Loyola Magazine Fall 2016

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L YOLA The Magazine for Loyola Academy Alumni, Parents and Friends

SECOND ACT The reinvention of NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry ’99

FRESH FROM THE FARM Timothy J. Magner ’88 connects kids to fresh, wholesome food and the natural world.

PHYSICIANS ON THE FRONT LINES For emergency medicine docs John M. Ortinau ’69 and Stephan V. Walchuk ’02, saving lives is all in a day’s work.

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4 Fresh from the Farm: Timothy J. Magner ‘88 connects kids to wholesome food and the natural world. 6 Physicians on the Front Lines: For John M. Ortinau, MD, FACEP, ‘69 and Stephan V. Walchuk, MD,‘02, saving lives is all in a day’s work. 8 Lacrosse Legends: The 1997 Girls’ Lacrosse Team 10 President’s Week 2016: It’s a great week to be a Rambler! 17 LA LOYAL: Loyalty that changes lives


2 Second Act: The Reinvention of Matthew A. Cherry ‘99

The inheritors of a living legacy: Fr. McGrath congratulated Tania Crawford ’16 at our 106th Commencement Exercises. During the ceremony on May 28, 518 seniors collected their diplomas and joined Loyola’s global network of more than 24,000 alumni.



“FOR 468 YEARS, Jesuit education has been setting the world on fire as it challenges generation after generation to open their minds and engage the grandeur of God’s creation,” Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, told the 518 members of the Class of 2016 at our 106th Commencement Exercises in May. “For nearly five centuries, the vision of St. Ignatius Loyola has shaped the learning in Jesuit schools and made it a distinctive, unique reality in the grand sweep of Western civilization. Now you are the inheritors of this living legacy. Now you bear to the world, the Jesuit way and mission.”

Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ President Kathryn M. Baal, PhD Principal

OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT Robert O. Miller Vice President of Advancement

Communications Depar tment Lynn Egan Director of Web Development and Digital Communications Robin Hunt Director of Public Relations Shelby Walchuk ‘05 Web Content Writer and Graphic Design Manager

Development Depar tment Meghan Huffman Brennan ‘07 Assistant Director of Special Events Thomas J. Cramer Principal Gifts Officer Karen Diener Associate Director of Database Management Peter Kotowski Associate Director of Prospect Research Aaron Malnick, SJ Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship Martha S. Ortinau-Rowe ‘05 Director of Annual Giving




Ashley Sanks ‘10 Alumni Relations Coordinator Joan Schniedwind Special Events Coordinator Lesley J. Seitzinger ’88 Principal Gifts Officer Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 Director of Alumni Relations and Special Assistant to the President Sophie Streeter Director of Special Events




A time-honored tradition: Diplomas were handed down from one generation to another in the longstanding tradition of Loyola legacy families. 1. Stephanie M. Lyman ’16 with her father, Thomas J. Lyman III ’76 2. Macklin J. Kerrigan ’16 with his grandfather, F. Robert Kerrigan ’50, and his father, Michael J. Kerrigan ’81 3. Alexa L. Tomas ’16 with her parents, Fatimah Dalao Tomas LdM ’86 and Anthony R. Tomas ’83 4. Ella O. Caestecker ’16 with her grandfather, Thomas E. Caestecker ’49 5. Robert J. Desherow ’16 with his grandfather, James T. Ferrini ’56, and his parents, Danielle L. Ferrini Desherow LdM ’93 and Robert M. “Beau” Desherow ’93, Loyola’s assistant dean of students 6. John R. Perkaus Jr. ’16 with his grandfather, Robert P. Perkaus Jr. ’54, and his father, John R. Perkaus Sr. ’78

Tammy Tsakalios Gift Processor LOYOLA magazine is published twice a year by the Office of Advancement and posted online at goramblers.org/loyolamagazine. Please send class notes, correspondence, address and email updates and subscription requests to editor Robin Hunt at rhunt@loy.org or Loyola Academy, 1100 Laramie Avenue, Wilmette IL 60091. Loyola Academy admits students of any race, color and national origin or ethnic origin.

As I addressed our faculty and staff in late August to prepare for the opening of the school year, I invited them to consider these words and our mission in the context of the world today.


Rooted in our faith, we seek to build up rather than to knock down.

We want to unite instead of divide. I pray that our Rambler community will embrace our countercultural mission with even greater enthusiasm in the days to come.


Educators in the Jesuit tradition always begin their work with a reflection on the context of the student. Sadly, there is much afoot in our world today that causes all of us to pause and wonder where we might be headed. The litany of challenges can seem overwhelming at times. From terrorist acts at home and around the world to the soul-numbing violence in cities across our country, we can feel overwhelmed by the darkness. For many, the dream of full inclusion in the great promise of America seems still deferred. National and local political campaigns are charged with anger and personal attacks that would merit a petulant child a grounding. One is hard-pressed to discover intelligent, respectful, productive dialogue in the popular media that might enlighten citizens. In this context, Loyola is called to be a countercultural force for good. In the ways that we build up our community and demonstrate sincere cura personalis for one another, we give life to values deeply ingrained in our tradition and our calling. We must take the time to reflect on the extraordinary blessings God has given us and to hear once again the call to share these gifts in loving service. As a Catholic school, we believe that God’s good work continues and that we have been invited to labor with God to bring about a more just and compassionate world.


Blessed. Catholic. Jesuit. Community.

Our Jesuit tradition assures us that our purpose in life is to come to an ever deeper friendship with God, who invites us to become our best selves by giving ourselves away. Becoming women and men for others begins with how we treat one another right here on campus and then ripples out to the broader network of our relationships. In challenging times when hope can seem elusive, we are called to give witness to the enduring values of Christ in the ways that we take the time to listen to one another, reach out to those who struggle and build a culture of mercy. Our teachers have a fundamental responsibility to create safe, intellectually curious, reflective, respectful and engaging classrooms. As a Catholic school, we encourage the study, dialogue and conscience formation necessary for good citizenship. We will never improve the character of our national conversation if we cannot model it in our own classrooms and hallways. We are called to be people of hope. Rooted in our faith, we seek to build up rather than to knock down. We want to unite instead of divide. I pray that our Rambler community will embrace our countercultural mission with ever greater enthusiasm in the days to come. We are blessed. We are Catholic. We are Jesuit. We are community.

Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ President, Loyola Academy

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MATTHEW CHERRY NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry ’99 talks about his second act as an award-winning director and screenwriter.


EVENTY-EIGHT percent of all professional football players are divorced, bankrupt or unemployed two years after leaving the game.” Matthew Cherry’s first feature film, The Last Fall, opens with this sobering statistic in stark white letters against a black field. As the letters fade out, the camera zooms in on Kyle, a young NFL player cleaning out his locker at an Arizona training camp after being cut from the team. The film follows the 25-year-old athlete, stripped of his pro status and strapped for cash, as he heads back to his hometown of Los Angeles to find his place in the world after his football career ends. The film, which won Best Screenplay at

the American Black Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the HBO Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, was widely praised for tackling the issues that athletes face when they retire from the world of professional sports. No one is more familiar with these issues than Cherry. The 6’2” athlete was an all-conference wide receiver on a full football scholarship at the University of Akron when he was signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004. It was a heady moment—–and the future had never looked so bright. But the reality that ensued was nothing like what he had envisioned as an idealistic college athlete. For the next three years, he lived out of a suitcase as he bounced from the Jaguars to the Cincinnati Bengals to the Carolina Panthers to the Baltimore Ravens. When he was released from the league in 2007,

he decided to step away from the game for good. Like Kyle, the character he would later create for The Last Fall, Cherry didn’t have a backup plan. But he did have an idea. As a college sophomore majoring in radio and television communications at the University of Akron, he’d made a trip to the West Coast to hang out with a friend and fellow radio major who was covering an awards show in L.A. “I loved it out there,” Cherry recalls. “The whole town was all about entertainment and production, and I thought, ‘When I retire from the NFL, I’m going to come out here and figure out what I want to do.’” So Cherry headed out to L.A. and enrolled in a production assistant training program offered by Streetlights, a nonprofit with a mission to help minorities break into television and film.

Cherry, shown below during his NFL years (left) and at the 2016 SXSW film festival premiere of 9 Rides, remembers learning about team building and putting others first as a Rambler athlete. “These lessons, which I learned from my coaches John Hoerster and Pat Mahoney, still influence my life and my actions today.”




Matthew A. Cherry ‘99 directing a scene from 9 Rides, a film about an Uber driver who gets life-changing news on New Year’s Eve and the passengers who help him work through it. The first full-length feature shot entirely on an iPhone 6s, 9 Rides is an official selection of the Chicago International Film Festival. The film will be screened on October 14, 21 and 23. Visit chicagofilmfestival.com for times and locations.

