CEDAR RAPIDS- Eric Hayek, Clutier, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and history at Coe College on May 10. Hayek earned the John J. Murray Memorial Award, completed College Scholars Program and was selected into the Teach for America Program, and/or was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, Crescent Chapter Mortar Board, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, and/or was named to the Dean's List this spring at Coe. Hayek is the son of John and Betty Hayek.
At Coe's graduation, President James Phifer conferred Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees upon 287 graduates. The graduation speaker was Essa Kazim Al Mulla, Coe class of 1985, chairman of Borse Dubai and the Dubai Financial Market, who received an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree. In his address, Al Mulla said it was an honor and a privilege to speak at the college that profoundly shaped his career path and intrinsically supported him with education and knowledge. "The keenness of the preparation taught at this college is among the best, and trust me, I have visited and attended workshops at the top universities in the world, and Coe is second to none," Al Mulla told the graduates.
Baccalaureate speaker Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, who serves as the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., was also recognized with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at ceremony.
Located near the heart of Cedar Rapids, Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized liberal arts college providing superior quality educational experiences for students since 1851.