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A Message From the President Dear readers, At Loyola University New Orleans, we teach our students to create a meaningful life: to think creatively, to thrive as originals, to seek what matters most, and to use all of these tools to lay the foundation for success in an ever-changing world. All this takes creativity, resiliency, and courage. And it takes imagination. Daily, we call on our students, faculty, staff, and alumni — the entire Loyola community — to imagine a better world. We ask them to use their critical thinking skills and harness their individual and collective talents


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to put new ideas, hopes, and dreams into action. A meaningful life: That’s what defines a Loyno student. Our students not only choose what they want to do but also who they want to be. And through their choices, they better the world around them by creating something meaningful. Between these covers, you will find stories of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have re-imagined the world to reflect their aspirations and to create meaningful change. With ingenuity and invention, these members of the Loyola New Orleans community have in the process transformed their own lives — and those of others. In an era where

decision-making through an ethical lens is all the more critical, they have made a powerful impact, employing collaboration, reflection, creativity, and innovation, all while pursuing the Ignatian ideals of truth, justice, and virtue. In the classroom, on the field, in the workplace, and in the community, they have upheld and demonstrated our Jesuit traditions. Key among them is a commitment to excellence. With prayers and best wishes,

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. "

– Henry Thoreau

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ONLY AT LOYNO There are things that happen at Loyola University New Orleans — things our students and faculty make happen — that you just won't find anywhere else. More than awards, these are standout opportunities, events, ideas, and practices. Whether combining hip-hop and community service, creating a grant-winning book series, or launching something amazing happening only on our campus, one thing's for sure — our students and faculty always create something distinctly, recognizably Loyola.

THE SOUND OF FAITH Music industry studies alumnus Jacob DeRusha ’16, facing page, is a hip-hop artist with a passion for youth ministry. This spring, he received the Order of St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for the innovative application of his musical talent and industry skills to engage young people across the nation in their faith. DeRusha is the third Loyola student to receive the honor since 2012.

LOYOLA TRUSTEE MARY MATALIN discussed the 2016 election with her husband, James Carville, a fellow pundit, as part of the Ed Renwick Lecture Series. Law alumnus Clancy DuBos, J.D. ’93, served as moderator.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER SCHABERG enjoys an outdoor discussion with students.


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POWER COUPLE Political pundit Mary Matalin, who serves on Loyola’s Board of Trustees, and her husband, James Carville, The Ragin’ Cajun, took the stage at Loyola to discuss issues surrounding the 2016 election. The “living room chat” spotlighted our Institute of Politics’ annual Ed Renwick Lecture Series, which is just one way the institute has enlightened and educated future political leaders throughout its 50-year history. GRANTED Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies Christopher Schaberg, along with his co-editor, received a $250,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the ongoing Object Lessons book series, which illustrates the hidden lives of ordinary things. As of March, the series will have published 23 books, one of which, Dust by Michael Marder, was chosen as one of NPR's Best Books of 2016.

MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES ALUMNUS JACOB DERUSHA ’16 has been making music for almost 10 years. He found a passion for youth music ministry after playing a show at a church in London, and his hope is that through hip-hop music he can give a different perspective to the Catholic youth of today.

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"You hear a lot about magis – pursuing and encountering something greater than what seems possible. Loyola empowered me to strive and achieve what seemed beyond my reach. The Ignatian Scholarship provided me financial support, the Honors Program placed me in an inspiring community stemming from a rich and rigorous academic environment, and my engaged faculty taught me to value myself and all beings around me. This, combined with the hands-on research experience and wonderful mentorship I enjoy in the Aimée Thomas Lab, enabled me to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship." – MICHAEL PASHKEVICH ’17 HONORS PROGRAM STUDENT GOLDWATER SCHOLAR GATES CAMBRIDGE


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s e i t i l i Possib AN AWARD-WINNING FUTURE Part of what makes Loyola special is our Ignatian philosophy of commitment to excellence, the pursuit of magis. Every year, reaching for more, our students and faculty lead us into new academic territory. They use our innovative workspaces and programs to pioneer work that commands national attention. And they win major awards for it — like Michael Pashkevich’s 2017 Gates Cambrige Scholarship, a first for Loyola University New Orleans and a reminder that though our 500-year-old Jesuit tradition remains the same, a new school year always brings a future full of new opportunities. And yes, awards.