The transition wasn’t an easy one as the former NFL pro adjusted to life as a humble production assistant. “It was pretty interesting to go from being catered to and being ‘the man’ to being the low man on the totem pole, doing the grunt work,” he says with a goodnatured chuckle today. “But I treated my time as a P.A. like film school, soaking in as much as I could.” During his days as a production assistant, he noticed that many of the film directors he worked with had started out doing music videos. Cherry wondered if he could too. He began reading Billboard magazine and cross referencing the artists on YouTube to see if they had music videos for songs that were charting. He reached out to those who didn’t on Myspace and offered to shoot their videos for free. When Cherry’s music video for R&B star Jazmine Sullivan went viral, he was on his way. Soon he was directing award-winning music videos for major artists such as Beyoncè, Bilal, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams and the group Take 6. But it wasn’t until 2011 that the idea for The Last Fall began to take shape in his mind. While shooting a documentary about

the NFL lockout, he began interviewing football fans, asking them, “Who do you blame for the lockout: the players or the owners?” To Cherry’s surprise, everyone blamed the players, characterizing them as greedy, overpaid and arrogant. “When I was in the NFL,” he told CNN Entertainment, “people were thinking that I was making all of this crazy dough, but it ended up being maybe a couple thousand dollars a week—–and that was only for 17 weeks of the season. It was really hard to make that money stretch out for a year, let alone put it in savings for years to come.” “A lot of NFL players are literally working from contract to contract and check to check,” Cherry notes. “So I decided to do a film that would tell my own personal story and reveal the reality behind the hype.” The aspiring feature filmmaker summoned up the same grit and determination that had gotten him into the NFL to make it happen. He began writing the screenplay in February 2011, shot the film in July and premiered The Last Fall at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in March 2012. By 2016, Cherry was back at SXSW with 9 Rides. The first full-length feature shot entirely on an iPhone 6s, the film tells the

story of an Uber driver who gets life-changing news on New Year’s Eve and the nine groups of passengers who help him work through it. When asked about his motivation for shooting 9 Rides on an iPhone 6s, Cherry told a Black Enterprise reporter, “I thought, if we shot this on an iPhone, some young kid in Detroit or somewhere would see our movie and think, ‘Wow, I never thought I could shoot a movie on my phone.’ I wanted to democratize the process and inspire other people of color to go out there and tell their stories.” In 2016, Cherry signed with ICM Partners, the world’s third largest talent and literary agency. One of the youngest black directors at the agency, he has joined the ranks of an elite group of black directors signed by ICM worldwide—–a roster of creative luminaries that includes Nick Cannon, Spike Lee, Chris Rock and John Singleton. As one entertainment reporter blogged in a post about the ICM deal, “This could not have happened to a nicer guy!” With the might of this entertainment behemoth behind him, Cherry is living proof of his marketing slogan for The Last Fall: “When the game ends, life begins.” 4

Meet Matthew A. Cherry ‘99 during President’s Week 2016: Cherry will be sharing his story and clips from his films on November 2. Find out more on page 10. FA L L 2 016






Nature’s Farm Camp cofounder Timothy J. Magner ’88 is passionate about connecting kids to fresh, wholesome food and the natural world. T’S JUST PAST DAWN and the sun is rising over Nature’s Farm Camp—–a sleepaway camp on a working farm with barns, fields for the vegetable crops and farm animals, a pond, woods and a bubbling creek. Timothy J. Magner ’88—–the redheaded, freckled Farm Camp director—–is already on the job, wearing his signature straw sunhat and cracking corny vegetable jokes with a gaggle of young farm campers. “What did one snowman say to the other?” he deadpans and then delivers the punchline: “Do you smell carrots?” The kids groan and giggle as they bustle about the barnyard, feeding and watering the farm animals and gathering freshly laid eggs from a cackling contingent of hens. After breakfast, they’ll tend to the gardens, learn some new recipes and prepare the day’s meals. Everything on their plates will be harvested or foraged from the farm or sourced from other local farmers. Magner, who has been working overtime to get the camp up and running for its second summer, is sweaty, sunburned and a little sleep deprived, but he couldn’t be happier. His mission—–to get screen-addicted kids away from the virtual world and back to the natural world—–is being realized, one group of farm campers at a time. But this North Shore native’s mission isn’t just about connecting kids to nature. It’s also about connecting kids to wholesome, unprocessed food—–a goal that grew out of his experiences in Chicago’s




food deserts back in 2009 and 2010, when he visited public and private elementary schools as a children’s book author. “Sometimes I’d spend a whole day at one of these schools,” Magner recalls. “When lunchtime rolled around, I’d ask, ‘Can I eat with the kids?’ and the staff would say, ‘Oh, no, you’re not eating that cafeteria food!’ There I was, reading to these kids from my books about the natural world, and we’d just put 2,000 calories worth of processed food filled with artificial ingredients into their bellies. It was crazy.” The insight lit a fire in Magner’s mind. He wanted to teach kids like these about real, healthy food—–what it tasted like and where it came from. Around that time, Magner received an email from a teachers’ listserv about the Truck Farm project, a garden on wheels conceived in Brooklyn in 2009, when Ian Cheney, one of the cocreators of the documentary King Corn, planted a vegetable garden in the truck bed of his grandfather’s 1986 Dodge pickup. Cheney

A different kind of food truck: “Petunia,” Truck Farm Chicago’s beloved biodiesel-powered “farm on wheels,” made more than 200 visits to elementary schools across the city to educate underserved kids about good food and health.

and Curt Ellis, his collaborator on King Corn, took the truck on the road, visiting 40 schools and the National Mall in Washington, DC, to promote equitable access to healthy food. Now they were reaching out to urge educators across the country to start their own truck farms and show city kids how much fun farming and healthy food could be. The email couldn’t have come at a better moment. Magner ran with the idea, partnering with the nonprofit Seven Generations Ahead in 2011 to launch Truck Farm Chicago—–a biodiesel-powered farm on wheels. “The majority of the schools that we visited were in Chicago’s South Side and West Side communities, where they didn’t yet have gardens or health programming,” says Magner. “The kids loved seeing a truck pull into the school parking lot with plants growing in the back. They also loved being able to touch, taste and smell the plants—–and their favorite activity was cooking and eating the plants that they’d harvested.” There was no doubt in anybody’s mind that Truck Farm Chicago was a hit with the kids. But something was nagging at Magner. “I’d think ‘It’s cool that these students just harvested a carrot or a radish for the first time,’” he recalls. “But I started wondering, ‘What kinds of choices did these kids really have?’ They were surrounded by fat, sugar and salt in their school cafeterias and local fast food restaurants. During my presentations, I’d pull out a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and ask, ‘Did anyone eat these for breakfast?’ and hands would go up. Then I’d ask, ‘Did anyone eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner?’ and hands would go up again. “When I left the schools at the end of the


“The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”

Timothy J. Magner ’88, children’s book author, food educator and director of Nature’s Farm Camp

day, I’d drive by the vacant storefronts and abandoned buildings and think, ‘People call this a food desert, but it’s also an opportunity desert. If these kids don’t do well in school, they either go to jail or work at $10 an hour jobs and live in poverty. It’s more like a hope desert.’ “That made me sad, and I thought, ‘I’m not doing enough to change the system,’” Magner confides. “I wanted to empower these kids by giving them the hands-on learning experiences they needed to understand how food is grown, transported and processed; make healthier food choices in their own lives; and advocate for a food system that benefits people, communities and local economies.” One day, Magner was talking to Elena Marre, his cooking partner for Truck Farm Chicago, about those kids in the food deserts who had told them, “We want to do more of

this—–more farming and more cooking.” As they brainstormed about ways to help these kids who were so hungry for change, they had an epiphany. They thought, “Let’s get the kids out of the city and do more for an extended period of time.” They dreamed up the idea of a sleepaway camp on a small working farm, and Nature’s Farm Camp was born. “We started this camp because kids’ lives are different than they used to be,” Magner explains. “They’re less active, and more of their free time is spent indoors and in front of screens. Too often, they’re filling their bodies with things that can barely be defined as food. Nature’s Farm Camp offers kids a different experience—–a chance to step out of their everyday lives and discover where real food comes from while learning about the natural world.”

RICHARD LOUV Author of Last Child in the Woods

True to Magner’s mission to create lasting, positive change by bringing nature and fresh, wholesome food to those who need it most, Nature’s Farm Camp also has a scholarship program. “I want all kids to benefit from our camp,” says Magner, whose love of teaching grew out of his experiences volunteering with underprivileged children through Loyola’s community service program. “We welcome kids from all over Chicagoland and offer scholarships and financial aid to as many as possible.” Although Nature’s Farm Camp is just getting off the ground, Magner has big plans for the future. He hopes to find a permanent site for the camp and grow his scholarship program by partnering with foundations, corporations and community organizations. But, for the moment, Magner is busy in the Farm Camp kitchen, chopping up fresh cucumbers with his farm campers to make pickles. He may be running on fumes, but his enthusiasm is infectious as he demonstrates the pickle-making process. “At the end of our first season, I was so flipping exhausted,” he admits. “But when I had a chance to rest and recharge a bit, I decided it was worth all of the effort. “There are easier ways to make a living,” Magner adds. “But, if we don’t do this, who will?” 4 Childhood, unplugged: Screen-addicted kids swap the virtual world for the natural world at Nature’s Farm Camp, where they can connect with nature, food and one another.




Life on the FRONT Two emergency physicians, one at the beginning of his career and one nearing retirement, talk about their work on the front lines of medicine, where lives often hang in the balance and every second counts.


DVOCATE CHRIST MEDICAL CENTER sits on the southern edge of what is referred to in public health parlance as “the South Side trauma desert.” The residents of this part of the city, which stretches from Hyde Park south to 87th Street and from the Dan Ryan east to Lake Michigan, have suffered from a dearth of trauma services since 1991, when the last Level 1 trauma center was shuttered on Chicago’s Near South Side. So when trauma strikes, the ambulances head south to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Although the Level 1 trauma center was originally built

to accommodate 55,000 patients annually, Stephan V. Walchuk ’02, MD, and his fellow trauma team members now provide lifesaving medical care for more than 170,000 patients each year. “When there’s a gang war, we’ll often see more penetrating injuries than a medic on a battlefield,” notes the 32-year-old, who graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in 2011. “It’s not uncommon for us to see two dozen gunshot wounds in a two-hour period.” But penetrating traumas are not the only life-threatening emergencies that confront Walchuk and his colleagues each day.

“At Loyola, the Jesuits taught us to go through life serving others without discrimination,” says Stephan V. Walchuk ’02, MD, whose interest in science and medicine was inspired by his Loyola science teachers. “The practice of emergency medicine gives me opportunities to live that Jesuit teaching on a daily basis.”




