Loyola Magazine Spring 2017

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

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Erin McShea ‘02 hiked the Appalachian Trail to help raise awareness of sudden death from epilepsy and support research that may one day lead to a cure.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Timothy S. Wambach ‘92, president and cofounder of the Keeping On Keeping On Foundation, is making a difference in the lives of the differently abled.


The Rambler Basketball Brotherhood Living the Loyola mission on and off the court


On December 31, our school community bid a fond farewell to Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer Terence K. Brennan after more than 13 years of loyal service to Loyola Academy.

Brennan, who arrived at Loyola Academy in July 2003, guided us through the development of the Theodore G. Munz, SJ, Campus in Glenview; the Munz Campus Turf Initiative; and the development of the Foley-O’Donnell Athletic Commons. Terence K. Brennan He also served as chief financial officer during the 2008 recession and the economic turmoil that followed. With the approval of the Board of Trustees, he increased financial aid from $2.6 million in fiscal 2008 to more than $4 million annually from fiscal 2009 to 2013 to accommodate Loyola families affected by the recession. Between 2006 and 2012, he restructured the Office of Advancement, expanded the major giving staff, added donor research capabilities and planned giving tools, enhanced our Annual Giving Program and introduced donor stewardship events. Brennan and his wife, Gilmore Lavezzorio-Brennan, are the graduate parents of three Ramblers: Terence D. Brennan ‘97, Eleanor G. “Nellie” Hall ‘98 and William J. Brennan ‘02. He continues to support the Jesuit mission in his new role as chief financial and administrative officer at Loyola Press.


As the new year commenced, we welcomed Brian P. Hake, who began his service to Loyola Academy as chief financial officer and chief operations officer on January 9.

Hake holds a BA in business administration from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago. For the previous 19 years, Hake was employed by Jones Lang Brian P. Hake LaSalle (JLL), a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. Most recently, he served as JLL’s account director for Leidos, Inc., a government defense contractor, and as international director of corporate solutions. Previously, he served as the account director for SAIC, another government defense contractor. Prior to that role, he served as JLL’s corporate solutions chief administrative officer with responsibilities for finance, human resources and account management. A member of the corporate solutions executive leadership team, he also served as JLL’s global treasurer for 10 years. Before joining JLL, he held various positions at Harris Bank, Household International and First Merchants Acceptance Corporation. Hake, who resides in Evanston, is the father of Ramblers Patrick B. Hake ‘09 and Adelaide M. Hake ‘12.


In January, Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, appointed Dennis R. Stonequist ’90 as his executive vice president. Stonequist began his service to Loyola Academy in 2003 as director of alumni relations. Since that time, he has greatly enhanced our alumni programs and services and cultivated the Loyola network of alumni, parents, graduate parents and friends with unflagging energy and unwavering dedication to our mission. Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 In 2011, Stonequist was appointed to our executive leadership team and began serving as special assistant to the president while continuing to carry out his duties as director of alumni relations. In his new role as executive vice president, Stonequist will assume more responsibility in the President’s Office, help coordinate the work of the executive leadership team, take over the management of various school operations and oversee the implementation of our Strategic Vision for a Second Century of Excellence and our campus master plan. He will continue to provide vision and leadership for our Office of Alumni Relations, while passing on the day-to-day operations to newly appointed Director of Alumni Relations Meghan Huffman Brennan ’07 and the alumni relations team.

2 More Than a Walk in the Woods: Erin McShea ‘02 hiked across six states and summited 13 mountains during her Endurance for Epilepsy Hike benefiting the Danny Did Foundation. 4 Making a Difference for the Differently Abled: Timothy S. Wambach ‘92 is making it easier for individuals with severe disabilities to keep on keeping on. 6 LA Bar Association Luncheon keynoter Neal K. Katyal ‘87 lives out the Jesuit values he learned at Loyola in his legal career.



Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ President Kathryn M. Baal, PhD Principal Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 Executive Vice President

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 Sophie Streeter Director of Special Events 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.


In the great tradition of Ignatian discernment, our school community has developed an

exciting master plan that

will transform our Wilmette campus.


St. Ignatius Loyola would have liked that challenge. He was convinced that God was inviting us to make soul-stirring plans in our shared Jesuit mission. In response to God’s invitation, we have put forth a strategic vision and plan for Loyola Academy that challenges us to strive to be a vibrant and innovative Jesuit faith and education center for the 21st century. We have developed new strategies and programs to enhance the learning experience of our students, increased financial aid for families and sought to form every member of our school community more deeply in Jesuit spirituality. We have cultivated relationships and partnerships with our alumni, Jesuit universities and the corporate community and become a spiritual, educational and social hub for students, parents and alumni seeking more meaningful connections. We have challenged our students to be magnanimous people who dream big dreams and helped them develop the skills that they will need to realize their dreams. Now a new phase of our strategic vision is coming to fruition. In the great tradition of Ignatian discernment, our school community has developed an exciting master plan that will transform our Wilmette campus with a new aquatic center, a new theater and multiuse student spaces. The plan also addresses some longstanding parking and traffic-control issues. This vision for Loyola Academy’s future has been a part of our community conversation for some time. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the benefactors who have invested in these and other strategic priorities, we are now able to move ahead with the first phase of this campus master plan. I look forward to sharing more about this vision with you in the days and months to come and invite you to make your own investment in this soul-stirring plan for the future of Loyola!


Master architect Daniel Burnham famously challenged Chicago to make no little plans and to aim high because little plans “have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.”


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

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O More than a VERMONT



WALK in the woods VIRGINIA

Erin McShea’s epic 800-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail to help prevent sudden death from epilepsy and support research that may one day lead to a cure GEORGIA

Erin McShea ’02 and her partner, Joe Vlasek, with their Danny Did Foundation flag on the Appalachian Trail (below left) and (below right) with Danny Did Foundation Executive Director Thomas F. Stanton ’94 at the foundation’s Evening of Hearts and Hugs gala, where they were honored for their Endurance for Epilepsy Hike with a plaque that read: “Thanks for bringing Danny to the mountaintop.”

N MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016, Erin McShea ’02 and her partner, Joe Vlasek, arrived at the foot of Mount Katahdin—–the highest mountain in the state of Maine. Its rocky peak, which loomed 5,269 feet above them, marked the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and it was the first of many challenges that they would encounter during the days and months to come. Parts of the ascent were nearly vertical, and much of the trail was blocked by huge boulders. It would take them 11 hours to summit Mount Katahdin on the first day of their Endurance for Epilepsy Hike benefiting the Danny Did Foundation. It was not a beginning for the faint of heart—– even for McShea, a seasoned endurance athlete and former Loyola Academy track and field team member who has completed 16 half marathons, one full marathon and a handful of triathlons. “It was an eye-opening experience,” she acknowledges today. “Katahdin was like a boulder field for the entire ascent, and we made it up the mountain that day by hoisting ourselves up, hand over hand, with 30-pound packs on our backs.” The next morning—– bone-weary, scraped, sunburned and sore —– they were confronted with their next challenge: the Appalachian Trail’s notorious 100-Mile Wilderness. Hikers about to venture forth into this long and lonely stretch, considered by many to be the wildest section of the A.T., as the trail is known to hikers, are greeted by an ominous warning carved into a wooden sign at the trailhead: “CAUTION: It is 100 miles south to the nearest town at Monson. There are no places to obtain supplies or help until Monson. Do not attempt this section unless you have a minimum of 10 days’ supplies and are fully equipped. This is the longest wilderness section of the entire A.T., and its difficulty should not be underestimated.” Undeterred by the sign’s sobering message, McShea and Vlasek squared their very sore shoulders and strode into the thick forests of the 100-Mile Wilderness. They emerged seven days later, a few pounds lighter and ready to tackle the rest of the trail. Along the way, they were soaked by rain, scorched by the sun, tripped by tree roots, tormented by biting flies, chased by grouse, dive-bombed by an osprey with a five-foot wingspan and plagued by hordes of mice and red squirrels that chewed incessantly at their packs to get to their food supply. The




Erin McShea ’02 and Joe Vlasek hiked across six states and scaled 13 mountains to raise awareness and funds for the Danny Did Foundation, which was founded by Mariann and Michael T. Stanton ’88 after their four-year-old son, Danny, died suddenly during an epileptic seizure. The name of the foundation—which works to prevent deaths caused by seizures—was inspired by the last line of Danny’s obituary, which was written by his father: “Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did.”

views were breathtaking, but the trail presented a daunting array of health and safety risks, from poisonous flora and venomous snakes to debilitating parasites such as Giardia in their water sources. Physical exhaustion, dehydration, illness and falls also posed constant threats to their well-being. Whenever life on the trail began to wear them down, McShea thought about her siblings, Kristin V. McShea ’07 and Justin McShea ’04. The inspiration behind the couple’s Endurance for Epilepsy Hike, Kristin and Justin have epilepsy, a seizure disorder that affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s combined—–yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than any of these diseases. “The obstacles that we faced on the trail were symbolic of the obstacles that Kristin and Justin face every day,” says

McShea. “My desire to do something to help them —– and others who dream of a seizure-free future —– kept me going.” By August, the couple had hiked across six states and summited 13 mountains. But the 800-mile trek had taken a toll on Vlasek, who began to experience health issues. By the time they reached New York, they reluctantly joined the ranks of the roughly 75 percent of thru-hikers who do not complete the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. But the funds that they had hoped to raise for seizure prevention and research had come pouring in through social media —– which Kristin, who serves on the Danny Did Foundation’s Young Professionals Board, had used to spread the word about their Endurance for Epilepsy Hike. “My brave sister and Joe dedicated more than 75 days and nights to their grueling challenge, and it was a huge success,”

Kristin posted on Facebook upon the couple’s return to the Chicago area. “To date, they have raised $5,560. I couldn’t be more proud of Erin and Joe for their dedication and perseverance.” “Erin’s hike for epilepsy was special because she went outside of her comfort zone,” says Danny Did Foundation Executive Director Thomas F. Stanton ’94, “and that willingness was driven by her love for her siblings. Her commitment to do something difficult aligns with our mission at Danny Did: We elevate awareness around the risk for sudden death in epilepsy, a topic that is hard to talk about. The funds that Erin and Joe raised will help pay for seizure monitoring devices and drive epilepsy awareness and education, giving families access to more resources and more hope. This adventure was a gift in so many ways.” 4

Erin and Joe need your help to reach one final peak: their $8,000 fundraising goal in support of the Danny Did Foundation. To donate, please visit tinyurl.com/epilepsyhike.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE FO Inspired by his friendship with Michael Berkson, who has severe cerebral palsy, Timothy S. Wambach ’92 has spent more than a decade working to change the world’s view of the differently abled, assist those living with severe physical disabilities and empower others to make a difference.


