EDWARD KROLAK (’54) TO ADDRESS 2012 ENGLISH HOMECOMING BREAKFAST

The featured speaker for the 2012 English Homecoming Breakfast will be Edward Krolak, a 1954 English graduate.  The title of Ed’s talk will be

 Ed Krolak (’54) talks with English major Charlene Becicka (’13) at 2011 English Homecoming Breakfast.

 “You Can Go Home Again.”

Krolak, a teacher, military conscript, and sometime journalist, is a well-rounded Loras alum. Since graduating from Loras, Ed has done graduate work at UCLA, the University of Nevada-Reno, Indiana State University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Maine-Orono. Ed and his wife Pat celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2011. Their three children, a son and two daughters, are respectively a geologist, a nurse, and a social worker. In 1987, he lived and taught in Norfolk, England, participating in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. His insights add a colorful perspective to Loras experience, especially bringing out the contrast between Loras College in 1954 and the Loras we are familiar with in 2011. Here, he talks about how the study of literature, writing, and theater as well as his experience with English culture has shaped him as a person. He taught in high schools and community college for 38 years before retiring in 1994. Pat and Ed have four grandchildren, one of whom is a junior at Loras and a Breitbach scholar--Patrick O’Grady.

The English Homecoming Breakfast will be held on Saturday, September 29, 9:30-11:00 a.m., 4th floor balcony, ARC (library).

 

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