Loras College Receives $75,000 Scholarship Donation from John and Patricia Kerrigan
Loras College received a $75,000 donation to be allocated to the John ('57) and Patricia Kerrigan Scholarship from Patricia Kerrigan. This gift was made in support of $75-million Inspiring Lives and Leadership: The Loras Legacy campaign.

More Paid Internships for Loras Students with Help from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation expanded its grant program to help students with financial need reap the educational and career-boosting benefits of paid internships. As a recipient of a $135,244 Career Ready Internship grant, Loras will collaborate with local businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships and convert existing unpaid internships into paid opportunities

Loras College Receives $50,000 Scholarship Donation from Monsignor Martin Laughlin, P.A.

Loras College recently received a $50,000 cash donation from Msgr. Martin Laughlin (’48) toward the $75-million Inspiring Lives and Leadership Campaign. The donation establishes the Rev. James J. Donohue, Rev. Andrew J. Creighton and Msgr. William B. Collins Scholarship.

Loras College Professor Receives $2,000 Grant for Psychology Research

Loras College Assistant Professor of Psychology Sara Bagley, Ph.D., has recently been one of 12 international professors awarded a $2,000 Psi Chi 2014-2015 Faculty Advisor Research Grant. The grant funds will be used to assist Bagley and Loras student researchers in exploring the effects of social evaluative stress on time perception in males.

Loras College Receives $79,000 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Grant
Loras College has recently been awarded a $79,000 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust grant. The grant funds will be used to renovate and equip a new kinesiology laboratory in the St. Joseph Hall of Science on campus. The Roy J. Carver Kinesiology Classroom and Laboratory project will transform an existing classroom into a modern student research facility serving students studying kinesiology, athletic training, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience and those preparing for careers in a pre-health profession.

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Tom Tauke
Thomas J. Tauke (’72)
Former U.S. Congressman and
recently retired Executive Vice President at Verizon, is Past Chair of the Board of Regents and Chair of the Inspiring Lives and Leadership Campaign

  The time is right for all of our accomplished alumni, the local community and friends of Catholic higher education to financially support Loras College. Loras has positively influenced the lives of many of us. I believe we now have an obligation to provide future generations with the first-class Catholic and liberal arts experiences that Loras offers. Today’s Loras students will soon be the leaders in our Church and in the business, media, healthcare and public policy arenas. With the knowledge they gain and the values they acquire here at Loras, they can help make our ever-changing world a better place." 

Campaign Committee: Thomas Tauke (’72), Father John Schlegel (’66), Paul Breitbach (’60), William Lynch (’64), Arnie Honkamp (’62), Mary Finnegan, Theresa Hoffman (’81), Don Ulrich (’58)




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