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SAA (Student Alumni Association)

We keep Kohawk traditions, spirit and pride alive by maintaining a link between current students and alumni.

The Coe Student Alumni Association was founded as a service organization encouraged by the Coe Alumni Office and supported by Coe students.


President: Kiah Kilburg
Treasurer: Analyse Lyons
VP of Alumni and Career Engagement: Shea Nelson
VP of Philanthropy: Taylor Bahnsen
Director of Careers: Breanna Abshire

Advisor: Michael Geneser '06, Director of Alumni Engagement (

The Coe Student Alumni Association has three main purposes:

  • To sponsor campus events and activities that promote spirit and enhance interaction between students, faculty, staff and alumni of the college.
  • To increase awareness of past, present and future students of the history of the college.
  • To work in cooperation with college offices and the Alumni Council in developing a network between current students and alumni.


Coe College Student Emergency Assistance Fund

The Coe College Student Emergency Assistance Fund provides assistance to Coe College students experiencing an unforeseen financial hardship during an emergency or catastrophic event. The fund is co-administered by the Student Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Engagement.
The emergency fund is not for use of routine expenses or annual costs associated with a student's education. Priority will be given to students whose enrollment at Coe College may be at risk because of an unexpected financial hardship. Funds may only be awarded once during an academic year and are unlikely to exceed $500 total, with an average range of $200-$400.

Expenses Covered by the Emergency Assistance Fund:
Examples of emergencies to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency medical expenses for legally-protected medical procedures
  • Travel expenses due to serious illness or death of an immediate family member
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, natural disaster, or theft with proof of a police report
  • Emergency auto repairs, outside of regular maintenance

Expenses *Not* Covered by the Emergency Assistance Fund:

  • Tuition, application and other fees, health insurance, and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential personal bills such as: utility, credit card, cable, cell phone, etc.
  • Parking tickets, library fines or other expenses incurred due to negligence
  • Expenditures incurred due to inefficient personal budgeting

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student when the funds will be used
  • Demonstrate financial hardship directly resulting from an unforeseen emergency, accident, illness, or other unforeseen event
  • Show proof that other resources have been looked into and considered, but deemed insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner
  • Must complete the application form and how the funds will be spent

Fund Application Process:
Enrolled Coe College students that believe they may be eligible for a small grant from the Emergency Assistance Fund should apply using this form. All applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis; however, it is not a guarantee that any or all funds requested will be approved.

Applications are reviewed by the Emergency Fund Review Committee, comprised of the Director of Alumni Engagement, SAA President and Vice President of Philanthropy and Fundraising. Identifying information about applicants will only be known to Coe staff members as part of the review and disbursement process. No student information will be shared with student members of the Emergency Fund Review Committee. All information provided is confidential to the Committee.
Students will receive notification regarding their application through their Coe College email address.
Please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 319-399-8555 with questions or to learn more about the application process.