Senior Spotlight: Asia Singleton (’20)

As we celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2020, we share the experiences, memories and plans of some of our seniors.

Asia Singleton (’20)
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Media Studies

I transferred to Loras College my junior year. I was heavily involved in Loras College Television – specifically, LCTV News. I had the opportunity to report, anchor, and co-produce the newscast. Outside of my major, I was apart of the Black Student Union, a student ambassador, transfer student mentor, and member of the PR Solutions club.

Arriving on campus, I was nervous I had never been out state before. Being from a big city it took a bit of adjustment getting used to being in a small town. Adjustments can be scary sometimes, however, I remained optimistic and approached this opportunity of getting involved in Loras College Television. I was extremely welcomed and had the support of my peers and professors. After the spring semester rolled around, I felt just at home. During breaks, I looked forward to being back on campus with my friends. I love Loras so much and I’m glad I decided to transfer and become a Duhawk.

My favorite memory was an all-nighter in Hoffman Hall. Our group for our Electronic Field Production class had to finish editing our documentary. We all had wrapped up the LCTV Holiday Show and then spent all night editing our documentary in the media lab. There were other groups editing and we all ordered pizza and took turns napping and even signed our names on the board calling ourselves the sunrise crew.

Upon graduating from Loras College, I plan to utilize my Media Studies Degree in broadcast journalism/ entertainment working as a reporter in the Chicagoland area. I love storytelling, and there are so many inspirational people who have different stories, so any job in the field of media that allows me to exercise my storytelling skills would be ideal.

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).