Senior Spotlight: Tony Diaz (’21)

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

Tony Diaz (’21)
Hometown: Santa Ana Pacueco, Gto., Mx
Major: Biological Research

During my time on campus, I have been a part of the Loras League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), First-Generations Scholars Program, Loras Soccer and Broadcast, and the Loras Lorian.

I was initially recruited to play soccer at Loras. The laid-back environment and welcoming community quickly made Loras feel like home.

My experience at Loras has definitely exceeded the expectations I had as a first-year student. I always pictured myself going to a bigger, more diverse school, so I was a bit wary about what my time at Loras would look like. However, I have learned and grown so much from all the interactions I’ve had on campus. I’ve built close relationships with faculty and staff that have helped nurture my professional development. The strong friendships that I’ve been fortunate to make will surely remain for the rest of my life. The different backgrounds my peers come from have helped me gain new values and perspectives that I’ll hold dearly.

Some of the best memories I have made over my four years are the various LULAC events, narrating the first-ever Loras sports broadcast in Spanish, hosting my own radio show, Lab, presenting my senior research thesis, cookouts and all the late nights with my friends!

After graduation, I will be pursuing an MSN degree and continuing my education at the Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Rock Island, Ill.

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).