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Nearly 80% of Loras students relied on need-based financial aid last year.


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Loras Fund helps our 70+ clubs and organizations.


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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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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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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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Money continues to support student success, facility improvements DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, a Catholic liberal arts college, saw its best cash fundraising year…

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LORAS’ RUN FOR THE ROSES WINS BIG! Loras tallied more than $320,000 in support!
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Green grass, jersey’s and roses set the tone for the second annual Legacy Ball, “Run for the Roses.” The Kentucky Derby theme was popular…

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Women’s Leadership Alliance awards first scholarship
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Loras College senior Michaela Dohleman received $1,200 DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college in Dubuque, and its Women’s Leadership…

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Loras College receives $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge
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Money will help fund estimated $1 million renovation to the Rock Bowl DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College has received a commitment from Paul and…

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Francis J. Noonan School of Business, rooted in Catholic social teaching, to open fall 2018
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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 |

Joshua (Josh) Boots (’04)
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
563.588.7329 |

Cayla M Schneider
Director of Annual Giving
563.588.7328 |

Amy Bess
Senior Development Officer
563.588.7969 |

Bob Bierie (’65)
Development Assistant
563.588.7208 |

Marcia Bierman
Executive Assistant
563.588.7240 |

Courtney Cobb
Director of Advancement Services
563.588.7578 |

Ann Cremer
Event and Stewardship Coordinator
563.588.7191 |

Debra Ochs
Advancement Services Coordinator
563.588.7171 |

Patrick Reidy (’79)
Development Officer
563.588.7223 |

Christopher (Chris) Steinbach
Development Officer
563.588.7987 |

Valorie Woerdehoff (’82)
Director of Foundation and Government Support
563.588.7565 |

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