Mallory Gardiner (’22) Appointed to Human Rights Commission

DUBUQUE, Iowa – From experiences gained from the help of the Center for Experiential Learning office (CEL), Mallory Gardiner (’22) has been appointed to the Human Rights Commission. Mallory started her time here at Loras in 2018 and a member of the Civic Leader Program. Gardiner is a double major in International Studies and Politics.

Mallory Gardiner (’22)

Starting during the fall 2019 semester, CEL connected Gardiner to the Dubuque Human Rights Department, where she worked as a volunteer and Americorps member. This year, she started an internship at the Dubuque Human Rights Department, where she will earn six credits and received funding. Gardiner credits her participation in the CEL office for being able to connect her with Dubuque and relationships with the people that live here.

In regards to the appointment, Gardiner expressed, “I am grateful and very excited for my appointment to the Human Rights Commission. I am eager to continue in making those genuine connections with individuals and working with them for a better Dubuque.”

Mallory plans to pursue a career in international public services after graduation.

The CEL helps students expand their learning through the use of academic internships, career services, service learning, and study abroad opportunities. Due to the help of the CEL office, students are gaining exciting opportunities within the community and all over the globe.

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).