电子新闻 - 3月 8, 2022

Coe College 电子新闻 — Updates 和 information for 校友, parents 和 friends of Coe

Acclaimed author Viet Thanh Nguyen leads Coe’s 18th Contemporary Issues Forum

Coe was honored to host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen at this year’s Contemporary Issues Forum on 2月 16. He gave an engaging 和 thought-provoking talk about his experiences as a refugee 和 a Vietnamese-American 和 how those experiences have shaped his life, 他的记忆和他的写作. Check out the video to see highlights from Viet Thanh Nguyen’s speech 和 read more about the event in the upcoming spring issue of the 快递.


Exciting progress is being made on the David 和 Janice McInally Center for 健康 和 社会 (CHS). Construction crews recently finished installing the steel structure of the building, including the beam from the 9月 steel signing ceremony. Stay tuned for more updates about the construction progress as the facility continues to take shape.

If you have not had a chance to contribute to the CHS 和 would like to do so, please visit www.校友.gts-online.com/centerforhealth和society 或致电巴布·塔珀319-399-8662.

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科哀悼亨利·蒂皮的去世, a friend 和 benefactor of the college who passed away 2月2日0.

亨利对科的贡献是多方面的, 虽然他不是科欧的校友, he 和 his wife, 帕特丽夏, 支持学院,就像他们是.

蒂皮夫妇和科的关系始于亨利, who first was introduced to the college in 1944 when he enlisted in the Army Specialized Training Reserve Program (ASTRP) at age 17. He received his initial military training 和 introductory college coursework on Coe's campus, bunking with about 200 other cadets in the basement of Eby 场house. Henry found his experience in the ASTRP to be beneficial, believing it gave him 和 other participants the opportunity to achieve greater things in life than they might have otherwise. His gratitude for the program persisted throughout his life 和 led him to organize a reunion of his fellow cadets. A plaque in Coe’s 体育及康乐综合大楼 commemorates these cadets 和 their service to our country.

Being a part of ASTRP also cultivated a fondness for Coe 和 a desire to give back to the school, 给科伊的礼物总计超过100万美元. In 2002, Henry 和 Pat established the President's Special Assistance Fund to provide financial support for students in need. 2012年,他们制作了一份礼物,创造了亨利B. 蒂皮商业和经济教授职位. 最近, the Tippies contributed financial support for the David 和 Janice McInally Center for 健康 和 社会 (CHS). The CHS will create dedicated advising 和 preparation space for students in all majors who want to work in health care 和 impact the well-being of others. 它定于今年秋天开放.

“Coe is one of many institutions in Iowa that remain grateful to the Tippies for their investments to ensure our students have opportunities to grow. Although his time at Coe was limited to his military service, his impact was beyond measure. Our condolences to Pat 和 family during this difficult 和 sad hour,” said Coe College President David Hayes ’93.

感谢他们的慷慨, the Tippies have been recipients of numerous philanthropic recognitions that Coe helped to initiate.

Along with the University of Iowa Center for 进步 和 the Kirkwood Foundation, Coe nominated Henry 和 帕特丽夏 for the Outst和ing Individual Philanthropist Award through the Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2018.

然后, in 2021, the Tippies were jointly nominated by Coe President Emeritus David McInally 和 Allegheny College president Hilary L. Link to receive the Award for Philanthropy from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). The Tippies also generously supported Allegheny College, which is 帕特丽夏’s alma mater, 和 which is where McInally served as dean of students, secretary of the college 和 vice president for finance 和 planning prior to coming to Coe in 2013.



The Coe 校友 family 和 the basketball world lost a legend with the passing of former NBA coach 和 Coe Athletic 名人堂r 比尔惠誉的54 2月2日.
Fitch played basketball at Coe 和 later returned as a coach for the Kohawks. At the collegiate level, 他还在北达科他州大学担任教练, Bowling Green State University 和 University of Minnesota before moving on to a 25-year NBA career. He was the first head coach of the Clevel和 Cavaliers 和 went on to coach the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, 新泽西网队和洛杉矶快船队. He led the Celtics to an NBA Championship win, earned two Coach of the Year titles 和 holds a place in the Naismith Basketball 名人堂, 在众多荣誉和成就中. Read his full obituary here.

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#KohawkDay is 4月7日

Mark your calendars! 科的年度捐赠日是星期四, 4月7日, 和 there are many ways you can get involved on this exciting day.

Watch your email 和 visit www.校友.gts-online.com/kohawkday 在重要的日子临近的时候透露细节!

We love to see our Kohawks making headlines for their accomplishments 和 contributions to their communities. 看看这些最近登上新闻的校友吧.

