Audrey Miller (’19) Awarded McElroy Graduate Fellowship

Audrey Miller (’19) received the R.J. McElroy Trust graduate fellowship selected from a field of finalists from colleges and universities in Northeast Iowa. The fellowship carries a stipend of up to $36,000 paid over three years.

Audrey Miller (’19)

“Audrey is a great chemistry major, supplemental instructor, cross country runner, and all around wonderful person,” Adam Moser, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, said. “There couldn’t have been a more deserving Duhawk.”

A native of Appleton, Wis., Miller graduated in December 2019 and will pursue a Ph.D. in Geochemistry/Planetary Sciences from the University California, Davis in Davis, California.

The fellowship, established by the McElroy Trustees in 1983, are designed to “encourage a person of accomplishment, intelligence, integrity, and leadership ability to pursue challenging academic careers.” Based upon satisfactory progress toward a Ph. D. degree, the stipend of $12,000 may be renewed for two additional years.  The McElroy Fellowships were established to support students seeking higher education. The Trust is designed to benefit “deserving young people.” The Trust benefactor, R. J. McElroy, was a pioneer broadcaster who started the Black Hawk Broadcasting Company in 1947. He died in 1965.

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Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).