“We see a lot of ruptured aneurysms, sepsis and heart attacks, as well as blunt trauma from car accidents and trauma cases flown in from Indiana,” says Advocate Christ ER Chair Brian Sayger, MD. “We work in a life and death environment. It’s extremely stressful, but Stephan is always calm, approachable and compassionate. He does a great job of leading his team.” Like many in his field, Walchuk thrives on the pace and intensity of ER life. It’s an adrenaline-fueled world that appeals to this former Rambler athlete, who was captain of the track team, a track athlete at the University of Notre Dame and the “Fastest Med Student in Chicago,” a title he earned as a medical student in the annual Chicago Medical School Olympics. Walchuk’s need for speed has served him well in Advocate Christ’s trauma center, which is one of the busiest in the Midwest. “You have to move quickly and think quickly and with conviction,” he stresses. “It’s the sine qua non of the job.” Walchuk is also deeply committed to the service aspect of his profession. He has amassed a number of awards —–including the hospital’s MVP Compassion Award —–for his dedication to his patients, their families, his residents and his colleagues. “It’s important to add a little bit of humanity into every encounter in the ER, no matter how brief it is,” he says. “Many of the people I treat are extremely traumatized, and they really need that human connection. Even if I’m treating 30 or 40 patients during a shift, I want them all to feel cared about when I’m with them—–and that their well-being is my only concern.”

LINES of Medicine T ODAY, THE FIELD OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE is one of the top specialty choices for medical school graduates like Stephan Walchuk, MD. But, when Yale University graduate John M. Ortinau ’69, MD, FACEP, was a student at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in the late 1970s, emergency medicine had not yet been established as a specialty. Ortinau’s passion for emergency medicine was ignited by chance when he enrolled in an EMT course offered by Loyola University. “I was fascinated by emergency medicine,” he recalls, “so I pursued additional training and began working as a paramedic at an ambulance company while I finished medical school. Did I do it because I needed the money? Yes. But I also loved the work.” Ortinau graduated from Stritch in 1976 and completed his family medicine residency at Lutheran General Hospital in 1979—–the same year that emergency medicine was recognized as medical specialty. The young family physician was at a crossroads. There were arguments for staying the course and continuing to focus all of his energies on family medicine. But the lure of his first love was too strong. He sat for the emergency medicine certification exams at the age of 33 and took great pride in being a part of the first generation of board-certified emergency physicians in the country. Yet Ortinau and his fellow specialists in emergency medicine still had to earn the respect of their medical peers. “Emergency medicine had to earn its stripes,” he says today. “When it was first recognized as a speciality, we were not immediately welcomed into the house of medicine. Emergency physicians were considered to be jacks of all trades and masters of none. But what you really need in the ER is a physician with a broad base of training and skills because of the breadth of

“There is nothing quite like bringing a patient back from the brink of death,” says John M. Ortinau ‘69, MD, FACEP, who recently received the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Meritorious Service Award for significant contributions to the advancement of emergency medicine by exemplary service.

what one has to accomplish in emergency medicine. That’s what makes the specialty unique. We often refer to it as a horizontal specialty, with a knowledge base that is broad rather than deep.” During his four-decade career in emergency medicine, Ortinau has served in many leadership roles, first as medical director of the department of emergency medicine at Alexian Brothers Medical Center and then as medical director for the Northwest Community Emergency Medical Services System, a position he still holds today. Under his leadership, the EMS system provides pre-hospital emergency care and services for more than 75,000 patients annually in the city’s northwest suburbs, as well as entry-level and continuing education to the area’s EMTs, paramedics and emergency communications RNs. He also teaches numerous classes to EMTs, paramedics and emergency nurses each year. Even as he has advanced his field as an

administrator and educator, Ortinau has never forgotten his first love: practicing on the front lines of medicine, when lives often hang in the balance and every second counts. He continued to practice emergency medicine until 2013—–a total of 37 years of serving patients in ambulances and emergency rooms. “I’ve enjoyed the breadth and scope of this specialty,” says the veteran emergency physician, who was recently awarded the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Meritorious Service Award for significant contributions to the advancement of emergency medicine by exemplary service. “It has been immensely rewarding to be able to help people of all ages with all types of problems,” he reflects. “As an ER doc, you realize early on that life is fragile and tenuous —–and bringing a patient back from the brink of death stands out as one of the most dramatic and rewarding things a physician can do.” 4

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Lacrosse Legends B RIDGET K. DWYER LACIEN ’98 athletes who came together and had a lot clearly remembers her first high of fun,” King recalls. “I’m amazed when I school lacrosse tournament on look at the program today. Now Loyola the East Coast, girls are being recruited by top a hotbed for the sport. So college programs.” does her former teammate That 1997 team, coached and friend, Courtney L. King by Rachel Nelson and Allison Murphy ’98. Gans, will be inducted into “People out there didn’t Loyola Academy’s Athletic Hall know we played lacrosse in the of Fame on Friday evening, Midwest,” Bridget Dwyer jokes. October 14. Bridget Dwyer, “We had a lot to learn,” who went on to play for adds King. Georgetown, will be one of 8 . Dwyer ‘9 But it didn’t take long for the 12 individual inductees. Bridget K the Ramblers to find success. In its “It’s an honor to be third season of existence, the girls’ lacrosse inducted into Loyola’s Athletic Hall program captured a state championship. of Fame along with the whole team,” Bridget Dwyer and Courtney King she confides. “This award is especially didn’t know at the time that they would be meaningful to me because I watched the leaving a legacy that would inspire future sport take off at Loyola and throughout Rambler athletes. Since that first title in 1997, the State of Illinois.” Loyola girls’ lacrosse teams have won 11 Courtney King was also surprised more state championships, including eight and honored to learn of the 1997 team’s consecutive titles in the past eight years. induction. The two friends agree that the “We had a great group of talented induction validates the lacrosse program’s


The 1997 team got good fast and set a high standard right away. They were pioneers, and they gave every other team after them something to strive for.


JOHN E. DWYER III ‘67 Head Coach, Girls’ Lacrosse Team

place in Loyola lore. “The 1997 team set the tone for the future of the program, which is one of the most accomplished in Loyola’s athletic department, with 12 state championships in 22 seasons,” says Bridget’s father, John E. Dwyer III ’67, who has served as head

coach for girls’ lacrosse at Loyola since 2002. “The 1997 team got good fast and set a high standard right away. They were pioneers, and they gave every other team after them something to strive for. We took that momentum and ran with it.” Meghan Huffman Brennan ’07 started playing lacrosse as a freshman. Before high school, she didn’t know much about the sport, but she was athletic and decided to give it a go. The Ramblers won two state titles while she played on the team. “It wasn’t until my sophomore year that I realized the dynasty we had,” says Huffman, who has coached lacrosse at Loyola and now works in the school’s special events office. “It inspired me to be a better player and to work harder to keep the legacy and tradition going.” Huffman believes that the 1997 team’s induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame is an honor for the entire lacrosse program. “I definitely feel a sense of pride,” she states. “The 1997 team members set the foundation for the rest of us and are very deserving of this recognition.” “What’s nice about our program,” adds Coach Dwyer, “is how everybody stays in touch and stays connected.” Although it’s been nearly 20 years since the 1997 state title, Bridget Dwyer and Courtney King remain close. A friendship that started when they were five years old was strengthened by their shared experience on Loyola’s lacrosse team. They even served as bridesmaids for one another at their weddings. When Meghan Huffman was married this summer, her former teammate, Kathleen B. Dwyer ’07, one of Coach Dwyer’s four daughters, served as a bridesmaid. “Once you play in the program, you’re always a part of the program,” Coach Dwyer observes. “It’s not a surprise when former players pop in for a practice, come to a game or show up at a summer camp. They were all proud to play for Loyola.” 4

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Honoring Loyola’s Legendary Athletes Join us on Friday evening, October 14, as we induct 14 individuals and four teams into the Loyola Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. IN D IVID UAL S



Hanley Dawson IV ‘86

Tara E. (Jacobson) Swelstad ‘98



Raymond M. Del Fava ‘82

Daniel R. Pawlikowski ‘96



Robert M. “Beau” Desherow ‘93



Patrick Turek Sullivan ‘00

John Holecek Head Varsity Football Coach


Bridget K. Dwyer LaCien ‘98

1997 Girls’ Lacrosse 2000 Boys’ Golf 2001 Boys’ Golf 2002 Boys’ Baseball

John M. Prikos ‘91



Ryan T. Gallagher ‘93

Bryan M. Tews ‘03



John T. Haas ‘91

Kenneth W. Wiltgen (RIP)





Our Athletic Hall of Fame celebration will continue on Saturday, October 15, with a noon tailgate outside of Sachs Stadium, followed by the Loyola vs. Providence Catholic football game at 1:30 p.m. Our 2016 inductees will be honored at a special halftime ceremony.

For more information, please contact Alumni Director Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org or visit goramblers.org/halloffame.

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It’s a GREAT WEEK to be a Rambler!

Whether you join us for one event or the entire lineup, you’ll be enriched and inspired as you connect with Fr. McGrath and your fellow Loyola community members to celebrate our Jesuit mission. We look forward to seeing you in November!

k Rev. Patric

, SJ E. McGrath


All Saints’ Day Mass

Lights, Camera, Action! From Loyola to the Silver Screen

Tuesday, November 1 6 p.m. Loyola Academy

Wednesday, November 2


Join us in the Loyola Chapel to celebrate the Feast of All Saints with Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, and your fellow Loyola community members as we kick off President’s Week 2016.

6 to 9 p.m. Greenhouse Loft, Chicago $50 per person Space is limited. It’s showtime! Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a cinematic adventure as Loyola alumni in the film industry talk about their work and show short clips of their films. You’ll meet producer and writer Meredith A. Lavender ’96, known for Meredith her work on Nashville and Missing; NFL A. Lavend er ‘96 wide receiver turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry ’99 (see story on page 2); director/actor/ cinematographer James C. Boratyn ’07, who is collaborating with his wife on a film inspired by her battle with breast cancer; and filmmaker Colleen A. Shaw ’07, who documented the heroic struggle of Patrick Stein ’11 after a life-shattering aneurysm left him with locked-in syndrome.


Excellence On and Off the Ice Thursday, November 3 11:30 a.m. check in for lunch Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse, Chicago $100 per person Seating is limited. What does leading a team of professional athletes have in common Rocky W with leading irtz a successful corporation? Join us at Gibson’s and find out as Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and his son, Breakthru Beverage Group Chairman Daniel R. Wirtz ’95, talk about their leadership practices on and off the ice at this luncheon emceed by Blackhawks announcer Patrick J. Foley ’72.

