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HONORING THE LEGACY OF LORAS
FACULTY AND STAFF
During our college careers, there was at least one educator who helped us become who we are today.
These individuals encouraged us to maximize our potential and inspired us to do more. These formative experiences helped us to achieve principled and ethical lives, which are hallmarks of a Loras College Catholic liberal arts experience.
During the Inspiring Lives and Leadership campaign, we aim to honor those educators, both faculty and staff, who have impacted the lives of so many here at the College. The following represents a few of the many who have an endowed fund in their honor:
SCHOLARSHIP— established in 2007 to honor Donna M. Bauerly, Ph.D., and the Rev. Raymond Roseliep ('39), Ph.D. This scholarship is to be primarily awarded to students who are in their senior year, majoring in English and who excel as a student of literature and as a creative writer.
Bauerly taught American literature and other courses at
| Loras College for 36 years from 1971 until her retirement in 2007. Roseliep taught at Loras from 1946 to 1966 and helped to start the fine tradition of creative writing courses that would later emerge as the creative writing major.
2. THE REV. J. KENNETH
DOWNING ('32) SCHOLARSHIP—
established in 1983 for outstanding students with a deep interest in liberal arts education. The scholarship was created following the death of the Rev. Kenneth Downing ('32), Ph.D., who served as a professor of classical languages (Greek and Latin) from 1937 to 1982.
3. JOHN "DOC" KAMMER SCHOLARSHIP—
established in 2011 in memory of
John "Doc" Kammer. This scholarship is
designated for junior or senior students majoring in sport management. Kammer served as athletic trainer from 1929 to 1971 and is remembered as a friend and a confidante to two generations of Loras student-athletes.
4. FRANK LEHNER TEACHING
established in 2005
in memory of Francis "Frank" Lehner,
Ph.D. This fund awards students in
their senior year who intend to pursue a
career in secondary education. Lehner taught English from
1955 to 1985.
5. THE REV. MSGR. GEORGE N. SCHULTE
established in 1986 in
honor of the Rev. Msgr. George Schulte
('22), Ph.D., is for students in their
senior year who are majoring in biology,
chemistry or physics. Schulte taught organic chemistry
from 1926 to 1972.
Providing resources to increase the size of such funds is
paramount, as these gifts will assist many generations of future
Duhawks. To add to current scholarships, create your own or to
see a complete list of scholarships held at Loras, please contact
Eric Solberg in the Loras College Development Office: Eric.Solberg@Loras.edu or (563) 588-7969.
GIFT CREATES ENDOWED FACULTY
CHAIR IN BUSINESS ETHICS AND CRISIS
The Campaign recently received a boost with a $1 million
contribution from Andrew and Mary Pat Studdert to fund the
Andrew P. Studdert Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Crisis
Leadership. The Studderts reside in Wilmette, Ill., and their son,
Matthew, is a 2007 Loras graduate.
*BANNER PHOTO: ANDREW P. STUDDERT RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE
"Andy and Mary Pat have been consistent and generous
supporters of Loras. This commitment permits the development of
another distinctive curriculum opportunity. Given society's greater
call for ethical leadership, Loras is now further poised to send
more Loras graduates into the world to respond to this important
call," said President Jim Collins ('84).
Professor of Philosophy Roman Ciapalo, Ph.D., will be the
inaugural chair holder during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Ciapalo will teach in the MBA program, incorporating business
ethics and crisis leadership principles throughout the curriculum.
The donation also funds an Executive in Residence and at least
one annual public lecture. The first executive will be Mr. Studdert.
Together, Studdert and Ciapalo will develop the core principles
and components within the overall delivery of the program.
Currently a regent emeritus, Studdert served on the College
board from 2005 to 2011. Additionally, he has held the positions
of chair of the board, chief executive officer and president of
NES Rentals Holding, Inc. (NES) since June 2004. Under his
leadership, NES has reached more than $400 million in annual
sales and was awarded the Safety Champion of the Year Award
from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and
Access International magazine.
