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HOMECOMING YEARBOOK


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

WELCOME MESSAGE

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CLASS OF 2020

CLASS OF 2020

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CLASS OF 1970

CLASS OF 1975

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CLASS OF 1980

CLASS OF 1985

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CLASS OF 1990

CLASS OF 1995

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CLASS OF 2000

CLASS OF 2005

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CLASS OF 2010

CLASS OF 2015

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DUHAWK FAMILY

DUHAWK FAMILY

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DUHAWK FAMILY

DUHAWK FAMILY

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SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA


A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT As we approach the half way point of the fiscal year, I am proud of our alumni and friend response to the College’s efforts, especially in the midst of the pandemic. We are at an “all-time” high in national recognition and our fundraising and recruitment outcomes far surpass those of a year ago. This is important as the nationwide demographic projections and economic forecasts are dire. Even as we experienced a virtual Homecoming, the engagement was high. There is a reason why Loras continues to be designated as of ‘the 200 America’s Most Loved Colleges & Universities’ by Forbes Magazine.

PRESIDENT JAMES E. COLLINS (’84)

THE ALUMNI OFFICE Homecoming is always a special time of year when alumni, family and friends gather together showing their pride for the College we all love so dearly. While Duhawks celebrated Homecoming at Home this year, it didn’t stop them from connecting with classmates, participating in panels, touring campus and praying together virtually. Thousands of alumni joined us via social media and shared selfie’s, family photos and even a few throwback memories from their days on campus. Homecoming at Home united us all and clearly demonstrated that we are #LorasTogether. Thanks to all of our Duhawks who celebrated with us and we hope you enjoy seeing all the purple and gold in this Digital Homecoming Yearbook. We can’t want to see you all next year on October 1, 2 & 3, 2021.

BOBBI EARLES (’88)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI AND COMMUNICATIONS

BRIE (PUMILIA) BURNETT (’15)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS

WENDY EINSWEILER

ADVANCEMENT COORDINATOR


CONGRATULATIONS


CLASS OF 2020


CLASS OF 1970 David (‘70) & Sandy Spohn

We love the Class of 1970!

Fr. John Ludwig (’70), Fr. David Polich (’72), Fr. Steve Orr (’70), Msgr. Lawrence

Fr. John Ludwig

1970’s Football Grads Submitted by Andy Anello

Bill Schrier

Paul Petesch

DID YOU KNOW?

The average price for a gallon of gas was 36 cents in 1970. Americans paid an average of $3,900 for a new car.

Harvey Schmitt

Ray Noonan

50 Year Reunion Zoom


CLASS OF 1975 Mike Noonan

Hail Loras Varsity!

Homecoming traditions continue!

Go Purple!

Go Gold!

45 Year Reunion Zoom

Ken (’75) & Lauren Timmer

The Top Song of 1975 was Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain and Tennille. Monday Night Football and the soap All My Children both premiered on ABC. The mood ring was created in 1975.


CLASS OF 1980 JoAnne Bonavia

Loras friends forever!

Mary Matelich

Dr. Doug Atkins

Barb Clasen

Class of 1980 Duhawks!

40 Year Reunion Zoom

DID YOU KNOW?

The Miracle On Ice: 1980 Winter Olympics the US hockey team amazed the world beating Soviet Union. Price of a loaf of bread in 1980: 50 cents.


CLASS OF 1985 Remember when?

Here come the Duhawks!

35 Year Reunion Zoom

Phillip Nemmers

In 1985, Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released. In 1980, Back in Black, one of the Top 10 best-selling albums of all-time, was released by AC/DC. Tommy Hilfiger started selling his own menswear clothing line in 1985.


CLASS OF 1990 Duhawk memories from the 90’s!

30 Year Reunion Zoom

Andrew Sargent

Ronald Wheeler

We love Loras!

DID YOU KNOW? The top movie of 1990 was Home Alone Minimum Wage in 1990: $3.80 per hour


CLASS OF 1995 Memories and reunions past!

25 Year Reunion Zoom

Michael Kucharski

Jill Baer (‘95) and Friends

Duhawks make the best friends!

Jim Sigman

Lisa Busta

Staci (’95), Ayden & Joe Hahn

Forrest Gump won the best film oscar in 1995. In 1990, Solitaire was created to help users strengthen their clicking and dragging skills. Blue M&Ms didn’t exist until 1995 until they replaced the tan shade of M&M.


CLASS OF 2000 Lifelong Loras friends!

20 Year Reunion Zoom

Jennie Johnson

Jared Seliger and Family

Molly McLaughlin

Always a win with Duhawks!