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As we head into the holiday season, Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, is bringing Loyola alumni, students, parents, graduate parents and friends together for President’s Week 2016— five days of faith, friendship, networking and more.

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Vision 2020: An Inspired Worldview Saturday, November 5 Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus 5 p.m. — Mass Madonna della Strada Chapel 6 p.m. — Cocktails 7:30 p.m. — Dinner Sister Jean Schmidt Ballroom $500 per person Seating is limited. Business casual attire

What is God calling us to do in the next five years and beyond? Our President’s Dinner takes on a new format this year as we return to our roots on the Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus—–where Loyola Academy welcomed its first class of 88 Ramblers in 1909. Join us for Mass in the university’s breathtaking Madonna della Strada Chapel, followed by an elegant dinner with Fr. McGrath as he reflects on Loyola Academy’s timehonored Jesuit traditions and shares his vision for the future.

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Celebrating Our Faith and Friendship Sunday, November 6 7 p.m. Loyola Academy


Join us for a new take on networking! Mix and mingle with some our community’s most influential, innovative and inspiring business leaders, who will share their stories and strategies for success. Our lineup includes Hanley Dawson IV ’86, president of the Patrick Dealer Group; Jimmy Samartzis ’94, vice president of food services and the United Club at United Airlines; Ryan M. O’Donnell ’95, owner of Gemini Bistro and Coda Di Volpe; Erin Casey Wolf ’98, co-franchisor of Bella Bridesmaids; Sarah A. Hamilton ’99, managing director at Kivvit; Michael A. Salvatore ’99, owner of Heritage Bicycles General Store and Heritage Outpost coffee shop; and Loyola parent Susan Hayes Gordon, senior vice president and Jimmy Sa chief marketing and martzis ‘9 4 external affairs officer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.




5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus $50 per person

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Join us on Sunday evening for a Family Mass with Fr. McGrath and a reception for the entire Loyola community as we honor longtime Loyola educator Joseph Taylor, the recipient of our 2016 Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth. Described by colleagues and students alike as a humble role model of what it means to be a man for others, Joe Taylor has brought our Jesuit mission to life for more than half a century as a teacher, administrator, campus minister, Kairos retreat leader, community service program director, adult chaplain, mentor and friend. “For more than 50 years, Joe Taylor has poured himself into the mission of Loyola Academy,” says Fr. McGrath. “Generations of Ramblers have benefited from his wisdom, kindness and exemplary model of faith in action.”

To find out more about President’s Week, register for an event or sign up as a sponsor, please visit us at goramblers.org/presidentsweek or call our Special Events Office at 847.920.2714.

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1959 Henry J. “Chips” Feeley Jr. has authored a second book, Painting the Joy of Sleeping Bear Country, which is available on Amazon along with his first book, Painting the Magic of Sleeping Bear Country.

1964 Ryan M. O’Donnell ’95 in August 2016, two weeks after the opening of Coda di Volpe, his newest restaurant, in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood

Rambler restaurateur Ryan O’Donnell ‘95 brings Southern Italian cuisine to Southport.


HICAGO FOODIES HAVE BEEN FLOCKING to the corner of Southport and Henderson in Lakeview since midsummer to sample the Southern Italian fare being served up at Coda di Volpe, Ryan M. O’Donnell’s newest restaurant. Coda di Volpe means “tail of the fox” in Italian, and is also the name of a white wine grape indigenous to the Campania region of Italy. O’Donnell’s rise as a restaurateur is rooted in his longtime love of food and cooking. A chef at heart, he graduated from the culinary program at Chicago’s Kendall College in 2000; headed west to gain experience as the Chef de Cuisine at Miraval, a five-star spa and resort in Arizona; and then returned to Chicago to work at Keefer’s in River North, where he learned how to run a restaurant under the tutelage of owner Glenn Keefer. O’Donnell seems to have a penchant for coordinating his restaurant openings with major life events. He launched his first restaurant, Gemini Bistro, in 2009, four days after his wedding. Life got even busier after that, as O’Donnell and his wife, Anna, celebrated the opening of Rustic House and the birth of their first son in 2011, the opening of Kabocha and the birth of their second son in 2013 and the opening of Coda di Volpe and the birth of their third son in 2016. Although O’Donnell’s family seems to grow every time he opens a new restaurant, he jokes that the correlation is purely coincidental and not a part of his business plan. Stop by Coda di Volpe soon to enjoy some wood-grilled seafood, handmade pasta or wood-fired Neapolitan pizza—–and find out why this Rambler’s newest dining destination was listed as one of Zagat 2016’s 15 most anticipated summer openings in Chicago.

Larry J. Potesta has authored his first novel, Paris to Saigon, set during the Vietnam War. It is available on Amazon.

1971 John E. Musker and Ron Clements are codirecting Disney’s 56th film, Moana, a musical about a teen who sets out on an adventure to find a fabled island in the South Pacific. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who sings the theme song, is also the voice of Demigod Maui, who joins Moana on her adventure. The feature will be released on November 23.

John E. Musker ‘71 (right) with Moana producer Osnat Shurer (left) and codirector Ron Clements. Meet Ryan M. O’Donnell ’95 during President’s Week 2016: O’Donnell will be sharing his story and strategies for success with fellow Ramblers at the Schreiber Center on the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus on November 3. Find out more on page 11.




Robert C. Ryan, a partner at the Reno office of Holland & Hart and a registered



patent attorney, has been named to the IAM Strategy 300, which recognizes the world’s leading intellectual property strategists. Robert C. Ryan ‘71

1972 Patrick J. Foley, announcer for the Chicago Blackhawks, was named Best Radio/TV Announcer by the Chicago Reader.

1975 Michael J. Jaskoski, a college counselor at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, completed the Boston Marathon in April and raised more than $8,000 for the American Liver Foundation.

Keith Lambert and Mark C. Passerini cofounded the Om of Medicine in 2010, a medical cannabis dispensary in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Om recently collaborated with the University of Michigan on a research study on the reduction of opioid use in patients using medical marijuana, which was published in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Pain.

1997 Montana Butsch, executive director of the Chicago Training Center (CTC), was a recipient of the 2016 President’s Council Community Leadership Award, presented to only Montana Butsch ‘97 50 individuals with a CTC alumna or organizations nationwide. The award recognizes programs that create or enhance community opportunities to engage in sports, physical activity, fitness or nutrition-related activities. Thanks to the 2010 CTC alumna shown in the photo above, he also received the Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence from the Center for Educational Opportunity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his organization’s support of economically disadvantaged and first-generation college students. Peter C. Lee and his wife, Becky, celebrated the birth of their fourth child, Adeline Grace, in July.

Michael J. Jaskoski ’75 with a former student at the 2016 Boston Marathon

Capt. Robert C. “Chad” Sain, USN (Ret), runs his own vacation rental services business in Palm Springs, California, and offers special rates for Loyola alumni.

Adeline Gra ce, daughter of Peter C . Lee ‘97

Michael A. Lowe, winner of 14 Chicago/ Midwest Emmy Awards, is now a full-time general assignment reporter at “Chicago’s Very Own” WGN-Channel 9. Lowe worked as an intern in the sports department at WGN 18 years ago.

Meredith K. (Szpunar) Martin-Johnston, DO, MPH, an obstetrician/gynecologist working out of Women’s Health Specialists at Advocate Lutheran General and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, is certified in the use of the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System/Minimally Invasive Surgery. She earned her doctorate in 2005 from the Nova Southeastern University of Osteopathic Medicine. She and her husband, Miguel, have three daughters.

1999 Elizabeth A. Stoll, a CANDO Research Fellow at Newcastle University’s Institute of Neuroscience in the UK, is the lead author of a groundbreaking study in brain cancer research. “Most cells within the adult brain require sugars to produce energy and sustain function,” Stoll reported in the journal Neuro-Oncology. “Interestingly, we have discovered that malignant glioma cells have a completely different metabolic strategy, as they actually prefer to break down fats to make energy.” Her team’s findings show that the glioma cells grow more slowly if treated with a drug that prevents the cells from producing energy from fatty acids. Dana A. Szpunar is a producer for network television in Palm Beach, Florida. He previously served as a personal assistant for the European Madonna tour and as a producer and presenter for the University of Miami’s Canes Gone Crazy television show.

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2000 Carolyn Kozlak is a public policy fellow in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.

2001 Stephanie N. Rejzer (see photo below) married Art Hughes in October at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford. She earned her BA from the University of San Diego and her MAS from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Stephanie and Art work and reside in the Chicago suburbs. Mercedes J. Szpunar, MD, PhD, is currently a research resident in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. She joined UC San Diego’s research track after earning her PhD and MD at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

2002 Joseph B. Kennedy and his wife, Karlee, were featured on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters in August. Kennedy is beginning his second season as assistant basketball coach for the Holy Cross Crusaders. A 2007 graduate of Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in education and social

policy, he was a four-year letterman on Northwestern’s Wildcats basketball team.

2004 Mariah R. Szpunar is a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Florida. She earned a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Miami, Florida, in 2013.

2005 Mary E. Lundgren married Ryan E. Sasso in November 2014 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The couple resides in Yokosuka, Japan, on orders with the United States Navy. Lundgren owns a photography business and works for a civilian contractor in the federal defense sector.

The Patrick F. Murtaugh ’06 family

Patrick F. Murtaugh and his wife, Kate, announced the birth of their son, Fitzgerald Thomas, in May.


