On May 16, 2013 Loras College announced that it has designated this Thursday, May 23, 2013, as the inaugural worldwide Duhawk Day to acknowledge Loras alums and students while celebrating Loras pride. Duhawks in any city, state or country are encouraged to wear purple and gold and share pictures in their Loras gear through firstname.lastname@example.org
, post them to the Alumni Facebook page, or share them via Instagram or Twitter using hashtag, #DuhawkDay.
In response to the tremendous excitement generated by this announcement, a Loras alum and long-time supporter was so moved that this alum has challenged Duhawks around the world to make a gift to Loras on 5.23. If 523 donors contribute to Loras, this Loras alum will make a $15,000 gift to Loras. All gifts are equal in this challenge, regardless of size.
“The excitement has been growing on a steady basis since last Wednesday’s announcement, which is what we expected given the true spirit and passion that our alumni have for Loras College. The fact that someone came forward with this challenge makes this day even more special, as it drives home the important point that any gift of any size helps Loras College and our students,” said Mike Doyle
(’91), Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Dubuque-area Duhawks are invited to attend the Duhawk Day Social on Thursday, 5.23, at 6 p.m., in the Pub in the Alumni Campus Center to share a drink and camaraderie with fellow Duhawks and friends. The senior class will be invited to join alums following the Senior Dinner, as a way to welcome them to the Loras alumni family. Loras College Campus Dining has generously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds from every beverage sold to Loras College.