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES AT LOYNO First in the PACK, a program developed to encourage recruitment and retention of first-generation students, officially launched after a successful pilot A new master of arts in teaching degree with online education components Two new computer science degrees, one with a gaming track A new biophysics and pre-health program, with special emphasis on biophysics Food studies course work coming in fall 2017 Bridge to Leadership Education in Nursing at a Distance (BLEND), the shortest available online RN to MSN bridge program Google AdWords certification for business students

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF EDUCATION JAMES COLE JR., who is also the first in his family to have graduated from college, met with students representing First in the PACK, a program for first-generation students at Loyola New Orleans. In May, the program defied national statistics and graduated 65 percent of the first-year students who participated in the program’s Spring 2013 pilot.


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A certificate in software development and coding, a 10-week bootcamp designed by the business school’s new Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development with local tech employers University participation in the Louisiana Biomedical Research Summit

HONORS Michael Pashkevich ’17 awarded national 2016 Goldwater Scholarship for promising scholarly research and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Ph.D. work starting fall 2017 Pashkevich and Melanie Sferrazza ’17 awarded first and second place, respectively, in the Mentored Undergraduate Research Poster Competition at the Annual Professional Development Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers in Denver Angelic Williams ’17 awarded American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students of 2017, a national honor School of Mass Communication garnered more than 150 awards over the past two years, including a national Pacemaker award, considered “the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism” Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. M.L. “Cissy” Petty awarded the Reverend Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J., Award, a national award and the highest honor of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators

Dr. Naomi Yavneh Klos, director of the University Honors Program, named president of the National Collegiate Honors Council Dr. Sonya Duhé, director of Loyola’s School of Mass Communication, named president-elect of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication Loyola Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice Professor Hiroko Kusuda received American Immigration Lawyers’ Association 2016 Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award Loyola College of Law Professor Bill Quigley and his legal team won the 2016 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for setting precedents while challenging money bail requirements in criminal courts The women's basketball team, achieved its 174th victory, making Coach Kellie Kennedy the winningest basketball coach in Wolf Pack history Loyola business graduate students with local startup TOURED won first place in the IDEACorps MBA Consulting Challenge, an intensive

34-hour challenge through which teams of students helped founders of New Orleans-based, technologydriven startups to advance their companies in four days Loyola law graduate Lynne Powers, J.D. ’16, earned highest score on the Texas bar exam, competing against nearly 3,000 Dr. Anthony Recasner '82, CEO of the Agenda for Children in Louisiana, a nonprofit dedicated to improving conditions for Louisiana children, won the Adjutor Hominum Award, the Loyola Alumni Association's highest honor Loyola once again named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an honor bestowed in recognition of students' meaningful engagement in the community Loyola University New Orleans Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business ranked among the nation’s and region’s best business schools and considered an “outstanding business school” and “best business school” according to The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report

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One of our most cherished Jesuit values is respect for the world around us. It turns out also to be one of our most explored — our campus borders just keep expanding. Our students and faculty make a point to experience as much of this world as they can, and they do it in ways that only Loyola can.


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Loyola students set up a children’s sports clinic in Belize. Loyola University New Orleans


Global perspective and commitment to service are two core Jesuit values highlighted by studying abroad and participating in programs such as Ignacio Volunteers.


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One of our most cherished Jesuit values is respect for the world around us.

NEW YORK Art students traveled to Manhattan and Chelsea, seizing an important opportunity to appreciate the photography, paintings, video and light installations, and priceless fine art that New York offers in some of the world's most iconic museums. BELIZE Eleven student and alumni volunteers spent 10 days in Belize with University Chaplain the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., and College of Business Professor Kendra Reed, setting up a music clinic at Delille Academy in Dangriga and a sports clinic at Holy Family Primary School in Hopkins Village. KENYA Director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry Dr. Thomas Ryan participated

in the Catholic Sisters: Champions of Sustainable Development in Africa, a conference on advancing the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

SOUTH AFRICA Ten students traveled to Cape Town, South Africa as part of the Ignacio Volunteers. They spent time volunteering at the Nazareth House and at Fikelela and Baphumelele children’s centers, and they worked with a program feeding the homeless. JAMAICA Twelve students with Ignacio Volunteers spent 10 days in Kingston, Jamaica, working with the elderly and with orphaned children at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Destitute and Dying, the Riverton City Early Education Centre, and the Missionaries of the Poor Bethlehem Home.

