Loras College alumnus earns Exemplary Service Award

Thomas Barton
Thomas Barton

DUBUQUE, Iowa –  Thomas Barton, a 1989 graduate of Loras College, has earned the 2017 Exemplary Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp). Only five of the organization’s volunteers receive the award each year from its National Board of Directors.

“Through his heroic leadership, he has shaped the Loras Chapter over the years, including its successful re-chartering efforts in 2016,” said Brian Warren, chief executive officer of SigEp. “Tom has done much to advance the fraternity’s life-changing programs.”

Barton, who has been a member of SigEp since 1987, is a Life Trustee of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, a member of the National Advancement Council and a founder of the NUTS! McAuliffe Society. He also started SigEp chapters at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, University of Northern Iowa, in addition to serving as a district governor.

Barton is president of Barton Wealth Management, LLC, Dubuque and will receive the award during SigEp’s Carlson Leadership Academy Awards Dinner on Feb. 25 in Chicago.

Through SigEp, one of the largest fraternities in the nation, men strengthen their character, build leadership and interpersonal skills, and learn to develop healthy, lifelong relationships that are essential to a successful and fulfilling life.

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About Loras College
Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. According to the 2016 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, Loras College was named the 13th Best Regional College: Midwest.


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