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Creating Connections in a World Divided by Conflict: Interfaith Youth Core Members Share Faith and Friendship
t first glance, the scene looks like any other teen gathering. The students are eating pizza and laughing, leaning into each other as they share news about the events that have transpired in their lives since their last meeting. But look a little closer and you’ll notice that some of the female students are wearing traditional Islamic headscarves and the pizza that the students are so enthusiastically devouring is both kosher and halal (permissible according to Jewish and Islamic law). Welcome to the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)— an enthusiastic group of students committed to creating a more unified world through interfaith dialogue. Founded in 2002 by Eboo Patel, a 31-year-old Indian Muslim who grew up in Glen Ellyn, the Chicago-based IFYC seeks to counter the images of religious strife that we see daily in the media with a program that brings young people of different faiths together to promote mutual understanding and respect. In a 2007 interview with Voice of America News, Patel—who believes that religion, or what he calls “the faith line,” will be the most divisive issue in the 21st century—noted, “People are realizing that this issue of interfaith cooperation matters in a huge way. But the faith line doesn’t divide Christians and Muslims, Jews and Buddhists. The faith line divides religious totalitarians and religious pluralists.” In the interview, Patel went on to define religious totalitarians as “those who condemn every religion other than their own. At their most extreme, religious totalitarians, like the suicide bombers of today, will kill anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs. “On the other side,” noted Patel, “are the religious pluralists. They want to cultivate a sense of understanding and cooperation and figure out how you and I, Christian and Muslim, Jew and Buddhist, Baha’i and Hindu, how we can collectively serve the common good.” Patel—who has been profiled by NPR, CNN, and the BBC—has collaborated with world leaders such as Queen Rania of Jordan and former President Clinton and partnered with organizations such as the Religious Advisory Council of the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He believes that when young people of different faiths are brought together on a service project, mutual understanding and respect develop. He says it’s simply “a matter of creating space for people to tell a little bit about their story.” Ramblers have been sharing the story of their faith since September 2003, when Religious Studies Instructor Michael Conforti founded the Loyola chapter of IFYC. “A friend of mine who worked at the Parliament of World Religions at the time asked me if Loyola
would be interested in beginning an interfaith dialogue with a Jewish school and a Muslim school,” explains Conforti, who now serves Members of Loyola’s Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) hosted a dinner for IFYC members from as a co-moderator of the group. the Universal School (a Muslim school in Bridgeview) and the Chicagoland Jewish High “The notion was that, if we could School in Deerfield in February. IFYC members from the three schools meet several times get young people to talk about their a year to share a meal; discuss topics such as religious holidays, hospitality, service, humor, faith, perhaps that would head off and the afterlife; and promote friendship and understanding between students of different some of the conflicts that happen faiths. At the end of the school year, IFYC members join together in a day of service. between faiths when people become adults.” BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: “This has been an important experience for our students because we live in such a diverse, global world,” adds Loyola Campus Minister and IFYC co-moderator Beth Farias. “Our students have had an opportunity to learn about different cultures in an active, intentional way. It’s been an amazing experience for them to visit a Jewish school and see the Hebrew on the walls and then visit the Muslim school and see the mosques on the South Side. During one dinner, “I was motivated to join IFYC the Muslim students staged a skit about stereotypes called ‘Miriam’s Misadventures in America.’ It was a humorous porbecause I was inspired by the group’s mission of building bridges and finding common ground. trayal of the ways that Americans accidentally violate Muslim Although we may have different beliefs, we all share the comtaboos and how they misread the Muslim culture. It showed mon human goals of being good friends and leaders in service. us how often these students have to deal with mistaken Together, we can make real changes.” assumptions and misunderstandings in their daily lives.” Margaux R. McGrath Deanna Othman, who co-moderates the Universal Loyola Academy, Class of 2008 School’s IFYC chapter, offers another perspective. “In our modern world, where people get most of their information about other faiths and people from sound bites they hear on “Before starting IFYC, I had limited the news or video clips they watch online, the importance of knowledge of Islam and Christianity. conversation and face-to-face contact with people of other Through this group, I have grown as a person and feel that I backgrounds has not only become more relevant, but absohave a much broader knowledge of and interest in other relilutely imperative. The more our youth communicate with gions.” each other, the more boundaries and walls between people Sydni M. Cole will come down.” Chicagoland Jewish High School, Class of 2009 “Our interfaith youth program gives students the opportunity to interact with each other as Jews, as Muslims, “My IFYC experience has helped and as Catholics,” says Rabbi Ruven B. Barkan of the me become a better person. Chicagoland Jewish High School. “When they are building It’s helped me realize that there is so much more to the world understanding through their relationships, they are not only than what I see. It has encouraged me to ask questions, to get educating themselves, but strengthening the bonds between to know people, to look deeper. I am able to see the world their faith communities.” through another person’s eyes. If everyone engaged in inter Mark S. McGuire ’06, who spent three years as a faith dialogues, there would be fewer religious conflicts and the Loyola IFYC member, became such an enthusiastic advocate world would be a more peaceful place.” of the interfaith group that he went on to found a chapter at Duhah A. Hamayel the University of Notre Dame. Universal School, Class of 2010 “My IFYC experiences at Loyola really changed my outlook on life and on faith,” states McGuire, a Notre Dame “We are a group of students who sophomore majoring in political science and Arabic, with a have come together from different minor in theology. “IFYC helped me realize that we need to walks of life and different faiths to make a difference in this work together and engage in a respectful dialogue. It is only world. If we break down these barriers while we are young, it by engaging in this respectful dialogue that we can have a will help make the world a more peaceful place as we grow world of real diversity and a world with less hatred and more older.” peace.” ✛
Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Students Reflect on the IFYC Experience
Katherine C. Rose Loyola Academy, Class of 2010
C U LT I V AT I N G E X C E L L E N C E :
The Loyola Academy Science Initiative
A strong foundation in science is essential for fostering the development of scholars who will serve humanity through innovation and discovery.
