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Loras Bids Farewell to Longtime Faculty and Staff

Robert Waterbury

Ten long-time faculty and staff members, including four who served for over thirty years, have retired from Loras College.

Roman Ciapalo, PhD, professor of philosophy and the Andrew P. Studdert Chair of Business Ethics & Crisis Leadership, concluded a forty-year career at the College. He is joined by Roger Loewenberg, director of media services, who retired in August after thirty seven years. Andy Auge, PhD, professor of English, is stepping away after thirty five years, as is Amy Lorenz, PhD, professor of modern languages and culture, after thirty one years.

The full list of faculty and staff retirements is below.

  • Andy Auge (’78), PhD, Professor of English – 35 Years
  • Roman Ciapalo, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Andrew P. Studdert Chair of Business Ethics & Crisis Leadership – 40 Years
  • Debbie Gross (MA ’08), Coordinator of Faith Development – 25 Years
  • Richard Kies, Custodian for Maintenance – 15 Years
  • Roger Loewenberg, Director of Media Services – 37 Years
  • Amy Lorenz, PhD, Professor of Modern Languages and Culture – 31 Years
  • Carla Nauman, Custodial for Maintenance – 6 years
  • Nancy Noel, Custodian for Maintenance – 10 Years
  • Debra Scheicher (’84), Associate Professor of Business Administration – 22 Years
  • John Waldmeir, PhD, Professor of Religious Studies – 25 Years
  • Lee Zhu, PhD, Professor of History – 22 Years

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