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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations for 2024 Awards are now closed. Nominate a Duhawk for future Distinguished Alumni Awards by using the link below.

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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Submission deadline is March 31. Nominations received after this date will be considered for next year’s awards. All nominations will be reviewed by the executive board of the National Alumni Board. The award winners will be selected in June and honored during Homecoming celebrations. Finalists not selected in a particular year will automatically be submitted for consideration the following year.

When submitting the form, please be as complete as you can. If you have questions, please contact the Alumni Office at 563.588.7170 or alumni@loras.edu.

Award Categories

  • Amicus Award
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Campus Contributions Award
  • Professional Achievements Award
  • Young Alumni Award

2023 Recipients

Young Alumni

Notable graduate of the last 15 years

2023 Recipient

Lisa (Coulter) Even (’08)

Past 5 Recipients

2022 Matt Romkey ’10
2021 Jareb Steines ’05
2020 Nathaniel Gee ’09
2019 Lauren (Squires) Ready ’08
2018 Imal Pedriana ’00

Professional Achievements

Outstanding career accomplishments

2023 Recipient

Denise Whitaker (’87)

Past 5 Recipients

2022 Mollie (Weighner) Marti ’87
2021 Matt Horsfield ’97
2020 Jim Welu ’66
2019 Mike McCrea ’88
2018 Kathy (Hopinkah) Hannan ’83

Campus Contributions

Retired and former Staff, Faculty, or Administrator

2023 Recipient

Dan Conry

Past 5 Recipients

2022 Mike Gibson MA ’91
2021 Dianne Gibson
2020 Faye Finnegan ’78
2019 Karen (Gonner) Sturm ’80
2018 Robert Tucker

Humanitarian

Public Service, Christian Service, Volunteerism

2023 Recipient

Fr. Michael Fuller (’89)

Past 5 Recipients

2022 Diana (Bruck) Faust ’82
2021 Dr. George Wilson ’69
2020 Kelly (Lynch) Johnson ’88
2019 Roger Schiltz ’64
2018 Fr. David Beauvais ’58

Amicus

Recognizing contributions made to Loras

2023 Recipient

Tim Cleary (’77)

Past 5 Recipients

2022 Troy Cicero ’84
2021 John Gavin ’65
2020 Dan Bowen ’90
2019 Pat Lillis ’71
2018 Charlie Weepie ’53

2022 Recipients

Matt Romkey (’10), MBA 

Mollie (Weighner) Marti (’87), PhD, JD

Troy Cicero (’84)

Mike Gibson (MA ’91)

