Six Loras Students Named English Award Recipients

The Loras College English Department presented awards to six students as recipients of the 2019-2010 English Awards.

“The English awards recognize the quality and versatility of our English seniors who excel in analytical and creative writing, as well as those who will carry Loras’ tradition of excellent teaching out into the communities they will soon join,” Kevin Koch, Ph.D., professor of English, said.

Caroline Breitbach (’20) and Laura Iunghuhn (‘20) received the Bauerly-Roseliep Scholarship, which is given to the senior English majors who best demonstrate exemplary work in creative writing and literary analysis.

The Lehner Award for Future English Teachers was bestowed upon Erin Cain (’20), Emma Deutsch (’20) and Kayla McKendry (’20).

Molly MacDuff (’20) received the John (’54) and Kathryn Tigges Creative Writing Scholarship.

All winners were nominated through submitted applications and selected by English faculty committees.


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).