Steven T. Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.P. Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Loyola parent and Chair of the Loyola Academy Science Initiative Committee
magine a cure for cancer... a vaccine to prevent AIDS... or an end to global warming. These life-enhancing scientific breakthroughs could occur in our lifetime, and they all begin with a strong academic foundation in the sciences. Loyola has always been a leader in science education. Our science curriculum has historically been ranked as one of the best in Illinois, and many of our alumni have gone on to become leaders in the fields of science and medicine. “Loyola is distinctive because it puts science and service together and inspires young people to use their skills and knowledge for the betterment of mankind,” observes Loyola alumnus and Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. Glenn S. Forbes ’65. “The schools and centers of education that teach science within a humanistic context are in a unique position to promote positive change in our society and should be supported and preserved.” Yet Loyola’s success in science education is not the norm nationwide. According to the latest report issued by TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science
In January 2008, Loyola Academy embarked on an initiative to raise $3.6 million for a dedicated science wing with 12 state-of-the-art multimedia labs, faculty offices, and a science lecture hall.
Study), the United States ranked 11th worldwide in science scores for 13-yearolds—behind countries such as Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan. The U.S. has also produced fewer college graduates in the sciences. If current trends continue, more than 90 percent of the world’s scientists and engineers will live in Asia by 2012. Clearly, these trends should be a call to action for America’s schools. It is time to build on our tradition of excellence in science education and encourage more Ramblers to pursue advanced-level scientific study and successful careers in the sciences.
In Fall 2006, Loyola launched a nine-period day to create more time for extended science labs and an extra period of science instruction each week. To support the programmatic enhancements made possible by our nine-period day, we are now embarking on the next phase of our Science Initiative that we hope will generate $3.6 million for a dedicated science wing with 12 multimedia labs, faculty offices, and a science lecture hall. “The Loyola Academy Science Initiative will give us the state-of-the-art facilities we need to maintain our tradition of excellence in the sciences, promote a high level of scientific literacy in our student population, accommodate best practices in the sciences, and inspire the next wave of scientific exploration and discovery,” comments Loyola Academy President Rev. Theodore G. Munz, S.J. “Together, we can give every Rambler a strong foundation in the sciences, grounded in our distinctive Jesuit mission of compassionate service to those in need, and prepare the next generation of scientists, physicians, and innovators to meet the challenges of tomorrow.” ✛
Loyola science labs, which have not been significantly updated in 20 years, must be upgraded to support the programmatic enhancements made possible by the Academy’s nine-period day.
For more information about supporting the Loyola Academy Science Initiative, please contact one of the following individuals: Terence K. Brennan Vice President of Development and Chief Financial Officer 847.920.2424 or email@example.com Thomas J. Cramer Principal Gifts Officer 847.920.2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Matthew T. Gamber, S.J. ‘77 Principal Gifts Officer 847.920.2710 or email@example.com Les Seitzinger ‘88 Principal Gifts Officer 847.920.2430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Letter from the President Fr. Munz is traveling this spring. Look for his next letter in our summer issue of Focus.
Rev. Richard H. McGurn, S.J
Another regular topic, too, is hearing the five-year report on each school in our province as to how well it is carrying out the mission of Jesuit education. A PPR team visits each school every five years and engages administrators, faculty, and trustees in missionrelated conversation. And we always keep attuned to other developments going on in Jesuit schools around the world through our membership in the Jesuit Secondary Education Association. The PPR also promotes programs that bring together the faculty members of our six schools, such as Ignatian Themes Workshops for new faculty members and the very popular Ignatian Pilgrimage to Spain and Rome, which visits the birthplaces in Spain of Saints Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier and the site of Jesuit origins in Rome. In all of these ways, Loyola Academy supports and profits from its interaction in the wider network of Jesuit high schools.
Rev. Theodore G. Munz, S.J. President of Loyola Academy
The PPR group shares ideas and promotes projects among our six high schools. We discuss new developments at each of our schools, and then move into a varied agenda. This year, for example, we will be talking about the draft document from the U. S. Bishops Conference that will provide an updated framework for teaching religion in Catholic high schools. We also share ideas about programs in the spirituality of St. Ignatius that we offer to our students, faculties, families, and trustees.
A c o lum n by L o y o la R e ct o r RE V . Richa r d H . M cGu r n , S . J .
As I write to you today,
I’m getting ready for next week’s meeting of the presidents, principals, and rectors of the six high schools in the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus. Our “PPR” group meets twice a year to share what is new and exciting in the work of Jesuit education. Loyola Academy is the largest of the six Jesuit schools in our province (and in the U.S.!), and will celebrate its 100th year in 2009, but St. Xavier in Cincinnati is the oldest, dating back to 1840, in an era when a number of its students “commuted” by steamboat from New Orleans and boarded for the year. Our newest high school is Christ the King Jesuit High School, which will open its doors on Chicago’s West Side for the 2008-2009 school year. The other three are St. Ignatius College Prep and Cristo Rey Jesuit High here in Chicago, and Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis.
