Meet the Loras Student Alumni Council

Jerry Huguelet, Treasurer
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Frankfort, Illinois
Majors: Finance, Management

What advice would you give to high school students looking to come to Loras?
Do not under estimate Loras just because of its size.  Loras is a great school with a lot to offer. If you want an education that is more than just your major, but more about who you are Loras is the place for you.

Elizabeth Kelly, Secretary
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Mundelein, IL
Major: Secondary Education & Science

Why did you choose to come to Loras?
I choose to come to Loras college because of the individualized experience that is offered. Class size, student to professor ratio, and the opportunity for experiential learning were key elements I was looking for in a college.

 

 
 

Christina Angeli
Graduation Year: 2016
Hometown: Little Canada, MN
Major: Sport Science

Why did you choose to become an LSAC member?
After the Twin Cities alumni event, I realized that I enjoy working with and talking to former students of Loras College and seeing why they love Loras too! It’s an honor to be a member of LSAC and to work with others who share my love for Loras College.

 

 

Megan Beauchamp
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Muscatine, Ia
Major: Sports Science

Why did you choose to become an LSAC member?
I wanted to become an LSAC member because I wanted to be more involved with the school and have the opportunity to know more things around the campus. I wanted to know more information about the Alumni and how Loras has changed their life.


 

 

Paige Daugherty
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Bellevue, Iowa
Majors: Business Management, Finance
Connect with Paige on LinkedIn.

Why did you choose to become an LSAC member?
I chose to become an LSAC member because getting to network with alumni and participate in a number of service projects will help me in my future endeavors once I graduate from Loras.

 

Mallory Heims
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Dyersville, Iowa
Majors: Art and Digital Design, Spanish
Connect with Mallory on LinkedIn.

Why did you choose to come to Loras?
I chose to come to Loras because it has much to offer. There are great academic programs here as well as other great organizations I could be a part of. The College offers cultural diversity that allows me to experience other cultures in the world. Loras allows me to live out my faith and strive to become a better person.

 

Liz Jendra
Graduation Year: 2016
Hometown: Tinley Park, IL
Major: Social Work

What impact has the Loras experience had on your life?
Loras has impacted my life in a way that I don’t think any other school could have. Loras has really helped me to come out of my shell and get involved with things that I don’t think I necessarily would have before. I have also met so many great people here that have made my experience so far at Loras a remarkable one.

 

Megan Kelchen
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Cascade, IA
Majors: Marketing & Public Relations

Why did you decide to attend Loras?
My Loras legacy began back to my grandfather and mother. I choose to come to Loras to continue that legacy and be a part of a college with such a rich community feel and history.

 

Patrick J. Krieger
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Major: Politics & Finance

Why did you choose to become an LSAC member?
I chose to become an LSAC member because I feel that it provides me with a unique platform to use my gifts and talents to help Loras and the Loras community. Loras has done so much for me personally that I want to do anything I can to give back to the college and its community.

 

Ebony Lewis
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Public Relations

What would you tell a student looking to attend Loras ?
I would explain to the students that Loras is very different from other colleges. The atmosphere is very friendly, you get a Liberal Arts education and relationships that will last a lifetime.

 

Jon Lewis
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Rockton, IL
Major: Undecided

Why did you choose to come to Loras?
I chose to come to Loras because of the great tradition. I have friends who have attended and graduated from Loras, and they could not say enough about how great Loras was. I was also looking forward to the smaller college because it has such a community feel among the students as well as all of the professors.

 

Anna Morris
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Major: Athletic Training

Why did you decide to attend Loras?
My decision to come to Loras was a very simple one. As soon as I stepped onto campus I had this overwhelming feeling of being at home. Looking back, no other school that I toured came even close to giving me this feeling. I was also very impressed with the Athletic Training Program with their hands on approach, which I was looking for. In all every aspect of Loras College fits me to a T, even if I didn’t know it at the time of making the final decision to attend.

 

Alicia Ney
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Peosta, IA
Major: Public Relations

What impact has the Loras experience had on you?
My Loras experience has impacted my life is so many ways; this campus community truly is a family. Going to a school where I can learn and grow in my academics and my faith has been truly a blessing. I have made friendships at Loras that will stay with me for years to come.

 

Brie Pumilia
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Major: Art & Digital Design

Why did you choose to become a member of LSAC?
I chose to become a part of LSAC because I think it is important to give back and acknowledge those who have helped you. Alumni have been able to provide the education I have been blessed to receive and by being a part of LSAC I think it is a great chance to connect with them and return the favor.

 

 

Kathryn Thuestad
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Waterman, IL
Major: Undecided

What impact has the Loras experience had on you?
Loras has opened up doors that have made me grow in my studies, athletics, and faith.  I have made meaningful connections with professors, faculty members, and students that positively affect my time here.

 

 

 
 

 

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