Senior Spotlight: Zachary Ney (’20)

Zachary Ney (’20)
Hometown – Primghar, Iowa
Majors – Biochemistry and Neuroscience

I have been involved with a number of organizations at Loras, including American Chemical Society, Neuroscience Club, Nu Rho Psi Honors, Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors, Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring, Residence Life, Student Union, Heitkamp Planetarium, Student Alumni Council

Without question, my experience at Loras has exceeded all expectations I had as a first-year student. I could have never imagined an institution having such a profound impact on my personal and professional development. With respect to academics, I am incredibly fortunate to have built lasting and strong relationships with faculty and staff, and advanced my education in such an amazing environment. The friendships that I have fostered are with some of the most amazing people in the world, and I will treasure each of them for the rest of my life. I cannot thank Loras enough for the experiences that I have had over the last four years, and I am proud to call Loras my second home!

There have been numerous memories over my four years, here, but some of the moments that stand out are the Legacy Symposium, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chemistry Olympics, Library Nights with Friends, Homecoming, Lab, Dinners and Hangouts with Fellow Duhawks

After graduation, I will be continuing my education at the University of Houston, College of Optometry

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).