Gala 2018

Duhawk Sightings

1. ALUMNI TRACK MEET – DUBUQUE, IOWA It was a race to the finish line at the Rock Bowl as alumni returned to compete against current student-athletes in the annual Alumni Track Meet. Thanks to some all-around good sportsmanship, the Alumni team came away as the victors!

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2. NORTH CAROLINA PRESIDENTIAL RECEPTION – DURHAM, N.C. This spring a North Carolina couple with connections to Loras College and Clarke University gathered fellow Duhawk and Pride alumni to celebrate their united love of a Catholic liberal arts education. Special thanks to Jim and Char Murphy for hosting this event. [l to r: Char (Hearn) Murphy, Sr. Joanne Burrows, Loras President Jim Collins (’84) and Jim Murphy (’67)].

3. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS RECEPTION – DES MOINES, IOWA Loras alumni and friends gathered for a reception at the Republic on Grand in Des Moines. Attendees learned about the newly launched Francis J. Noonan School of Business and received a Loras College update from President Jim Collins (’84). [l to r: Adam Schmitt (’11), Kelli (Flander) Schmitt (’11), Jim Hingtgen (’79) and Kathy Hingtgen].

Loras Students

4. NETWORK OF DUBUQUE SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON – DUBUQUE, IOWA For more than four decades, the Loras Network of Dubuque has supported students attending the college through scholarships. For the 2018–2019 academic year, 20 returning students will receive awards and five new awards will be given to first-year students.


5. CHICAGO SPRING RECEPTION – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Duhawks gathered in downtown Chicago for the annual Spring Reception at the University Club. President Jim Collins (’84) talked about the launch of the Francis J. Noonan School of Business. [l to r: Bill Callaghan (‘74), Katie (Callaghan) Kohler (‘05), Theresa (DiBenedetto) Allen (‘92) and Dan Allen (‘90)]

6. ALUMNI CHOIR PERFORMANCE & SOCIAL – DUBUQUE, IOWA Earlier this year, Christ the King Chapel was filled with music performed by Loras alumni and students. Retired music professor Dr. Roy Carroll and former choral director Dr. Jack Broman returned to campus for this spirited musical reunion.

Gala 2018

7. LEGACY BALL: OFF TO THE RACES – DUBUQUE, IOWA The Second Annual Loras Legacy Ball was a huge success! We are grateful to those who were able to participate in and support this extraordinary event. Thanks to the incredible generosity of so many, the Ball raised over $320,000, money that will be used to provide scholarships for current and future students, allowing them to receive a high-quality Catholic education at an affordable price. Mark your calendar now for May 3, 2019, to join us for the Third Annual Loras Legacy Ball.

8. NATIONAL ALUMNI BOARD MEETING – DUBUQUE, IOWA Twice a year the National Alumni Board meets on the Loras College campus. Members travel from across the country to volunteer their time to engage fellow alumni and friends, assist with student recruitment and share the importance of philanthropy. Members’ class years range from 1962–2012.

9. ST. JOSEPH SOCIETY RECEPTION – DUBUQUE, IOWA Duhawks supporting Duhawks was the theme of the St. Joseph Society reception held this summer. Tom (’89) and Barbara Barton hosted the gathering in the Academic Resource Center to thank alumni and friends for their support of Loras College. [l to r: Barbara Barton, Tom Barton (‘89) and Josh Boots (‘02), Associate Vice President for Advancement]

Loras Graduates

10. COMMENCEMENT – DUBUQUE, IOWA It was all smiles on campus as 341 graduates were the latest to join the ranks of Loras alumni, including Alex Mazza (’18), Michael Perhats (’18) and Spencer Moore (’18).

11. ALUMNI SUMMER WINERY SOCIAL – DES MOINES, IOWA In what has become a summer staple, Loras Duhawks and friends gathered for the Jasper Winery Summer Concert Series in Des Moines. Alumni of all ages enjoyed an evening of music and fun.

Loras Golf

12. NETWORK OF DUBUQUE GOLF OUTING – PEOSTA, IOWA Alumni and friends hit the links in Peosta for the 43rd Annual Loras Network of Dubuque Golf Outing. Don’t miss out on the fun next year! Save the date for August 12, 2019, and share your love for Loras!