2021 Year in Review at Coe

January

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at CoeKohawks celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a variety of virtual offerings including a keynote speaker, prayer and slam poetry.

The 2021 presidential inauguration plays on a TVKohawks were invited to an online Inauguration Day Watch Party with Director of Community and Civic Engagement Joe Demarest.

Safe Campus InitiativeStudents, faculty and staff completed COVID-19 testing as Kohawks returned to campus and began the spring term.

Board of Trustees UpdateThe Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution addressing diversity, equity and inclusion. Board of Trustees Chair Ken Golder ’82 provided the Coe community with an update which can be found at www.coe.edu/why-coe/discover-coe/trustees/update-chair.


February

Black History Month 2021The Coe community celebrated Black History Month with a book and movie display in Stewart Memorial Library, visits to the African American Museum of Iowa, panel discussions, soul food and more.

Fulbright StudentsOnce again Coe was named a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. students.

Angelina RamirezAngelina Ramirez ’22 was named a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship.


March

Kohawks declared their majors during the annual Major Declaration Day celebration on March 10.

Pi-DayMath Club celebrated Pi Day with mini pies and virtual pi-related activities.

Wrestling TrioKohawk wrestlers Alex Friddle, Brock Henderson and Josh Gerke topped the podium in their respective weight classes at the NWCA Division III National Championships.
 

Admitted Student DayFuture Kohawks registered for fall classes during a Virtual Admitted Student Day.

A new scoreboard dedicated to the memory of Coach Steve Staker was installed on Clark Field.


April

Student Research Symposium April 7, 2021 via Zoom with icons representing music, math, science and artCoe held its annual Student Research Symposium as a virtual event via Zoom.

#KohawkDay imposed over five smiling students standing outside on Coe stepsMore than 800 donors contributed $660,739.68 on Coe’s annual Day of Giving.

From The Princeton Review: #10 Best Schools for Internships; #20 Best Alumni Network; Top 200 Best Value CollegesCoe was the only college or university in Iowa ranked in the Top 10 Best Schools for Internships and was chosen to be in the Top 20 Best Alumni Networks among private colleges by The Princeton Review.

Happy Flunk Day! with '90s-themed graphicsThis year’s Flunk Day kept decades of festive traditions alive while enforcing pandemic-related restrictions.


May

Coe celebrated the classes of 2020 and 2021 during a weekend of graduation events.

The recycling symbol is shown on an outdoors receptacle with Coe's apartments in the backgroundCoe ranked second in the small school category, and ninth overall nationally, for per capita recycling in the Campus Race to Zero Waste. Coe students, faculty and staff recycled 37.46 pounds of waste per person.

Coe creates a new data science majorCoe announced its newest major: data science.

Maria Dean is pictured with shelves on lab equipment in the backgroundProfessor of Chemistry Maria Dean was chosen for a HER Women of Achievement Award. She was nominated by peers for her contributions as a faculty member, researcher and STEM field program mentor.

Graphic saying Society of Physics Students Awards — American Institute of PhysicsMakyla Boyd ’21 received a Leadership Scholarship and Ian Slagle ’21 the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from the American Institute of Physics’ Society of Physics Students.


June

Crystal MaldonadoCrystal Maldonado was awarded a prestigious Critical Language Scholarship to pursue learning a fourth language — Swahili.

Summer 2021 CourierThe summer edition of the Courier was published online.

JuneteenthCoe College was closed in observance of Juneteenth to ensure our community had the opportunity to reflect and attend events.