Alumni Association Makes Donation to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral plays a significant role in Clarkson College history. Each year during Alumni Weekend, former Clarkson College and Clarkson School of Nursing students tour the historic building and learn about its vast history from Dean Craig Loya. This year, in appreciation of Dean Loya’s dedication and service, the Alumni Association is making a monetary donation that will help with their New Beginnings Project, a program that works with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.

The Cathedral and its history are deeply connected to Bishop Robert Harper Clarkson who served there in the late 1800s. It was his dream of establishing a nurses’ training program that led to the establishment of Bishop Clarkson Memorial School of Nursing, founded in 1888 by the church deaconesses and his wife Meliora after his death. Over the years, thousands of Clarkson College students gathered at the Cathedral for cappings, convocations and graduation ceremonies.

While the school has changed names and locations several times over the years, the Clarkson College community has never forgotten its roots at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The building is one of the few original Omaha landmarks still in use today, and each time alumni visit the Cathedral, they remember their time at the College and gain insight into its rich history.