Loyola Magazine Spring 2016

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The Magazine for Loyola Academy Alumni, Parents and Friends

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A FRONT ROW SEAT TO HISTORY CBS correspondent Bill Plante ’55 has covered some of the defining moments of our time.

HUMANITY’S WATCHDOG Bill O’Keefe III ’80 of Catholic Relief Services witnesses human suffering around the world and sounds the alarm that more needs to be done.

ALSO INSIDE Devices 4 the Disabled The nonprofit that grew out of a friendship between Ed Kane ’69 and Bob Shea ’72, a devastating ALS diagnosis and an indomitable will to help others in need

5 President’s Week Report 6 Putting Faith into Action Around the World William P. O’Keefe III ‘80 8 Loyola Football: A Winning Tradition 10 Rambler Reunion Report 12 Class Notes 22 In Memoriam 24 Ways to Stay Connected 25 Upcoming Events Cover portrait of Bill Plante by Mark Knoller


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A Winning Tradition The Loyola football community gathered in February to celebrate the team’s 2015 victory at state. Read more on page 8.

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

OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT Robert O. Miller Vice President of Advancement

Communications Depar tment Lynn Egan Director of Web Development and Digital Communications Robin Hunt Director of Public Relations O’Donavan Johnson ’00 Director of Social Media and Campaign Manager Shelby Walchuk ‘05 Web Content Writer and Graphic Design Manager

Development Depar tment Thomas J. Cramer Principal Gifts Officer Karen Diener Associate Director of Database Management Meghan Huffman ‘07 Special Events Manager Martha S. Ortinau-Rowe ‘05 Director of Annual Giving Ashley Sanks ‘10 Alumni Relations Coordinator Joan Schniedwind Special Events Coordinator Lesley J. Seitzinger ’88 Principal Gifts Officer Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 Director of Alumni Relations and Special Assistant to the President Sophie Streeter Director of Special Events 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 this context, Pope Francis and Fr. Nicolas have called the Jesuits to “go deeper.”

Never before has the mission of the Jesuits to push themselves, their students and

learn how to make sense of the world

the Church to deeper analysis, reflection, discernment and prayer been more critical.

and become more human in the ways that they think, pray and love.

they think, pray and love. From its earliest days, Jesuit education has been centered on the




Loyola Academy exists so that young people may

Reflecting on the state of our world, Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, SJ, Superior General of the Jesuits, says that we are suffering as a result of a “globalization of superficiality.” We have more information than ever before, but less ability to think and reflect. We are bombarded with data, but our ability to discern and assess the most important questions of our lives gets lost. Perhaps most worrisome is the superficiality of our human relationships in which “friends” are “unfriended” with the click of our mouse.

Our mission to pursue the great questions of our experience, while rooted deeply in our companionship with Jesus and the best traditions of our faith, is desperately needed by a world awash in information, yet thirsting for meaning. Certainly Pope Francis gives us a beautiful example of theology in action, that is, faith seeking understanding, in the ways that he joyfully teaches us what discipleship in a digital age demands of us.

The mission of Jesuit education is to go deeper! Loyola Academy exists so that young

people may learn how to make sense of the world and become more human in the ways that belief that God invites us to use our minds and hearts to experience God in great ideas, difficult questions and the realities of human life. St. Ignatius knew that when we do this, we will hear a call to service, to participate in God’s mission in the ways that we follow Christ and manifest love and mercy in our humanity.

In a time of globalized superficiality, the world needs Jesuit education. Our mission

today is as urgent as ever. Here on campus, we are charged with hope for the future as we form the next generation to move beyond the surface and lead the world to deeper wisdom and more generous and genuine service.

Thank you for all the ways that you breathe life into the vital mission of Loyola


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

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As an award-winning correspondent for CBS News, William M. Plante ’55 has reported on stories ranging from the civil rights movement to the election of the nation’s first black president. He has covered every American president since Ronald Reagan and helped shape our collective memory of many of the defining moments of our time—–from the fall of Saigon and the fall of Skylab to the fall of the Berlin Wall.


