DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Loras College Student Government has presented Darrian Hugger with the 2019 Father John Naumann Award.
The award is given annually to the Loras College employee who, through their work with students, shows effort above and beyond the call of duty and emulates the ideals of Father John Naumann. All nominations are put forward by the students.
Hugger is a security officer at Loras College. He is known across campus for his commitment to helping students to grow both in the classroom and in the community.
The award is named after the late Reverend John Naumann, Ph.D. (’66), a former associate professor of psychology, who worked at Loras from 1975 until his death in 1993.
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).