It never occurred to Judy and Jack McDonald to scrimp on their children’s education—even after they divorced. Their determination to secure the best possible education for their children led the family to Loyola Academy in the late seventies. Thomas J. McDonald ’82 was the first son to become a Rambler in 1978. John J. (“Jack”) McDonald ’84 followed in 1980, and Michael R. McDonald ’87 entered Loyola as a freshman in 1983. “Looking back, it’s clear to me that Loyola Academy had a significant impact on all of us in terms of our views about social responsibility and our commitment to serving others,” comments Thomas J. McDonald ’82, now chief strategic officer at Equity International in Chicago. “When I think about the different educational institutions that I attended, including college, it’s also clear that the fundamental values that guide me today were instilled in me during my years at Loyola Academy.” “I can’t imagine being the person I am today without having gone to Loyola Academy,” adds John J. (“Jack”) McDonald ’84, president and CEO of Conifer Securities in San Francisco. “I received an outstanding education, and I was introduced to a value system based on an ethical approach to life and social justice that I just don’t see replicated at too many other institutions.” “I remember a strong focus on the idea that we had a personal responsibility to our community—to make it a better place by helping others—whether it was the Loyola community, the Chicago community, or the worldwide community,” reflects Michael R. McDonald ’87, founder of Mick Management (an artistic management company) and cofounder of ATO Records in New York. The McDonald brothers also remember the tuition assistance program that made their Loyola education possible. That’s why they’ve established The McDonald Brothers Scholarship Endowment Fund to provide tuition assistance for other Ramblers from single parent families. “Loyola was very generous to us in terms of financial aid,” explains Thomas. “Without tuition assistance, we would not have been able to attend the Academy. We feel indebted to Loyola because we believe that the years we spent there helped us become better people and strong contributors to society. Our gratitude has compelled us to create this scholarship for other young people growing up in single parent families.” “We wanted to give something back—to give in a coordinated way and, ideally, to target students who are facing pressures similar to the ones that we faced while we were going to school,” adds Jack. “The payback down the road is immeasurable, because you never know what future opportunities might be afforded these students, given the opportunities they will have at Loyola to achieve their full potential. A Loyola Academy education sets one up very well to have a positive impact in our world.” Michael offers yet another perspective. “Our parents sacrificed a tremendous amount for us go to Loyola. Their commitment to quality education is part of our inspiration for establishing this scholarship. The importance of scholarships is really personal to us because we all benefited tremendously from financial aid at Loyola Academy. When I was a student at Loyola, I came to believe that the sky was the limit in terms of my own future. Now I feel that it is a responsibility—not an option —to do whatever we can to change the course of a young person’s life for the better. Someone before us made a gift to the Academy that enabled us to receive financial aid. Now it’s our turn to do the same for those who come after us.” ✛ L-r: Thomas J. McDonald ‘82, Michael R. McDonald ‘87, and John J. (“Jack”) McDonald ‘84 recently established The McDonald Brothers Scholarship Endowment Fund to provide tuition assistance for students from single parent families.
1 Robert B. Latousek ‘50 and his wife, Doris, hosted a reunion in Naples, FL for 10 people on February 5. The group gathered at the club house of Pelican Bay, the resort that the Latouseks call home. The evening included cocktails, dinner, and lots of reminiscing. Bob Latousek and Coach Amato are pictured.
2 Dr. and Mrs. William J. Hoffman ‘77 hosted a reunion in Dallas, TX for 20 at their home on March 1. The evening included a Mass with Alumni Chaplain Rev. James C.L. Arimond, S.J. ‘57 and cocktails and dinner. Anthony E. Good ‘79 and his wife, Coco, are pictured. 3 On Sunday, April 6, 20 alumni gathered in Atlanta, GA at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Phelan ‘80 for Mass and brunch. Five decades of Ramblers, beginning in the 50s, were represented. L-r: John M. Struhar ‘64, Bruce E. Noble ‘59, Elaine Noble, John B. Barranco ‘51, and Suzanne Barranco. 4 Forty Ramblers gathered in Los Angeles, CA at the Jonathan Club at the Beach in Santa Monica on Sunday, April 20, for Mass and brunch. The hosts were Thomas E. and Michele Kneafsey ‘56 (right) and John F. and Patricia O’Keefe ‘56 (left). 5 Next stop was San Diego, CA on Tuesday evening, April 22, where 25 alumni gathered at the home of Arthur F. and Kristina Morelli (left in photo) for cocktails and dinner.
In a moving gesture of gratitude for the tuition assistance they received as Ramblers, the McDonald Brothers establish a scholarship to help the next generation of students from single parent families.
The traveling team of Alumni Chaplain Rev. James C.L. Arimond, S.J. ‘57, Coach Frank J. and Alice Amato, and Alumni Relations Director Dennis Stonequist ‘90 has been on the road, trekking south to west for five regional reunions.
Paying It Forward:
6 Timothy J. Haggerty ‘81, former Loyola trustee, hosted his annual Tampa Golf Outing in February for a group of 16 key Loyola supporters. The group stayed and golfed at the Old Memorial Golf Club, where Tim is a member. Golfing and great meals, including a barbeque and brunch, as well as Mass with Loyola President Rev. Theodore G. Munz, S.J. was 6 enjoyed by all. Tim is photographed with his brothers (l-r), Patrick B. Haggerty ‘66 and Michael E. Haggerty ‘61. 7 An intimate group of alumni and graduate parents gathered at the home of James and Charlotte Shea in Vero Beach, FL in February. These Loyola supporters enjoyed dinner, conversation — and the warm weather, of course! Standing, l-r: Robert P. O’Meara ‘55; M. Frank O’Hara; Marilyn Sparacino; Mary Kay O’Meara; Loyola Trustee Sarah Baine; Loyola President Rev. Theodore G. Munz, S.J.; James F. Shea; Donna Wieland; J. Robert Geiman; Vice President of Development and CFO Terence K. Brennan; and Julius J. Sparacino ‘55. Seated, l-r: Mary Ann Cashion, Loyola Director of Development Ann O’Hara, and Charlotte Shea. 7
