Senior Spotlight: Carlos Garrido (’20)

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

Carlos Garrido (’20)
Hometown: Miami, Fla. (Born in Havana, Cuba)
Major: Philosophy

At Loras I have been involved as a central committee member of the Labour Club. I also brought back the the philosophy club my senior year, and worked my senior year as an intern in LULAC.

My experience and perception of Loras has changed in correlation with the change that I have had myself. When I first came my focus was just in the classroom. I limited extra curricular activities pretty much in its totality with the exception of the Labour club. Overtime I became more involved in different extracurricular activities in Loras, which not only helped me grow as a student and a person but also changed my perception of Loras from just being a school to being a knit tight community focused on a common end of ensuring the growth and flourishing of its students.

It was precisely the last two years in Loras, when I decide to involve myself more into extracurricular activities, that I will remember most dearly.

After graduation I will be in Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a graduate student in philosophy and a teachers assistant.

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).