THIS IS THE STORY OF TWO FRIENDS. One was confined to a wheelchair. The other was rebuilding his life after a crippling depression. Together, they found a way to rise above their challenges and soar. It all began in 2001, when Timothy S. Wambach ’92 was hired by the Glenview school district to serve as an aide for a disabled middle-schooler. At the time, the 27-year-old Loyola alumnus was between jobs and trying to find his place in the world. “I dropped out of school—–and life—–when I was 20 after a serious bout of depression and then spent the next five years clawing my way back,” confides the Northeastern Illinois University graduate, who returned to school parttime a semester later and earned his BA in




communications while working as a youth minister at St. Mary of the Woods Parish. Michael Berkson was a seventh grader with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that caused his muscles to spasm, making even the simplest tasks impossible. Berkson may have needed help with most of his daily activities —– from eating meals to bathroom breaks to getting in and out of his wheelchair—– but he possessed a fierce intelligence, a sharp wit and an irrepressible sense of humor. The middle schooler promptly named his new aide “Billy Madison” after the Adam Sandler film about the adult slacker forced to repeat grade school. Not long afterward, the two bonded over a mealtime fiasco when a hard-shell

taco exploded after Berkson bit into it, splattering the 12-year-old with bits of shredded beef, cheese, onions and lettuce. Wambach was horrified, but Berkson broke into a grin and quipped, “Don’t cry over spilled Taco Bell!” The two exploded into laughter. From that point on, finding humor in difficult situations would be their mutual salvation. Berkson inspired his able-bodied aide to do more with what he had, while Wambach had a gift for cheering up his young charge when the teen’s mood turned dark. According to Berkson’s father, who grew to love Wambach like a son, “They each discovered something in the other that empowered and inspired them.” As Wambach cared for Berkson, he also got a close-up view of the problems and misperceptions that plagued his wheelchairbound friend. He used humor and positivity to help Berkson cope with everyday frustrations such as broken elevators and inaccessible restrooms. But it was harder to laugh off the people who treated the teen as if he had a cognitive impairment. Berkson often used his trademark wit to set the record straight, declaring, “My body is in a wheelchair, but my mind is not.” When Wambach left the school district three years later, he could not stop thinking


Timothy S. Wambach ’92 and Michael Berkson on the 2005 trip to Disney World that started it all Wambach and Berkson at the 2011 Disability Pride Parade in Chicago Wambach and Berkson performing their live stage show Handicap This! before an audience of 2,000 at Indiana University in 2013 Wambach running through the University of Florida campus during his second Orlando-to-Chicago run in 2016 Wambach sporting a handicapped symbol on the back of his head during his first Orlando-to-Chicago run in 2005

R THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED about the world’s misperceptions about people like Mike. One day, while out on a run, he came up with an ambitious plan that would address those misperceptions—–and ultimately alter the trajectory of both of their lives. “I decided to fly Mike and his ablebodied, identical-twin brother to Disney World in Orlando for the weekend and then do a month-long run back home to Chicago to raise awareness of the challenges that he faced living with cerebral palsy,” says Wambach. In 2005, after four months of intensive training, Wambach—–who had never run more than two miles at a time—–put his plan into action. “It was the hardest thing that I had ever done,” says Wambach, who wore out six pairs of shoes while running 717 miles in 31 days. The Orlando-to-Chicago run generated a lot of press coverage, including a front-page

article in the Chicago Tribune, as well as requests for Wambach and Berkson to tell their story at speaking engagements around the country. Two years later, Wambach and Berkson cofounded the Keep On Keeping On Foundation (teamkoko.org) with Daniel P. Joyce ’95 and David A. Kunicki ’95 to assist individuals living with severe disabilities. Since its inception, the nonprofit has funded medical equipment and mobility devices, widened doorways in homes, helped with medical bills, advocated for the disabled in Springfield and launched The Accessibility Project, which provides free construction services to make homes more accessible to individuals with disabilities. Wambach and Berkson also developed a live stage adaptation of their story entitled Handicap This! Since the show’s premiere in 2010, they have shared their story with


more than 100,000 audience members throughout the U.S. In August 2016, the 42-year-old Wambach repeated the Orlando-toChicago run that started it all. This time, he logged more than 1,000 miles in 42 days to raise funds for the Keep on Keeping On Foundation. The day after he arrived back in Chicago, instead of hitting the couch for some well-deserved R&R, this runner for others polished off an additional 26.2 miles at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to raise funds for the Danny Did Foundation. “Tim’s run is a symbol of the strength in all of us,” Berkson, now 28, told the local media after Wambach’s second Orlando-toChicago run in 2016. After dedicating 16 years and running more than 1,700 miles to make living with a disability easier for people like his friend, Mike, Wambach has clearly hit his stride. 4

Alone, we can do so little. Together, we can do so much. HELEN KELLER

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2017 L A B A R A S S O C I AT I O N LU N C H EO N

JOIN your fellow members of the bench and bar at the University Club of Chicago on June 2 for our 2017 LA Bar Association Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Neal K. Katyal ’87. Please RSVP soon to reserve your place at this historic event. See inside back cover for details.





Neal Katyal exemplifies Loyola values and Ignatian virtues such as giving back to the community. He is not

only well known for his Supreme Court expertise, but also for his longstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services to indigent defendants. As Ramblers, we all learned the value of becoming women and men for others. Neal has really lived out that value in his legal career and in his life.


M AT T H E W R . D E V I N E ’ 8 5 Chair, LA Bar Association


VERY YEAR, hundreds of Loyola Academy alumni, parents and friends in the field of law convene at the University Club of Chicago for our annual LA Bar Association Luncheon, which connects Ramblers in the law profession to one another and to Loyola’s Jesuit values. This year’s luncheon promises to be a truly memorable experience as we welcome Neal K. Katyal ‘87 to deliver our 2017 keynote address. The Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University and a partner at Hogan Lovells since 2011, Katyal focuses on constitutional and intellectual property law. “The LA Bar Association is thrilled that Neal will be keynoting our June luncheon this year,” says LA Bar Association Chair Matthew R. Devine ’85, a civil litigator at Jenner & Block. “One of Loyola’s most accomplished attorneys, Neal served as President Obama’s acting solicitor general, which is one of the most respected positions in the legal profession. In that role, he had enormous responsibility for representing the Obama administration’s policies before the U.S. Supreme Court.” In his LA Bar Association keynote address, Katyal will talk about the impact of his Loyola Academy education on his life and legal career. He will also share his thoughts about some of the major issues involving the Supreme Court, including President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch as our next Supreme Court associate justice and his role as lead attorney for the state of Hawaii’s challenge to President Trump’s revised travel ban. The son of Indian immigrants, Katyal has argued 32 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. At the age of 47, he has already argued more cases in U.S. history than any racial minority attorney, with the exception of Thurgood Marshall. He was once described by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts as “one of the finest lawyers who has argued before the court.” During his tenure as acting solicitor general of the United States, Katyal argued and won several major Supreme

Court cases, including his defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the War on Terror and his unanimous victory against eight states that sued the nation’s leading power plants for contributing to global warming. In 2006, Katyal won the landmark Hamdan v. Rumsfeld Supreme Court case, which affirmed that the military commissions established by the Bush administration to try Guantanamo Bay detainees violated the four Geneva conventions and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The case was hailed by former Solicitor General and Duke law professor Walter Dellinger as “the most important decision on presidential power and the rule of law ever. Ever.” In another well-known case, Katyal represented Google, Facebook, Amazon and other companies, arguing that the FBI does not have the legal authority to force Apple to break into an iPhone that the San Bernardino gunman used in terrorist attacks. He also served as Vice President Al Gore’s cocounsel in the Supreme Court election dispute of 2000. In 2011, Katyal received the Edmund Randolph Award —– the highest award granted to a civilian by the U.S. Department of Justice for outstanding contributions to the department’s mission. The Yale Law School graduate, who has served as a law professor at Georgetown for two decades, was one of the youngest professors in the university’s history to earn tenure and a chaired professorship.

Neal K. Katyal ‘87 addressed the media in front of the Supreme Court building in 2006 after securing a landmark victory in the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld Supreme Court case for Guantanamo Bay detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan.

About the LA Bar Association The Loyola Academy Bar Association was founded in 2013 to provide professional development opportunities for Loyola Academy alumni, parents and friends in the field of law; connect association members to one another and to Loyola Academy; and promote the Jesuit value of service to others. Today, there are nearly 700 Rambler lawyers in the association, representing class years dating back to the 1940s. While the majority of our members reside in the Chicago area, LA Bar Association members can be found throughout the U.S. and as far away as Hong Kong. Anyone with ties to Loyola Academy and the legal profession is welcome to join the LA Bar Association and attend association events. For more information, please contact Executive Vice President Dennis R. Stonequist ’90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.

He has appeared on every major nightly news program and his articles have been published in virtually every major law review and newspaper in America. The Washington, DC-based attorney was named one of the 40 Most Influential Lawyers by the National Law Journal in 2010, one of the 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers Over the Last 30 Years by Legal Times in 2008, one of the Top 50 Litigators Nationwide 45 Years Old or Younger by American Lawyer in 2007, Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers USA in 2006 and one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by LawDragon magazine for the past nine years. He was also the recipient of the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Award in 2004. 4

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The Loyola Basketball Brotherhood

Living the Loyola mission on and off the court Bringing home the Jesuit Cup. Triumphing over New Trier as IHSA regional champs. Giving back at Misericordia Night and the Danny Did Basketball Shootout. Our 2016–17 basketball season was defined by solidarity, the pursuit of excellence and service to those in need.

A winning strategy: During a timeout late in the Jesuit Cup tournament, Head Basketball Coach Tom Livatino talked to the team about the importance of playing together to get defensive stops to finish the game. The team used the strategy to pull ahead of the St. Ignatius Wolfpack in the fourth quarter and capture the Jesuit Cup with a final score of 47–36.


NE OF THE SEASON’S MOST MEMORABLE HIGHLIGHTS was the Jesuit Cup game, a friendly rivalry between Loyola and St. Ignatius College Prep that has become an annual tradition. On January 27, thousands of fans packed the stands in the East Gym as our varsity boys’ basketball team welcomed the Wolfpack. “The Jesuit Cup is a real celebration of Jesuit education and our close-knit Loyola community,” says Head Basketball Coach Thomas Livatino. “This is the largest

crowd that the team plays in front of all year.” To help his players prepare for the game, Livatino reached out to Loyola’s basketball alumni and asked if they had any wisdom to share from their own Jesuit Cup experiences. “Boy, did we get a huge response,” he reports. “More than 40 alumni responded with texts and emails.” (See opposite page for excerpts.) The Loyola community also welcomed Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, who watched the first half of the game with Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick

IHSA regional champs: Loyola Academy’s varsity basketball team celebrated after triumphing over New Trier High School with a score of 43–40 at the IHSA regional championship game in March 2017.

Bringing home the Jesuit Cup (left to right): Team captain and senior point guard Ramar Evans ’17 carried the Jesuit Cup back to his teammates after a 47–36 victory over St. Ignatius; Rambler fans joined in the celebration at center court as the team reclaimed the Jesuit Cup for the first time since 2014; Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, watched the first half of the game in the stands with Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, and a spirited contingent of Ramblers; the Cardinal praised the defense of both teams during a halftime interview conducted by Luke Phillips ’18 for the High School Cube.


ball together, and one of our major goals was to win the Cup back,” adds Dimitri P. “Jimmy” Alexopoulos ’17. “Being able to play in front of the Cardinal and hold up the Jesuit Cup in front of the Loyola community was an experience I’ll never forget.” “This has been a spectacular season overall,” reflects Livatino. “To watch these athletes grow as leaders and form this team into a brotherhood has been very gratifying. These guys love each other, and they are going to be involved in each others’ lives forever. That transcends wins and losses. They have lived out their dream.” “We call ourselves a brotherhood because that’s what we are,” says Kevin X. Cunningham ‘18. “I know we’ll always stay connected to Loyola basketball. Being a part of this program is about so much more than the game: it’s about building relationships and being connected on and off the court.” 4

Reflections on Being a Part of the Brotherhood To help prepare our varsity team for the 2017 Jesuit Cup game, more than 40 basketball alumni shared words of wisdom from their days on the court. Some of these reflections are excerpted below.

