Senior Spotlight: Sarah Zellmann (’21)

As we celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2021, we share the experiences, memories and plans of some of our seniors.

Sarah Zellmann (’21)
Hometown: Lindenhurst, Ill.
Major: Chemistry and Secondary Education (*Honors Student)

I originally came to Loras for a campus tour as I was recruited to play basketball. I ended up loving the environment on campus.

My Loras experience has differed greatly from what I expected it to be. I never expected to be a Chemistry Secondary Education major as I am now, but I feel that I’ve found my calling. I did not expect to be as close to my professors as I am or to have the amazing friends that I do. Loras has opened a lot of doors for me!

My best memories of Loras will be my interactions with my peers and professors. I have made some amazing friends the past four years and the close relationships with faculty have really helped me to be successful. My best academic memory was the feeling of accomplishment I got after finishing my chemistry thesis!

After graduation, I will be student teaching back home in the fall. I plan to take all the exams necessary to become a certified Chemistry Secondary Education teacher!

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).