2006 Katherine C. Kragh-Buetow, PhD, defended her dissertation in December 2015 and earned her doctorate in materials science and engineering at Penn State University in May 2016. She conducted her research in collaboration with the NASA Glenn Research Center as a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow. She is currently a process engineer at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Ramblers at the wedding of Stephanie N. Rejzer ‘01: F R O N T R O W (l-r)—–Katherine T. Lewandowski ’01, Kathleen A. McKeown ’99, Therese A. Coughlin ’01, the bride, Kimberly Denten Clark ’01, Mary Kate Johnson Zalatoris ’00, Mary E. Roseberg ’01 and Jean T. Johnson Sidley ’03 B A C K R O W —–David A. Behof ’92, Jacqueline Zur Behof ’01, Ryan P. Crotty ’00, Joshua N. Becker ’00 and Jonas J. Zalatoris ’00

Olympic gold medalist Conor J. Dwyer ‘07

Conor J. Dwyer had a stellar performance at the 2016 Olympics, where he represented Team USA in three events. Dwyer won gold in the 4x200 free relay, racing with teammates Ryan Lochte, Townley Haas and Michael Phelps. He also won bronze—–his first individual Olympic medal—–in the 200m freestyle. In the 400m freestyle, he just missed the podium, earning fourth place.








Dynamic duo: Erin Casey Wolf ‘98 and her mother, Kathleen Casey, at Bella Bridesmaids on Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Bridesmaids are no longer second-class citizens, thanks to Erin Casey Wolf ‘98.


HEN ERIN CASEY WOLF ’98 was planning her wedding to Christopher M. Wolf ’97 in 2007, she searched in vain for a store that would meet the needs of her bridesmaids. “I wanted to go shopping with my bridesmaids and give them the freedom to choose their own dress styles,” says Wolf today. “But we couldn’t find a store that offered the dresses or the experience that we were looking for.” Around that time, Erin’s mom, Kathleen, called and asked, “Have you heard about Bella Bridesmaids? They cater exclusively to bridesmaids. I’m looking at an ad in a bridal magazine, and it says they have franchise opportunities available.” “I had recently been promoted at work,” recalls Wolf, “we were planning a wedding for over 500 people, and my retail experience was extremely limited. So I said to my mom, ‘You’re crazy. We’re not capable of opening a bridesmaids’ boutique.’” But her mother was relentless, so Wolf met with the franchise founder, toured Bella Bridesmaids’ flagship store in San Francisco and observed an appointment with a wedding party. Sold on the idea, she giftwrapped a photo of the store and presented it to her mom on Mother’s Day, along with an invitation to operate a franchise as partners. They signed the agreement in June 2007, opened a Chicago location in September and still managed to pull off Erin’s wedding without a hitch in November. Within a year, their store had become one of the company’s highest-grossing locations and a seat of innovation for the franchise as they diversified the product line. By July 2012, they had acquired the entire franchise system. Wolf loves building relationships with customers and franchisees at 50 Bella Bridesmaids locations nationwide. True to her Loyola values, she also donates dresses to The Glass Slipper Project, so that low-income teens can attend their proms in style; mentors students through Boys Hope Girls Hope; and serves as a mock client for Loyola University Chicago marketing classes. Read more about Erin’s story at bellabridesmaids.com.

Meet Erin Casey Wolf ’98 during President’s Week 2016: Wolf will be sharing her story and strategies for success with fellow Ramblers at the Schreiber Center on the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus on November 3. Find out more on page 11.

Thomas H. McNamara was featured on episode two of the Comedy Show Show on Seeso, NBC’s comedy Thomas H. M cNamara ’08 streaming service.

2009 Meredith L. Chait graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in global and international studies and a BS in journalism, a minor in history and a minor in Swahili. She received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant and traveled to Ventspils, Latvia, where she taught English to high school and college students and served as a hockey instructor for children ages 5–8.

Alexander G. Maragos ’09 (second from left) with his NBC 5 team

Alexander G. Maragos has been named morning news anchor for the NBC-owned television station WMAQ-Channel 5. Maragos has been filling in since March. NBC 5 News Today airs from 4 to 7 a.m. weekdays. Christine L. Penkala Marikos and her husband, Brian Marikos, celebrated the birth of their first child, Eleanor Renate, in April in Keller, Texas. enate, Eleanor R ine L . of Christ r daughte 9 ‘0 s o k ri Ma Penkala

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2010 continued Water Polo team traveled to Prague to compete in the EU Nations Women’s Water Polo Cup in June. Her team tied for fifth place.


Colleen A. Shaw ’07 is using her filmmaking skills to help Patrick Stein ’11 tell the world about life with locked-in syndrome.

Filmmaker Colleen Shaw ‘07 focuses her lens on the locked-in life of Patrick Stein ‘11.


HEN COLLEEN A. SHAW ’07 FIRST HEARD about the life-shattering aneurysm that had left Patrick Stein ’11 with a devastating condition called locked-in syndrome, she wanted to help. Shaw, who had recently left her job at the production company Radical Media to pursue a passion project, had access to world-class cinematographers and editors, as well as the best equipment—– everything that she needed to give Stein a voice. So the New York resident flew out to Chicago with cameraman Sami Salmenkivi to meet her fellow Rambler and begin filming. Although locked-in syndrome had left the former swim team champion mute and almost completely paralyzed except for the muscles that controlled his eye movement, Stein’s cognitive abilities and legendary sense of humor were intact. As he communicated with Shaw through the use of a spelling board, painstakingly blinking out his thoughts letter by letter, Shaw began to see glimpses of his invincible spirit and the fierce determination of a former athlete. “During the filming, we formed a bond,” she confides, “and I also got a sense of what Patrick really wanted and what he wanted to say to the world.” After eight months of filming, Shaw screened All in My Head in New York. Although it was still a work in progress, members of the screening audience—–a who’s who of industry insiders that included high-ranking executives from HBO—–raved. “By shooting this 30-minute documentary about Patrick’s life and predicament and spirit,” says Shaw, “we hope to give him a creative outlet and some control over his life while raising awareness about locked-in syndrome and other forms of paralysis.” Shaw is now working on a feature-length documentary about Stein and another Loyola alumnus, whose identity is being kept under wraps for now. The film will be completed in 2021. “It’s about two friends and star athletes who are on the same trajectory,” Shaw reveals, “and then everything changes in the blink of an eye.” Meet Colleen A. Shaw ’07 during President’s Week 2016: Shaw will be sharing her story and a trailer of her film with fellow Ramblers at the Greenhouse Loft in Chicago on November 2. Find out more on page 10.




Colleen M. Smith, an All-American lacrosse defender at Princeton, has joined the Yale University women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach.

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2012 Colleen A. Feldheim, a junior infielder on the softball team at the University of Northwestern St. Paul, was named Upper Midwest Athletic Conference All-Conference.

2013 Peter E. Pujals, a senior quarterback at the College of the Holy Cross, was chosen from a national field of top college quarterbacks to serve as an instructor at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Peter’s father and grandparents are natives of Thibodaux, so he is no stranger to the city. In fact, Peter attended the Manning Passing Academy football camp as a Loyola freshman. Danny Rafferty, a Bucknell University junior, was selected by Oakland Athletics in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in June. Daniel Woodrow, a Creighton University junior, was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in June.

2016 Kyle A. Alvares and Sam J. Serio have cofounded livelegato.com, a music blog committed to delivering, discussing and debuting the latest music and artists that embody the philosophy of legato. They recently interviewed Chance Encounter, a group of Ramblers from the Classes of 2016 and 2017. 4

LOYALTY That Changes Lives Meet two members of Loyola Academy’s new loyalty program, LA LOYAL, and learn why they give every year to transform lives every day.


HAT RONALD “REB” BANAS ’81 LOVED MOST about his Loyola years was the sense of belonging and camaraderie that he felt as a Rambler. “I met Ramblers from all over the Chicago area at Loyola,” says the Northfield native. “There was a real sense of community. Everyone had a different story to tell, and my friendships with classmates from other cultures and communities taught me a lot about life. “My time at Loyola shaped me as a person and prepared me well for college Estelle Pappas ‘11 Ronald “Reb” Banas ‘81 and beyond,” he adds. “I learned a lot at Loyola—and I’m not just talking about biology or math, but about putting others first, picking people up and not leaving anyone behind.” When asked why he made it an annual tradition to support Loyola Academy, his answer was simple. “I take great pride in being a Loyola Academy graduate, and my connection grows stronger as time goes on. Once my children became Ramblers, I wanted to help out even more. Giving every year is a way of expressing my gratitude for a great education—and a way of making sure that future generations of Ramblers will get a great education as well.” Although Estelle Pappas ’11 is just starting her career at Discover Financial Services, she has made small gifts to Loyola for the past five years. “I give every year because Loyola Academy was more than just a four-year experience for me,” says Pappas. “It was a formative journey that taught me the Jesuit way of life, which I am fortunate to take with me wherever I may go. The least I can do is give back to the school that gave me so much.” Pappas acknowledges that it can be difficult for young professionals and millennials to “wrap their minds around giving back,” because they are just starting out in their careers, going to graduate school or paying off student loans. “But even with all of my expenses, I still manage to buy a few glasses of wine or a daily latte,” she reasons. “If you think about giving up a latte one day a week to give current and future Loyola students the same opportunities that you had as a Rambler, that is a whole lot better than the taste of a latte for one morning. By giving to Loyola, you leave a legacy—and you enable the next generation of Ramblers to have an incredible high school experience and ultimately influence the community and the world around them in a positive way.” In 2016, Loyola Academy launched LA LOYAL to honor steadfast supporters like Reb Banas and Estelle Pappas, who give consistently to help Loyola prepare a diverse population of young people for lives of faith, leadership and service. Why is consistent giving so important? “It’s the cornerstone of our annual giving program,” states Director of Annual Giving Martha Ortinau Rowe ’05. “The alumni, parents and friends who give every year provide the reliable base of support that makes our distinctive Jesuit mission possible. LA LOYAL, our new donor loyalty program, recognizes these committed supporters who enable young people from every culture and community to reap the many benefits of a Jesuit educational experience at Loyola Academy.”


To find out more about LA LOYAL, contact Director of Annual Giving Martha Ortinau Rowe ’05 at 847.920.2719 or mrowe@loy.org.