ILL PLANTE ’55 WAS ONLY 27 WHEN HE COVERED BLOODY SUNDAY, that defining moment in March 1965 when 600 civil rights protesters marched out of the tiny Alabama town of Selma en route to the state’s capital in Montgomery. As the marchers approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge, state troopers and local police brutally attacked them with billy clubs and tear gas. John Lewis, a 22-year-old sharecropper’s son who would later become a U.S. congressman, sustained a skull fracture that day. Fiftyseven others were treated for injuries at a nearby hospital.




Bill Plante at Loyola Academy in 1955 (standing, second from right) with fellow members of the Loyola Prep editorial team during his tenure as associate editor

Plante—–who had only a year under his belt as a CBS reporter—–struggled to strike an impartial tone as he typed up his notes from the day on his Olivetti portable typewriter at a local hotel. As a graduate of Loyola Academy and Loyola University, he’d developed a deep commitment to the Jesuit ideal of social justice, and he was shaken to the core by the bigotry and bloodshed he’d seen. In the days that followed, the media coverage of that brutal showdown on the Edmund Pettus Bridge shocked the nation—– and galvanized thousands of voting rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr., to join the original marchers in Selma a few weeks later to complete the 50-mile march





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EAT TO HISTORY to Montgomery. It took five days for the marchers to reach Alabama’s capital. Plante accompanied them all the way to Montgomery, despite the hostility that he and his fellow correspondents encountered from local whites while reporting on the march. “We were regarded as troublemakers because what we did was expose what was going on for all the world to see,” he noted in an Associated Press interview. Five decades after Bloody Sunday, Plante returned to Alabama to report on the 50th anniversary of the march that paved the way for the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. His coverage included an exclusive interview with Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, in Selma’s National Voting Rights Museum. It was a moment of pure poetic justice and proof that, as the CBS correspondent noted in his reports from Selma in 2015, “great change is possible in the span of a lifetime.” During his 52-year career as a CBS correspondent, Bill Plante has seen, and covered, many of the defining moments of

our time. After graduating from Loyola University in 1959 with a degree in the humanities, he spent several years working for a CBS affiliate station in Milwaukee before heading to Columbia University to study political science on a CBS fellowship. He’d been there less than a year when CBS offered him a job as a New Yorkbased reporter and assignment editor. Plante was thrilled, but there was no time to sit back and savor his accomplishment. Trouble was brewing between segregationists and civil rights activists in the south and, within two weeks, he was in Mississippi covering the murder of three civil rights workers. “This was during the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project in 1964, when college students from the north were going down south to register blacks to vote,” Plante explains. “They were met with massive resistance from the locals, and two white students from New York, as well as a young black man from Mississippi, were murdered by the Klan.

Moments from five decades of award-winning reporting:

1. Bill Plante ’55 as a CBS News floor reporter at the 1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans 2. Interviewing Martin Luther King Jr. during the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 3. Reporting from South Vietnam circa 1971 4. Interviewing Chicago Alderman Leon Despres, who was famous for his opposition to Mayor Richard J. Daley, in the late 1960s 5. In the White House press briefing room during the Reagan administration in the 1980s 6. Covering an address by President George W. Bush at the White House in March 2003 7. At a news conference with President Bush in the White House press briefing room 8. In front of Air Force One at the naval air station in Point Mugu, California, during one of President Reagan’s trips to his ranch in the 1980s 9. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, with President Obama in March 2015

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“I had never been further south than St. Louis, so going to Mississippi to cover a race story like this was like being on the far side of the moon,” he adds. “My sympathies were clearly with the civil rights workers, but I knew that the ability to observe and report without weighting the facts in one direction or another was the key to being a good reporter. Keeping my own biases in check was tantamount.” November brought new and equally daunting challenges as the 26-year-old was dispatched to South Vietnam. It was the first of four trips that he would make for CBS News between 1964 and 1975 to report on the Vietnam War. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Plante confides. “It was a whole new world, another culture. I was attempting to understand what the U.S. was trying to do there, which I didn’t comprehend fully at the time because the questions about our involvement in Vietnam weren’t being raised in 1964. By the time I returned in 1967, there were many questions about what the U.S. was doing and whether it was ever likely to succeed.” Since those early days, Plante has reported on stories ranging from the fall of Saigon in 1975 and the fall of Skylab in 1979 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989; covered every presidential campaign since 1968; and served as a CBS News White House correspondent during the administrations