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Thomas A. Reynolds Jr. ’45 1928 - 2008
Mourning the Loss of a True Man for Others
The Loyola community was deeply saddened by the passing of Thomas A. Reynolds Jr. ’45, age 79, on February 14, 2008. He will be remembered with gratitude and great affection for his gregarious nature and his generous spirit. A 1945 graduate of Loyola Academy, Mr. Reynolds was a Loyola Lifetime Founder. In 2005, Mr. Reynolds, his wife, Suzanne, and the rest of the Reynolds family were honored at the Loyola Academy President’s Dinner as the recipients of the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, S.J. Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth for 50 years of unwavering support for Jesuit and Catholic education. Mr. Reynolds grew up in the city’s Edgewater neighborhood. After graduating from Loyola Academy, he attended Georgetown University and earned his law degree at the University of Michigan law school. Thomas A. Reynolds Jr. ’45 The second of three generations of Reynolds to practice law at Winston & Strawn, he was the firm’s managing director from 1969 to 1989 and then served as chairman from 1989 until his retirement in 1992. He shepherded the firm through a period of unprecedented global growth—expanding Winston & Strawn’s ranks from 70 attorneys in Chicago to about 400 attorneys in five countries. Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Reynolds was unstinting in his support for education. His generosity over the years was instrumental to the success of Loyola’s mission, and he was also a longtime supporter of the Big Shoulders Fund, which provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged urban students. “My father went to Loyola Academy and my mother was a student at Sacred Heart Academy in Detroit,” noted his son, Thomas A. Reynolds III ’70, a former Loyola trustee. “I think these early experiences at Loyola Academy and Sacred Heart contributed to my parents’ lifelong commitment to serving others.” In addition to his wife and son, Tom, Mr. Reynolds is survived by his sons Sherman F. ’74, Timothy C. ’78, and Stephen B. ’80; daughters Kathleen R. Lanctot, Suzanne Hick, and Ellen Largay; sisters Sheila Berner, Susan Sullivan, and Mary Ellen Reynolds; 37 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his two daughters, Julie Shaw and Clare Joyce; his grandson, William; his sister, Anne Skakel; and his brother, John Reynolds. ✛
Henry Absil, husband of Aileen Redding Absil LdM ‘77. Theresa M. Anetsberger, grandmother of Peter Anetsberger ‘94. Helen Arrasmith, grandmother of James C. Philbin ‘83 and great- grandmother of Ryan J. Gabriel ‘08. Alfonso Baldo, father of Daniela Baldo, Loyola staff 2001 to present. Sam Balice, father of Joseph R. Balice ‘81. Jay C. Belniak, father of Megan Kate Belniak ‘98. Rev. Fred Bergewisch, S.J., Loyola staff 1955-1959. Margaret A. Bunten, mother of David A. Bunten ‘69 and Ellen Bunten McCabe LdM ‘72. Adelaide Byrne Burns, wife of Thomas W. Burns Jr. ‘35 RIP; mother of William J. ‘65, Michael D. ‘68, and Peter J. Burns ‘71; and grandmother of Brian W. ‘96, Julia C. ‘99, and Jennifer Burns ‘02 and Patrick B. Hake ‘09. Mary L. Ciccia, grandmother of Ana Pistilli ‘07. Joseph P. Clarke, father of Kevin P. Clarke ‘83. Donald Coduto, father-in-law of Melissa Coduto, Loyola faculty 2007 to present. Harry G. Comerford, father of Susan Comerford Jacobs LdM ‘75, grandfather of Patrick Jacobs ‘07, and father-in-law of Jeffrey H. Jacobs ‘74. Lorraine M. Condren, wife of John E. Condren ‘44. Mary Emily Decker Considine, wife of Daniel V. Considine ‘29 RIP, mother of Daniel V. Considine ‘63, and grandmother of John P. Considine ‘93. Mary Frances Creevy, mother of Dr. Patrick J. ‘66, Kevin S. ‘70, and Robert X. Creevy ‘80; mother-in-law of Dr. James L. Fox Jr. ‘69 and William E. O’Connor ‘71; and grandmother of Connor R. ‘92, Patrick O. ‘95, Madeleine M. ‘99, Meghan ‘00, and Kevin L. Creevy ‘08, Timothy ‘05, James L. III ‘08, and Margaret M. Fox ‘11, Margaret J. ‘97, Matthew F. ‘99, William G. ‘01, Claire A. ‘05, and Catherine A. O’Connor ‘08. Edward J. Culhane ‘43, father of Edward J. ‘69, James D. ‘71, and Kevin F. Culhane ‘75. Arthur J. DeCoster, father of Kenneth J. ‘76 and Steven A. DeCoster ‘87 and grandfather of William J. Anton ‘09 and Matthew T. ‘01, Anthony P. ‘02, and Michael J. Danielak ‘05. Peter DeStefano, father of Peter M. DeStefano ‘71. Joseph Devoney, grandmother of Joie Devoney Cerveny ‘95. Judith Ann Doerscheln, mother of Kevin R. ‘89 and Paul W. Doerscheln ‘90. William M. Doyle Sr., grandfather of J. P. ‘01, Michael J. ‘02, Margaret A. ‘03, Brian T. ‘07, and Caroline M. Doyle ‘09; William Michael ‘01 and Elizabeth M. Karnes ‘02; Kelsey A. Kelly ‘11; and Marguerite ‘08 and Charlotte D. Treacy ‘11 and father-in-law of Timothy W. Treacy ‘68. Herbert J. Ellis, father of Michael J. ‘83 and James P. Ellis ‘92. Mary Anne Farrell, mother-in-law of J. Michael O’Shaughnessy ‘58. John P. Feeley, father of Patrick E. ‘81 and Michael J. Feeley ‘95. John C. Fenner ‘41, brother of Arthur F. Jr. ‘36 and Joseph C. Fenner ‘43. Beverly A. Finnegan, grandmother of Kristina M. Alexander ‘11. James J. Frake, father of Gerald D. ‘64, Joseph G. ‘68, Robert K. ‘76, and Ronald F. Frake ‘62 and Karen Frake Kolod LdM ‘78. John S. Gleason III ‘61, brother of Richard C. ‘67, Thomas L. ‘69, David G. ‘74, and Martin J. Gleason ‘74. Patricia Haskins Glunz, wife of John P. Glunz ‘53; mother of John P. Jr. ‘78, James P. ‘81, and Jerome P. Glunz ‘82; and grandmother of James P. Jr. ‘03 and Brendan Glunz ‘04. Vincent S. Gnoffo, father of Gina Gnoffo, Loyola faculty 2003 to present.