Faith Zeonweh Gilman奖学金获得者
Faith Zeonweh ’23

How a road trip 和 a text from a professor led one Kohawk to a Gilman Scholarship

A college road trip doesn’t typically lead to a major scholarship, but the road traveled by Faith Zeonweh ’23 has hardly been typical. 对于Zeonweh, 他是两岁时从象牙海岸移民来的, an unforgettable three weeks on the road over the summer of 2021 with a fellow Kohawk was the catalyst to pursue a Gilman Scholarship.

竞争激烈的本杰明. Gilman International Scholarship is sponsored by the United States Department of State 和 enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

在12月, Zeonweh发现她赚了5美元,000 Gilman Scholarship, 哪一个是最大的金额, 今年秋天去日本旅行. Even though only about 25% of applicants earn a scholarship nationwide, Coe最近的成功率超过70%, with Zeonweh being Coe’s fifth Gilman winner in the last five years.

然而, Zeonweh’s journey to the Gilman began further in the past than the trip she took across the South, into the Rockies 和 back across the plains this past summer.

Zeonweh arrived in the United States with her mother 和 sister, 逃离祖国的内战. The family initially settled in the Northeast, then moved to Atlanta. 她对其他文化的兴趣在那里爆发了, including an affinity for Japan as she even tried to teach herself Japanese.

“I was always having different experiences 和 meeting new people 和 immersing myself into different cultures. It was nice, actually, 和 it was always interesting,” Zeonweh said. “我对自己和他人都有了更多的了解.”

One more move — this time to Cedar Rapids — was in store. Zeonweh的家人搬到了离她姑姑更近的地方, which is when she learned about Coe’s extensive off-campus study program. With 40% of Kohawks participating in Coe’s 40-plus off-campus study programs, Zeonweh知道她在Coe找到了一个家.

“I took a look at Coe 和 specifically its study abroad 和 psychology programs. I really felt like the growth 和 development in one place would be best for me,” she said.

在科, Zeonweh is an international studies 和 psychology major, 和 she is taking formal Japanese classes for the first time while being active in the orchestra 和 International Club. Chair for the Foreign Language Department 和 Director of 校外 Study John Chaimov introduced Zeonweh to international studies 和 helped identify career prospects 和 study abroad opportunities.

“Faith is extremely funny, quick-witted 和 high-energy,” Chaimov said. “With feet in two cultures, Zeonweh has developed high cultural curiosity.”

今年秋天,她在公路旅行后回到校园, Zeonweh was reinvigorated by the prospect of traveling 和 began pursuing the Gilman Scholarship, which requires a compelling statement of purpose 和 a proposal for a follow-up project. Chaimov 和 her advisor, 心理学助理教授萨曼莎·布朗, 给予指导和鼓励. The Coe Writing Center provided valuable feedback on the required statement 和 essays. But there still was lingering uncertainty about her ability to travel abroad, 而Zeonweh让最后期限过去了.

That’s when good fortune 和 one quick text message had an enormous impact.

“John [Chaimov] texted me at work that the deadline was extended. I was greeting customers, 和 I knew that was the sign I needed,” Zeonweh said.

这一次,Zeonweh提交了申请. 几周过去了, 和 she had convinced herself she hadn’t received an award, until an email caught her eye while she was studying in the library.

“I was really nervous when I saw the big congratulations in the subject line — I was like ‘No way!我开始告诉每个人. I had to go back 和 look at the amount, 和 I was shocked I got the max amount,” Zeonweh said. “我周围的每个人都想知道刚刚发生了什么!”

Zeonweh credits the multitude of experiences she’s had, 她在她的文章中引用了什么, 收取最高金额.

“My identity as an American started by being sworn in as an immigrant 和 Black woman. All my experiences have formed me into a unique, prideful individual,” Zeonweh explained.

She told the Gilman committee she wanted to go to a place where there were not a lot of people like her 和 that she would lean on her characteristics 和 experiences to learn about other cultures through that lens.

Zeonweh is set to depart for Japan this fall to study at a partner school in Nagoya. 她将通过TikTok记录她的经历.

“I’m super grateful. If I can do it, anyone else can do it, so just believe in yourself,” Zeonweh said.



Coe soon will recognize three of its finest with the college’s highest honor, the Founders’ Medal. 受托人 杰克埃文斯70, Vince Martin 和 Bill Johnson ’53 will be honored in an on-campus ceremony early this summer.

The 创始人的奖章 was proposed in 1974 by President Leo Nussbaum (1970-82) 和 is given by the 受托人 of Coe College to persons of rare 和 exceptional distinction. Persons so honored should be distinguished nationally or internationally in their fields of accomplishment, in service to Coe College or exemplify in extraordinary degree those qualities of a liberally educated person.

