Student Stories

  • From Internship to Influence

    From Internship to Influence

    Loras College student Sadikshya (Sadie) Bhattarai ('25) is cultivating real-world skills this semester as an intern at the Dubuque YMCA. A creative media and public relations major and religious studies minor, Sadie is thrilled that her role as the social media manager and crisis service advocate aligns with her passion for empowering women and creating… More

  • Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Advocacy

    Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Advocacy

    Dubuque's own Ava Bradley ('24) is diving headfirst into the realm of government affairs this semester, thanks to her internship with the city's Chamber of Commerce. Ava works closely... More

  • A Healthy Dose of Achievement

    A Healthy Dose of Achievement

    As an intern, Steve Marfo ('26) assists clients with daily tasks, monitors their health, and provides emotional support. More

  • Going Beyond at Beyond Behavior

    Going Beyond at Beyond Behavior

    Analisa Cimino ('25), a driven psychology major from Freeport, IL, is making waves through her transformative internship at Beyond Behavior. More

  • Exploring Beyond the Tractor at John Deere

    Exploring Beyond the Tractor at John Deere

    Psychology major and Peosta, IA, native Hannah Quinones ('24) is gaining invaluable experience interning at John Deere in labor relations. In this role, she assists employees with administrative issues like disability, FMLA, and general questions. More

  • Igniting Success in Dubuque’s Safety Scene

    Igniting Success in Dubuque’s Safety Scene

    Tasked with ensuring city-wide safety, Grace Kopcio (’26) diligently works with the fire protection database system, “The Compliance Engine,” to make sure businesses and properties across Dubuque are up to date on their fire protection systems. More

  • Beckett’s Inspiring Commitment to Social Change

    Beckett’s Inspiring Commitment to Social Change

    In the summer of 2020, as a high school senior, Graceann Beckett (’24) received a graduation gift that would set… More

  • Fast Track to Innovation with Loras College’s Racing Club

    Fast Track to Innovation with Loras College’s Racing Club

    Feel the pulse of innovation and ambition as we gear up with the Loras College Racing Club team, a dynamic group of students whose dreams revolve around the revving engines and the checkered flags of motorsport. Today, JJ, Cam, Jacob, and Jake take us on a thrilling ride through their educational pursuits, from the classrooms… More

  • Boxing Club Sparks New Interest in Sweet Science

    Boxing Club Sparks New Interest in Sweet Science

    By Mark A. Mederson, PhD, assistant professor of media studies and faculty adviser of the student newspaper, The Lorian. Mederson… More

  • Bringing Friends Together Through Peace

    Bringing Friends Together Through Peace

    Friends Kate Cain (’26) and Ellie Coleman (’25) have transformed from high school classmates to Loras College peace advocates, driven… More

  • GraceAnn Beckett ’24: The Importance of Referrals

    GraceAnn Beckett ’24: The Importance of Referrals

    I first learned about Loras College from a service group that visited my community every summer (Otway/McDermott, Ohio). Chaperones and… More

  • Analyzing Her Future

    Analyzing Her Future

    Kaylee Osterberger (’22 MA ’24) is pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Analytics degree at Loras College, and flexibility,… More