Loras College will host a ceremony to unveil the bust of Father Eugene Kutsch (’47) on Wednesday, November 18. The event will be livestreamed at 11 a.m CST.
Fr. Kutsch will be present for the unveiling of the bust, which is the result of fundraising initiated by the Black Student Union and members of the Loras Class of 1969.
“Fr. Kutsch served Loras College and its students faithfully and with much eloquence for 13 years,” Dr. George Wilson (’69) and Kevin Malone (’69) said in a letter to classmates. “His support to all students, but particularly to black students, during his time as the Dean of Students is something that will be and should be, forever honored.”
Fr. Kutsch served as Dean of Men, from 1956 to 1969. Responsible for the students’ well-being, he witnessed first-hand the social changes that marked the 1960s and was looked upon as an ally due to his fairness and concern for all people.
The Class of 1969, along with other Loras graduates, raised more than $10,000 to commemorate Fr. Kutsch. The bronze bust and a plaque have been installed and placed in the Alumni Campus Center.
The event will stream live at loras.edu/live and will also be available to watch after the event.