Black Heritage Experience Student Focus: Samantha Watts (’22)

As we celebrate Black Heritage throughout February, we will spotlight Black students who excel in the classroom and beyond.

Black Student of Excellence: Samantha Braj’a Watts (’22)

Major:  Psychology

Most Memorable: “I think the most memorable moment while studying at Loras was when I was featured on the 2019 fall issue of the Lorian. I think that was the first time that I was able to really see how much I had accomplished both in and out of the classroom all within my first year. I plan on having many more memorable moments like these.”

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).