‘‘ ’’ ‘‘ ’’ ‘‘ ’’ ‘‘ ‘‘ ’’ ‘‘ ’’ ’’ To beat St. Ignatius, play to honor Loyola and all of its former players and coaches. But also play to honor yourselves.

—– J O H N A . O ’ L O U G H L I N ’ 5 9

No matter how you do on Friday night, make sure you give everything that you have in your tank, so you don’t look back with any regrets.

—– J O S E P H P. F L A N A G A N J R . ’ 8 2

It means a great deal to us at the Danny Did Foundation to be connected with Loyola basketball. The way that you guys have supported our cause and others like Misericordia is a big reflection of your character. As I know Coach has told you, Loyola basketball is something that people look up to. Especially kids, and especially kids who face challenges. We are all part of your basketball family, and we are rooting hard for you this weekend!

—– T H O M A S F. S T A N T O N ’ 9 4

In these intense games, you want to keep your focus on effort. Play with great effort every second of the game, and the results will take care of themselves.

—– J O S E P H B . K E N N E D Y ‘ 0 2

Take a quick moment to realize how truly blessed you are to be at this unbelievable school that competes in both the athletic and educational fields at the highest level. Whether you know it or not, the structure and character that Loyola has engraved in you will only help you as you continue to take on life and its many challenges.


E. McGrath, SJ, and a spirited contingent of Ramblers and then joined fans of the Wolfpack to give both schools equal time. Although the competition was intense, our Rambler athletes pulled ahead of the Wolfpack as the clock wound down in the fourth quarter and reclaimed the Jesuit Cup with a final score of 47–36. “When Coach Mahoney gave me the trophy, I almost dropped it because I’d never held it before and I didn’t know how WEB EXTRA > heavy it was,” says View a video of our regional Team Captain championship victory at Ramar Evans ‘17. vimeo.com/207052513. “Walking over to my teammates with that trophy and handing it to them was even better than winning the game, because we all had finally done it, together.” “This was our last year of playing basket-

Service is a big part of Loyola basketball—–and a part of the Loyola mission that is close to Coach Livatino’s heart. Following are a few highlights from a season of serving others. In January 2017, our Rambler athletes participated in the seventh annual War on the Shore Basketball Shootout to benefit the Danny Did Foundation, which works to prevent deaths caused by seizures. The event, which pitted North Shore teams against Chicago teams, was coordinated by Livatino and his brother, Evanston High School Athletic Director Chris Livatino. In February, the team helped lead basketball drills for hundreds of schoolchildren at the seventh annual Hustle and Heart Charity Basketball Clinic benefiting the Danny Did Foundation.

In February, our varsity team also welcomed residents from Misericordia, a community for individuals with developmental disabilities, to the Loyola vs. St. Rita basketball game. After the game, the team members shared food and friendship with their guests at a lively pizza party. (See photo below.)

—– A L E X A N D E R R . C E C O L A ’ 10

There’s a reason that we wear gold in our rivalry games. Gold is the color of champions. You’ve put in all the work. Now trust your instincts. This is your legacy—–and you’re the only ones who can write it.

—– W I L L I A M P L O D Z E E N ’ 16

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EMPUS FUGIT! As more than 70 members of the Class of 1966 reconvened at Loyola Academy in September for their 50th reunion celebration, many marveled that five full decades had passed since their Rambler days. To some members of the Class of 1966, it felt like that old Rambler feeling of camaraderie and connection hadn’t changed a bit. “What surprised me the most was the high energy of everyone in attendance,” reported Martin D. McNulty ’66, who served on the Class of 1966 reunion committee. “This was like it was 50 years ago—–high energy, friendship sharing and the same concern for our classmates and the school.” “There seemed to be a ‘twinkle’ in the eyes of most of us, which remained exactly the same after 50 years,” added Daniel J. Lawlor ‘66, another class reunion committee member. The reunion festivities kicked off on Friday, September 16, with a day of golfing at the North Shore Country Club and a welcome

dinner followed by a spirited 1960s trivia contest and an open mic session. On Saturday, the 1966 graduates toured the school and joined their classmates and friends for a tailgate party before heading into Sachs Stadium to cheer on our Rambler athletes at the Loyola vs. St. Francis varsity football game. The ‘66ers returned to Loyola on Saturday night for their official 50th reunion celebration, which included a special class Mass with Fr. McGrath, followed by cocktails and dinner. At a Sunday morning brunch, the class members had one more opportunity to say hello—–and goodbye—–before they parted ways, with plans to meet again at their next Rambler reunion. In a gesture of extraordinary generosity, the 1966 graduates made a class gift of $100,000 to support our Annual Giving Program, establish the Class of 1966 Championship Scholarship for Tuition Assistance and support the development of a National Championship Aquatic Center Locker Room for Loyola’s planned Aquatic Center. 4

Still connected after all these years —–ROW 1: Anthony A. Pinelli, Brian P. McIntyre, Martin D. McNulty, Lawrence J. Eiden, Robert J. Grant, Daniel A. Creaney, Frank E. Duggan, Patrick M. Sweeney, John W. Close, Wayne J. Walusiak, Michael W. Brimsek, Patrick J. Moran, James W. West and David C. O’Donovan ROW 2: Daniel T. Gillespie, James J. O’Keefe, John L. Huff, John T. Heuser, Thomas P. Rielly, James E. Hussey, Robert J. Ryan, John K. Hughes, John J. Murphy, Richard J. Barrett, Roger T. Hayes, James M. Meinken and Joseph J. Weicher ROW 3: Mark D. Steffens, Patrick B. Nuccio, John R. Roe, John A. Dowdle, Dave Frederick Ross RIP, James Reilly Flood, James R. Cusentino, Walter J. Kennedy, John P. Hussey, Harry K. Kiefer, Kenneth W. Sullivan, Michael L. Boyle and Michael P. Kennedy ROW 4: Michael J. Pisani, Michael J. Cherry, Ronald P. Smith, Michael J. Samis, Philip R. Wells, Christopher D. Quinn, Thomas F. Hanley Jr., David Suerth, William A. Barnett Jr., James A. Smith Jr., James M. Mitchell and Terence P. O’Shaughnessy ROW 5: John L. Goodman Jr., Charles A. Thorsen III, Thomas G. Cooney, Walter A. Reynolds, W. Kurt Meier, Timothy L. Flanagan, R. Bruce McKeever Jr., John D. Fitzgerald, Thomas F. McConville, Robert M. Howell, Anthony K. House, John P. Metzger and John Pendola ROW 6: John P. Kramer, James A. Tracy, Daniel J. Lawlor, J. Gergory McCarthy, Dean Murphy, Ferdinand M. Minelli, David A. Martinov, James M. Jackimiec, Patrick J. Creevy, Brian T. Mullen and Keith P. Schoeneberger

Thomas E. Caestecker received the Founders’ Day Award in January from Ripon College, where he served as a trustee for 18 years before being named as an honorary life trustee.

1957 John A. “Jack” Kramer has added the art of clowning to his list of hobbies. His alter ego, “Polyester the Clown,” which Kramer Jack Kram er ‘57, aka developed Polyes ter, per forming at the V ic tory Cen through the tre retirem ent home in Bar Caring Clown tlett, Illinoi s Ministries, performs at charitable events, nursing homes and festivals and in parades to make people laugh and smile. In 2014, the 74-year-old retiree was featured in the Daily Herald at dailyherald.com/ article/20140131/news/701319847. He retired from his management position at AT&T in 1998 and now resides in Lily Lake, Illinois.

1982 Jerome P. “Jerry” Glunz was named president of Louis Glunz Beer Inc. in February. He succeeds his father, Jack Glunz, who will continue to play a leadership role in the business as chief executive officer. “I am honored to be given this opportunity to carry on the winning tradition that we have enjoyed at Louis Glunz Beer Inc.,” stated the younger Glunz in a press release. “I look forward to introducing a lot of great beers to our friends in the Chicagoland area, as well as throughout the country, as the exclusive importer of Hirter, Haacht and Stiegl.” The company—–founded in Lincolnwood, Illinois, in 1888—–distributes beers from more than 190 breweries around the globe. Tom G. Pasinski invented an awardwinning paint tray called the Paint GliderTM



(paintglider.com), which is now being sold at Home Depot stores across the U.S. His invention won the grand prize in Hammacher Schlemmer’s national Search for Invention contest in 2001. The glider was showcased as one of the top 10 products featured on the “New to Lou Too” segment of Mr. Fix-It, the WGN call-in radio show hosted by Lou Manfredini. Pasinski recently expanded the product’s market to Bunnings, Australia. His next target for expansion? The European big-box stores.

1985 Hugh H. Neff and his sled dogs finished the grueling, 1,000-mile Iditarod in 9 days, 11 hours, 40 minutes and 7 Hugh H. Neff ’85 seconds, arriving at the finish line on March 16. His sled dogs sported Cubs bandannas, while Neff wore a Loyola Academy hat given to him by Social Studies teacher Mark McGuire ’06.

1986 Jeffrey K. Peterson (See article on page 12.)

was named Best Debut Novel of 2016 by Suspense Magazine.

1993 Joseph G. Guidi, DO, who practices family medicine in Aurora, has published his novel, What It Takes, under the pen name Dr. J Girard Jr. The book follows the adventures of Jacob Riley, a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs. Guidi has written several books, but What It Takes is his first published novel. Guidi, who graduated from Benedictine University in 1997 and the University of Health Sciences College of Medicine in 2004, completed his residency at Rush in 2007. He and his wife, Tara, have four children.

1987 Neal K. Katyal (See article on page 6.)

1990 Charles B. Donlea’s second novel, The Girl Who Was Taken, is scheduled for a Spring 2017 release and has been sold in six countries. Described by Publishers Weekly as an author who “skillfully maximizes suspense” and by Booklist as a writer who “keeps the reader racing through the chapters,” Donlea has contracted with his publisher for two more novels to be released in 2018 and 2019. His first suspense novel, Summit Lake,

Dr. Joseph G. Guidi ’93, aka Dr. J Girard Jr., published his first novel.

Daniel R. “Danny” Wirtz was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business 2016 “40 under 40” list of the “builders, thinkers and leaders who make us hopeful about our city’s future.” Wirtz is the vice chairman of Breakthru Beverage Group. As CEO of Wirtz Beverage, he helped orchestrate a megamerger with rival Charmer Sunbelt Group to create the third-largest beverage distributor in the country. He is now a member of the continued on page 12 S P R I N G 2 017



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two-person committee that guides the strategy and vision of the wholesaler.