Ruth Gregori, wife of Donn J. Gregori ‘44 RIP. Jayson Harrison ‘05, brother of Andrew Harrison ‘00. Robert M. Hayashida, father of Robert A. Hayashida ‘90. Dr. John A. Heinz Sr., father of Jack A. Heinz ‘62. Frank Hengelmann, grandfather of Daniel F. ‘97 and Michael P. Hengelmann ‘00, Loyola faculty 2006 to present. Helene R. Hollub, grandmother of Michael H. Hollub ‘92. Melinda Jane Joyce, wife of Mortimer J. Joyce ‘65. John R. Jozwiak ‘45. Frank R. Julitz, grandfather of John F. Julitz ‘97. David F. Kaiser, father of Michael C. ‘98, Laura T. ‘00, and Maureen O. Kaiser ‘05. Elizabeth Kelly, mother of T. Brian Jr. ‘77 and Daniel J. Kelly ‘81, mother-in-law of Mark R. Fragassi ‘72, and aunt of Paul H. ‘72 and Joseph M. Klauke ‘83. Susan E. Kilmer, mother of Kevin C. Kilmer ‘87. Bernard Kanabay, grandfather of Anthony J. ‘83, Jeffrey D. ‘87, and Andrew J. Flakus ‘95. Rosemarie Reilly Kane, mother of Kevin P. ‘78 and Timothy P. Kane ‘86, Loyola faculty 1997 to present, and mother-in-law of John W. Amberg ‘67 and Walter G. McGuire III ‘67. Dorothy Kanzer, grandmother of Margaret A. Kanzer ‘95. Thomas P. Keane, father of Thomas E. ‘86 and James J. Keane ‘92. Dennis Patrick Kelley ‘48. James R. Kennedy ‘78, father of Matthew E. Kennedy ’09 and brother of John B. ‘69, Vincent A. ‘72, and David B. Kennedy ‘73. Ruth Kennedy, mother of Thomas M. Jr. ‘64 and Walter J. Kennedy ‘66 and grandmother of Kaitlin K. ‘05 and Grace K. Digan ‘10 and Kelly A. O’Neill ‘04. Clara A Kenny, grandmother of Sean P. Kenny ‘86. John R. “Jack” Kerwin, father of John T. Kerwin ‘75. Susan E. Kilmer, mother of Kevin C. Kilmer ‘87 and sister of David M. Almeroth ‘61. Stephen Kozelka, grandfather of Theodore R. ‘98 and Susan Kozelka ‘04. Joseph B. Lahart ‘47, father of Timothy J. ‘73 and Gregory R. Lahart ‘76, grandfather of Colleen C. ‘04 and John H. Lahart ‘07, and brother of F.V. ‘45 and Richard A. Lahart ‘55. Kevin A. Langworthy, brother of Jack N. ‘87 and Daniel J. Langworthy ‘88. James A. Lenell ‘58. Margaret F. Lyman, mother of Daniel ‘66 RIP and H. Thaine Lyman Jr. ‘67. Anna Marie Mahoney, grandmother of Deirdre A. ‘03 and Jean M. Fischer ‘05. Carita Ward Molloy, wife of Robert E. Molloy ‘35 RIP; mother of John M. Molloy ‘67; and grandmother of Kathryn C. Kempner ‘00, Robert E. ‘95, Patrick W. ‘98, Jacquelin M. ‘02, Kathleen P. ‘03, Cormac J. ‘05, and Martin T. Molloy ‘09, and Michael J. ‘05, Maureen M. ‘08, and Cathleen A. Nick ‘10. James Farrell Moore ‘46. Morgan C. Muench, father of Thomas J. ‘56 and John E. Muench ‘66 and grandfather of Terrence J. ‘00, Elizabeth ‘04, and Ellen B. Muench ‘06. Constance L. Mulcahy, grandmother of Colleen E. O’Connor ‘06. Philip G. Neff, father of Hugh H. Neff ‘85. Gertrude A. Neri, grandmother of Bruce R. ‘70 and Craig S. Jaroski ‘73 and Lauryl Jaroski Burhop LdM ‘77. Theresa Nicholl, mother of Dennis M. ‘70 and William P. Nicholl ‘84 and grandmother of Emily E. ‘02 and Katherine Nicholl ‘04.
Frank J. Noferi, father of Joseph F. Noferi ‘70 and grandfather of Joseph V. Noferi ‘03. Richard M. O’Donnell, brother of Charles J. O’Donnell ‘59. Margaret Ortinau-Simons, mother of John Ortinau ‘69 and grandmother of Martha S. ‘05 and Marie S. Ortinau ‘08. Dorothy B. Pankowski, mother of Timothy P. Pankowski ‘79. Charles J. Parrilli, father of Matthew M. Parrilli ‘61. Irene M. Pennisi, grandmother of Mary F. Samycia ‘94 and mother-in-law of M. Jean Pennisi, Loyola faculty 1994-2003. Virginia Perkowitz, sister of Robert M. ‘72, William T. ‘72, and Thomas M. Perkowitz ‘83. Shirley B. Peterson, grandmother of Brendan M. ‘84 and Sean P. Hickey ‘90 and mother-in-law of Thomas P. Hickey Jr. ‘54. Molly Pflum LdM ‘71, sister of Martin J. ‘75 and Neal P. Pflum ‘78, and Eenee P. Ferrano LdM ‘73. Alyce Plash, grandmother of Mark R. ‘75, Geary M. ‘78, Lawrence W. ‘85, Stephen G. ‘91, and Robert M. Muench ‘97. Thomas A. Reynolds Jr. ‘45, father of Thomas A. III ‘70, Sherman F. ‘74, Timothy C. ‘78, and Stephen B. Reynolds ‘80; grandfather of Jennifer R. ‘08 and Amy C. Hick ‘10, Suzanne R. ‘06, John M. ‘07, and Catherine C. Joyce ‘10, Peter ‘04, John F. ‘05, Clare P. ‘07, and Anne R. Lanctot ‘10, Thomas A. IV ‘95, Kathleen C. ‘99, Molly A. ‘02, Emily ‘04, Sheila B. ‘06, Louise ‘07, Samantha K. ‘08, Sherman F. ‘09, and Olivia C. Reynolds ‘10; and father-in-law of Robert E. Largay ‘85. Michael A. Rivera, brother of Cora Rivera ‘07. James M. Roach ‘70. Herbert E. Rockelmann ‘36, father of James E. Rockelmann ‘65, brother of John A. ‘33 and Joseph V. Rockelmann ‘42 RIP, and father-in-law of Paul J. Compernolle ‘70. Lorraine B. Rudolph, mother of James K. Rudolph ‘73 and grandmother of Christine L. Rudolph ‘03. Marion Rudolph, mother of Ernest J. Brandt ‘69. Dr. Martin W. Schaefer ‘56, brother of Anthony J. ‘50 and Cyril J. Schaefer ‘61. Joseph J. Schroeder, grandfather of Robert A. ‘87 and Lisa J. Harvey LdM ‘87 and father-in-law of Peter R. Harvey ‘53. Gordon S. Scott ‘58, father of Brooks D. Scott ‘86. Barbara Ann Sheppard, mother of Richard A. ‘78 and Michael J. Sheppard ‘79. Dr. John J. Skowron, M.D., father of John J. Skowron ‘78, grandfather of John P. Skowron ‘10 and Megan M. Sullivan ‘00, and father-in-law of Kevin L. Sullivan ‘73. Paul A. Stinneford ‘50, father of Thomas C. ‘79 and John F. Stinneford ‘86. Raymond C. Strudeman, grandfather of Michael A. Geraghty ‘09. John T. Trahey Jr., father of John F. ‘97 and Patrick M. Trahey ‘03. James D. Troka ‘74, uncle of Patrick J. ‘99 and Mary Claire Cerone ‘01 and Michael G. Ieronimo ‘05, cousin of James G. Strickland ‘76, and brother- in-law of Michael J. Hogan ‘64. Marilyn Tyler, mother of Philip C. Jr. ‘63 RIP and Timothy G. Tyler ‘72 and grandmother of Timothy C. ‘06, Mark T. ‘08, and Shannon G. Harvey ‘11. Winifred T. Ursini, mother of Albert J. Jr. ‘69 and Luke M. Ursini ‘72 and grandmother of Kevin Gac ‘04. Terrance Vodicka, father of Christine Vodicka Zammar LdM ‘88. Roy H. Watterlohn, father of Kathleen J. Watterlohn LdM ‘74. Sheila Phoenix Weinsheimer, wife of Alfred J. Weinsheimer ‘54 RIP. Thomas J. Yule, Ph.D. ‘58, brother of Richard D. Yule ‘63.