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Bill and I were classmates at Loyola Academy.


of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He has received many major broadcast journalism awards, including Emmys for his coverage of the U.S. Soviet wheat deal in 1972, Reagan’s reelection campaign in 1984, the Reagan-Gorbachev Reykjavik Summit in 1986 and the death of Princess Diana in 1997, as well as Overseas Press Club Awards for his 1971 report on the India-Pakistan War and his 1975 report on the fall of the South Vietnam

> Bill Plante interviews U.S. Congressman John Lewis, one of the leaders of the march from Selma, on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. View the video at youtube.com/watch?v=00xojzOYdz8.




ill Plante Although we shared the same daily in 1955 scholastic grind, what really sticks in my mind about Bill’s high school career was his formidable extracurricular workload. He was the announcer on an Evanston FM station’s early morning classical music program. In the evenings, he operated as a selftaught electrician/lighting director for a variety of North Shore theater and ballet troupers. In what remained of his spare time, he played the organ at the Academy’s compulsory Friday chapel services. He was the ultimate serial moonlighter. Despite this whirlwind of activity, he was then, as he is now, a bright, witty and loyal friend.

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and Cambodian governments and the evacuation of American personnel. Plante’s penchant for reporting first surfaced during his Rambler years, when he wrote for Loyola’s student newspaper. “I wrote a column for the Prep called ‘Selected Shorts,’” he recalls with a chuckle. “Although, if memory serves, the column was mostly about campus gossip—–not topics of great weight!” Plante speaks fondly of the Jesuits at Dumbach Hall, who helped him develop the discipline and work habits that would later fuel his success in the field of broadcast news. “The Jesuits at Loyola Academy laid a foundation that served as a reference point for all of my future endeavors,” says the Rogers Park native. “They taught me how to be rigorous in sifting through information. This has helped me to be fair—–and also to be thorough—–and it has everything to do with the way that I learned to deal with the truth and the search for truth.” When asked about the momentous changes that he has reported on in the past half a century, Plante becomes philosophical. “Over the sweep of time, you see that human nature does not change,” he muses. “You see that it is still flawed in every respect, despite the best efforts of people to improve it. That is one reason we still have war and discontent and poverty and prejudice. Although things are very different than they were 50 years ago, we’ve still got a long way to go.” 4


MORE THAN 1,300 Loyola community members joined us in November for President’s Week 2015. This inaugural celebration of our Jesuit mission had something for everyone, from our elegant President’s Dinner to an exhibition of student and alumni art at a West Loop gallery, a lunch and panel discussion featuring Chicago sports leaders, a 5K run and a President’s Family Mass. Here are a few highlights from a week of faith, friendship and more!

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PRESIDENT’S WEEK 2015 A celebration of our Jesuit mission

Celebrating the gifts that God gave us: Art lovers immersed themselves in an exhibition of art created by Loyola students and alumni at Room 1520 in Chicago’s West Loop arts district on November 4.

Lunching with Chicago sports leaders: Loyola sports fans gathered at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Chicago on November 5 to lunch and listen in as a panel of prominent sports figures shared their perspectives on what it takes to build champions and community through sports. The panelists (above, l-r) included: Bill Wennington, color commentator for Chicago Bulls radio broadcasts and former Chicago Bulls center; Jim Phillips, Northwestern University vice president for athletics and recreation; and John F. McDonough, CEO and president of the Chicago Blackhawks. Pictured below: Fr. McGrath chats with Loyola parent Patrick L. Goss (left) and Ronald E. “Reb” Banas ‘81 (right) at Gibson’s.

