More than 100 people attended the Class of 1969’s 50th reunion dinner,
along with other events held over Homecoming Weekend.
Fifty members of the
class joined together to raise more than $285,000 to help fund renovations to
Keane Hall. A classroom on
the building’s third floor, which is home to the Francis J. Noonan School of Business, has been named in recognition
of the Class of ’69.
LORAS ALL-AMERICAN ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO JOIN HIM IN GIVING BACK ON DUHAWK DAY
Steven “Stevie” Martin Jr. (’02) made his first donation to Loras College on Duhawk Day in 2019.
“Giving back on Duhawk Day allowed me to be part of the day as one of the 1,450 donors and the opportunity
to make an impact on current students,” Martin said. Martin is a California native and owner of Z Martial
Arts Training Academy, located in Castro Valley, California. He lives in the East Bay bedroom community
of 60,000 people with his wife, Alma, and their daughters: Stevie Joyce, 11; and Leanza, 9.
Originally from San Francisco, Martin was recruited to Loras by then-wrestling coach Randy Steward.
When asked to describe his wrestling career, Martin joked: “I made the most of it, but I had lots of injuries.”
Martin said making a gift on Duhawk Day was a way he could help make the Loras experience better for current and future students. He was
among the 1,895 Duhawks who gave last year, smashing the goal of 1,450 donors for the annual day of giving. The goal for this year is to reach
1,839 donors in recognition of Loras’s founding year. Martin plans to be one of the 1,839.
DUHAWK DAY AT A GLANCE!
Thousands of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends from 44 states have supported Loras College on Duhawk Day, which will be held this year on March 11. Donations also have come from Colombia and Tanzania in the annual 24-hour day of giving. There have been Duhawk Day events in 39 cities over the past six years:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Forest City, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
North Liberty, Iowa
Rock Island, Ill.
Orange County, Calif
San Diego, Calif.
St. Louis, Mo.
St. Paul, Minn.
LORAS ALUMNUS LEADS ASPIRING ENGINEER TO CAMPUS
Loras offered Joshua Delgadillo (’23) the two things he wanted most in a college: The
opportunity to wrestle and earn a degree in engineering.
“I had been to Loras three times before because of wrestling camps. I had no idea I would end
up coming here, but I am so glad I did,” said Delgadillo. Thanks to the Immigrant Families
of Mrs. John Tilp / Frank May Scholarship, he is able to attend Loras with a lesser financial
burden and make the most of his Duhawk experience.
Delgadillo grew up in Bloomington, Illinois, after coming to the United States from the
Dominican Republic when he was 13.
“My high school wrestling coach, Trevor Kaufman (’10), was a Loras graduate. He told me
Loras would be a great fit for me because of its elite wrestling and accredited engineering
programs,” Delgadillo said. “It made my decision to attend an easy one.”
HOW TO GIVE TO THE LORAS FUND
Joshua Delgadillo ('23) and Krystyna Kaminski ('20) are two of the 1,288 students at Loras College who this academic year are
receiving more than $25 million in financial aid from Loras.
You may help students at Loras by contributing to the Loras Fund.
Please send checks to the Development Office at Loras College
(1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, IA 52001).
Donations also may be made online at alumni.loras.edu/giving.
For more information, call Brien Nugent (’17)
Director of Annual Giving, at 563.588.4966
SUPPORTING FUTURE FEMALE
Opportunities at Hoffman Hall's St. Joseph Auditorium lured Krystyna Kaminski ('20) from Chicago to Loras College in 2016.
Being awarded the Loras Women's Leadership Alliance Award helped Kaminski return for her senior year.
"When I first came to Loras, I wanted to focus on education, but I also have a passion for theater and wasn't sure if Loras would be able to allow me to participate," Kaminski said.
But then, Anne Spoden ('15), a former senior admission representative, stepped into the
spotlight. "Anne convinced me I'd still get to be involved in theater – that it would be easier because it's not a major, so it's not as selective and everyone can participate," Kaminski said.
Kaminski, who will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work, has been involved in much more than just theater during her time at Loras and currently serves as president of the Loras Alliance. She is co-president of the Social Work Council, diversity chair for the Student Union, treasurer of Delta Epsilon Sigma and is a member of the Guild of St. Genesius.
Please visit alumni.loras.edu/events for alumni events and registration options.
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