City of Monmouth Loses Prominent Figure
A long time legend at Monmoth College passed away February 5th, just five months shy of her 100th birthday.

Eileen Loya was known as the Unofficial College Historian.

Loya first came to Monmouth College in 1936 with her husband who was the Director of the Music Department.

She worked as a secretary for the Business manager until he left and she was offered to take over the position.

She declined the offer of a full time position because of her three small children.

Director of Communications at Monmouth Jeff Rankin tells WGIL Loya didn't stay away from the college too long.

"She came back as the President's secretary and then became Assistant to the President and actually served under 5 Monmouth College Presidents. She basically was a fount of institutional knowledge given her longevity in that position."

Loya retired in the 1980's.

Rankin says after she retired she was extremely active in the Monmouth community.

He says the community will greatly miss Loya.

Monmouth College has created a scholarship in here honor.
02 23 13 by Newsroom
News management powered by Xpression News