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r e p e e d e l iv LOYNO IN THE COMMUNITY Our university is centered around our community. Part of our education is to learn that our successes and the successes of others depend on one another – that we are all brothers and sisters. That we all matter to one another. That when someone else hurts, you hurt. That when someone else excels, you excel. That we are all in this together. And that in times of challenge, it is Loyola who answers the call.


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Loyola law students get hands-on experience while helping the Greater New Orleans community via several social justice-oriented clinics. Loyola University New Orleans


“VIEW OF THE FLOOD” ©2016 BY PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS MELISSA LEAKE Used under Creative Commons license.


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THE FLOOD Loyola community members sprang into action to help those affected by southern Louisiana's historic flooding. Two students sheltered and re-homed stranded dogs with nonprofit group Dog Is My CoPilot. Our Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship drove to Faith Worship Center in Baton Rouge to help Pastor Rick Sullivan recover what he could from his home’s 6 feet of flooding. Martha Alguera, administrative assistant, organized an event at the Howlin' Wolf to raise money for those affected by the floods. And Amy Sins ’98, chef and owner of Langlois restaurant, teamed up with leading restaurateur and Loyola trustee Robért LeBlanc ’00 to organize a group of New Orleans cooks and serve more than 75,000 meals in 12 days while also collecting more than 30,000 diapers and an 18-wheeler filled with cleaning supplies and dry goods.

The Loyola community rallied behind those affected by historic flooding in Baton Rouge. PHOTOS BY GERALD BECK JR.

CLASS ACTS To accomplish our goal of educating the whole person, service is often part of our curriculum. This year, as part of a Social + Political Narrative class, design students partnered with GoodWood NOLA to create a new business identity and signage for

Burnell Cotlon's Lower 9th Ward Market, the only source for fresh produce and groceries within a 3-mile radius of the neighborhood. And through the Loyola College of Law’s new Incubator program, recent alumni and solo practice attorneys performed more than 2,500 hours of pro bono community service. The Pro Bono Project awarded program attorney Jonah Freedman, J.D. ’14, the Distinguished Service Award and honored Nadia Madary, J.D. ’13, with a certificate of service. Freedman completed more than 550 hours of pro bono service to the greater New Orleans community in 2015.

THE BEST DEFENSE With the Orleans Public Defenders office in crisis, Loyola law students are stepping in to help. This fall, students worked with Professor Majeeda Snead to defend a case in the Louisiana Supreme Court, ultimately overturning a previous ruling and forever altering the fate of a 19-year-old sentenced to life without parole. Students are also defending clients and pursuing social justice through clinics in the Gillis Long Poverty Law Clinic, Center for Social Justice, and Loyola’s two-year-old Incubator program. Loyola University New Orleans


In 1991, Loyola New Orleans hosted its first Take Back the Night event. Twenty-five years later, the march is going strong, bringing awareness to sexual assault and gender-based violence while offering a safe space for survivors to share their stories and support one another.


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Change d l r o W the WARRIORS This year was a tumultuous one for our country. As the nation — and college campuses in particular — struggled with epidemics of sexual assault, opioid addiction, and discrimination, students and faculty on our campus decided to lead by example — to let change start here and to start building a better world.

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...students and faculty on our campus decided to lead by example – to let change start here... UNITED FOR RACIAL JUSTICE WEEK Following a heartbreaking summer of violence against marginalized people, Loyola faculty, staff, and students launched United for Racial Justice Week. For one week in September, Loyola faculty across all disciplines devoted class time to a “teach-in” on racial justice. Additionally, guest speakers and some of Loyola’s faculty led a series of mini-seminars on the need for change and ways to make a difference. TAKE BACK THE NIGHT This year we celebrated our 25th annual Take Back the Night event, in which nearly 600 students marched down St. Charles Avenue as part of an international wave of peaceful protests to end rape and other forms of sexual violence. This year the march ended in Loyola’s Audubon Room, where survivors were encouraged to share their stories at a “speak-out.”