Running for others: Loyola community members of all ages laced up their running shoes on November 8 and ran or walked for someone special in their lives to raise funds for the John D. Aiello Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship fund, which was established to honor the memory of legendary Loyola social studies teacher John D. “Jack” Aiello, provides tuition assistance for Ramblers in need.

Honoring His Excellency Blase J. Cupich: More than 400 Loyola supporters joined us in honoring Archbishop Cupich (above center) with the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth at our 2015 President’s Dinner on November 6. The dinner, which raised funds to support our Jesuit mission, was chaired by Thomas E. and Susan H. Gordon (above left) and cochaired by Margaret M. Fiorenza and Mark F. Santacrose ’77 (above right).

Celebrating our faith in community: Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, led our faith community in prayer at the President’s Family Mass in the Loyola Chapel on November 8.


> View our President’s Week photo gallery at goramblers.org/ presidentsweek.


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Putting Faith into Action Around the World In his role as vice president of government relations and advocacy for Catholic Relief Services, William P. O’Keefe III ’80 is a squeaky wheel for humanity—–a dogged advocate for the downtrodden who circles the globe to witness the human suffering caused by war, oppressive regimes, poverty, natural disasters, disease, poor sanitation and environmental degradation and then sounds the alarm in Washington that more needs to be done.


WHILE AMERICANS BUSIED THEMSELVES with preparations for the holiday season last December, Bill O’Keefe ‘80 was in another world—–a parallel reality that contrasted starkly with the Christmas cheer back home. As he stood in the middle of Victoria Square in Athens—–a central gathering point for many of the refugees fleeing from Syria’s escalating civil war—–the holidays were the last thing on his mind. Thousands of refugees from Syria and other countries had just landed in Athens, exhausted and disoriented after a perilous journey across the Aegean Sea. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and a host of other humanitarian organizations were standing by to provide food and emergency supplies, medical assistance, temporary shelter, translation services and legal assistance. O’Keefe was there on an information-



gathering expedition in his official capacity as vice president of government relations and advocacy for CRS, the Baltimore-based nonprofit tasked with carrying out the commitment of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Before arriving in Athens, O’Keefe had also traveled to Serbia and Macedonia. “I spoke with the refugees in Athens and listened to their stories, met with local government officials to find out more about their response to the refugee crisis and talked with our local church partners to gain a better understanding of the realities that these partners are facing,” says O’Keefe, a 28-year veteran of CRS whose complex and multifaceted role at the relief organization involves evaluating humanitarian crises in 101 countries on five continents.


“Essentially, I am heading up the effort to take our experiences from the countries where CRS is operating and make recommendations about what the U.S. should be doing to better address problems such as global poverty, disease, natural disasters and war, as well as the root causes of social injustices and the drivers of conflict and war,” he explains. O’Keefe lays out a couple of examples. “We have for years been helping to shape the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), so that it can effectively reach the poorest, most vulnerable people around the world. Now we are fighting for funding so that, in the midst of difficult budget choices by the White House and Congress, priorities like PEPFAR are not forgotten. In the case of Syria, we are advocating that the U.S. accept more Syrian


1. Bill O’Keefe ‘80 with Senator Tim Kaine discussing foreign policy and their Jesuit roots in 2015 2. Visiting a remote site in South Sudan with colleagues in 2015, as families displaced by ethnic violence were slowly returning 3. At the Caritas Athens Refugee Center during his trip to Athens in December 2015, where fellow Rambler Thomas A. O’Connor ’79 happened to be volunteering in the center’s soup kitchen 4. In front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem while leading a delegation of American Bishops on a “Pilgrimage of Peace” to the Holy Land in 2014