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The Loyola Academy community joins in prayerful

REMEMBRANCE of those who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. E. David Ahlering, DDS, father of Tim E. Ahlering ’77. Elizabeth Albright, grandmother of Kevin D. ’92, Daniel C. ’94 and Michael T. Roth ’95. Chandra C. Allen, wife of Jack B. Allen ’49. Joseph R. Anzelone Jr. ’60. Mary Elizabeth Becker, grandmother of C. Fulton II ’09 and Eleanor G. Becker ’12. Marcia P. Bidwill, wife of Brian R. Bidwill ’76. Charles D. Bishop ’40. Kathleen C. Bishop, wife of Mark T. Bishop ’63. Mary Catherine Blindauer, mother of Benette Blindauer Pauluzzi LdM ’79. Charles R. Boedicker, father of Charles “Chip” R. Boedicker Jr. ’70. George F. Boesen ’44, father of Thomas P. Boesen ’70. Michael Borkowski, father of Natasha L. Borkowski ’17. Alex H. Born, grandson of Therese Schreiner, Loyola faculty member 1991–2016. Cy Boroff, father of Robert S. Boroff ’82. Barbara A. Borowski, mother of Donald J. Borowski ’86. Pavle Briskovic, grandfather of Mandalena ’05, Christina ’08 and Paul Briskovic ’15. James M. Browne ’62. James P. Burke, grandfather of Dillon J. ’14, Olivia R. ’16, Rachel A. ’18 and Nathan Burke ’20. Margaret Burns, mother of Alice Burns Boreani LdM ’79. Willard J. Burns, father of Daniel M. Burns ’73 and grandfather of Michael A. Burns ’09. Allen J. Busa ’58. Jerry Butler, grandfather of Stephen D. Christ ’05. Angelo Philip Cannizzaro ’59, brother of Albert J. ’62, J. Lawrence ’67 and Sam F. Cannizzaro ’76. Marion L. Cannon, wife of Jay E. Cannon ’37 RIP, mother of Armand R. Capdevielle ’59 RIP and Jay E. Cannon III ’62 and brother of Victor F. ’60 RIP and Robert L. Capdevielle ’63. Jeffrey S. Capedevielle, son of Armand R. Capdevielle ’59 RIP. Victor F. Capdevielle ’60, brother of Armand R. ’59 RIP and Robert L. Capdevielle ’63. Frank J. Cappitelli, father of Katherine E. ’04 and Colleen M. Cappitelli ’05. Christopher T. Carley ’60, father of Christopher J. ’86 and Brian E. Carley ’90 and brother of William M. Carley ’54.




Robert A. Carrane ’52. Olga Ferreira Carraso, mother of Mayra Faddul, Loyola faculty 2006–16. Nancy C. Carroll, grandmother of James T. ’11 and Megan A. Bonner ’15. Frances A. Catino, mother of Vincent ’70, Carmen A. ’77 and Anthony V. Catino Jr. ’80. Thomas J. Cavanagh ’56. Helen Chodor, grandmother of Ronald R. Dougherty ’89. Joseph Cieslukiewicz, grandfather of Francis P. IV ’02 and Joseph R. DeRosa ’07 and Christina DeRosa Thomas ’04. Richard M. Citti ’50, brother of Joseph L. Citti ’47. Edward J. Claffey, father of Timothy J. Claffey ’80 and grandfather of Timothy E. Claffey ’08. John R. Clark, father of Timothy N. Clark ’95 RIP. Theodore M. Clarke ’60. John Clemens, husband of Maureen Dorgan Clemens LdM ’73. Paul J. Clower ’76, brother of Gregory J. ’77, Christopher J. ’83 and Kevin J. Clower ’85. Mark S. Collins ’69, brother of E. Michael ’66 and David B. Collins ’73. Meaghan M. Collins, daughter of Philip E. Collins ’64 and sister of Thomas P. III ’90 and Brian R. McGurn ’91. James G. Comiskey ’79. Alfred C. Conradi, father of Diane Conradi Thrasher LdM ’75. James R. Conway, father of James W. ’59, Michael C. ’64 and R. C. Conway ’70. Brian Creevy, brother of Patrick J. ’66, Kevin S. ’70 and Robert S. Creevy ’80. Charles T. Crowley ’80, son of Martin J. Crowley Jr. ’46 and brother of Martin J. Crowley III ’79. James E. Cunningham, grandfather of Susan Zelasko Bedell ’98 and Timothy J. Zelasko ’99. Michael Daly, father of Michele Daly Sciabica LdM ’87. Anthony P. Danielak Jr., father of Mark F. ’71 and Anthony P. Danielak III ’74 and grandfather of and Matthew T. ’01, Anthony P. IV ’02, Michael J. ’05 and John P. Danielak ’12. Leonard W. Deden ’45. John A. Degnan ’52.

Nicholas J. DeLeonardis, father of John Paul DeLeonardis ’90. Edward G. Denten ’50, father of Michael R. ’74 and Timothy J. Denten ’77; grandfather of Andrew W. ’99 and Michelle L. Denten ’06, Kimberly Denten Clark ’01 and Dylan L. Newman ’19; and brother of Arthur J. ’41 RIP, William A. ’43 and Raymond T. Denten ’47. William J. Devlin ’60, brother of Neil J. Devlin ’65. Ruth DiMeo, mother of Bernard G. DiMeo ’67. Salvatore J. DiMucci III ’99. Laura Bartosz Dinelli, sister of Sarah LdM ’79, Donald J. ’85 and Joseph A. Bartosz ’87 and daughter of Kenneth A. Bartosz RIP, Loyola faculty 1964–2002. Richard A. Distajo ’90, brother of Ronald J. Distajo ’88. Susan L. Domain ’07. Claire Dussel, mother of Paul A. ’66, Philip A. ’70, Mark W. ’73, Andrew C. ’75 and Anthony J. Dussel ’83. Genevieve T. Ehlert, grandmother of John L. Jr. ’81, James E. ’84, Daniel B. ’86 and Michael T. Dentzer ’90 and Jay M. Strohm Jr. ’93. Mariann Ennis, wife of John E. Ennis Jr. ’53 RIP and mother of John E. III ’76 and P. Christopher Ennis ’78 RIP. John J. Enright ’41. Virginia Esch, grandmother of Dennis R. ’90 and Matthew J. Stonequist ’07. Margaret McIntyre Farina, mother of Christopher P. Farina ’07. Thomas M. Finnegan ’53, brother of Bernard A. Finnegan ’55. Mary Frances Flando, mother of Andrew F. Flando ’84, Mary Pat Flando Johns LdM ’81, Margaret Flando Klomen LdM ’76 and Elizabeth Flando McClain LdM ’73; grandmother of Michael A. ’02, Patrick ’03 and Andrew T. McClain ’06; and sister of John D. Heffernan ’50. John L. “Jack” Flynn Sr. ’48, father of John L. Flynn Jr. ’83 and brother of Donald G. Flynn ’52 RIP. John P. Forde, father of John P. Forde ’88. Franz Funovits, father of Peter F. Funovits ’76, Mary Ann Funovits Hermes LdM ’78 and Christina Funovits Kirby LdM ’79. Thomas J. Gara, father of Martin R. Gara ’89 RIP. Hon. Louis B. Garippo, father of Thomas L. ’81 and James N. Garippo ’83 RIP. Constance S. Garmoe, wife of Robert H. Garmoe ’47.

Dorothy Petersen Hughes, mother of Patrick H. Hughes ’60 and grandmother of Daniel T. ’90 and John B. Hughes ’94. Richard P. Huml, father of John P. Huml ’83, grandfather of Molly ’13 and John Murphy ’20 and Matthew R. Schauwecker ’19 and brother of Stuart F. ’54 RIP and Peter A. Huml ’57. Donna Marando Irion, sister of Gary A. Marando, Loyola administrator 2010 to present. Rosemary Joyce, mother of Timothy M. Joyce ’91. B. Paul Justen, DDS, father of Heather Justen Markwart LdM ’74 and Pamela Justen Wilson LdM ’72. Ann Marie Kaiser, wife of Douglas R. Kaiser ’64. Ruth A. Kaitis, mother of Frank S. Kaitis ’72. Vera P. Kasimatis, mother of Steven J. Kasimatis ’75 and Mary Kasimatis Maragos LdM ’75. Alice Kauss, mother of James J. Kauss ’65 and grandmother of Maria S. Ryan ’17. Paul J. Keller ’86, brother of Kenneth T. ’82 RIP and Michael P. Keller ’84. Mary Catherine “Katie” Kelly ’08, daughter of John F. Kelly III ’69 and sister of John F. Kelly IV ’06. Mary M. Kerrigan, wife of F. Robert Kerrigan ’50; mother of Patrick F. ’78, Michael J. ’81, Daniel J. ’82 and Timothy R. Kerrigan ’85; grandmother of Robert J. ’06, Grace M. ’11, Emma K. ’13 and Macklin J. Kerrigan ’16 and Christopher J. Jr. ’00, Breandan J. ’03 and Patrick H. McNulty ’06. Suzanne Kidwell, grandmother of John L. Jr. ’02, Michael E. ’05 and Anna R. Kolleng ’09. Erna Kiefer, mother of Molly Kiefer Dargiewicz LdM ’74. Richard H. Kolb ’53, father of Richard H. Kolb Jr. ’18. John J. Kopczyk, grandfather of Rachel C. Kopczyk ’03. Evelyn R. Kubasiak, grandmother of John C. ’03 and Paul E. Kubasiak ’08 and mother-in-law of Deborah Lange, MD, Loyola faculty 2001 to present. Pauleen Kurko, grandmother of Haley C. Hartzel ’14. Patricia Kutsch, mother of Kevin P. ’69, Patti LdM ’71, David J. ’73 and John H. Kutsch ’86 and sister of William E. Marmitt ’45 RIP. Elmer F. Layden Jr. ’48, grandfather of Kendall Westrich Davis ’03. Russell J. Leoni, father of Teri Ann Leoni Pikarski LdM ’85 and grandfather of Nicholas J. Pikarski ’18. Michael E. Likvan, father of Mary Likvan Lentzen LdM ’76. Elaine E. Little, mother of Laura Little Zdon LdM ’75. Ellen Mae Long, mother of John D. ’76 and Patrick M. Long ’83. John M. Long Jr., father of John D. ’76 and Patrick M. Long ’83. Gabriel A. Lorenzo, MD, father of Gabriel A. Lorenzo Jr. ’77. Rosalie L. Lucarelli, mother of Catherine Lucarelli Shaughnessy LdM ’82. Martha E. Luciano, grandmother of Alexis M. Wilk ’13. Lawrence S. Luxem ’67, son of Arthur L. Luxem Jr. ’40 RIP and brother of Thomas P. ’70, James A. ’75, Matthew S. ’79 and Robert B. Luxem ’84. Terrence J. MacLean ’54. Eric G. Madden ’02, brother of Melanie Madden Bales ’04 and Brianne E. Madden ’10. Virginia Ann Majcher, wife of David M. Majcher ’73. Stanley G. Malinowski, father of William T. ’03 and Elizabeth R. Malinowski ’05.


