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Alumni Corner – Lisa (Alexander) Loepker

Alumni Corner – Lisa (Alexander) Loepker

Meet Lisa (Alexander) Loepker. Lisa is a 1979 graduate of Central Catholic. After graduating from CC she attended Butler University, where she studied music education, piano, and voice. She graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Lisa married Thomas Loepker, also a 1976 Central Catholic grad. After living in Indianapolis for a handful of years, they moved to Cincinnati for work. Lisa also decided to continue her education and pursue a Master of Music Degree from the College-Conservatory at the University of Cincinnati, which she received in 1986. Lisa and Tom also welcomed their oldest son, Alex, into their family that year, followed by another son, Cameron, in 1989 and a daughter, Rachel, in 1993.

Lisa Loepker 4After moving back to Lafayette, Lisa’s sons both attended CC and played basketball for the Knights. Alex was on the 2003 State Basketball Championship Team and graduated in 2005, and Cameron is an alumni of the Class of 2008. Her daughter Rachel was homeschooled and is currently a senior at Purdue University. In 2009, Lisa’s husband Tom sadly passed away at age 50 from complications related to congestive heart failure.

For most of her career, Lisa was a stay at home mom, but she spent 1987-1988 teaching music to elementary students. As a life long learner, Lisa continued her education and received another master’s degree in Library Science. Today, Lisa is a Youth Librarian in Fishers, Indiana. She continues to love music and sings with the Lafayette Chamber Singers. Lisa has 2 beautiful grandchildren and enjoys spending as much time as possible with them.Lisa Loepker 3 (1)

How did your education from Central Catholic prepare you for college and your career?

I felt very prepared for college after attending Central Catholic High School. I remember my freshman English professor at Butler commenting about how well I could write. I was surprised to learn that many students entering college could not construct a simple paragraph. We had excellent teachers at CC, and I am thankful that they prepared me not only for college, but for life.

What did you like most about your experience at LCSS?

I liked being a part of the Catholic School family. Since CC was small, it was easy to feel like I was a part of what was going on. Also, the teachers and staff knew me and were able to give me individualized attention.Lisa Loepker 5

What’s your favorite memory from your years at LCSS?

I loved doing the musicals and also had so much fun at the pep sessions. Back in the 70’s, we used to do skits at the pep sessions, and the cheer block was phenomenal. Those were my favorite memories. Fr. Vernon was the principal when I attended CC, and he married Tom and I. Very cool!

Tom Loepker

Tom Loepker

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