Loras College President Jim Collins (’84)
announced today that a scholarship has been created in memory of the late Arnold “Arnie” Honkamp’s (’62)
life and his extraordinary dedication to the College.
The Arnie Honkamp Memorial Scholarship for Accounting
was generously established by a group of current and former Loras College Regents and their spouses: Board of Regents Chair John Schmidt
and his wife, Donna; Regent Emeritus Paul Frommelt (’56)
and his wife, Betty; Regent Emeritus Tom Tauke (’72)
and his wife, Bev; and Regent Emeritus Paul Breitbach (’60)
and his wife, Fran.
The scholarship was established by the aforementioned group to honor Arnie for his deep passion for Catholic education, civic engagement, professional ethics and his Loras experience. In his own words earlier this year, Honkamp stated, “I am forever grateful to Loras College for providing me an excellent Catholic education that led to lifelong professional and personal satisfaction. In particular, I’m indebted to my accounting professor, Mr. Bob Pommerich, for his strong career preparation in accounting and his encouragement to pursue public accounting.” The group hopes this scholarship will present similar experiences to future accounting students.
Honkamp graduated from Loras in 1962 with a degree in accounting and accrued over 35 years of experience in all aspects of public accounting. He was a founding partner of Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. and led the establishment of the affiliates Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. and HK Payroll Services Inc. A community leader, Honkamp was one of the founders of the Dubuque Greyhound Park & Casino and was a key player in the retention of Dubuque commercial airline service. He served on several local and state boards including Holy Family Catholic Schools and the Inspiring Lives & Leadership: The Loras Legacy Campaign.