Loretta Neff Garvey, mother of Michael G. ’74, Bernard C. Jr. ’75, Kenneth I. ’78, Kevin P. ’81 and Daniel J. Garvey ’84 and grandmother of Shannon M. ’09 and Joseph L. Garvey ’12. Mary E. Gassert, mother of Frederick J. III ’69 and Timothy B. Gassert ’77. Florence M. Gavin, wife of Ralph J. Gavin ’47 RIP and mother of Michael R. ’75, Kathleen LdM ’77 and John P. Gavin ’86, Margo Gavin Czechowski LdM ’72, Eileen Gavin Jorgensen LdM ’73 and Susan Gavin Sinopoli LdM ’80. Jack “Toddy” Geffinger, father of John M. “Mick” Geffinger ’76 and grandfather of Raymond P. O’Connell ’81. Francis J. “Frank” Gerlits ’49, brother of John T. Gerlits Jr. ’47. Rita Marie Gesualdo, mother of Ralph J. ’75 and Gregory F. Gesualdo ’78 and grandmother of Francis A. ’01 and Jeneane Gesualdo ’03 and Richard H. ’09 and Vivien G. Fisher ’17. Josephine Gianfortune, grandmother of Michael A. ’05 and Gianna R. Gianfortune ’11. Michele Prest Gibson LdM ’71, sister of Terry Prest ’63. Dennis M. Gioffredi, father of Jennifer Gioffredi Welter ’96. John Thomas Gmelich, MD, ’56. Joseph C. Godfrey III ’57. Elizabeth “Betty” Golden, mother of Betty Pat Golden McCoy LdM ’73 and Peggy Golden Nolan LdM ’85 and grandmother of Ryan ’04 and Maggie McCoy ’10. Agustin R. Gomez, father of Agustin Goméz-Leal ’82 and Alejandro Gomez ’88. Kenneth J. Gonnella ’65, brother of Louis M. Gonnella ’63. Catherine A. Gordon, grandmother of Patrick W. ’16 and Michael J. MacGregory ’17 and Erin C. Hallinan ’19. Geraldine Wright Granahan, sister of Richard A. ’70 and Timothy D. Wright ’77. Joseph C. Grayson, father of Gillian E. Grayson ’08. Mary J. Hadley, grandmother of Daniel B. Hadley ’18. Mae P. Hahn, mother of Robert W. ’62, James A. ’63 and Greg P. Hahn ’81; grandmother of Dylan M. ’10, Madeleine L. ’12, Samuel R. ’14 and Emma G. Hahn ’19; and mother-in-law of Julie Hahn, Loyola staff 2012 to present. Robert J. Hahn ’76, brother of Daniel M. Hahn ’79, Elizabeth Hahn Griffin LdM ’73 and Marie Hahn Marks LdM ’71. Leila Hancock, mother of J. Brian ’68 and Keith A. Hancock ’74. Alvis W. Haney Jr. ’49. Donald R. Harris, grandfather of Eric N. ’08, Adam B. ’10 and Kyle T. Strobel ’13. Joseph E. Hein ’43, father of Edward A. Hein ’77 and Ellen Hein Sharpe LdM ’73 and grandfather of Kenneth J. Nelson ’02. Dolores A. Hejza, mother of Kurt M. Hejza ’80. Gail Hercule, mother of Brian C. ’01 and Jessica L. Hercule ’05. Jerome E. Hickey ’55, father of J. Graham ’86 and George S. Hickey ’90 and brother of John T. Sr. ’43 RIP, Matthew J. III ’46 RIP and Thomas P. Hickey ’48 RIP. Anthony S. Hill ’80. Myrll J. Hoffman, grandmother of Kevin O’Brien ’98.

Christopher G. Markey ’68, brother of Jeffrey H. Markey ’63. Michael C. Martin ’66, brother of John P. ’68 and Philip C. Martin ’70. Mary Jo Mastrangelo, mother of Vito A. Mastrangelo ’71. Joan May, mother of Myron R. May Jr. ’83 RIP. Jeannette Halle Mazurek, sister of Edward J. Halle Jr. ’59. Mary McCarron, grandmother of Matthew J. McCarron ’06. Lawrence P. McDonnell ’48, brother of Eneas F. McDonnell Jr. ’41 RIP. J. B. McGuire ’56, brother of T. W. Morris McGuire ’63. Michael P. McKeown, father of Katie Maureen McKeown ’01. William F. McNabola, MD, father of Thomas M. ’76, Mark E. ’77 and Edward W. McNabola ’84 and grandfather of Molly C. ’16 and Matthew T. McNabola ’20. John Michael McNally Sr. ’38, brother of Francis A. McNally Jr. ’38 RIP. James McNamara, grandfather of Maura E. ’17 and Katherine A. Burton ’18. Frank E. McNichols Sr. ’56, father of Frank E. Jr. ’83 and Anthony A. McNichols ’86. Gloria Merrill, wife of William B. Merrill ’58. Norma Jean Michals, grandmother of Lucas G. Michals ’07. Maureen Lee Milott, mother of Nicholas S. Milott ’98. Rosina Minorini, mother of Theodore J. ’67, John R. ’71 and Joseph R. Minorini ’77 and grandmother of Francesca C. Minorini ’05. Lucy Monico, grandmother of Brian T. ’95, Vanessa T. ’96, Christina T. ’98 and Daniel M. Monico ’02. Anna M. Monoscalco, mother of Louis M. ’66 and Sam C. Monoscalco ’74 and grandmother of Ann M. ’00 and John R. Monoscalco ’02. Morgan F. Murphy Jr., grandfather of Brendan P. Murphy ’13. Paul Niedringhaus Jr., father of Paul III ’79 and J. Duke Niedringhaus ’84. Jane Cahill Dorgan Gorman O’Brien, mother of Thomas D. Dorgan ‘68 RIP and stepmother of Robert E. Jr. ’63 and Thomas D. Gorman ’69. Mary Fran O’Brien, wife of Charles L. O’Brien Jr. ’38 RIP; mother of Charles L. O’Brien ’69; and grandmother of Matthew M. ’95, Andrew M. ’97, Kevin K. ’99 and Christopher O. Mitchell ’02. Stephen F. “Buddy” O’Bryan ’59, brother of Thomas R. ’53 RIP, William L. ’54, Michael L. ’58 and Patrick J. O’Bryan ’68.

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Thomas C. O’Donnell, grandfather of Ryan T. ’08 and Daniel P. Martin ’12. Marie J. O’Donoghue, wife of Thomas S. O’Donoghue ’44; mother of Thomas S. Jr. ’70, William T. ’71, James M. ’79 and Timothy J. O’Donoghue ’83; and grandmother of Patrick T. ’98, Matthew ’00 and Emily C. O’Donoghue ’20 and Catherine O’Donoghue Dicke ’03. John D. O’Malley Sr., grandfather of Meghan F. O’Malley ’11. Richard F. O’Malley, grandfather of Eileen O. ’07 and Anne K. Driscoll ’08 and Conor R. ’08, Elizabeth A. ’10, Brian G. ’14 and Katherine G. O’Malley ’17. Duckie Briody Opelka, mother of Frank G. ’73, Gregory P. ’74, Michael V. ’75 and Christopher J. Opelka ’83 RIP and Sue Opelka Riehman LdM ’72. Mary Gavin Osmanski, mother of John J. ’69, Stephen G. ’72 and Robert C. Osmanski ’74. Ariel Osorio, father of Luis E. Osorio ’00. William R. Otter ’35, father of William R. Otter Jr. ’61 and brother of Richard R. Otter ’37. Patricia J. Panicali, mother of Paul J. Panicali ’93 and sister of James E. Feely Jr. ’60 RIP. Alberta T. Papini, mother of Ronald A. ’64 and Gino R. Papini ’76. Robert J. Pasquesi ’55, Loyola faculty 1960–82, father of John M. ’82, Kay LdM ’83, Mark J. ’85 and Thomas M. Pasquesi ’88 and grandfather of Justin L. ’11, Benjamin N. ’13, John Paul ’15 and Charles J. Pasquesi ’18. William M. Perkowitz, father of William T. ’72, Robert M. ’72 and Thomas M. Perkowitz ’83. Anthony M. Perrone, brother of Maria LaTorraca, Loyola staff 2010 to present. Silvio A. Petitti, father of Michael D. ’87 and David J. Petitti ’93. Edith H. Petri, mother of Dr. Roland W. ’79 and Dr. Walter R. Petri ’82. Philip V. Quattrocchi, grandfather of Amanda H. ’00 and Carisa M. Wozniak ’00. James P. Quinn ’51. Eunice C. Rathgeber, mother of Gregory A. ’69 and George R. Rathgeber ’71. Donald R. Reed, father of Donnell R. ’90, Michael J. ’92 and Christopher Reed ’00. Lieschen Llerena Ridgeway, sister of Reinhold H. Llerena ’85 and daughter of Hernan O. Llerena, Loyola faculty 1968–96. Thomas J. Rieckelman ’70, brother of Edward J. ’73 and Robert C. Rieckelman ’75. Joseph V. Roddy, father of Joseph P. Roddy ’82 and grandfather of Fitz J. ’15 and Quinn P. Roddy ’17. Michaeline M. Rojek, mother of Richard M. Rojek ’77. Ruth M. Rotheimer, grandmother of Kathleen M. Magruder ’09. Julia Rowan, grandmother of Katherine Skwarski Cosmano ’97. Katie Ryan, wife of Michael P. Ryan ’72. Carolyn O. Sasenick, grandmother of Sammantha M. Sasenick ’08. Patrick J. Scallon, father of Timothy J. ’76 and Patrick D. Scallon ’80. Jeanne L. Scanlan, mother of Patrick W. ’67 and Timothy E. Scanlan ’79. Marilyn Darby Scholl, wife of David E. Scholl ’60. Robert J. Scholtus, father of Thomas R. Scholtus ’92. Donald L. Schweickert ’61. Anita B. Schy, wife of Jeffrey W. O’Neill ’70. Alexander Severin, son of Edward J. Severin ’81. Kathryn M. Severin, mother of Thomas J. ’69, Mary LdM ’75, John W. ’78 and Edward J. Severin ’81. David C. Shipley, father of Thomas R. Shipley ’93. Devin A. Simon, brother of ChrisJon Simon ’86, Loyola faculty 1994 to present.