Julie Schmidt

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2000, a Samsung MP3 player cost $399.00 The Movies to Watch: Cast Away, Remember the Titans, The Emperor’s New Groove and The Perfect Storm.


CLASS OF 2005 We love Loras College!

15 Year Reunion Zoom

Theresa Butler and Family

Celebrate good times!

Jina Quade

In 2005, YouTube was founded. Price of a gallon of gas in 2005: $2.34 The Top Song of 2005 was We Belong Together by Mariah Carey

Matt Jones


CLASS OF 2010 Du-Du-Du-Duhawks!

Sarah Jackman

Digger and Elizabeth Kurt

Congrats Graduates!

10 Year Reunion Zoom

Submitted by Kale & Kenzie (’12) McCormick

The Loras adventure continues!

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2010, the Instagram app became available and the iPad tablet was released. The Top Song of 2010 was Tik Tok by Ke$ha.


CLASS OF 2015 Once a Duhawk, Always a Duhawk!

2015 MOI Class Submitted by Jackie Russ

Homecoming Memories!

Maggie DeGrand, Emily Nelson Rolling, Jackie Russ, Morgan Rea

5 Year Reunion Zoom

The Conversation of “Is the dress blue and black or white and gold?” happened in 2015. Among the words added to the dictionary in 2015 were twerk, fo’ shizzle, stanky, and Twitterati. In 2010 and 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks were Stanley Cup Champions.


DU WHAT? Bob (‘04) Beth, Kelsey (‘17) & Nick Woodward

Caryn Eldridge (‘91) and Family

Charles Lazzara (’65)

Christian Stillings (‘16)

Curley Boo Johnson (‘86)

Dan Jorgensen (‘81)

Geoff (‘07) and Kelsey Kruse (‘12) Kaiser

Greta (‘19) and Peggy Lassance (‘78) Becker

Isla, Fiona and Cecilia Pattarozzi

John W. Colloton (‘53)

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan (‘83) & Sheila Sutherland Zaleski (‘83)

Kris Sargent (‘92)

Les Jebson (‘94)

Lauren Squires Ready (‘08)

Mike Frels (‘03)

Bobbi Earles (‘88), Brie Burnett (‘15), Trent Hanselmann (‘18)

Kathy (‘76), Tom (‘78), Leah and Tommy (‘06) Giovingo

Sean Spicer (‘23)

Stephanie Wehr (‘19)


DUHAWKS! Marie Kriener (‘90) & Brett Batkoff (‘22)

Melissa Buckles Haley (‘09)

Submitted by Gayle Winn (‘93)

Submitted by Richard Scholle

John (‘65) & Charlotte Gavin

Laura Kay Falkenstein (‘08)

Meg Bucaro Wojtas (‘98) and Francesca Wojtas

Mike Stenson (‘82)

Randy Loveridge (‘91)

Submitted by Jeni Rogers (‘86)

Black & African American Alumni Reunion

John W. Colloton (‘53)

Colleen Ransom (Roy) (‘02) Richard Kelly (‘60) Maureen Kelly (‘99)


DU WHAT? Digger Kurt (‘09)

Art Cook (‘58), Pat Wallace (‘58), Jim Duncan (‘58), Larry O’Toole (‘56)

LGBTQ+ Alumni Reunion

JoAnne and Mark Brant

Kaitlyn Kutsch (‘16) & Digger Kurt (‘09)

Jordan Larkin (‘09)

Meg Bucaro Wojtas (‘98), Tanya ternes (‘98), & Lonny Huffar (‘97)

Pat Noonan (‘76)

John (‘65) and Charlotte Gavin and 21 Gavin Duhawks

Mike, Pat, Ray, John Noonan

Tebon Family

Liz Kruse (‘08)


DUHAWKS! Joe (‘62), Carol, Sarah (‘69) Schaefer

Margaret Kuhl (‘20)

Megan Vorwald (‘09)

LatinX Alumni Reunion

Class of 1987 Duhawks!

Mary Noonan Sulentic (‘87), Bud Noonan (‘51), Sarah Leonard (‘15), Anna Sulentic (‘21)

Michaela (‘08) & Nicholas (‘11) Riley

Cathy (‘86), John, Kelly (‘14), Casey (‘17), Maggie (‘20), Gillian (‘23) Wedlake

Rhonda Stecklein Kowall (James Kowall - Future Duhawk)

Olivia Ernst (‘41)

Sarah Jackman


SOCIAL MEDIA


SOCIAL MEDIA


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OCTOBER 1–3

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