Bill O’Keefe in Gaza in September 2014

refugees, do more to lead a negotiated settlement to the war and provide more funding for humanitarian assistance in the Middle East and long-term assistance in refugee-hosting countries.” O’Keefe’s interest in serving others started early. “I can trace it back to my mother, who instilled in us a sense of responsibility to give back,” he recalls. “Later, at Loyola Academy, I was introduced to the Jesuit call to be a man for others.” After majoring in science at Yale, he found himself at a crossroads. “I realized that science was not igniting any real, deeper passion in me, so I went back to Chicago and worked in a warehouse while I thought about what I wanted to do with my life. I had the idea in my head, which was a bit inchoate, that I wanted to do something internationally for the Catholic Church, so I decided to pursue a field of study that would enable me to work internationally. I applied to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and earned my master’s in public policy.” A semester before he graduated from Harvard, CRS came out to Cambridge to recruit students for its International Development Fellows Program, which provides opportunities for individuals interested in careers in international relief and development

to experience CRS programs overseas. O’Keefe jumped at the chance and was soon on his way to Tanzania. “It was a pivotal experience for me,” he states. “I traveled all over Tanzania and saw what life was like for very rural, very challenged villages and communities. I learned a tremendous amount about the country and culture from our local partners there and they learned about planning, organization and strategy from me. It was really satisfying to have that exchange and to feel like I was making a contribution.” When he returned to the United States three years later, O’Keefe was totally committed to the idea of a lifelong career with CRS. Twenty-eight years later, he remains as dedicated to the ideals of the organization as he was when he returned from that first trip to Tanzania in 1990. “I have a fantastic job,” he says simply. “It is a gift and a blessing to be connected with people around the world who are doing this amazing work. Despite the demands of the job, it is satisfying and it is fascinating. The world is always changing, the politics are always changing and the whole field of humanitarian assistance and international development is always changing, so I don’t lack challenges. I used

to joke that I hope we never discover life on Mars, because we are busy enough down here!” Despite the grim realities that O’Keefe often encounters as he travels around the world, there are many moments of grace—– such as the one he experienced while working at the Caritas Athens Refugee Center this past December. “One of the volunteers at the center was a homeless man who had nothing—–not even a place to lay his head—–but he showed up every day to help the refugees who were coming into his country. He accompanied me to the port outside of Athens to meet a ferry of refugees and help hand out information about how to get services. It’s the commitment of people like that, who do the right thing regardless of their own circumstances—–as well as the commitment of my CRS colleagues and our partners around the world—–that keeps me going when I get discouraged. There are many points of light amidst what appears to be darkness.” 4


> View MSNBC’s interview with Bill O’Keefe on the backlash against migrants after the terrorist attacks in Paris at crs.org/media-center/crs-news/ after-paris-attack-crs-tells-msnbc-why-we-needprovide-more-assistance. WEB EXTRA

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A Winning Tradition Loyola football is more than a high school sports program. It’s a close-knit, multigenerational community of athletes, alumni, coaches and families dedicated to carrying forward Loyola’s timehonored tradition of excellence and the Jesuit commitment to cura personalis, or care for every Rambler.


FTER GRADUATING from college, Michael C. Kotowski ‘87 was back in Chicago and looking to become involved with the Loyola football team. Kotowski, who grew up in West Rogers Park and attended St. Margaret Mary Parish, had played four years of football for the Ramblers and now wanted to coach at Loyola. One of his neighbors and fellow parishioners was Michael F. Dooley ‘82. The two talked and, with Dooley’s endorsement, then Athletic Director John Hoerster hired Kotowski to his staff in 1992 as a sophomore coach. Kotowski was on the sidelines when the Ramblers won their first Illinois High School Association state title in 1993 by beating Downers Grove South 7–0 in the Class 6A final at Illinois State. Now with a graying beard, Kotowski was on the sidelines again in 2015 as the varsity’s offensive line coach for Loyola’s second state title. It was the result of a 41–0 win over Marist in the Class 8A final at Northern Illinois on November 28. Kotowski’s son, Paddy, a Loyola junior, was an offensive lineman for the Ramblers. “The first state title was special, of 1

