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Loras College Receives $125K Anonymous Match as Part of Spring Appeal
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, a Catholic, liberal arts college, announced an anonymous dollar for dollar match up to $125,000 to help Loras finish…

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Loras College Raises Bar Once Again with New Duhawk Day Record
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For Immediate Release March 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Jimmy Naprstek Interim Director of Communications & Marketing Office: 563.588.7407 james.naprstek@loras.edu Cayla Schneider Director of Annual…

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Loras College Honors Program to Unveil New Projector for Heitkamp Planetarium
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State-of-the-Art projector comes after student-led group raised more than $80,000

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Loras College Receives $5 Million Gift
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Largest one-time cash gift in school’s 180-year history

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Graduate Sees Supporting Loras as a Way to Give Back
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Jacob Peterson (’18) Inside Sales Rep for the Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer) Denver, Colorado Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Business Analytics…

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Renovations Will Create Grand Entry to Keane Hall
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Built in 1913, more than a century of history echoes through the halls of Keane Hall. From games of slip-and-slide in the hallways during…

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Professor Inspires ’67 Graduate’s Passion for Poetry
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Jim Murphy (’67) became interested in poetry during his college years at Loras. His appreciation for poetry began 55 years ago. As a first-year…

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Executive Alumni Director Sees Impact Firsthand of Duhawks Supporting Duhawks
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A regret turned into one of the best decisions Bobbi (Head) Earles (’88) ever made. Earles, executive director of alumni communications, has worked at…

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Loras College receives $500,000 to establish charitable gift annuity
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College President Jim Collins announced today that the College has received a $500,000 anonymous donation to establish a charitable gift…

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Loras College sets cash fundraising record
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Straight Talk from a Duhawk

Jocelyn “JP” Awe (’16) was a strength and conditioning coach intern at the University of Minnesota, where he trained all 17 University of Minnesota Division I teams, including Olympic-level athletes, and studied under different strength coaches. JP worked to connect with people and build relationships, learning how to motivate players to continue working hard. He also volunteered to work with different coaches and teams in order to get a complete experience.

Because JP’s internship was unpaid and away from campus, it was an opportunity that came with added cost. To help relieve the financial burden, the Loras College Dr. Scholl Internship Away program awarded JP a scholarship to make his internship possible.

Loras is establishing The Gateway Internship Fund to help more students take advantage of internships.

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"My internship really pushed me forward and I’ve grown a lot from it…becoming more well-rounded. "

Meet JP ('16)
Loras College Development Staff

Mike Doyle, J.D. (’91)
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Treasurer
563.588.7823
mike.doyle@loras.edu

Joshua (Josh) Boots (’04)
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
563.588.7329
joshua.boots@loras.edu

Amy Bess
Senior Development Officer
563.588.7969
amy.bess@loras.edu

Bob Bierie (’65)
Development Assistant
563.588.7208
bob.bierie@loras.edu

Marcia Bierman
Executive Assistant
563.588.7240
marcia.bierman@loras.edu

Courtney Cobb
Director of Advancement Services
563.588.7578
courtney.cobb@loras.edu

Ann Cremer
Event and Stewardship Coordinator
563.588.7191
ann.cremer@loras.edu

O’Brien [Brian] Nugent (’17)
Director of Annual Giving
563.588.4966
obrien.nugent@loras.edu

Debra Ochs
Advancement Services Coordinator
563.588.7171
debra.ochs@loras.edu

Patrick Reidy (’79)
Development Officer
563.588.7223
patrick.reidy@loras.edu

Cayla M Schneider
Development Officer
563.588.7328
cayla.Schneider@loras.edu

Christopher (Chris) Steinbach
Development Officer
563.588.7987
christopher.steinbach@loras.edu

Valorie Woerdehoff (’82)
Director of Foundation and Government Support
563.588.7565
valorie.woerdehoff@loras.edu

Questions? Let’s get in touch

If you have a question, then we have an answer. Please reach out to the phone number or email address below so our amazing staff may assist you.

Josh Boots
Joshua.Boots@loras.edu
563.588.7329
800.245.6727