Jeffrey K. Peterson ’86 (left), cofounder and CEO of Geneva Supply Inc. and Prestige Paints, with his business partner, Mark Becker, in Delavan, Wisconsin



ENEVA SUPPLY INC., THE E-COMMERCE STARTUP cofounded by Jeffrey K. Peterson ’86 and his business partner, Mark Becker, in 2007, was created to solve a problem: manufacturers having issues selling items to Amazon.com. Peterson and his partner have been able to bridge that gap and have made it their business to help other companies increase their sales to Amazon.com and other major online channels. Today, Geneva Supply has partnerships with more than 80 vendors and provides services that range from e-commerce strategies to merchandise relabeling and packaging, as well as logistics. Additionally, they offer various marketing services, including their newly developed software, Sixth Sense Reports, which gathers vast amounts of data for Geneva Supply and its clients. Peterson In 2014, Amazon.com approached (right) an d his part back by te ner are g the business partners with another aching D iving elavan -D students arien Hig ab ou t bu e-commerce challenge: selling latex paint th h School si n e ss rough the and entre ir new pro preneurs online. To meet the challenge, Peterson hip gram, Biz Tank. and Becker created Prestige Paints and developed the Prestige ColorPic app, which enables users to virtually paint their walls with thousands of colors, including the colors of competitors such as Behr, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and Valspar, using Prestige Paints’ ColorMatch technology. Prestige Paints is now the top-selling brand of interior and exterior paint in the online marketplace. Try out the ColorPic app at prestigepaints.com/colorpic. In 2016, Geneva Supply was named number 29 on Entrepreneur 360’s list of best companies for impact, innovation, growth and leadership. While Peterson and his partner are growing Geneva Supply and helping their clients grow their businesses online, they’re also giving back by mentoring local high school students about the world of business and entrepreneurship through their new program, BizTank. His recently launched podcast, “AMAZON…The Elephant in the Room,” focuses on business, entrepreneurship and, of course, Amazon.




Jonathan J. “Jonah” Nolan paid homage to Loyola’s legendary English teacher, James M. O’Loughlin ’62, in a Daily Herald article about Westworld, Nolan’s science-fiction television series for HBO. Nolan told the reporter that an A-minus on a freshman creative writing assignment changed his life. “If you got an A from that guy, you were doing well. He was a naturally brilliant teacher, and he never gave As. He was the master of breaking down and understanding the aspects that went into a well-crafted sentence. He gave me a real appreciation for the craft that went into writing, especially the economy of language.” For five years, Nolan wrote and produced the CBS dramatic series, Person of Interest.

1996 Rafael J. Rezmer and his wife, Jacqueline, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Emma Helena, in October.


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Michael A. Lowe was awarded two more Emmys by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest, which brings his career total to 16. Lowe received the 2016 Emmys for his education reporting and his writing at WGN-TV. Michael A. Lowe ‘97 won two more Emmys.

Julie VonderHeide Hammerle is following up her debut young adult novel, The Sound of Us, with a three-book young adult romance series set in a quirky small town reminiscent of the fictional town of Stars Hollow from the Gilmore Girls TV series. All three books will be published by Entangled Crush in 2017. Philip F. Venticinque, a Cornell College classics professor who has been researching the ancient economy for the past 10 years, recently released his first book, Honor Among Thieves (University of Michigan Press). The book sheds new light on the social and economic lives of craftsmen, merchants and associations in Roman Egypt. Venticinque wrote the book while on leave from Cornell during the 2012– 13 academic year with support from several fellowships. He credits his students for helping him refine his ideas and arguments.

Philip F. Venticinque ’97 released his first book.

Theodore “Ted” M. Wulfers, a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, wrote and recorded The Cubs Won It All in 2016 at about 3 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, after the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series. The idea came to him as he was driving home after a Hollywood game-watching party with other Chicago natives and thinking about all of the diehard Cubs fans, including his own parents, who were gone and had missed out on the long-awaited victory. By 7 o’clock on Friday morning, fans were beginning to buy the song and share it on social media. Later in the day, Wulfers’s creation was cued up for the radio and television airwaves, and Chicagoans were treated to multiple plays on WXRT Radio. Listen to the song at tedwulfers.bandcamp.com/track/the-cubswon-it-all-in-2016.

2001 Jessica E. “Jess” Godwin was named one of this year’s 10 recipients of the 3Arts

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Awards, which are presented annually to women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities by the Chicagobased nonprofit grantmaking organization. The singer/songwriter received an unrestricted grant of $25,000 from 3Arts. Kristen A. Jones has been named a principal at the Goldberg Kohn law firm. She has litigated employment cases involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Kristen A. Jones ‘01 Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Prior to joining the firm, Jones was a juvenile defender with Northwestern Law’s Children and Family Justice Center. She earned her JD from the Northwestern University School of Law in 2009 and her BA in political science and Spanish/Latin American studies from Stanford University in 2005. Jones served as a comment editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. She currently serves as president of the Stanford Black Alumni Association of Chicago.

Caroline F. Newell and her husband, Kevin, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Clare Frances, in March 2016.


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Margaret M. “Maggie” Ritter married Matt Taege at Ovation, a venue in Chicago’s Fulton Market district, in April 2016. Ritter has worked in special education for more than a decade. The couple resides in Chicago. (See photo at bottom.)

2003 Donald T. “Donny” Farrell III (See article on page 15.) Jacqueline L. Stewart (See article on page 14.)

2004 Andrew Mathews, a longtime Cubs fan, was the man behind the chalk tributes on the outer bleacher wall of Wrigley Field after the Cubs won game six of the World Series. Mathews and his friends wrote the tributes to fellow Cubs fans who had died without seeing their team win the World Series. They wrote their messages during the seventh inning and then left the chalk for others to do the same. Within 35 minutes after the game had ended, hundreds of fans had used Mathews’ chalk to pay tribute to the team and their loved ones. continued on page 14

Tying the knot at Ovation in Chicago’s Fulton Market district: Newlyweds Margaret M. “Maggie” Ritter ’02 and Matt Taege (center) with members of their wedding party, including Ramblers Melissa L. Williams Gillham ’99 (second from left), Clara A. Ignich ’02 (third from left), Kelly A. Petersen Fitzgerald ’02 (fourth from left) and Christy J. Williams Sykes ’02 (fifth from left)




Jessica R. Curran married Steven T. Root in June 2015 at the St. James Chapel in Chicago. The celebration continued with a reception on the 99th floor of the Willis Tower. Curran is a physical therapist. The couple resides in Chicago. (See photo at bottom.)

Siobhan P. Carey is partnering with the Africa Yoga Project this spring on a volunteer service trip to Nairobi, Kenya, where Siobhan P. Carey ‘07 she is hosting workshops and supporting the training of new yoga teachers.

Thomas J. Shewchuck and his wife, Audrey, celebrated the birth of their son, George Douglas, in April 2016. George joins his brother, Tommy.


Jacqueline L. Stewart ‘03


ATELY, LOYOLA OPERA BUFFS have had another reason to love the Lyric. One of our own—–professional dancer Jacqueline L. Stewart ’03—– has been gracing the stage at the Civic Opera House in Lyric Opera productions such as Les Troyens and Eugene Onegin. When she’s not performing as a principle dancer with the Lyric Opera, Stewart—–who earned her BFA in dance at the University of Iowa—–performs with the Chicago Repertory Ballet and other dance companies. Her award-winning choreography has been showcased and commissioned by dance companies such as the Madison Ballet and the Chicago Repertory Ballet, and her original work, “It’s Not Enough to Close Your Eyes” won a $10,000 grand prize at the 2010 Joyce Theater Foundation A.W.A.R.D. Show. Stewart also expresses her creativity as the founder and artistic director of Jaxon Movement Arts, a project-based dance company that produces works inspired by current events and urban environments. From April 28 through May 1, Stewart is performing in the Lyric Opera’s production of My Fair Lady. It may not be too late to grab a ticket or two from the Lyric box office to see this talented Rambler in action.


Patrick C. Corcoran, manager of Chance the Rapper, celebrated seven Grammy nominations, with the rapper winning three: Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (Coloring Book) and Best Rap Performance (“No Problem”). Corcoran dropped out of college in 2012 to manage the independent rapper full time and says that he told a friend, “I’m going to work for Chance until we’re headlining festivals and winning Grammys—–or until I get fired.”

2009 Nicole M. Homerin—–a teaching assistant and permanent substitute teacher in the Deafblind Program at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts—–is participating in the Blindfold Challenge as part of the Boston Athletic Association’s 5K to raise funds for the Perkins School. She will wear a blindfold, use a sighted guide

Urban nuptials: Jessica R. Curran ’05 and groom Steven T. Root (below center) with members of their wedding party, including Ramblers Caroline R. Deligio ’13 (third from left), Emily A. Panici ’05 (fourth from left) and Jeffrey W. Curran ’13 (third from right)



George D ouglas, son of Th omas J. Shewchu ck ‘05

Richard J. Walsh is an academic consultant for the Topton Group, an international group of educational institutions, companies and organizations that work together to establish diverse and inspiring learning environments for students worldwide. Topton provides international students with a safe, complete on- and off-campus network for both residential and academic needs. Walsh is looking for host families in the Chicago area. If you are interested in hosting an international student, you can reach him at rwalsh@toptongroup.com. To learn more about the Topton Group, visit toptongroup.org.

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and hold on to a two-foot tether as she runs the race. Donations can be made until May 15 at crowdrise.com/perkins-school-for-theblind-2017-blindfold-challenge2/fundraiser/ nicolehomerin. Homerin teaches elementaryage children with visual and hearing impairments and multiple disabilities. She also works in the adapted physical education department, teaching adapted dance classes and evening recreation classes for the school’s residential students. Alexander G. Maragos won his first regional Emmy for his role in WMAQ’s team coverage of the “Rush Hour Runner.” Maragos, the NBC helicopter crew, a Alexander G producer . Maragos ‘0 9 and a traffic anchor were recognized for outstanding achievement for news programming in a large-market morning newscast for their story about a man who sprinted across the Dan Ryan expressway three times and brought rush-hour traffic to a standstill before being tackled by a police officer.

Oyster Bah sous chef Donald T. “Donny” Farrell III is spicing up Chicago’s seafood scene with his signature hot sauces. The Zagat-recognized “Chef to Know in Chicago” is shown above (at left) with Pete Balodimas, divisional chef for Shaw’s and Oyster Bah (center) and Beoufhaus sous chef Cole Schweitzer.