On April 17, 2013, Studdert was honored with the American Red
Cross of Greater Chicago Heritage Award. He received the award
for exhibiting corporate responsibility to employees, consumers
and the public through NES's culture of safety and preparedness,
and for his experience navigating United Airlines, for which he
served as the chief operating officer through the September 11,
In recognition of his professional achievements, his many
contributions to Loras and his outstanding personal attributes,
Studdert received an honorary degree at the 175th Loras College
commencement ceremony on May 24, 2014.
of the Class of 2013
was employed or continuing their education
12 months after graduation
with 82.7% employed in
positions or industries
related to their major.
Last academic year, students performed nearly 82,000 hours of service.
Loras ranks 4th among Iowa colleges and universities in return on investment.
Loras was again named a College of Distinction — one of only 20 among the
230 Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. — because of the College's effective integration of Catholic doctrine and social teaching into the various disciplines at Loras.
Loras students recently won the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) case study competition held in Columbia, S.C., for the fourth time in five years.
This spring, Katie Kasten ('14) became the 15th student and 29th individual from Loras College to have been awarded a Fulbright
HELPING TO MAKE THE CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS
Accomplishing the goals of the
Inspiring Lives and Leadership
campaign is becoming a reality
because of the support and dedication
of those who care for this college.
Everyone who contributes is making a
direct, positive impact on the lives of today's and tomorrow's Loras College
students. Here are examples of
additional meaningful gifts from this
past fiscal year (ended May 31, 2014)
that are helping to make the campaign
$17,800 to the Loras Fund in honor of Loras'
KATHLEEN M. WOLFE
$10,000 for the Robert and Kathleen Wolfe Assumption
High School Award
$10,000 to Chemistry and the George Anton Freund Jr.,
PAT ('60 ), M.D., AND JANET ZUCCARO
$10,000 to the Loras Fund
JOHN "JACK" ('53)
AND EUNICE ('74) BAMRICK
Supported the Wilkie Liturgical Fund, the Biology
Department and the Rev. John Friedell Math
JEFF ('76) AND DEB
(O'CONNOR '76) GUSTAFSON
$6,000 to the Loras Fund with matching gifts from
employers John Deere and
Alliance Data Services
CARL ('63) AND ANTONIA ADDUCCI
$3,000 for the Adducci Fenwick High School Award
LORAS ('67) AND CAROLYN BLEILE
$2,000 for choir travel to
PAUL ('88) AND KELLY
(WATERS '88) CAIN
$600 for the Loras Fund donated through the Class of
KATIE (CALLAGHAN) ('05) AND
$100 to the Loras Fund donated on Duhawk Day
MARIA E. TOVAR-BARAYA ('13)
$50 to the Loras Fund donated
MSGR. FRANCIS FRIEDL ('39)
has been a Loras donor for
- The number of graduates who gave a gift to Loras during the
2013-2014 fiscal year is up 7% over last year, totaling 3,515.
- The number of GOLD donors (graduates of the last decade) is up
11% over last fiscal year.
- The College welcomed thirty-four new Monsignor Dorance Foley
Heritage Society members, nearly doubling last year's total.
Heritage Society members have made Loras aware of planned gifts.
- Eighty-nine members of the class of 2014 gave their first gift t o Loras
College during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
- This past fiscal year (June 1, 2013 — May 31, 2014), 1,935
individuals increased their gift to the Loras Fund, taking advantage
of the Regent Challenge Match.
PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Thanks to an anonymous $400,000 irrevocable commitment, an endowed scholarship will be funded with preference
given to students from Allamakee County
(Iowa) and the Archdiocese of Dubuque.
The gift will be apportioned between cash and an irrevocable estate contribution and
is being made by a graduate whose father and brother also graduated from Loras. "My family has always been grateful for
the opportunities that Loras has
us, as well as its financial support in making our education possible," said
the donor. "Many years ago it was the
kindness of strangers that allowed my
father an education at Loras. I am
excited that the endowment is directed to
continued financial support for students.
It makes great sense and will provide
opportunities for those who would like
to attend Loras, but may not have the
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