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Inspiring Lives and Leadership, The Loras Legacy
Over 500 Years of Loras History Gathered Around One Table

by Valorie Woerdehoff ('82 MA '12)

Supporting Campaign VideoI was fortunate recently to sit down for a visit with Joseph Kapler ('48) Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology, and Gerald B. "Bud" Noonan ('54), former registrar, in the lower lecture hall prep room of the St. Joseph Hall of Science. The old lunchroom was steeped with memories. Between them they shared of the history of the 50+ reunions hosted by Joe, most recently in his home (photo above) and also attended by Robert Reuland, Ph.D., professor emeritus of chemistry; the Rev. William Wilkie, Ph.D. ('50), professor emeritus of history; Jay Kopp ('59), professor emeritus of physics/ engineering; Kenneth Kraus, Ph.D. ('57), professor emeritus of chemistry; Gerald Eagleson, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology; Virgil Blocker ('53), former director of purchasing; Msgr. Francis Friedl, Ph.D. ('39), former president; Msgr. James Barta, Ph.D., former president; Steven Mosiman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of mathematics/computer science; John Bamrick, Ph. D. ('53), professor emeritus of biology; and Frank Miller ('55), professor emeritus of physics.Today's faculty, staff and administration are working hard to ensure that the legacy these dedicated Loras icons established continues and grows. READ MORE >

Destiny Pinkney

For One Student, Obtaining Critical Funding was a Relief

Soon after moving to Dubuque in 2001, Destiny Pinkney ('16) found her passion for working with and helping people through different jobs in the community. Destiny, just like everyone else, has had challenges throughout her life. One challenge for her that so many face is — paying for a college education.


Making an Impact is Easier than You Think

By spreading out payments over time, your pledged gift to the Inspiring Lives & Leadership campaign is not only manageable, it also can add up to a significant contribution, helping the next generation of Duhawks receive the kind of education that made such a difference in your own life. Your commitment to Loras can be set up to meet your giving preferences in terms of amount and frequency. To discuss a pledge that would work with your time table, please contact Josh Boots ('04), associate vice president for institutional advancement, at 563-588-7329, or email Won't you please help us "pay it forward"?

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Upcoming Events

AUG. 8, 2016
Loras Network of
Golf Outing
AUG. 11, 2016
Loras Network of
Waterloo/Cedar Falls
Alumni Social
SEPT. 17, 2016
Loras Network of
Duhawk Den
SEPT. 18, 2016
Loras Network of
SAME Cafe Service

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Campaign Steering Committee: Campaign Chair Tom Tauke ('72), Father John Schlegel ('66)+, Paul Breitbach ('60), Bill Lynch ('64), Jim Theisen ('56), Mary Finnegan, Theresa Hoffman ('81), Don Ulrich ('58), Arnie Honkamp ('62)+

Editorial assistance provided by Jordan Hendrickson ('17). Historical information provided by Beth Burgmeier, office of human resources, and Michael Gibson, director of the Center for Dubuque History.

+ deceased

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