Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. May 19 at Athletic and Wellness Center
DUBUQUE, Iowa— Loras College, a Catholic liberal arts college, will hold its 179th commencement at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 inside the Athletic and Wellness Center on its campus, 1450 Alta Vista St. A baccalaureate Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. the same day off campus at the Church of the Nativity, 1225 Alta Vista St.
“It’s always rewarding to see our students reach such a life-changing milestone,” Jim Collins, president of Loras, said. “But this is only the beginning of their journey as each goes forward to improve their lives, their communities and the world around them.”
This year, Loras will present 341 degrees: 317 Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees and 24 graduate degrees.
Brittney Cato, a 2013 graduate and associate attorney at a national law firm, to deliver the keynote address. She is an associate attorney at the Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, Law Firm in Chicago. The national firm employs 525 attorneys with 25 offices across the United States and London. Founded in 1934, its more than 1,000 employees serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public-sector clients.
Cato graduated from Loras cum laude in English, literature and Spanish in 2013 and then cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law with a juris doctorate in 2016.
For more information about the 2018 Commencement, visit www.loras.edu/commencement.
ABOUT LORAS COLLEGE
Loras 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 institutions to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks among 450 NCAA Division III athletic programs in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.