Evans, Martin 和 Johnson will join nine previous Founders’ Medal recipients: 保罗·恩格尔的31日William Shirer ’25 in 1976; F. Gaynor Evans ’31S. Donald Stookey ’36 in 1980; Don Ebinger ’47, Russell Knapp ’30William Whipple ’35 in 2001; 麦夫征收50 in 2017; 和 Bruce Spivey ’56 in 2018.

More details about the event will be shared in the coming weeks.

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Many people want to provide for their families 和 the causes they cherish but don't want the hassle of amending or updating their wills or estate plans. While an up-to-date will is important, you can accomplish many of your goals outside of your will.


  • Savings account
  • Checking account
  • Investment account
  • 退休账户:IRA, 401(k), 403(b)

Most of your assets are probably held in one or more of these accounts. If you plan to leave funds from any of them to your family or to the causes you support, 你可以用一个简单的表格来指定.

Contact your account administrator 和 ask for a beneficiary designation form or payable on death form. 不管管理员怎么称呼它, the form allows you to transfer assets automatically when you pass away. 点击这里了解更多信息.

阿什利·罗宾斯 ’21

Coe alumna making a mark on the pioneering field of behavioral economics

如果你问 阿什利·罗宾斯 ’21 总结一下她在研究生院学习的内容, 你可能会听到她说, “I study the human, 不是机器人.” Robins is pursuing a master’s degree in behavioral economics at Cornell University after gaining a deep appreciation of the highly specialized field at Coe.

The business administration, political science 和 economics triple major was influenced to pursue behavioral economics because of professors like Associate Professor of 经济学 Drew Westberg ’05. Robins said she valued his transparency because in addition to teaching students research models, he took the time to ensure students understood the issues with following a model.

“He would say it’s a model, but it doesn’t really capture a human. It captures a robot that we made in our head,”她补充说.

Behavioral economics is a method of economic analysis that takes into account human behavior to explain decision making. Robins’ goal is to apply her education toward creating more inclusive, 公平有效的政策. Her advisor, Joan & Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science Kimberly Lanegran, led her toward the opportunities available in policy work.

“She made me realize how effective it was 和 how [policy] impacts everyone, 即使他们不希望这样,罗宾斯说:.

“I was always a bit frustrated because in economics you assume people are rational 和 make choices in their best interest 和 they know all the information. 但在现实生活中,这并不准确. People don’t do things that are good for them a lot of times. I want to benefit the community that I live 和 work in, 我认为最好的办法是通过政策,”她补充说.

Robins’ graduate program involves courses on quantitative research methods, 消费者心理与广告策略. 来代替标准的论文, she will do a complete marketing analysis of the insurance company Pacific Life as part of a research seminar course.

Her time at Coe was an essential experience to build a great foundation for her studies at one of the few behavioral economics graduate programs available in the country.

“I definitely came [to Cornell University] with a bit of an advantage … Not a lot of people are able to triple major at any school, 和 even fewer people are literally able to text their professors asking for help. I think Coe’s small-sized programs 和 its emphasis on good teacher-student connections really helped me. I don’t think I would have gotten that at a larger university,” she said.

Coe professors like Westberg 和 Lanegran are known for mentoring students during 和 after their time on campus. In addition to being internationally recognized scholars in their field, Coe faculty connect with students in a very personal way that empowers students to make things happen. Robins might be navigating the new world of behavioral economics, but she will always be only one text away from help she trusts.


Coe RAGBRAI装备现在可用

Kohawk RAGBRAI riders, show your Coe pride while cycling across Iowa! 科欧自行车运动衫现在在打折 通过KoGo市场 & 精神商店. 4月14日之前必须下订单.

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Coe physics 校友 are invited back to campus this summer for a long-awaited reunion! 重新联系你的同学, 喜爱的教职员工和在校学生, 和 hear about the latest happenings in the 物理 Department. The weekend will be full of presentations, discussions, food 和 fun. 去 www.校友.gts-online.com/physicsreunion2022 更多信息和注册.


3月14日和15日-外派网络活动 -校友参与办公室和C3:创造力, 职业生涯, Community will be holding two networking events in the Cedar Rapids area during the annual Externship for current Coe students. Local 校友 are encouraged to come out 和 meet some current Kohawks, share about their career paths 和 highlight the benefits of living 和 working in the corridor!

3月 26 — New Beginnings...Familiar Faces: Dallas — Kohawks in the Dallas area are invited to a gathering with President David Hayes ’93 和 other Coe staff. Join fellow 校友 at Winewood Grill on 3月 26 from 4:30-7:00 PM. Heavy hors d’oeuvres 和 complimentary drinks will be provided.