on the team. With my son on the team, I know all of his friends. Being able to share that with him was special.” Closeness is a hallmark of the Loyola football program. Six of the varsity coaches on John Holecek’s staff played football for the Ramblers. Peter C. Devine ‘90, Robert M. “Beau” Desherow ‘93, Ryan T. Gallagher ‘93 and Patrick J. Naughton ‘96 all contributed to the Ramblers winning the first-place trophy. “It’s an extended family,” said Jack A. Kotowski ‘14, a son of Mike Kotowski and former offensive lineman. “You feel like you know everybody.” Jack remembers tagging along with his dad to practices and games. Before playing for the Ramblers, he was a ball boy. Jack, like many former players, was at Huskie Stadium for the state title. “I grew up with Loyola football,” he said. “I was not a very good player, but I knew I still wanted to play. I was happy for them when they won. I’ve always rooted for Loyola football.” Loyola (14–0) completed one of the best seasons in the program’s 107 years of football. The Ramblers rolled through the always-rugged Catholic Blue undefeated, beating Mount Carmel 49–21 in the regular-season finale.

Patrick J. Naughton ‘96 (above) held Loyola’s all-time leading rushing record for 20 seasons, until Dara Laja ’16 broke it this season.

course, but this one was more special,” said Kotowski, a history teacher at Loyola. “For one, I had a bigger role. I know all of the kids 2





The run during the playoffs was equally impressive, as the Ramblers knocked off defending state champion Stevenson 49–0 in the second round, Chicago Tribune No. 1-ranked Homewood-Flossmoor 34–28 in the quarterfinals and finally Marist. All the while, the Loyola coaches exercised cura personalis, a fundamental Jesuit principle, according to Athletic Director Patrick M. Mahoney ’90. “The coaches do a great job of keeping everyone involved and making them feel part of the team,” he said. “It shows up on the field in the way all the boys are prepared to play, whether they are a first-team player or a thirdteam player.” Naughton is one of the more decorated players in Loyola lore. During his playing career, he received a state ring in 1993 as a scout-team running back and owned the program’s all-time leading rushing record for 20 seasons until Dara Laja ‘16 broke it in 2015. Aside from the success on the field, Naughton believes it’s Loyola’s togetherness that separates the Ramblers from other teams. “I’ve had an opposing coach ask me how his team could be more like Loyola,” Naughton said. “It’s almost like we have this super secret. But it’s pretty simple. We are men for others. It might sound corny, but it’s true. Our guys look out for each other.” Devine, a product of West Rogers Park, is another coach who benefited from knowing Dooley, even if Dooley downplays his involve4

ment. Dooley’s sister, Kate Dooley, was Devine’s best friend during his youth. Home from college for Thanksgiving, Devine took a bus from Chicago to Normal for the 1993 title game. After the Ramblers won, he wrote a letter to Hoerster. In it, Devine expressed how he felt like he was part of the state championship, even though he hadn’t played since 1989. It was because Hoerster had cultivated a culture of family that Holecek has continued today. “Ever since I can remember, Loyola has been a big part of my life,” said Devine, whose father, Richard A. “Dick” Devine ’61, is a member of Loyola’s Athletic Hall of Fame. “The best part of winning the state title this season has been sharing it. You realize how easily it can slip through your hands, how hard it is to win one. I think about all of the players and coaches who came shy of it. To share this with them is what makes it so special because they were a huge part of it too.” 4 1. Football is a family affair for Varsity Offensive Line Coach Michael C. Kotowski ’87 (center) and his sons Padraig J. “Paddy” Kotowski ’17 (left), an offensive lineman for the winning 2015 team, and Jack A. Kotowski ’14. 2. Quarterback Emmett M. Clifford ’16 throws a pass, while protected by offensive lineman Daniel L. Kurkowski ’16 at the 2015 state championship. 3. Assistant Coach Timothy T. Feldheim gives special team instructions to John Shannon ’16 and Joseph M. “Jack” Zitella ’16. 4. Ian C. Swenson ’17 and David T. Terrell Jr. ’17 celebrate the state championship win.