(through April 11, 2008)
To include your departed loved one in Focus, please contact Patricia A. Griffith at 847.920.2421 or email@example.com.
Loyola’s own Rev. Matthew T. Gamber, S.J. ’77 was among the 13,500 people invited to the White House for the welcoming ceremony for Pope Benedict on April 16. Fr. Gamber reports, “It was one of the greatest experiences of my life to be there to see the President greet the Pontiff on a beautiful spring day in our nation’s capital!” Fr. Gamber is photographed on the South Lawn with James P. Hickey Jr. ’01. Loyola welcomed Jenny Lang Ping, head coach of the USA Women’s Volleyball Team and former Olympic champion, on April 17. Coach Ping had lunch with sev-
eral faculty members and administrators and then spoke to students about her experiences as an Olympic athlete and as a coach of Olympic caliber athletes. Ping, who was known as the “Iron Hammer” in her playing days, is revered in her native country of China. A postage stamp was issued in her honor and athletic arenas bear her name. She and her coaching staff will select Team USA’s 12-player Olympic roster in July, and the team will compete in Beijing in August. Coach Ping is pictured at right with members of Loyola’s Women’s Volleyball Team and their coach, Jennifer A. Morris of the English Department. ✛
More than 600 Loyola supporters attended “Let’s Play Ramble 2008” on Saturday, May 3. The game-themed event, which included a dinner and live and silent auctions, brought in more than $800,000 net for tuition assistance. Dawn and Robert J. Dooley III ‘81 (photographed with Loyola President Rev. Theodore G. Munz, S.J.) chaired the spirited and winning evening!
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The Men’s Varsity Swimming Team finished its dual meet season with a record of 7-1. At the Sectional meet, the team qualified in nine out of 12 events for the State meet, including 12 individuals and three relays. The team placed 29th at State, qualifying the most swimmers in Loyola history. Matt Cline ‘08 placed eighth in the state in diving.
Basketball player Ashley Thomas ‘08 was selected as the Red Division Player of the Year by coaches in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference. Joining Ashley on the All-Conference team were teammates Lem Atanga-McCormick ‘08, Meghan Holy ‘09, and Audrey Gaughan ‘10. The team beat New Trier 47-29 to win the IHSA Regional Championship, with Meghan Holy ‘09 scoring 13 points and Courtney Thomas ‘10 scoring 10 points.
Loyola Gold Hockey Team members forward Michael Charny ‘08, forward Michael Fallon ‘10, and defenseman Brian Saliba ‘08 were named to the Illinois High School All-State Team. In February, three Rambler Football Team players made college commitments, signing national letters of intent. Peter Badovinac ‘08 will play at Drake University, Brian Mulroe ‘08 will play at Northwestern University, and Brian Lindsay ‘08 hopes to play with the Air Force Academy after spending a year at the prep school in Colorado Springs.
Lacrosse players Katie O’Brien ‘08 and Jesse O’Donnell ‘08 were ranked in Sports Illustrated’s “Takkle Top 100 Girls Lacrosse,” a list of America’s top lacrosse players. ✛
Rev. James C. L. Arimond, S.J. ‘57
Father Knows Best A c o lum n by A lum n i C ha p lai n R e v. J am e s C . L . A r im o n d , S . J . ’ 5 7
Fr. Jim is traveling this spring. Look for his column in the summer issue.
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here & the Alumni write in from around the country and around the world 1947
Peter P. Weidenbruch Jr. is
retiring at the end of the academic year from his position as the Ralph H. Dwan Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, a position he has held for 43 years. Mr. Weidenbruch has also served as an assistant commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
1967 Robert B. Hamilton is now chairman of the board of Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc., after having served as president for 26 years. His firm, which employs approximately 90 professional staff, has served Loyola since 1992. He and Diane, his wife of 37 years, are living in the Lake Barrington-Wauconda area on a small horse farm. They have four children.
Louis J. Glunz was at a techni-
cal trade show in Japan when he noticed that one of the speakers from Switzerland’s prestigious ETH Institute grew up on Chicago’s North Side, so he sought him out. It turned out to be Erick M. Carreira ‘81. The two had a few laughs about learning chemistry from James Dusablon and Walter Pape. Their conversation was cut short, though, because Louis had to catch the bullet train to Tokyo.