A Hot New CULINARY TALENT Spices up Chicago’s Seafood Scene


NNOVATIVE CULINARY TALENT Donald T. “Donny” Farrell III ’03 may have been flying under the radar during much of 2016, but he was catapulted into the spotlight by year’s end, when Zagat named him as one of “9 Under-the-Radar Chefs to Know in Chicago” in December. Farrell, a sous chef at Lincoln Park’s Oyster Bah (“Bah” is the phonetic spelling of the New England pronunciation of “bar”), made a name for himself by creating signature hot sauces to spice up the restaurant’s menu offerings. Today, diners at the Lettuce Entertain You concept restaurant—–which brings a slice of New England to the corner of Halsted and Armitage in Chicago —– can choose from four to seven Farrell hot sauces that heat up the menu daily. The 30-something sous chef W E B E X T R A > Watch Donny Farrell whip up one of Oyster and hot sauce whiz began learning his Bah’s brunch creations on craft at Kendall College in 2006 after You & Me This Morning at youtube.com/ attending DePaul University. He got watch?v=CDCRHWJrDCE his first hands-on experience as a line cook at Leopold, a Belgian-themed pub in Noble Square. The experience, according to Oyster Bah’s website, was Farrell’s introduction to “making everything from scratch and taking his craft seriously.” After a stint as a butcher/line cook at Girl and the Goat in Chicago’s West Loop, he was hired to help open Juno Sushi Chicago in Lincoln Park, where he worked his way up to chef de cuisine before joining the team at Oyster Bah. Stop by soon to heat up your palate, New England style, at 1962 North Halsted Street. Zagat recommends pairing one of Farrell’s hot sauce creations with Oyster Bah’s new Sunday fried-chicken dinner.


Mentoring the next generation: Alumni and students participating in Loyola’s Mentor and Leadership Development Program visited NBC in March to meet with anchor Alex Maragos ’09 (back row, center) and tour the network’s studios and control rooms.

2013 Gbadebo “Debo” Balogun (See article on page 16.) Christopher Mergenthaler (See article on page 17.)

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Ian P. Pappas served as the executive cochair of the 2017 Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM). Now in its 43rd year, NUDM is one of the country’s largest student-run philanthropies. Fifteen hundred undergraduate students danced for 30 hours straight at the March dance marathon, which raised more than $1.2 million to support individuals with Down Syndrome. William S. “Liam” Thies was commissioned for active duty in the U.S. Army as a helo pilot.

2014 Gbadebo “Debo” Balogun ’13 will make his directorial debut in May with an independent production of Elephant’s Graveyard at the Village Theatre in Davenport, Iowa.

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S A LOYOLA SENIOR, Gbadebo “Debo” Balogun ’13 auditioned for the theater department’s production of Elephant’s Graveyard on a whim. Although he’d never acted before, he was chosen to play a townsperson in the production—–and his experience as a Loyola thespian changed the course of his life. “Performing in that show, I had never felt more alive,” recalls Balogun, now a senior at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. “From that moment on, I was hooked.” Now Balogun is on a personal mission to produce his own independent version of Elephant’s Graveyard, which will premiere at the Village Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, in early May 2017. The enterprising theater arts and psychology major started a GoFundMe campaign in May 2016 to raise the funds that he needed to purchase performance rights for the play, as well as costumes, makeup and materials for stage sets and props. a n during u Friends and fellow theater lovers have g rd lo ya a B ve Debo hant’s Gra l for Elep already donated nearly $2,300 toward his $2,500 rehearsa fundraising goal—–and Balogun’s dream of directing the play that sparked his passion for theater is well on its way to becoming a reality. “The story itself, while sad, is extremely engaging,” he told a local reporter for the Quad Cities’ Dispatch-Rock Island Argus news, adding that the plot—–based on a true story about a circus elephant lynched by an angry mob in Tennessee over a century ago—–reminded him of the lynching of African-Americans in the South. “That play’s ability to evoke emotion in the audience every night was something amazing to witness. I wanted to replicate that in college and my career—–to be able to move people, to challenge them. It speaks a lot to race relations, which is still a topical issue, and to people’s tendency to lash out in violence when they’re afraid, which again is still very topical.” Find out more at gofundme.com/elephantproject or facebook.com/ releasetheelephant.




Michelle Mereles, a junior at St. Louis University, was a member of the four-person team that won the inaugural Southwest Case Competition sponsored by the Boeing Institute of International Business. Thirteen teams were asked to recommend the next market that Southwest Airlines should target for its global expansion. Mereles and her fellow team members presented the winning case study to a panel of judges in November and received boarding passes good for roundtrip travel on Southwest Airlines as prizes.

Michelle Mereles ’14 (second from right) with her winning teammates from the Southwest Case Competition

2015 John A. “Johnny” Miller, a sophomore on the track and field team at DePauw University, broke two track and field records. In March 2017, he was a part of the 4x400 relay that broke the school record with a finish of 3:25.18. DePauw’s previous 4x400 relay record of 3:25.24 was set in 1969. In February, Miller and his teammates finished the 4x200 relay in 1:31.91. DePauw’s previous 4x200 relay record of 1:32.61 was set in 2001. 4

A B O V E , L E F T T O R I G H T : Jim Moran at the fifth annual JMI Entrepreneurial Showcase in 2000; Florida State University (FSU) senior Christopher Mergenthaler ’13 (second from left) and his fellow student consultants on the InNOLEvation® Project team in front of FSU’s College of Business; Jan Moran (center) with Mergenthaler (far right) and the InNOLEvation team at the 2015 Jim Moran Classic benefiting the Youth Automotive Training Center.



HILANTHROPIST James M. “Jim” Moran ’36, a self-made man from humble beginnings, was an entrepreneur at heart. At the age of seven, he was selling soda pop at sandlot baseball games. By 1939, he’d saved $360—– enough to buy a Sinclair gas station, which he turned into one of the highest-grossing Sinclair stations in Chicago. His innovative approach to advertising and marketing helped Jim Moran’s Loyola him expand his Courtesy Motors Hudson and Academy graduation Ford dealerships into the largest in the world. photo in 1936 In 1966, Jim moved to Florida and founded Southeast Toyota Distributors in 1968 and later its parent company, JM Family Enterprises, one of the most diversified private companies in the automotive industry. Today, with the continued philanthropic support of his wife, Jan, and The Jim Moran Foundation, Jim Moran’s legacy and entrepreneurial spirit live on at Florida State University (FSU) through the Jim Moran Institute 60 for Global Entrepreneurship (JMI), 19 s, y Motor at Courtes Jim Moran which Jim created in 1995, and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, established in 2015. Jim would have smiled if he had known that, one day, another Rambler would work with JMI to help disadvantaged teens and young adults succeed. That Rambler is Christopher Mergenthaler ’13, an entrepreneurship and finance major at FSU.

Mergenthaler is one of five promising FSU students chosen to participate in JMI’s InNOLEvation® Project, a team of entrepreneurship students that consults with businesses and nonprofit organizations on new initiatives. The team spent more than a year working with the nonprofit Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Jim Moran founded YATC in 1984 to provide a second chance at a successful life for disadvantaged young people by offering automotive training and academic instruction or remediation, as well as job readiness and life-management skills, in a tuition-free, nineJim Moran with Youth Automotive month program. Training Center students in 2000 In Spring 2015, YATC partnered with JMI to enhance services for its graduates as they navigate life’s challenges. In Fall 2016, Mergenthaler and his fellow student consultants began working with JMI leaders to develop two postgraduate programs that offer individualized support to YATC alumni. The experience was an invigorating one for Mergenthaler. “It has been a privilege to be part of a project that has the potential to have such a positive impact on people’s lives,” says the FSU senior, “and it was an amazing experience to work closely with the Youth Automotive Training Center on this project. They truly have one of the best organizational cultures, and it can all be attributed to the type of person that Jim Moran was.” Jim Moran photos courtesy of The Jim Moran Foundation

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The Loyola Academy community joins in prayerful

REMEMBRANCE of those who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. Efren C. Adaya, MD, father of Myra Adaya Almase LdM ’85 and Marites Adaya Rivera LdM ’88. Margaret A. Ahler, grandmother of Philip K. ’12, Anna ’14, Olivia M. ’16 and John W. Spagnolo ’20. Arthur P. “Artie’ Alaniz, father of Alexandra C. Alaniz ’10. Gary M. Anish Sr., grandfather of Jacob T. Anish ’11. Brian J. Weed Armstrong, brother of Neal Armstrong ’73. Cornelius C. “Neal” Armstrong ’73. Ronald P. Auer, father of Joseph E. Auer ’83 and Mary Auer Bolt LdM ’79 and grandfather of Edward K. Auer ’19. Adrienne Banas, mother of Ronald E. Banas ’81 and grandmother of Madison A. ’16 and Ronald E. Banas Jr. ’17. Margaret I. Baum, mother of Rev. Terrence A. Baum, SJ, Loyola principal 1997–2003, and grandmother of Gregory F. ’02 and Nicholas R. Baum ’04. Janice M. Baxter, mother of John H. Baxter II ’81. David P. Biasco, father of David P. Jr. ’74, Mark L. ’75 and Paul G. Biasco Sr. ’79 and grandfather of John T. ’02, Michael F. ’04, Daniel J. ’06, Paul G. Jr. ’06, Thomas ’08 and Claire E. Biasco ’17. Patricia “Tiscia” Bidwill, wife of Charles W. Bidwill Jr., Loyola trustee 1979–85, mother of Charles W. III ’72 and Brian R. Bidwill ’76 and grandmother of Alexei S. O’Brien ’13. Brian M. Bielinski ’84, son of Robert A. Bielinski, MD, ’56 and brother of Timothy J. ’86 and M. Bridget Bielinski LdM ’80. William P. Biersach ’64, brother of Jerome F. ’58, John P. ’60 and Robert J. Biersach ’61. Paul J. Binder, father of Kevin P. Binder ’04. Rosemary D. Blume, grandmother of Ashley R. Blume ’05. Gregory E. Bongiorno ’66. Richard J. Bonk, grandfather of Allison M. ’12, Jeanine M. ’14 and Daniel S. Achtel ’17. Matt D. Borbon, grandfather of Matthew B. ’09 and Michelle B. Ricolcol ’12 and Andia D. ’18 and Hannah Palmer ’20. John L. Bordes Jr., father of John L. Bordes III ’84. Patrick J. Bowe, father of James P. Bowe ’73. Robert A. Bransley, father of William E. ’74, James J. ’76 and John M. Bransley ’79 and Elizabeth Bransley Hammett LdM ’71 RIP and grandfather of Jason R. ’94 and Kevin C. Hammett ’97. Betty Jean Breen, grandmother of Grace M. Breen ’19. Catherine Lanham Bremer, wife of Robert S. Bremer ’35 RIP. David H. Brierton Sr. ’55. Ann M. Brinegar, mother of Thomas P. Brinegar ’71. Francis “Frank” A. Briody, father of Frank W. ’85, John M. ’88 and Gregory G. Briody ’89. Helen Thiel Broderick, sister of Charles J. Jr. ’46 RIP, Joseph E. ’47 RIP and John H. Thiel ’50 RIP and daughter of Charles J. Thiel Sr. ’17 RIP. William O’Neill Burke, father of Elizabeth Burke Antall ’06 and Sarah O. Burke ’11. Jack Burns, father of Brian J. Burns ’76.




