Black Heritage Experience Alumni Focus: Leon Jones

As we celebrate Black Heritage throughout February, we will spotlight Black alumni who make an impact on their community.

Black Alumni of Excellence: Leon Jones

Professional Career(s): Athletic Trainer and Teacher

Most supportive professionals during your time at Loras College: Coach Helminiack, Coach Merkowitz, Coach Moore and our Black Student Union leader, Daniel Johnson

“During my time at Loras I had a whole support system in the football Coaching Staff that made sure we had everything we needed.  Also during my time there were at least 6 or more of us from Dunbar Vocational High School that all played football together and even more from the City of Chicago.”

About Loras College
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).