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Loras College to Celebrate 2nd Annual Duhawk Day on May 22, 2014

5/7/2014
 
Loras College will host its 2nd annual Duhawk Day on May 22, 2014 to celebrate the newest group of alumni, unite Duhawks around the world and focus the day on spirit and support for the College.
 
“Being a Duhawk means you have a life-long connection with an incredible community,” said Michaela Pease (’10), assistant director of alumni relations. “Duhawk Day is about celebrating the deep sense of pride we have for our community on and off campus. It’s always a great day to be a Duhawk but this day gives us a reason to share our purple and gold spirit loud and proud.”
 
All are encouraged to get together, wear purple and gold and share photos and video from their celebrations around the world using #DuhawkDay on social media or emailing alumni@loras.edu. During this 24-hour effort, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the College aiming to reach 1,075 donors in one day. On campus, Mass will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel and the Duhawk Day Social will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Loras College Pub located in the Alumni Campus Center.
 
Fourteen additional Duhawk Day events will be held across the country, including:
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Coralville, Iowa
  • Denver, Colo.
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Milwaukee, Wis.
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Orange County, Calif.
  • Rockford, Ill.
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • Seattle, Wash.
  • St. Paul, Minn.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Waterloo, Iowa 
“In our inaugural Duhawk Day last year, we set out with a goal of 523 donors in honor of Senior Day on May 23. Duhawks united across the world and we exceeded our expectations with a total of 940 Loras Fund donors in just 24 hours,” said Mike Doyle (’91), vice president for institutional advancement.  “With all of our accomplishments this academic year, we have even more to be thankful for and reasons to celebrate with our Loras community, near and far.”
 
For more information on Duhawk Day, visit alumni.loras.edu/DuhawkDay or contact Michaela Pease, Loras College Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at michaela.pease@loras.edu or (563) 588-7776.
 
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