Hello Friends!

Loras College Networks are emerging across the country.  If you are interested in getting involved with an existing network or would like to establish one, please get in touch with Alumni Relations at alumni@loras.edu.

We welcome volunteers to serve on the alumni boards and fill programming, mentoring, and recruitment needs. Read on for more details and fill out the alumni engagement form to become a part of moving Loras into the future!

Alumni social welcome table.

From networking opportunities, prayers of support, or reunions with old friends, Loras alumni can always count on their Duhawk family.

There are many ways an individual, a group of friends, classmates, or even teammates can make a difference at Loras. Please help us build our network of alumni worldwide!

Brie Burnett

Brie (Pumilia) Burnett  (’15)

Director of Alumni Relations

National Alumni Board

The National Alumni Board (NAB) was formed in 1989 under the direction of the Office of Alumni Relations. The board serves to develop and promote the support of alumni and friends to strengthen the College. Through a variety of programs, events, and communications the board strives to create an atmosphere, which encourages lifelong friendships while simultaneously serving the alumni and the College.

The board is comprised of up to 25 members representing decades, gender, and geographic area of the alumni constituency. Members are elected to an initial term of four years and can be reelected for a second four-year term. The full board meets twice a year with the executive committee holding conference calls monthly. Each member supports and is engaged with recruitment philanthropy and internships.

Programs sponsored by the National Alumni Board include our Distinguished Alumni Awards and mentor programs. The board has made pledges up to $60,000 for various projects and activities on campus. All monies generated by the National Alumni Board support the College in some form.

NAB Student Scholarship

The NAB funds scholarships to four students, each receiving $4,000.

Meet The National Alumni Board

Make a Nomination

Would you like to participate or nominate someone to serve on the National Alumni Board?

Young Alumni Advisory Board

The Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB) is a group of Loras College alumni leaders from various regions in the United States who graduated within the past 10 years.

The Young Alumni Advisory Board members advise the Alumni Office on young alumni interests and perspectives, share ways that young alumni would like to be engaged, advocate for young alumni needs, serve as a bridge between the Alumni Office and other alumni, take initiative in planning and attending alumni events, and ultimately help foster and sustain the active involvement of young alumni in the support of Loras College through recruitment, development, and engagement. Established in the fall of 2010.


How often does the Young Alumni Board meet?

The Young Alumni Advisory Board meets eight times a year via Zoom with one on campus meeting during Homecoming.

What are the responsibilities of a YAAB member?

  • Plan/organize DuBrew and Duhawk Day
  • Engage and invite young alumni to attend and be a part of Loras College alumni events
  • Promote Distinguished Young Alumni award and encourage alumni to nominate fellow young alumni
  • Increase the giving percentage of young alumni to the Loras Fund
  • Work together with board in the area so that there is not a gap between Young Alumni Advisory Board and the Loras Networks

How does the alumni office collaborate with the YAAB?

The Loras College Alumni Office is here to help in planning, organizing, and communicating events, but it is necessary to have a core group of strong young alumni leaders to take the initiative and plan/organize events. The Alumni Office will send you Loras spirit gear to decorate tables and the door prize sign-up slips, etc. Please let the Alumni Office know if you’re planning an event at least 1-2 months before the event.

Meet The YAAB Board

Make a Nomination

Would you like to nominate someone to serve on the Young Alumni Advisory Board?

Email For Life

Loras College is pleased to offer Email for Life! As a Loras alumnus, you can have an alumni.loras.edu email account. This is a great way to stay connected to all your Duhawk friends, as well as stay updated on the latest College happenings.

Dewey Duhawk

Getting Involved

Alumni Ambassadors

Join a committed and loyal group of alumni representing their class years. Ambassadors are representatives of Loras, charged with cultivating relationships with their classmates and encouraging them to connect with the College through giving and engagement.

Mentor Program

Designed for students and alumni to make their careers more rewarding and successful, mentees share aspirations, challenges, career questions, and ideas, while mentors serve as their sounding boards, providing advice, networking, referrals, and encouragement. Pairing is based on their field of study, workplace aspirations, campus involvements, and interests.

Be a Volunteer

An individual, group of friends, classmates, or even teammates can make a difference and help move Loras forward in many ways.

Host or attend an event, share your skills, match your gift, or join a network. If you are interested in getting involved with Loras, complete the engagement form below.

The Duhawk Dozen

Twelve graduates of the last decade (GOLD) nominated by their peers and selected by the Young Alumni Advisory Board are recognized for their outstanding achievements within one of the four Loras dispositions.

  • Reflective Thinking
  • Responsible Contributing
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Active Learning

The Loras Dispositions

Active Learning | Duhawks who want to learn. Duhawks who are curious about the world and seek to make sense of their experiences.

Reflective Thinking | Duhawks who display insight. Duhawks who take into account their own dispositions and biases as they think creatively and critically.

Ethical Decision Making | Duhawks who discern religious, cultural and personal values in order to act with justice and compassion.

Responsible Contributing | Duhawks who contribute to professions, societies and religious communities develop their talents and share them with others in ways that respect a global environment and are sensitive to cultural differences.

Duhawk Dozen News

  • Natalie Droeske Duhawk Dozen Alumni 2018

    Cultivating Community and Connection

    Natalie Droeske (’18) English: Creative Writing Dubuque, Iowa Like many Loras students, Iowa Private College Week brought Natalie Droeske (’18)… More

  • March Duhawk Dozen 2024 Josh Ruggles ('19) Coaching

    Duhawk Madness

    Since graduating, Josh Ruggles (’19) has started Prosper Basketball, a training organization that has helped hundreds of athletes of all ages and skill levels push themselves to be the best version of themselves, personally and athletically, which makes him our March 2024 Duhawk Dozen recipient.   More

  • Loras Alumni Isaac Sturm ('17) new article photo

    Community On & Off the Court

    Growing up in Bellevue and attending Bellevue Marquette High School, Isaac Sturm’s (’17) affinity for the small-town, tight-knit community has shaped his life. More