Joseph P. Calabrese, father of Eileen Calabrese Mahon LdM ’77 and Joan Calabrese Tanaka LdM ’76. Laura J. Calamus, grandmother of Dayna Martino Calamus ’10. Mae Cannon, grandmother of Nathan D. Trenholm ’97. Denise K. Carr, sister of Dr. Robert F. Brodie ’49. James S. Caruso Jr. ’66, father of Seamus P. Caruso ’92 and brother of Patrick J. Caruso ’69. Robert O. Case, father of Robert A. ’72 and John G. Case ’77. Elvira Cavallari, mother of V. Andrew ’58 and George R. Cavallari ’66 RIP and grandmother of Andrew T. ’88 and Christopher Cavallari ’94. Rev. Henry T. Chamberlain, SJ, ’48, brother of Fr. Frank P. Chamberlain, SJ, ’55. Declan Cheuk-Leuhn Chan, son of Vicki Moeller-Chan ’03. Athanasios G. Chiampas, father of Dr. George T. Chiampas ’89. George J. Cibon, father of Alison ’07 and George C. Cibon ’09 and Kathleen Cibon Prestel ’05. Colleen J. Claffey LdM ’82, wife of Michael Claffey ’83 and sister of Stephen R. Davern ’85. Patrick J. Clifford, father of Patrick E. Clifford ’93. Daniel G. Collyer ’78. John A. “Jocko” Colnon ’69, father of Caroline G. Colnon ’06 and Chloe Colnon Reaumond ’03; brother of James W. ’72, Matthew L. ’75 and Edward L. Colnon ’77 RIP; and son of John E. Colnon ’43 RIP. Frank W. Considine, father of Kevin S. Considine ’84. Thomas M. Corr ’01. Jerry Cosgrove, grandfather of Claire M. ’11, Patrick J. ’12 and Margaret Cosgrove ’15. Andrew M. Coughlin ’81, brother of Thomas F. ’77 and Christopher B. Coughlin ’79. Richard J. Croak ’44. Ulisse “Lee” Cucco, MD, father of Carl D., MD, ’72; Richard F. ’73; Michael J. ’77; and Francis T. Cucco ’81 and grandfather of John F. Gleason ’01. Maureen F. Culicchia, mother of Edwin C. “Skip” Culicchia ’94. Mildred Cummings, mother of Richard C. Jr. ’71 and William E. Cummings ’73. Mary R. Cunniff, mother of Joseph L. ’65, Robert T. ’67, William P. ’73 and David M. Cunniff ’78. Edward M. Dahm, father of Joseph Dahm, Loyola faculty 1995 to present, and grandfather of Peter J. ’10, Mary L. ’11 and Jane C. Dahm ’14. Thomas Daley, father of Julia K. Daley ’90. Deborah Franczak Dani LdM ’73. Mary Lou Decker, mother of David A. Decker Jr. ’87. Donna D. Delaney, mother of Richard J. ’70 and Christopher J. Delaney ’72 and grandmother of Daniel J. Jr. ’00, Walt J. ’03 and Anne D. Delaney ’05. J. Michael DePoy, father of Patrick M. ’05 and Margaret DePoy ’07. Joseph P. DeSario, father of Jennifer DeSario Lathrop LdM ’91.

Rita O’Neill Dillon, grandmother of Patrick E. Dillon ’98. Alexander M. Djuricich ’86, brother of Paul S. Djuricich ’95. Dr. Thomas E. Dolan, MD, father of Thomas E. II ’92 and Scott J. Dolan ’96. Americo P. Domenella, grandfather of Lina M. Domenella ’17. Kathryn Kilburg Donegan, mother of Kevin M. Donegan Jr. ’98. Mary Lou Donzelli, mother of Laura Donzelli Henze LdM ’88. Marguerite A. Doyle, mother of Mary Alice Doyle Karnes, Loyola faculty 2001–12, and grandmother of J. Patrick ’01, Michael J. ’02, Margaret A. ’03, Brian T. ’07 and Caroline M. Doyle ’09; Nicole E. Greisch ’18; W. Michael Karnes ’01; Kelsey A. Kelly ’11; and Elizabeth Karnes Lakani ’02. Richard R. Douglas ’49. Cecelia C. Drozdz, grandmother of Adam ’97 and Ashley Geisheker ’00. Genevieve Dudek, mother of Michael E. Dudek ’76. Mary Juanita Eggert, mother of Laura Eggert Schnier LdM ’80. E. Ralph Egloff ’50, brother of Fred R. Egloff ’52. John F. Endres, father of David J. ’74 and Daniel J. Endres ’76. Nora T. Enright, mother of Edward F. Enright ’87. Jean M. Falk, mother of Robert J. Jr. ’74 and Gregory J. Falk ’76. Carol M. Fauls, wife of Thomas B. Fauls ’38 RIP and mother of Thomas P. ’66 RIP and Michael W. Fauls ’68. Clarence L. Fewer ’62, father of Elizabeth Fewer Gordon ’97. Joseph S. Filippini ’72, brother of Victor P. Jr. ’76 and Michael H. Filippini ’78. James A. Finn ’62. Robert H. Fischer, father of Kevin P. Fischer ’93. Robert B. Flannery, father of Robert B. Flannery Jr. ’70, Loyola trustee 1992–98, and grandfather of Maureen Flannery Crowe ’97 and Robert B. III ’94, Mary M. ’02, Michael P. ’07 and Thomas W. Flannery ’07. Paul Anthony “Tony” Fleming, grandfather of Meghan Huffman Brennan ’07 and Robert H. IV ’08 and Colleen M. Huffman ’17. Peter Flock, father of Helga Flock Kosler LdM ’76 and Heidi Flock Mueller LdM ’79. Carol Ann Fox, wife of Charles E. Fox ’51. Sebastiano “Archie” Franchi, father of Dino Franchi ’72 and grandfather of Madeline Franchi Elliott ’06. RoseMarie E. Freeman, grandmother of Joseph B. Alagna ’08. Sam Gabuzzi, father of Perry A. Gabuzzi ’80 and Phyllis Gabuzzi Cooley LdM ’74. James G. Gannon ’47, brother of John F. Gannon ’42 RIP. Carol Gardula, mother of Robert A. Gardula ’96. George P. Garner Sr., father of Thomas G. ’83, George P. ’87 and Jason G. Garner ’91. Joseph L. Garvey Jr., MD, husband of Mary Katherine Seeberg Garvey LdM ’74. Robert G. Geldermann ’47, brother of John T. ’43 RIP and Thomas A. Gelderman ’44 RIP. Thomas A. Geldermann ’44, brother of John T. ’43 RIP and Robert G. Geldermann ’47 RIP.

Francis T. Kenny, father of Kathleen Kenny Butler, Loyola faculty 1987–93. Robert W. Kepner Jr. ’62, son of Robert W. Kepner Sr. ’37 RIP. Jerome J. Kerrigan ’57, father of Jerome P. ’88 and Andrew Kerrigan ’91 and brother of William M. Sr. ’49 RIP and F. Robert Kerrigan ’50. Donald P. Keuth Jr. ’66. Josef F. Klingler, father of Charles E. ’68 and Alan J. Klingler ’72. Jean Hulseman Kloos, sister of Richard L. ’77, Paul J. ’78, Joseph L. ’81, Thomas J. ’83 and William D. Hulseman ’94. Roger J. Kobusch Jr. ’66. Dr. D. James “Dutch” Koenig, father of Paul H. ’79 and John F. Koenig ’80. Richard H. Kolb ’53, father of Richard H. Kolb Jr. ’81. Bart W. Korb ’62. Michael A. Krawiec ’81, brother of Mark F. ’76 and Philip M. Krawiec ’77 and son of Walter F. J. Krawiec ’39 RIP. Bridget Krystof, mother of Robert J. Krystof ’79 RIP. Richard A. Lahart ’55, brother of F. Vern ’45 RIP and Joseph B. Lahart ’47 RIP. Geraldine Lambrecht, wife of William J. Lambrecht Sr. ’47 RIP and mother of William J. Lambrecht Jr. ’70. Rose Marie Langill, wife of Thomas M. Langill ’45 RIP; mother of Thomas J. ’69, James B. ’70, Martin L. ’73, Paul E. ’74 RIP, Peter A. ’77, David C. ’79 and Robert J. Langill ’81; and grandmother of Sarah R. ’15, Charlotte M. ’17 and Robert J. Langill ’19. Thomas E. Laxgang ’90. Mary Ellen Lewandowski, grandmother of Timothy M. ’03, Michael P. ’06 and Anne M. Lewandowski ’13. Dr. Ernest H. Lippe ’55. Helen P. Liska, grandmother of Owen Jon ’96 and Christopher W. Reebie ’01. Eva Maria Lohre, mother of Karl J. Lohre ’74 and grandmother of Kristina M. Lohre ’01. Bette Sgambelluri Lorenz, grandmother of Mary L. Slowinski ’20. Lucille Loudon, mother of Janice Loudon Stoner, Loyola staff 2001 to present, and grandmother of Joseph R. ’06 and Jamie E. Stoner ’13. Marylou Lucas, mother of Joseph M. Lucas ’76. Betty Lucchese, grandmother of Zachary R. ’06 and Elizabeth D. Lucchese-Soto ’11. Idalia Luszcz, grandmother of Derek E. Luszcz ’91. Richard B. Lutz Jr., grandfather of Reilly S. ’16, Fiona M. ’19 and Brendan Morgan ’21. Dr. Adolfo M. Maglaya, grandfather of Olivia W. Maheras ’20. Patricia J. Mahoney, mother of Sarah A. Mahoney LdM ’92. Anne McDonnell Maloney, grandmother of Eamonn P. ’10, Liam T. ’12 and Colm J. Duffy ’15 and Tara E. Maloney ’15. Mary H. Manion, wife of Thomas J. H. Manion ’58. Dominic V. Marrese ’74, brother of Victor M. Marrese ’80. Michael J. Martin ’66, brother of John P. ’68 and Philip C. Martin ’70. Paul J. Mayer, father of James F. ’83, John P. ’85 and Matthew P. Mayer ’88 and grandfather of Jack C. Mayer ’17. Dorothy L. Mazzucchelli, mother of Marvin J. Mazzucchelli Jr. ’81. Robert O. McCann ’59. Daniel J. McCarthy ’82, son of Mary Jane Close McCarthy, Loyola staff 1993–2004 and brother of Colleen McCarthy Aufderheide LdM ’85, Loyola faculty 2012 to present; Bridget McCarthy Besgen LdM ’88; Brendan C. McCarthy ’93; and Maureen McCarthy Wilde LdM ’83. Mary Ellen McCormack, grandmother of Kelly M. ’08, Katelin M. ’11 and Christian G. Jenko ’17 and Emily A. ’10, Jack M. ’13 and Thomas R. Picchietti ’16. James T. McDonald ’47, brother of Thomas J. McDonald ’41 RIP. Virginia A. McDonald, wife of John “Jack” McDonald ’44 RIP. James R. McDonnell ’61, brother of Alfred T. ’56 RIP, John B. ’61, Michael T. ’62 RIP, William J. ’64 and Kevin P. McDonnell ’70. Catherine K. McGarvey, mother of Margaret C. ’13 and Ryan T. ’13, Kelsey C. ’16 and Kyle P. McGarvey ’18. John J. McHugh ’52. Jayne McKeone, mother of Mary Louise McKeone Mallo LdM ’74. Madge H. McTague, grandmother of Sean P. ’13, Brian M. ’17 and Eileen M. McTague ’19.