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LIFT UP LOYOLA At the National Collegiate Honors Council conference this fall, the NCHC president and Loyola University Honors Program director and two students presented the Lift Up Loyola campaign, an aggressive and creative effort designed to raise awareness of mental health issues and heroin and opiate addiction; training and counseling play key roles. Also this fall, Loyola took a leadership role in the national fight to combat the opioid epidemic, hosting the DOJ, FBI, DEA, and Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office in a citywide panel talk and screening of Chasing the Dragon. CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER This year we welcomed Dr. Liv Newman as Loyola's first interim chief diversity officer. Newman is working to gain a comprehensive understanding of the experiences that diverse populations have at Loyola, to learn what they need to feel fully included in the life of the university, and to strategize ways to meet those needs.

As part of the ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic, Loyola hosted a panel of representatives from several key government agencies.

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The Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. President

Roberta E. Kaskel Vice President for Enrollment Management

Tommy Screen, J.D. Director of Government Relations and General Counsel

Marc K. Manganaro, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Laura Kurzu Vice President for Marketing and Communications

John T. Sebastian, Ph.D. Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Jay Calamia Vice President for Finance and Administration

Liv Newman, Ph. D. Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Chris Wiseman, Ph.D. Vice President for Institutional Advancement

The Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J. University Chaplain


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M.L. “Cissy� Petty, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Provost


3,836 Enrolled students 2,506 Undergraduates 635 Graduate students 82 Doctoral students 479 Law students 134 Continuing education students


615 Enrolled students 3.58 Average GPA 56% Above 3.5 85% Above 3.0

582 Average critical reading SAT score 554 Average math SAT score 26 Average ACT score

62% Female 38% Male 37% Ethnic minorities 14% African American 18% Hispanic 3% Asian 6% Other (Alaskan/Am Indian, Multiracial, Other) Our Students Come from: 44 States/Territories 6 Countries 64% Out of state Loyola University New Orleans




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Town-Gown Relations are Great Lots of Race/ Class Interaction


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Best Regional Universities in the South Best Value in the South Best Ethnic Diversity in the South

among “25 Colleges with the Best Location”



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(tie) among “The 20 Best College Campuses in America


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Rankings Loyola University New Orleans was again featured in 2016 as part of the Princeton Review’s yearly 381 Best Colleges, named specifically among its Best Southeastern Colleges, and named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. We received accolades from College Raptor and Business Insider, and the U.S. State Department named us among the top U.S. Fulbright producers for our three Fulbrights and one Fulbright MTV-U award during the 2015-2016 year.

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Revenues And Expenses Revenues: 2015-2016

Expenses: 2015-2016 Instructional: Research: Public service: Academic support: Student services: Institutional support: Auxiliary enterprises:

Total: Tuition and fees, net of aid: $64,056,000 Gifts, grants, and contracts: $2,445,000 Investment income: $8,406,000 Auxiliary enterprises: $12,304,000 $311,000 Other sources:



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Net before Transfers: -$6,242,000 Transfer from Reserves: $8,750,000 Transfer (to) Plant: $1,000,000 Transfer (to) Debt Service: $1,500,000 Net after Transfers:


$41,392,000 $301,000 $1,641,000 $7,352,000 $8,969,000 $26,618,000 $7,491,000


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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 6363 St. Charles Avenue Campus Box 9 New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's vision of finding God in all things, the university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, while also offering opportunities for professional studies in undergraduate and selected graduate programs. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.

Imagining 2016: The Loyola University New Orleans President's Report  

At Loyola University New Orleans, we teach our students to create a meaningful life: to think creatively, to thrive as originals, to seek wh...

Imagining 2016: The Loyola University New Orleans President's Report  

At Loyola University New Orleans, we teach our students to create a meaningful life: to think creatively, to thrive as originals, to seek wh...