Rebecca Nonnenmann (’22) Earns DES Scholarship

Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES) National Honor Society awarded Rebecca Nonnenmann (’22) with the 2021 Scholarship for Undergraduate Study.

Nonnenmann is a member of the Civic Leaders Program, through which she has held an internship with St. Mark’s Youth Enrichment Program. With St. Mark’s, she has helped to implement after-school programs for underserved K-8 students in the Dubuque community.

Rebecca Nonnenmann (’22)

Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for students of Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. DES was founded in 1939 by Rev. E. A. Fitzgerald, the Dean of Studies at Loras College.

As a double major in education and sociology, Nonnenmann seeks to understand not only the way that students learn but also the social systems that affect their lives. She wishes to create inclusive spaces for all students, drawing from her own positive experience of inclusion at Loras. The DES Scholarship will provide Nonnenmann with financial support as she completes her senior year at Loras and continues her work with children in local Title I schools.

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 2020, Loras was ranked 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 fourth 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 12th 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).