Duhawk Profile: Jack Mongan (’21)

Hometown: Evergreen Park, Ill.
Major: History

Loras has allowed me to excel in my studies, create great connections with faculty, staff, friends and alumni. Loras provided the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone to become more diverse and familiar with different cultures and backgrounds.

Having professors that genuinely care about and invest in their students and staff that will go out of their way to help or just put a smile on your face is what Loras is all about. Loras has helped me become the best person I can be, and I couldn’t have made a better decision.

Throughout my four years, I have been involved in different sports and clubs; these include Loras LEAF, DuBuddies, intramural basketball and volleyball, and Track and Cross Country for two years.

I am so fortunate for the kindhearted Loras community that has helped to provide many other students and me the chance to come to Loras at a more affordable cost. Their generosity is the perfect example of what it means to be a Duhawk and supporting each other no matter the cost.

After graduation, I plan to either join the Peace Corps or go to graduate school and continue my studies towards a master’s in social work.

Jack is an example of Duhawks who succeed thanks to the financial support of alumni and other benefactors to the College.

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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).