Roger M. Simpson III, brother of S. Scott ’81 and Douglas S. Simpson ’84. William T. Simpson, father of David W. Simpson ’77 RIP. Maryanne Skrbina, grandmother of Matthew L. ’17 and Michael A. Kadus ’19. Ted B. Slowiak, grandfather of Karlie A. Slowiak ’12. Dolores F. Smith, grandmother of Kelly A. ’04 and Robert “Jay” Smith III ’05. Helen M. Sparkes, grandmother of Allison Siena ’07. Phillip D. Stanoch ’55, brother of Jerome P. Stanoch ’58 and Sister Christine Stanoch, OSF, Loyola faculty 1991–95. Walter F. Straub ’62. Michael R. Sullivan ’76, brother of David C. Sullivan ’83. Mary J. Szewczyk, grandmother of Laura P. Mruz ’99. Jerome H. Targun, grandfather of Phillip R. Targun ’05. Theresa Thielemann, wife of Paul E. Thielemann ’84. Alfred E. Tierney, father of Patricia Tierney Sindelar LdM ’73. Athina Toliopoulos, grandmother of Vasilios G. Toliopoulos ’94. James A. Tracey ’76. Emmanuel R. Trevias, father of Terrence J. Trevias ’93. Patrick Troutman, father of Timothy P. Troutman ’81. Clarence W. Turek, father of Audrey Turek Jans LdM ’76. Phillip Valerio, father of Phillip N. Valerio ’72. Frances Vanden Heuvel, mother of Mark S. ’75 and Gary L. Vanden Heuvel ’77. Bernadette M. Veeneman, mother of Mary Kate Wagner ’05 and sister of John K. Veeneman ’66. Sompop Vichiensaen, father of Neal Vichiensaen ’98 and Noelle Vichiensaen Walsh ’96. Linda M. Voss, wife of James R. Voss ’62, mother of Joseph M. Voss ’88 and grandmother of Emily E. Voss ’16. William M. Wadden III, grandfather of Peter S. ’07, Andrew D. ’09 and John O. Nigh ’12. Patricia K. Walsh, mother of Kathleen Walsh Deger, Loyola faculty 1985–87, and mother-in-law of Christopher Deger, Loyola faculty 1979–87. Sally Ann Weiffenbach, wife of Karl F. Weiffenbach ’50. Steven B. Weiffenbach, son of Karl F. Weiffenbach ’50. Michael J. Whelan, father-in-law of Colleen Whelan, Loyola faculty 2009 to present. Richard G. White, grandfather of Andrew D. ’10, Evan R. ’12 and Ian A. Fox ’16. Mary Jane Wilhelm, mother of Michael M. Wilhelm ’90 and grandmother of Sean W. Pergams ’18. Ida Wilk, mother of Jeannine M. Wilk, Loyola faculty 2014 to present. Edward R. Willer, father of Brian E. ’89, Kevin W. ’92 and Colin J. Willer ’94. Edward J. Wojcik, father of Michael J. Wojcik ’81. Nancy E. Wolff, grandmother of Kathryn E. Kinsella ’19. Jeanette H. Wuertz, grandmother of Christopher J. ’94 and Jason P. Wuertz ’95. LeRoy Zaker, father of Christopher J. Zaker, Loyola faculty 1993 to present, and grandfather of Micah D. ’14, Evelyn M. ’16 and Joshua C. Zaker ’19. Thomas C. Ziegenfuss Sr., father of Thomas C. Jr. ’77 and Robert W. Ziegenfuss ’81. Phyllis Zupec, grandmother of Kyle A. Zupec ’20 and mother in-law of Stacey Zupec, Loyola faculty 2011 to present.

As of August 2, 2016

To include your departed loved one, please contact Patricia A. Griffith at 847.920.2421 or pgriffith@loy.org. For an alphabetical listing of all deceased Loyola and Marillac alumni on record, visit goramblers.org/alumnidirectories.

Ways to Stay Connected Join our prayer community. Download our PrayLA app to your mobile device from Apple’s App Store or Google Play. The app includes an audio recitation of St. Ignatius’s Daily Examen of Consciousness featuring the voices of Rambler alumni and other community members. Use the app to send prayer requests and set reminders to pray the Examen or read the daily reflection.




Join our Facebook community of more than 7,200 alumni, students, parents and friends at facebook.com/goramblers to keep your finger on the pulse of local and global Loyola life. Tap into our LinkedIn community of more than 3,000 members at linkedin.com/company/loyolaacademy and select alumni or parents from our featured groups.


Join our community of more than 3,500 followers on Twitter @LoyolaAcademy (twitter.com/loyolaacademy). Follow Fr. McGrath at @frpatmcgrath. Follow us on Instagram and share your Loyola moments using #LoyolaAcademy and #goramblers in the post. Your photos could be featured on our feed. Where in the world are your fellow alumni? Navigate Loyola’s growing global community of more than 24,000 alumni with our interactive alumni map. Go to goramblers.org/alumnidirectory and click on the red dots to see who lives where.

Friday, October 14 Induction Ceremony 6 p.m. Cocktails and supper by the bite 7:30 p.m. Ceremony

Saturday, October 15 Tailgate and Football Game 12 p.m. Tailgate outside Sachs Stadium 1:30 p.m. Loyola vs. Province Catholic, with a halftime ceremony honoring our inductees See page 9 for a list of our 2016 inductees. For more information, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 847.920.2443 or visit goramblers.org/halloffame.

Reunions for the Classes of 1976, 1986, 1991 and 1997 Saturday, October 15 Join us for a 6 p.m. Reunion Mass for all four classes in the Loyola Chapel, followed by separate cocktail receptions and dinner celebrations for each class year. For more information, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 847.920.2443 or visit goramblers.org/reunions.

Scholarship Donor and Student Mass and Brunch Sunday, October 30 10 a.m. Mass in the Loyola Chapel, followed by brunch in the Student Center If you’re a scholarship or tuition assistance benefactor or considering becoming one, you won’t want to miss this inspiring morning, as our tuition assistance recipients and their families share their stories and express their gratitude.

Open House for Prospective Students Thursday, November 10 5 to 8 p.m. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend our annual Open House. Learn more about the Jesuit education offered at Loyola Academy as you take a guided personal tour of our campus and meet Loyola students, faculty, administrators, coaches and club moderators. Preregistration is not required. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 847.920.2481 or visit goramblers.org/admissions.

Alumni Weekend in New York Ramble in the Big Apple! Join Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, and your fellow alumni for a fabulous fall weekend of faith, friendship, football and more.

Friday, November 11 Networking at Upper Story by Charlie Palmer 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, breathtaking city views and a lively night of networking at Upper Story, Charlie Palmer’s luxurious midtown Manhattan event space.

Saturday, November 12 College Game Day with Loyola Academy at Yankee Stadium Fordham vs. Holy Cross

President’s Week 2016

Meet Fr. McGrath and a spirited contingent of Loyola alumni in the stands at New York’s iconic Yankee Stadium to cheer on Holy Cross Crusaders Emmett Clifford ‘16, Luke Ford ‘13, Daniel Kurkowski ‘16, Jimmy Murray ‘13 and Peter Pujals ‘13 and Fordham Ram Charlie Murray ‘15.

Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 6

Sunday, November 13 Celebrate Mass in New York City with Father McGrath

For more information, please contact the Special Events Office at 847.920.2429.

Faith. Community. Connection.

Join us for our second annual President’s Week celebration, which will bring the Loyola community together for five days of faith, friendship, networking and more.

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Upcoming Events

Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration 2016

10 a.m. at Regis High School, New York City For more information about Loyola’s visit to New York, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 847.920.2443.

#Giving Tuesday Tuesday, November 29 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Join the largest global philanthropy movement of all time and make Loyola Academy your #Giving Tuesday partner. Every gift and every donor makes a difference. Donate at goramblers.org/donatenow. For more information, please contact the Annual Giving Office at 847.920.2719.

Entrance Exam for Prospective 8th Graders Saturday, January 14 8 a.m. Athletic entrance on the southeast side of Loyola Academy Testing fee: $25 Students must take the High School Placement Test at Loyola Academy to be considered for admission. Parents and guardians are invited to attend a presentation by Loyola administrators and department chairs in the West Gym at 8:15 a.m. to learn more about our curriculum, placement process and course options. Preregistration is not required. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 847.920.2481 or visit goramblers.org/admissions.

Rambler Rouser Saturday, January 21 7 p.m. in the East Gym

Help us launch Ramble 2017 by joining us for a night of food, drink, music and raffles. For more information, please contact the Special Events Office at 847.920.2714.

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