Austin J. Gibbons, MD, JD, ’55, brother of William P. ’56 and Francis J. Gibbons ’61. Judy A. Glunz, wife of John P. Glunz Sr. ’53. David F. Goldberg, Loyola trustee 1988–94, father of Andrew C. Goldberg ’85 and grandfather of Charlotte E. ’16, Caroline J. ’17 and Andrew F. Busch ’20 and Mary G. ’16, Benjamin A. ’18 and Katherine F. Goldberg ’20. Patricia W. Gorman, mother of Carolyn Gorman Dress LdM ’77, Christine Gorman Gartley LdM ’73 and Maryl Gorman Leonard LdM ’75. David W. Grombacher ’76, brother of Alan W. ’78 and Daniel W. Grombacher ’80 and Sara Grombacher Nash LdM ’82. Dorothy Grundin, grandmother of Michael J. Hultquist ’13. James E. Gueydan ’34. Donald J. Haderlein, father of John A. ’78, Gerald D. ’79 and Donald G. Haderlein ’81. William D. Hagerty Jr., father of John C. ’77 and William D. Hagerty III ’79. Albert Alexander Hale Jr. ’44. Bernard J. Hallenberg ’46. Wendel Halter, father of Michael S. Halter ’89 and grandfather of Zachary O. ’13 and Kileen M. Orr ’20. Theodore G. Hansen, father of Theodore G. ’78 and Hans C. Hansen ’90. J. Michael Hartnett ’45. James D. Healy, father of Thomas M. ’79, Robert M. ’80 and Dennis M. Healy ’92. Robert E. Hecht Sr. ’42, brother of Rev. F. Torrens Hecht, SJ, ’33 RIP. Donald Heidkamp, father of Daniel C. Heidkamp ’94. Thomas J. Henry ’53, brother of James W. Henry ’58 RIP. Donna C. Hielscher, wife of Robert E. Hielscher ’46 RIP and mother of James J. ’73, Thomas M. ’74 and Michael E. Hielscher ’78 RIP. Mannetta M. Higgason, grandmother of Michael R. ’99 and Robert J. Higgason ’02. Robert G. Hillinger, father of Donna Hillinger Gastel LdM ’76. Kathryn Hoffman, mother of Michael P. ’64 RIP and Patrick J. Hoffman ’73. Mary Jo Homan, wife of John T. Homan ’72. James Horan, Loyola faculty 1982–94. Stephen A. Hornback Sr., brother of Peg Culhane, Loyola staff 1996 to present and Mary Ann Egan, Loyola faculty 1994–2013. Joseph J. Houlihan Jr., father of Joseph T. ’72 and D. Kevin Houlihan ’80. Barbara Heil Howard, mother of Matthew T. Howard ’79. Helen L. Huff, mother of John L. ’66, Thomas C. ’69 and Stephen O. Huff ’71 and grandmother of Michael F. ’01, Matthew J. ’02 and Ryan S. Oberlin ’10. Robert L. Hulseman, father of Richard L. ’77, Paul J. ’78, Joseph L. ’81, Thomas J. ’83 and William D. Hulseman ’94 and grandfather of Colin ’04, Patrick J.’05, Conor ’07, Michael M. ’08, Sean M. ’09, Molly B. ’11, Brendan C. ’12, Brian D. ’14, Kathleen M. ’15, Devitt J. ’16, Delia A. ’18 and Emmett C. Hulseman ’19. Mary Ann Huston, mother of John E.’74 and James R. Huston ’79. Robert H. Hutchings, grandfather of Kevin Robert Duffy ’20. Malcolm Jamieson, father of Elizabeth Jamieson Austin ’04 and Jonathan W. Jamieson ’02. Edward M. Jekot, MD, father of Michael V. ’76, Edward L.’78 and Joseph P. Jekot ’80. Bryan G. Johnson ’94. Ronald W. Johnson, MD, ’49, brother of William A. Johnson, DDS, ’47. Susan T. Kading, wife of John A. Kading ’64. Edward J. Kane ’69, father of Thomas E. ’06 and Paul J. Kane ’07, brother of James J. III ’66 and Michael J. Kane ’77 and son of James J. Kane ’40 RIP. Derryl Kantner, brother-in-law of Lauran Kantner, Loyola staff 2002 to present. Leo J. Kaye, father of David J. Kaye ’82. Francis C. Kehoe, grandfather of Mitchell R. ’10, Charles ’13 and Dillon P. Grant ’18. John A. Keil Jr. ’63. Kenneth T. Keller, father of Kenneth T. Jr. ’82 RIP, Michael P. ’84 and Paul J. Keller ’86 RIP. Ethel L. Kelley, grandmother of Stephen A. Kelley ’05. Thomas M. Kelly, grandfather of Edward K. Auer ’19 and Austin E. ’11, Jaclyn K. ’13, Emmett T. ’15 and Patrick D. Russell ’18.

Dr. Donald L. Meccia ’53, father of Donald L. ’80; John W., MD, ’82; and Mark A. Meccia ’88 and brother of Richard D. Meccia ’63. Thomas P. Miller Sr. ’48. John A. “Jack” Mitchell, father of Michael A. ’77 and Timothy L. Mitchell ’81 and grandfather of Patrick C. ’17 and Ann R. Magner ’19. John E. “Jack” Mitchell, father of Timothy Mitchell, Loyola faculty 2013 to present. Susan M. Mizula, mother of Greg M. ’03 and Christine H. Mizula ’06. Honey Sullivan Moga, sister of Francis J. III ’46, Patrick M. ’52, Eugene W. ’54 and Daniel A. Sullivan ’61. Virginia Hough Moore, mother of Robert C. ’70, David J. ’71, Mark W. ’73 and Michael C. Moore ’80 RIP. Carolyn Moran, wife of Michael J. Moran ’58 and mother of Michael Drew ’85 and Brian D. Moran ’92 and Rachel Moran Petzold LdM ’89. James J. Morgan, father of Patricia Morgan Wilkins LdM ’73. Joan Bowers Murphy, wife of Robert K. Murphy ’48 RIP. John B. Murphy Jr., brother of James M. ’62, Patrick J. ’63, Richard R. ’65 and Michael F. Murphy ’71. Robert K. Murphy ’48, brother of Richard E. Murphy Jr. ’44 RIP. Eileen J. Murray, wife of James R. Murray ’46 RIP. William G. Myers, father of William G. Jr. ’70 and Thomas J. Myers ’72 and Janet Myers Ferguson LdM ’74 and grandfather of Katherine C. ’14, Willian R. ’15 and Mary O. Boesen ’20. Charles E. Nash ’99, brother of Francis K. Jr. ’96 and David A. Nash ’03 and son of Francis K. Nash ’72. Charlotte Ann Nash, mother of Richard III ’70, Francis K. ’72 and Thomas K. Nash ’79 and grandmother of Sean ’03 and Charlotte E. Aines ’06; Madeleine McKenna Durkin ’99; Francis K. Jr. ’96, Charles E. ’99, David A. ’03, Michael T. ’12, Ryan A. ’15 and Katherine S. Nash ’17; and Shawn McKenna O’Gara ’01. Victoria L. Nowak, mother of Christopher E. ’82, Daniel A. ’83, Glenn M. ’84, Thomas E. ’87, Patrick R. ’89 and William M. Nowak ’95. Mary Carol O’Brien, wife of William T. O’Brien ’77 and mother of Timothy M. ’06 and William R. O’Brien ’09. Michael Richard O’Brien ’59, brother of Patrick F. ’61, Thomas W. ’63 and Timothy N. O’Brien ’67 and son of Richard J. O’Brien ’23 RIP. James T. O’Donnell, Loyola faculty and coach 1970–2010, father of Kevin B. ’86, Brian J. ’87 and Mark E. O’Donnell ’89. Michael J. O’Donnell ’46, brother of Charles C. ’47 RIP and Rev. Joseph F. O’Donnell, CSC, ’51. F. Gregory Opelka, father of Frank G., MD, ’73; Gregory P. ’74; and Christopher J. Opelka ’83 RIP and Sue Opelka Riehman LdM ’72. Frances M. Oppliger, grandmother of William J. Sattler ’98. Joan L. O’Leary, wife of Dion D. O’Leary ’56. Barbara O’Shaughnessy, wife of Joseph J. O’Shaughnessy ’37 RIP. Brian J. O’Shaughnessy, son of Francis A. O’Shaughnessy ’37 RIP. Walter F. O’Sullivan Jr. ’78, brother of Brian A. ’79, Mark D. ’81 and Patrick M. O’Sullivan ’82 and Julia O’Sullivan LdM ’76. Patrick G. Pallasch ’61, brother of Leon J. Pallasch ’59. Alice Partyka, grandmother of Lauren M. ’02 and Kristen L. Partyka ’06. John W. Patton Sr., father of Michael J. ’75, John W. Jr. ’76, Timothy R. ’78 and Robert J. Patton ’83 and grandfather of Jacqueline ’07 and Gabrielle M. Patton ’12.

