E-news - June 6, 2022

Coe College E-News — Updates and information for alumni, parents and friends of Coe

Coe awards Founders' Medal to three outstanding Kohawks

On June 3, Coe recognized outstanding contributions to the college and to society through a Founders' Medal ceremony. The Founders' Medal was established in 1974 to recognized and celebrate individuals for their nationally distinguished career, service to Coe, and for exemplifying to an extraordinary degree the qualities of a liberally educated person. Receiving recognition at this ceremony were Jack B. Evans '70, William "Bill" P. Johnson '53, and Vincent L. Martin. View videos of each recipient below.

Join the Dougie Challenge!

It’s already June, commencement is over, and our students have left campus for the summer. It may seem quiet, but as you know, we continue to work tirelessly to preserve and elevate our Coe community! We had a remarkable year, and executed some dynamic events. Our partners continue to prove to our students that they stand with them and “make it happen.”  

To close our fiscal year, Doug Peters '81 invites you to accept the Dougie Challenge and become a monthly investor in the Annual Fund. Our recurring donors are now called “BELLs”, and becoming one is easy, affordable and makes THE longest-lasting impact on Coe and our students. When you invest with small amounts every month by accepting the Dougie Challenge, and becoming a BELL (Begin to Elevate Loyalty and Lives), you fulfill an impactful gift over time. You can invest $500 per year at a manageable amount of $42 per month.

Dougie became a BELL at $25 per month! Watch his video and he’ll tell you all about it. If you have any questions or are ready to come on board, please contact Rachel Cohen at rcohen@coe.edu or 319.399.8569.

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Clay target team earns 7th place finish at ACUI National Meet

The Coe College clay target team wrapped up its season at the 2022 Collegiate Clay Target Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, TX, earning a 7th place finish in the overall standings which featured over 20 teams from across the country. The Kohawks finished inside the top eight in all four disciplines over the competition, finishing sixth in sporting clays, seventh in trap and super sporting clays and eighth in skeet. Coe's best individual finishes came from Bradley Metz '25 and Erin Neppl '25 who scored 254 and 250 total points, respectively. 

Campus organizations collaborate on unity mural

A mural project that brought campus organizations together throughout the year culminated at the end of the spring term to transform a blank outside wall of Charlie's P.U.B. into an inspirational message.

The creative force behind the project was artist MayLing Chuong '22 and collaborator Nallely Sanchez '23. The project had its roots with the club formerly known as LatinX. This year, the initiative came to fruition as a cooperative effort between Nuestra Coemunidad at Coe, Black Self-Educated Organization, Coespanol, Coe Alliance, Sigma Lambda Gamma and Sigma Lambda Beta with funding through Student Senate.

Kohawks from the Class of 2022 take time to reflect

Eight Kohawks talk about their journey as students at Coe and what ringing the Victory Bell a second time meant to them.

CHS construction updates

There has been steady progress on the David and Janice McInally Center for Health & Society throughout the spring. Some notable milestones include:

  • Completion of the steel structure
  • Installing the roof decking
  • Finishing the composite concrete floors
  • Ductwork nearing completion

Despite some construction and supply chain delays, the targeted completion timeframe remains in the fall.

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Physics Reunion last call

Over 60 alumni and friends have already signed up to attend this summer's Physics Reunion and now we need you. Come and join alumni and friends from all over as they descend on Coe for a gathering focused on celebration and scholarship. Learn what's happening in physics at Coe, reconnect with friends and faculty, and see current research by Coe students.

Sign up today!

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Come tee-off with Coe Athletics this summer!

Come out and support Kohawk Athletics and have fun while doing it! The 40th Annual Athletic Golf Outing and Fundraiser is happening July 28 at Hunters Ridge and we'd love to see you there. Come tee it up with fellow Kohawks and support Coe student-athletes.