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Loras College graduate, student garner Delta Epsilon Sigma honors 

DUBUQUE, Iowa— Two Loras College students have been honored by the scholastic honor society Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES) in its annual fellowship and scholarship competition.

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Hannah Temeyer
Jenna Walleser
Jenna Walleser

Hannah Temeyer, a 2016 graduate, of Manchester, was awarded the Fitzgerald Fellowship while Jenna Walleser, of Cascade, who starts her senior year in the fall, won the Fitzgerald Scholarship, named after the founder and first secretary-treasurer of DES, The Rev. Edward A. Fitzgerald of Loras College.

Seniors apply for the Fitzgerald Fellowship that awards winners $1,200 to go toward tuition for first-year graduate work.

“Achieving this honor only continues to exemplify how much of an impact Loras has had on me the past four years,” Temeyer said. “It’s because of Loras that I have able to experience so many academic opportunities, shaping me into the student I have become. With graduate school in the future, my Loras foundation will allow me to continue learning and growing throughout all of my academic endeavors.”

Temeyer graduated in May Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

Junior-year members apply for the Fitzgerald Scholarship to receive $1,200 toward tuition costs for their senior year as an undergraduate.

“To be chosen as the scholarship recipient amongst the caliber of people who are involved in DES is truly humbling,” Walleser said. “This award is very special to me and reinforces how attractive and prevalent the Loras dispositions are on the national stage. This award helps financially and, more importantly, acts as a sign of encouragement to push myself further in my academics and community involvement.”

Delta Epsilon Sigma was founded in 1938 at Loras College by Fitzgerald as a Catholic honor society. As a result, Loras became the first DES chapter in the nation. DES recognizes academic accomplishments, fosters scholarly activities and encourages a sense of intellectual community among its members.

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. Visit www.loras.edu for more information.

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