E-News - November 8, 2022

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

Coe College commemorated a momentous occasion this month with the official inauguration of David Thomas Hayes ’93 as president of the institution. The weekend’s events featured many facets of what makes Coe so incredible: the Kohawk network near and far who gathered to celebrate the inauguration, the investment in the Cedar Rapids community with a ceremonial tree planting, artistic and athletic achievements and more. Thank you to everyone who was part of this significant event. To watch the recording of the livestreamed ceremony, please visit coe.edu/presidential-inauguration.

Thank you to over 400 alumni and friends who joined us on campus to celebrate traditions old and new at Homecoming 2022! Whether you missed the fun or just want to replay it, you can experience Homecoming again and again with our weekend recap, as well as our alumni award and Hall of Fame ceremonies. You can even get in on the action for next year by saving September 22-24 on your calendar and nominating Alumni Award recipients. Each year, the Alumni Council honors distinguished Coe alumni at the All-Alumni Recognition Program at Homecoming. If you know someone who would be worthy of these awards, submit a nomination at alumni.coe.edu/alumniawards by January 1, 2023.

Get ready for #GivingTuesday

Whether you give your time through volunteering, make a financial gift or use the power of your voice in your local community, #GivingTuesday is a day to unite, celebrate and give back.
Coe is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday again this year. On November 29, we ask you to continue to be part of the college’s support system: our infrastructure. By being a building block, you allow for new initiatives to be put in place, so that our services assist all of our students. Services like the Sophomore Exploration, Engagement and Development (SEED)* program and the Board Orientation Leadership Development (BOLD) initiative. We believe college is more than an education, and Coe is proof that student-campus symbiosis is the key to student recruitment, retention and success.
Busy on November 29? Make your gift early and it will count on #GivingTuesday.

*Originally funded by a grant through NetVUE

Part of Coe’s continued dedication to improving the student experience is making sure that the transition from high school to college goes smoothly for first-year students. That’s where Orientation 2.0, put on by the Office of Student Success & Persistence comes in.


Thank you for supporting fall Phonathon

The five weeks of fall Phonathon have come to a close, and we have a total of 177 gifts so far! Our student callers and the rest of the Kohawk community want to say thank you to everyone who has taken part and invested in the Annual Fund. Each and every dollar goes a long way when it comes to student success. If you didn’t get around to giving during Phonathon, it’s never too late to make an impact and support the Annual Fund.

In case you missed it...

Each year, the Corridor Business Journal recognizes 40 leaders in Eastern Iowa under the age of 40 who have made a significant impact in their business and community early in their careers. During their celebratory dinner on October 20, three Kohawks were recognized: Nick Ludwig ’11, Zach Schmit ’06 and Samantha McGrane ’06. Congratulations to these outstanding alumni!

On October 25, Coe hosted a performance from Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, as part of the ongoing Marquis Series. The next event in the Series will feature Frank Warren, the creator of Post Secret, on February 17. To learn more about this event and others, check out the Marquis Series page.

The October 29 Central College game marked an important moment for Kohawk athletics: dedicating the Clark Field scoreboard in honor of former Coe Football Head Coach Steve Staker, who passed away on April 28, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Family, friends and community gathered to recognize the donor support of this project and the incredible memory of the coach known to many as “Papa Stake.”

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Courier Class Notes deadline December 1

Do you have news you would like printed in the winter Courier? Send us your submission by December 1 using the Update Your Info form or by sending an email to courier@coe.edu.


Upcoming dates

November 23 - 25: Thanksgiving break — The Advancement Office will be closed. Students will be on Thanksgiving break from November 21 - 25.

November 29: #GivingTuesday — Support future Kohawks and be part of the Coe infrastructure by participating in this annual online giving day.

December 23 - January 2: Holiday break — The Advancement Office will be closed. Students will be on holiday break from December 10 - January 10.