Diana (Bruck) Faust (’82), JD

Award Archive

Recipients 1998-2016

Service Provided as a
Faculty, Staff &
Administration Member
Professional Achievements
& Contributions to
Loras
Contributions in
Public Service
Contributions in
Volunteer Work &
Christian Service
Young Alumni
2016 Donna (Metz) Loewen Ph.D. ’77 Mark J. McCarville ’68  Tom M. Onan ’57 Msgr. John R. McClean ’53 Megan M. Meyer ’07
2015 Karla (Glad) Braig ’78 Kenn J. Nemec ’77 J. Michael Wormley ’57 James N. Murtaugh ’65 Kelsey McElroy Anderson ’10
2014 John E. Hess Peter M. Callahan ’66
Tom J. Tropp ’69
Mary D. Kettman ’84 Fr. Jack C. Paisley ’57 Jennifer (Arens) Gubbels ’04
2013 Robert F. Klein ’59 Carl D. Adducci ’63 Ed J. Grace ’88 Msgr. John J. Enzler ’69 Sean W. O’Brien ’08
2012 Donald W. Freymann ’61 William C. “Skip” Brennan ’64 Douglas J. O’Brien ’92 Elizabeth M. Birky ’97 Wendy L. Schrunk ’07
2011 Thomas G. Goodman ’54 Albert P. Ruffalo ’69 Robert R. Roth ’60 Msgr. John ’56, Fr. Everett ’67,
Fr. Melvin ’55 Hemann
Colleen M. Savory ’09
2010 Charles D. McCormick ’52 John W. “Jack” Frasco ’60 Jennifer (Galloway) McDevitt ’95 Bernard J. Offerman ’52 Elizabeth A. O’Connell ’01
2009 Sr. Bernadine Curoe, S.V.M., MA ’69 Robert D. Kaliban ’55 Karen (McNulty) Enright ’89 Rev. L. Paul Ouderkirk ’55 Michael G. Adams, Jr. ’99
2008 Rev. John C. Friedel ’51
Joseph A. Schaefer ’62
Jim Theisen ’56 Michael T. Blouin ’66 Thomas J. Green ’63
2007 Dr. Donna M. Bauerly Michael J. Conlon ’58 Paul J. Heer ’81 Dr. Mark R. Knabel ’74
2006 Pat M. Flanagan ’63 Eldon T. Herrig ’49 Paul A. Logli ’71 Tom Jehl ’52
2005 Joseph E. Kapler, Ph.D. ’48 Ray J. Green ’51 William D. Lipinski ’60 Mike J. Valder ’62
2004 Jay P. Kopp Ph.D. ’59 Donald R. Runger ’58 Clair K. Blong, Ph.D. ’64 Rev. John R. Gallagher ’51
2003 Kenneth W. Kraus Ph.D. ’57 Merlin M. Manatt ’50 Harry Mares ’62 Shelly F. Anderson ’66
2002 Bob G. Pomerich, CPA ’59 J. Paul Breitbach ’60 John J. Mauss ’68 Jacqueline A. Scherrmann ’88
2001 Francis M. (Frank) Miller Jr. ’55 Earl G. Droessler, Sc.D. ’42 Paul J. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. ’59 Bernard J. Baltes, M.D., Ph.D. ’42
2000 George A. Freund ’41 Edward M. Moldt ’52 Honorable Michael M. Mihm ’64 Joseph W. Mayer ’57
1999 Msgr. Francis P. Friedl ’39 John W. Joyce, M.D. ’52 Barbara Wand James ’73 Fr. Leon L. Connolly ’54
1998 G. B. Noonan ’51 Gregory G. Gumbel ’67 Ronald W. Manderscheid, Ph.D. ’65 Sr. Helen Marie Feeney, PBVM ’49
1997 Rev. Msgr. James O. Barta, Ph.D. ’52 Edward J. Gallagher ’48 William J. “Scoop” Doherty ’39 Rev. Martin P. Carr ’66
1996 John F. Bamrick, Ph.D ’53 Thomas J. Tauke ’72 John W. Colloton ’53 Irwin J. Frost, D.D.S. ’41
1995 Thomas E. Auge, Ph.D. Joseph V. Graber ’35 John J. McGovern ’48 Rev. Msgr. James A. Supple ’32
1994 Rev. Msgr. Robert R. Vogl ’44 John W. Eckstein, M.D. ’44 Bernard J. Schlueter ’63 Gregory A. Schrobilgen ’86
1993 Alphonse A. Schramm ’39 John V. Saeman ’58 John G. Wingert, M.D. ’52 Rev. Mr. T. Joseph Schueneman ’55
1992 Francis J. Noonan ’42 William T. Lynch Jr. ’64 James L. Neppl ’64 Gregory R. Jury ’79
1991 Rev. Karl G. Schroeder ’30 Thomas J. Cashman ’60 Thomas J. Miller ’66 Thomas P. Mares ’49
1990 Rev. Msgr. Timothy J. Gannon, Ph.D. Donald P. Dupont ’51 Edward A. McDermott ’39 Ernest N. Musogland Jr. ’64
1989 Rev. Msgr. George N. Schulte, Ph.D. ’22 Joseph J. Kroger ’60 Kenneth M. Quinn ’64 Anne M. (Stattelman) Mascarenas ’83