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Bernard M. Pawlowski, DDS, MS, father of Bernard W., DDS, ’76; James P. ’74; and Thomas B. Pawlowski, MD, ’71. William W. Peery, Loyola staff pre-1980. Donald P. Perille, father of Christopher J. ’75 and Stephen J. Perille ’81. John F. Pfister ’53. Frances Picchietti, grandmother of Emily ’10, Jack ’13 and Thomas Picchietti ’16. Craig S. Platt ’66, brother of Dennis M. Platt ’65. John F. Plueger, brother of Michael J. Plueger ’76. Robert D. Poden ’50, father of Alene Poden Tengel LdM ’78 and grandfather of Kathryn E. ’09, Shea M. ’11 and Anne F. Maunsell ’13 and Louis ’07, Joseph C. ’10 and Madeline M. Tengel ’11. Barbara Pontius, wife of Ronald M. Pontius ’51. Elizabeth Powell, sister of Andrew C. Goldberg ’85. Christopher B. Powers, father of Luke ’04, Edwin ’07 and Jackson B. Powers ’11. Leela Madhavareddy Prasad, MD, father of Sunil, MD, ’89; Sandip P., MD, ’94; and Sanjiv M. Prasad ’98. Dorothy T. Raab, grandmother of David A. Raab ’85. Patricia R. Reagan, mother of Edward J. Jr. ’70, George R. ’78 and James P. Kelly ’83; Grace Kelly Adler LdM ’76; and Madeleine Kelly Lubar LdM ’72 and grandmother of Eamon J. Kelly ’99. William T. Reid Jr. ’56. Winifred Reidy, mother of James J., MD, ’74 and William J. C. Reidy ’76. James G. Ricker, father of Christy McNeela ’00 and James B. ’95 and Julienne Ricker ’98. G. Gale Roberson Jr. ’51, father of Michael G. Roberson ’76 and brother of Peter D. Roberson, DDS, ’54. Norma M. Roccosanto, mother of John N. Roccosanto ’69 and Antoinette Roccosanto Guziec LdM ’73. Rosemary Rockelmann, Loyola staff 1981–86, wife of Herbert E. Rockelmann ’36 RIP and mother of James E. Rockelmann ’65. Edward L. Rolfsen ’50, brother of Carl D. Rolfsen ’48. Phyllis M. Romaniuk, grandmother of Jessica M. Romaniuk ’03. David F. Ross ’66, PhD, father of David F. Ross ’91. Donna J. Roti, daughter of Francis F. Roti ’61. Thomas W. Rouse ’66. Thomas J. Russell Jr. ’70, brother of Daniel J. Russell ’76. Kathleen Ryan, wife of Richard P. Ryan ’64. William A. Ryan, father of W. Anthony ’80, Thomas M. ’82 and Sean C. Ryan ’88. Walter S. Rybicki, grandfather of Andrew P. ’99 and Timothy S. Rybicki ’01. Paz M. Saladino, grandmother of Michael V. ’95, Christopher M. ’97, Nicholas J. ’99 and Joseph P. Saladino ’02. James R. Sanford, father of Catherine Sanford Sikyta LdM ’84. Rena Santacaterina, grandmother of Brian J. ’01 and Kevin V. Donohoe ’01 and mother of Nancy Santacaterina Donohoe, Loyola staff 1994–98. Mary E. Satter, grandmother of Elizabeth V. ’16 and Celia R. Satter ’19 and Edward J. ’16 and Anna M. Trapp ’18. William R. Scheffler, father of Mary Beth Scheffler Balas LdM ’79, JoAnn Scheffler Kimbel LdM ’85 and Gail Scheffler Madden LdM ’76. Mary Kay Schmitt, sister of William J. ’65, Edwin F. ’67 and Paul M. Schmitt ’69. Richard P. Schmitt, father of Richard C. ’66, Donald F. ’71 and Robert F. Schmitt ’73. Robert O. Schnetzer, son of Robert E. Schnetzer ’46. George W. Schnitzius ’44, father of Michael J. ’70 and Thomas E. Schnitzius ’71 and brother of Mathias J. ’41 RIP and Robert N. Schnitzius ’48. Roger P. Schoeneberger, father of Keith P. Schoenberger ’66 and grandfather of John ’04 and Carrie A. Schoeneberger ’11. Richard R. Schowengerdt, grandfather of G. R. Kearney ’95 and Elizabeth Kearney Kramer ’01. Kenneth S. Schultz, father of Brian H. Schultz ’97. Anita G. Serpe, mother of John S. ’62 RIP and Gerard R. Serpe ’74 and wife of James G. Serpe RIP, Loyola faculty 1963–2008 Ralph D. Seul, father of Miriam Seul Hillsman ’96. Helen Mary Shea, mother of Robert A. Shea ’72 and grandmother of Erin Shea Hauri ’01, Loyola faculty 2008 to present, and Robert ’04, Brendan J. ’06 and Ryan P. Shea ’10. James D. Shurr ’52, son of L. Howard Shurr ’52 RIP and brother of Dr. William H. Schurr ’50 RIP. James W. Simpson, father of Robert B. ’78, Jacques W. ’80 and John L. Simpson ’82. Joseph Siprut, grandfather of Elizabeth S. Siprut ’10.




Peter “Eddie” Sloan, father of Thomas M. ’72 RIP, Terrence V. ’75, Michael E. ’76 and Robert Sloan ’79 and grandfather of Robert Sloan ’07. George Sloboda, father of Peter S. ’80 and Robert G. Sloboda ’82. Paula Jane Slowey, mother of Daniel R. Slowey ’81 and grandmother of Patrick ’01, Michael S. ’05, Evan J. ’10, Clare C. ’15 and Emma J. Sargent ’17 and Sarah Sargent Strichau ’00. Eleanor M. Smith, grandmother of Olivia E. ’16 and Siobhan M. Shea ‘16. Sara Smith, mother of William T. “Charlie” ’77 and Mark P. Smith ’82. John S. Sneed Jr. ’77, father of Avery W. Sneed ’16 and brother of William M. Sneed ’79. Robert J. Snyder ’46. Emory J. Sobiesk ’51, MD, brother of Norman M. Sobiesk ’53. William D. “Buddy” Sokolick Jr. ’74, brother of Robert W. Sokolick ’86. Elaine Mazurk Sowa, Loyola staff 1972–93, mother of Frank C. III ’68 RIP, David ’70 and Paul Sowa ’72. John J. Spillane, brother of Susan Spillane, Loyola faculty 1997–2004. Austin V. Stanton ’48. LeRoy Steinke Jr. ’74. David S. Stoeller ’56, brother of John A.’49 and Robert F. Stoeller ’63. Charles P. Streff, father of P. Cody Streff ’94. John W. Sullivan, grandfather of Grace S. ’10 and Gieriet S. Bowen ’14. Grace Swanson, mother of Carl J. ’81 and Diane M. Swanson LdM ’79 and Kathleen Swanson Lieber LdM ’74. Rev. Ralph H. Talkin, SJ, ’44. Jack J. Tavolacci, son of Christopher D. Tavolacci ’78 and grandson of Ann Tavolacci, Loyola staff 1969–99. Ivan D. Thunder ’32. Arlene W. Tompkins, grandmother of Matthew M.’04 and Nick Pufpaf ’07 and Kelly A. ’07, Kevin A. ’10 and Jennifer L. Tompkins ’13. Josephine G. Tontini, mother of Michael O. Tontini ’77. Muriel C. Torres, mother of Carlos H. Torres ’90. William J. Trapp ’56, brother of George J. Trapp ’40. Patricia Downey Trussell, grandmother of Robert P. Mancuso Jr. ’09. Dolores Ursini, mother of Frank A. ’69 and Anton R. Ursini ’72 and grandmother of Meagan Ursini Dimit ’04 and Caitlin F. Ursini ’08. Marcelline H. Valenti, mother of Joseph E. Jr. ’68, Thomas P. ’70, Susan M. LdM ’73, James M. ’75 and Christopher P. Valenti ’83 and grandmother of Joseph E. ’13, Claire K. ’15 and Kelly A. Burke ’19 and Mark T. ’97, Daniel J. ’01, Mia L. ’01, Kate E. ’03 and Matthew P. Valenti ’03. John J. Van Heule ’48, brother of Thomas J. Van Heule Sr. ’50. Dominic M. Venturi Sr., father of Joseph D. ’72 and Dominic M. Venturi Jr. ’78. Lukas Vukovich ’55, brother of Dr. Fred M. Vukovich ’57. Nancy Lee Wais, mother of Peter J. ’96 and Tracy A. Wais ’98. Mary M. Ward, mother of William A. Ward ’66. John L. Weiner ’55, brother of Robert Weiner ’59. Heather N. Weiss, daughter of John R. Weiss ’78 and sister of Alexandra E. ’10, Mary Grace ’12 and Samantha A. Weiss ’14. Barbara J. Werlein, mother of Christina Werlein Langlands LdM ’91, Susan Werlein Melchin LdM ’77, and Patricia Werlein Roush LdM ’78. Charles A. Whittingham Jr. ’47, brother of Richard Whittingham ’56 RIP. Vincent J. Wolf Jr., grandfather of Vincent P. ’99 and Brendan F. Sweeney ’05. Jeanne A. Wood, wife of Leroy J. Wood ’52 RIP and mother of Michael J. ’77, Timothy C. ’79, Thomas E. ’82, Robert W. ’84, James M. ’88 and William L. Wood ’90. Richard Zelazny, MD, father of Mitchell J. Zelazny ’89. Ignatius V. Zielinski III, brother of Michael W. Zielinski, Loyola staff 1987 to present. Stanley J. Zielinski ’70. William J. Zuchowski, father of Matthew N. Zuchowski ’02 and brother of Edward M. Zuchowski ’62. John F. Zurek ’66, brother of Michael W. Zurek ’68. As of March 20, 2017 To include your departed loved one, please contact Patricia A. Griffith at 847.920.2421 or pgriffith @ loy.org.

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 7,600 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 and nearly 1,900 followers at linkedin.com/company/loyola-academy.


Join our community of nearly 3,900 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.


Opening Doors


6 p.m. in the West Gym

Saturday, June 10

for the Class of 2007

Saturday, May 6

For more information, see the back cover of this issue of LOYOLA magazine, visit goramblers.org/ramble or contact Director of Special Events Sophie Streeter at 847.920.2714 or sstreeter@loy.org.

GOLDEN GRADUATE PARENTS NETWORK Mass and Reception Saturday, May 13

4 p.m. Mass in the Loyola Chapel, followed by a reception in the Student Center Join us for this gathering of Loyola Academy graduate parents from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The Golden Graduate Parents Network is a subgroup of the Graduate Parents Network. For more information, please contact Assistant Director of Special Events Meghan Huffman Brennan ‘07 at 847.920.2429 or mbrennan@loy.org.


6 to 8 p.m. at the Valley Lo Club in Glenview For more information, please contact Director of Special Events Sophie Streeter at 847.920.2714 or sstreeter@loy.org.


11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. University Club of Chicago Keynote Address by Neal K. Katyal ‘87 (See article on page 6.) For more information, contact Executive Vice President Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@ loy.org.

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Upcoming Events

RAMBLE 2017:

7 to 10 p.m. Standard Bar and Grill Chicago $30 per person (cash preferred) For more information, contact Executive Vice President Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.


for the Class of 2012 Saturday, June 24

8 to 11 p.m. Standard Bar and Grill Chicago $30 per person (cash preferred) For more information, contact Executive Vice President Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.

Looking Ahead


for the Class of 1962 Saturday, October 7


Don’t miss this chance to reconnect and reminisce about your Rambler days at this 55th reunion celebration. After a 6 p.m. Mass in the Loyola Chapel, we’ll celebrate our Rambler connections over cocktails and dinner.

Friday through Sunday, September 8 to 10

For more information, contact Executive Vice President Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.

for the Class of 1967 Join us for three days of reunion activities! We’ll kick off the weekend on Friday night with an alumni-only cocktail party and reconvene on Saturday for a full-day lineup that includes a tailgate party at noon, the Loyola vs. Mt. Carmel home football game at 1 p.m., a post-game Mass at 6 p.m. and our official reunion cocktail and dinner party on Saturday night. The next morning, we’ll wrap up the weekend at a Sunday brunch. Sign up for the Class of 1967 reunion committee and help us plan an unforgettable 50th reunion weekend. For more information, visit goramblers. org/1967classpage or contact Executive Vice President Dennis R. Stonequist ’90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.

RAMBLERS GOLF OUTING Monday, September 11

11:30 a.m. The Glen View Club in Golf Please make a note of the new location. For more information, contact Executive Vice President Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.


for the Classes of 1977, 1987, 1992 and 1997 Saturday, October 21

Join us for a 6 p.m. Mass in the Loyola Chapel for all four classes, followed by separate cocktail receptions and dinner celebrations for each class year. For more information, contact Executive Vice President Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.


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Save the date and join us for our 48th annual Ramble as we celebrate our Jesuit mission and the generous supporters who open doors to opportunity by supporting our Tuition Assistance Program.

Saturday, May 6 5:30 p.m. Mass in the Loyola Chapel 6:00 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction in the West Gym 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction in the West Gym Black Tie Preferred

Be a guardian angel. Help a Rambler in need of tuition assistance by making a donation to our Guardian Angel Fund at goramblers.org/ramble.

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Our annual Ramble transforms the lives of hundreds of young people by generating nearly a third of the $4 million in tuition assistance that we award to Loyola students each year. Your generosity makes it possible!

Contact Special Events Director Sophie Streeter at sstreeter@loy.org or 847.920.2714 or visit goramblers.org/ramble.

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