Dennis E. Hebson was a presenter at Loyola’s Justice and Peace Week in April. The theme for this year was “Consumerism: Learning to Live with God’s Creation.” Denny, a creative partner at Romani Bros Julie E. Bumgardner ’96 (seated on right) married Greg Fox at St. Linus Church in Oak Lawn, IL in March. Greg and Julie are photographed above with Julie’s sister, Kate L. Deiter ‘99 (seated on left), and (standing, l-r) Christine Bumgardner ‘04, also Julie’s sister; Mary Kate Sweeeney ‘99 (formerly Mohan); Christine A. Nelson ‘96; Michelle N. Vazquez ‘96 (formerly Abdala); and Karen F. Radke ‘96 (formerly Saffa). Although the couple resides on Chicago’s South Side, they are avid Cubs fans!
1968 Robert J. Best had his head and mustache shaved on St. Baldrick’s Day to raise money for childhood cancer research. Bob is a zoning attorney.
tour, “Never Lose Hope.”
1988 Dr. Philip J. Metres III received
Dennis E. Hebson ‘80 Robert J. Best ‘68
1977 Richard A. Carlson has been
named vice president of brand management for Hatfield Quality Meats, a Christian-based meat company outside of Philadelphia, PA. Rich and his wife, Andrea, have four children: Caitlin (21), Rachael (19), Clifford (17), and Anthony (13).
Erick M. Carreira — see Louis J. Glunz ‘80
Patrick F. Sullivan has
published his second sci-fi novel, Desiageo, which is available from Amazon.com.
Advertising in Chicago, spoke to students about how advertisers go about selling products. Clients of Denny’s firm include ATA Airlines, Car-X, and People’s Gas. He says he is most proud of the work he has done for Rotary International and Hackney’s Restaurants—everyone’s favorite burger place and his family’s business.
Hugh N. Neff and his sled dogs
placed fifth out of 20 teams in the Kobuk 400. In May, he, along with pups Titan and Brady, who competed with Hugh in the Yukon Quest and Iditarod race, made their annual school
tenure and is now an associate professor in the English Department at John Carroll University. He recently published a new book of poems, titled To See the Earth.
daughter, Mia Christina, in December.
1990 Patrick M. Mahoney, Loyola’s
athletic director, and his wife, Joan, announced the birth of their second child, Natalie, in January.
1992 Michael A. Odiotti has been
appointed principal designate for the 2008-2009 school year at St. Martin De Porres High 1989 School. Most recently, Michael James D. Frederick, a Time was an assistant principal for magazine senior editor in London the Boston public schools. and formerly the magazine’s He earned his B.S. in finance Tokyo bureau chief, is coeditor and M.Ed. in curriculum of The Reluctant Communist: and instruction from Boston My Desertion, College. Michael and his famCourt-Martial, ily are happy to be back in the and Forty-Year Chicago area. Imprisonment Stephen E. Rigney is engaged in North to marry Catherine Mahoney Korea, U.S. this summer at the Holycross Army sergeant Abbey in Thurles, County Charles Robert Tipperary, Ireland. Stephen Jenkins’ harearned a B.A. in sports manrowing memoir of his 40-year agement from Ambrose ordeal in North Korea. University and is employed by Jeffrey J. Winterkorn and his DJ Orthopedics as a territory wife, Michele Miller, announced manager in fracture managethe birth of their second ment.
1993 Mark M. Hamilton is now manag-
er for survey operations at Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. He has been married for four years and he and his wife have two children: James (2) and Amelia (8 months).
1996 Captain Michael T. Driscoll, U.S.M.C. is serving his second
tour of duty in Iraq. He is the battalion intelligence officer for the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division serving in Al-Anbar province. Daniel R. Pawlikowski is engaged to marry Coley Johnsen in August. Dan earned his B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently employed by the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago.
1997 Daniel L. Marks lives in
Longmont, CO with his wife, Temple. Dan graduated from Marquette University in 2001 and works in real estate management in Boulder.
1998 Katharina “Kasia” Krynski is
here graduating in May with a master’s in international educational development from Columbia University, where she served as a graduate assistant for the Center of African Education and a researcher for the Earth Institute’s Millennium Cities Initiative in Senegal. In July, she will begin a fellowship in Mali, West Africa, with the Catholic Relief Services International Development Programs. She will develop projects for the Ministry of Education that address its goal of providing quality preschool education.
1999 Lauren E. Cerney married
Matthew Frye of Shawnee, KS last September. Alumni Chaplain Rev. James C.L. Arimond, S.J. celebrated the Mass. The couple met while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (see wedding photo on this issue’s back cover). Stephen C. Foy and Sabrina A. Indyk ‘00 are engaged to
be married in Chicago this fall. The couple met in Spanish class at Loyola and then became friends when they both attended Marquette University, eventually dating a couple of years later. Steve proposed to
Sabrina in Laon, France— the birthplace of Jacques Marquette—near the town’s cathedral overlooking the French countryside. Andrea Pagliuzza and William C. Pragalz are
Bernie G. DiMeo ‘67 recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of his advertising firm, DiMeo & Co. A billboard in Chicago’s West Loop marked the occasion.
engaged to be married in May. Andrea earned her bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Dayton in 2003 and is employed by Bank of America in Chicago. William earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from DePaul University Chicago in 2004 and is employed by Gordon Flesch Company in Chicago.
Kevin P. Marks graduated from Marquette University in 2006 and works in teleconference sales.
2003 Anthony A. Gagliano is a spring
2007 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern Illinois University. Anthony was honored with the Management Merit Senior Award, which is given to a senior selected by the management faculty of the School of Business.
Audrey D. Avila has
earned her J.D. from Chicago Kent Law School at Illinois Institute of Technology.
a B.S. in homeland security and an associate’s degree in law enforcement.
