt. Lykaion Archaeological Project in Arcadia, Greece.

2010 graduates Vaclav Shatillo and Heidi Reynolds constructed majors in classical studies to supplement their history majors. Both students studied Latin and Greek as part of the interdisciplinary major, but each chose additional courses focused on their areas of interest and postgraduate plans. Vaclav’s courses included Ancient Mythology and Western Masterworks, and he spent a semester in Athens studying archaeology and sharpening his language skills. Heidi’s interests tended more toward the arts and philosophy, and her interdisciplinary major included classes in Ancient Greek philosophy and ancient art history. Vaclav is a graduate student in classics at the University of Arizona, eventually looking to earn his Ph.D. 

Emily Cameron, Class of 2012, constructed a film studies interdisciplinary major by combining courses from Coe’s English, theatre and art departments. While most of these courses were regular Coe catalog courses, she also was able to take directed study courses in film history and short filmmaking with Coe faculty who have expertise in these areas. Emily studied Thai Cinema during a semester in Asia and completed an internship in film through Coe’s New York term in the spring of 2012.

Jacob Breitbach, Class of 2012, created an integrative physiology major to maximize his post-graduate options in the fields of exercise research, sports medicine, physical therapy, health and fitness or nutrition. He graduated with a biology major and included courses in chemistry, physical education and physics to complete the interdisciplinary major.

Summa cum laude graduate Kelly Carlblom, Class of 2010, completed a major in global developmental studies by taking courses in political science (e.g., International Development, International Organizations), economics (e.g., Comparative Economic Systems, Economic Development, International Economics) and sociology (e.g., Social Conflict and Social Change). Part of Kelly’s major involved a term in Washington, D.C., where she completed an internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.