Audrey D. Avila ‘00
Sabrina A. Indyk — see Stephen C. Foy ‘99
2002 Adam S. Kobos graduated
magna cum laude from Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN with
Kate E. Schulte is teaching
math and coaching basketball at Cristo Rey High School in Chicago. She was inspired to teach by her cousin, Michael J. Staff ‘95, who was featured in the last issue of Focus for his volunteerism at our sister school. Kate graduated from Marquette University in 2007.
2004 Susan Lister, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Third Class, has been assigned to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt out of Norfolk, VA. Her naval training was in aviation ordnance and after more selective schooling, she now installs, inspects, and repairs launchers on F-18 Harnets. She is presently studying for her aviation warfare wings and her petty officer second class tests.
and hopes to work in sports marketing or professional sports management.
Christian Friedrich, pitcher for Eastern Kentucky University, has been named to the Baseball Preseason College All-American team. Chris was one of five pitchers honored by the publication. He is the school’s all-time strike-out leader with 290 in 214 innings. As reported by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Daryl Van Matthew Marks, a senior at Schouwen, Chris is predicted to Marquette University, was feabe a first-round draft choice for tured in the school’s FFP Forum the MLB, with most scouting newsletter for his job as student circles expecting him to be in the manager of the top ranked top 15 picks. men’s basketball team. Not only does Matt have a front-row 2006 seat for all games, he prepares Andrea N. Blunda has been equipment for daily practices, named to the Fall 2007 College escorts players on game days, of Human Services and Health assists the coaching staff in Professionals dean’s list at game preparation, and spends Syracuse University. Andrea is hours analyzing film footage of opponents. Matt is an advertis- a sophomore majoring in social ing major and marketing minor work.
Scott A. Girard ‘94 and Alison C. Hickey ‘99 were married on September 15 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Wilmette with Loyola President Rev. Theodore G. Munz, S.J. celebrating the Mass. The wedding party included 14 Loyola alumni, including Katherine A. “Katie” Bindley ‘99, Mark A. Girard ‘92, Timothy D. Girard ‘99, Thomas J. Glynn ‘93, Claire G. Hickey ‘08, John T. “Jack” Hickey ‘01, Matthew K. Hickey ‘08, Amy L. Heller ‘99, Patrick Hickey ‘04, Genevieve M. LeFevour ‘99, Daniel J. O’Donovan ‘94, Thomas F. Stanton ‘94, James R. Taylor ‘93, and Kristen L. Ulaszek ‘99.
2007 Kurt Akers has accepted a
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full athletic scholarship to play NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey at Niagara University in upstate New York. The team was ranked 16th in the nation last year. Kurt will begin the university’s premedical program in Fall 2008. After gradu- Kurt Akers ‘07 ating from Loyola, Kurt played Junior A hockey for the Syracuse Stars in Syracuse, NY, where he was named Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week by the Eastern Junior Hockey League. He was a member of the All-Star team, earning All-Star of the game. ✛
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Thirty-two Ramblers from three generations gathered for a photo at the wedding of Lauren E. Cerney ‘99 and Matthew Frye last September
(see Class of 1999 on page 7 for details). Back row, l-r: William J. Moran ‘99, William R. Cerney E’01, Patrick M. Hoover ‘99, Ryan J. Gibbons ‘95, Patrick Fahrenbach ‘00, John C. Amato ‘76, David A. Behof ‘92, Daniel Seeberg ‘75, Raymond M. Del Fava ‘82, Loyola’s Vice President for Development and CFO Terence K. Brennan, ChrisJon Simon ‘86, Daniel W. Monckton ‘74, Richard G. Daly ‘74, Gary M. Feiereisel ‘74, Thomas M. Arens ‘74, Hon. Robert J. Quinn ‘70, Dr. Raymond A. McDermott ‘71, Gary R. Michals ‘76, Daniel C. Johnson ‘01, Timothy K. Johnson ‘98, Michael K. Johnson ‘09, Brian Cerney ‘04, and J. Timothy Cerney ‘71; front row, l-r: Jessica J. Czerwionka Hoover ‘99, Alice Amato, Emily A. Bestvina ‘99, Colleen G. Farrell ‘99, Sarah E. O’Connor ‘99, Loyola Controller Geryl Cerney, Rev. James C.L. Arimond, S.J. ‘57, Lauren Cerney ‘99, Coach Frank J. Amato, Carolyn A. Cerney ‘08, William B. Cerney ‘74, Gillian M. Johnson ‘04, and Meredith E. Cerney ‘11. ✛
Thursday, June 12 Alumni Golf Outing Thursday, July 31 Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola 8 a.m. — Mass in Loyola Chapel, followed by breakfast
L O Y O L A A C A DE M Y Presi dent
Rev. Theodore G. Munz, S.J.
Vice President for academic and stu dent affairs
David K. McNulty ‘67 Vice President of Dev elop ment and C hief Fina ncial Offic er
Terence K. Brennan
Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 Loyola Academy Class of 1958 Friday: Join us for a barbeque at Loyola Academy at 5 p.m.
F o c u s E ditorial B oard Executive Direct or o f the athl etic hall of fame
Frank J. Amato Alumn i cha plain
Saturday events include: 11 a.m. — Old Town Art Fair Party at the Chicago home of Vince R. Daley ‘58 12 noon — Chicago Water Tour on Mystic Cruise Line at Navy Pier 5 p.m. — Mass 6 p.m. — Class Photo and Cocktail Reception 7 p.m. — Dinner
All home reunions are held at Loyola Academy. On evenings when there are multiple classes celebrating their reunions, each class will have its own private space.
Saturday, June 21 Loyola Academy Class of 1998 Four Shadows Tavern 2758 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago 8 -11 p.m.
To get involved with your reunion or for more information, contact Alumni Relations Director Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. James C. L. Arimond, S.J. ‘57 Vice President of Dev elop ment and C hief Fina ncial Offic er
Terence K. Brennan Principal gifts Offic er
Thomas J. Cramer Principal’s o ffice
Kathleen Corby Fitzgerald Direct or o f Public Relations
Robin Hunt athl etic Director
Patrick M. Mahoney ‘90 Director of Dev elop ment
Ann O’Hara direct or o f alum ni relati ons
Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90
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