Field Hockey Player of the Year Lindsay M. Getz ’16

Fall Sports Recap GIRLS’ SPORTS Cross Country: GCAC Champions, All-State Kathryn House ’16 Field Hockey: Fourth Place in State, Illinois Player of the Year Lindsay Getz ’16 Golf: GCAC Champions, Second in State Swimming and Diving: Fourth in State, AllState Olivia Andrew ’17, Cassidy Margare Coughlin t M. Hic key ’17 lines up ’18, Margaret a putt. Guanci ’18, Shannon Kearney ’18, Maria Kyle ’16, Ella Tierney ’17 and Claire Voss ’16 Tennis: GCAC Champions, All-State Doubles Maggie Hines ’18 and Caroline Witkowski ’17 Volleyball: Regional and Sectional Champions

BOYS’ SPORTS Football: IHSA 8A State Champions, Undefeated Season, MaxPreps National Ranking, CCL Blue Champions, CCL Lawless Coach of the Year John Holecek, CCL Lawless Player of the Year and All-State Emmett Clifford ’16, CCL Defensive Player of the Year and All-State Ben LeRoy ’16 Golf: CCL Champions, CCL Lawless Coach of the Year Timothy P. Kane ‘86, CCL Lawless Player of the Year Michael Banas ’16 Soccer: CCL Lawless Coach of the Year Baer Fisher S P R I N G 2 016




CELEBRATING a 50-Year Milestone


HALF A CENTURY AFTER GRADUATING from Loyola Academy, approximately 60 members of the Class of 1965 reconvened for a weekend of reminiscing and reconnecting at their 50th reunion celebration.

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The festivities kicked off on Friday, October 9, with a 9:30 a.m. tee time at the Highland Park Country Club. Later that evening, John B. Sullivan ’65 hosted a dinner party at Sunset Ridge Country Club. Back at Lake and Laramie on Saturday, October John E . 10, the Class of 1965 was invited to tailgate outside Sach’s Nesbit t a n d Cha rles D. M Stadium before cheering the varsity football team to a victory ullenix against DePaul Prep. The ‘65ers viewed the game from special seats at the north end zone. They returned to Loyola Academy that evening for their official 50th reunion, which included a Mass with Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, Leonard hael P. followed by cocktails and dinner. ic M d n a



> View our 1965 50th Reunion photo gallery at goramblers.org/1965classpage.

Still rambling after all these years. F I R S T R O W ( L E F T T O R I G H T ) : A. V. Giampa, Robert J. Moody, Michael P. Leonard, Michael F. Purcell, Howard M. Dennis, William J. McLaughlin, Thomas E. Buster, Arthur F. Morelli, Louis M. Leone, E. W. Kopala, Robert M. Ahern and Charles D. Mullenix. S E C O N D R O W: Thomas W. Collier, Thomas W. Pettinger, John B. Sullivan, James M. Zarno, Anthony C. Navilio, Harold W. Ingalls, Timothy M. Rose, James M. Mayer, James W. Ague, Bruce W. Hunt, Gregory E. Corcoran and Paul J. Sullivan. T H I R D R O W: Joseph W. Koss, Glenn S. Forbes, Edmund Z. DeRossett, Daniel J. Riederer, William J. Schmitt, John E. Nesbitt, Robert F. Brinkman, Stephen D. Killian, John A. Miller, Thomas J. Endre, John H. Scully and Joseph L. Flatley. F O U R T H R O W: Terence M. Corby, Stanley R. Mondala, John T. Rank, Paul W. Kalmes, Robert J. Gilmore, Patrick J. Deeley, J. G. Kelly, Michael R. Graham, James R. Murphy, John J. McGillen, Eugene G. Bassing, David F. Stydahar and James J. Kauss.




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REUNIONS for the Classes of 1975, 1985, 1990 and 1995 LOYOLA ACADEMY WELCOMED back to campus more than 300 alumni from the Classes of 1975, 1985, 1990 and 1995 on Saturday, October 24. Many alumni began their reunion festivities earlier in the day, attending a pregame tailgate and the Loyola Academy vs. Mount Carmel football game. All four classes returned to Lake and Laramie that evening to celebrate Mass together with Fr. McGrath and attend separate cocktail receptions and dinners for each class. Notably, Loyola Academy welcomed back members of its first coed class, 1995, for their 20th reunion celebration.


W E B E X T R A S > View our reunion photo gallery at goramblers.org/2015reunions.


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1953 John C. Koller performed in the Old Time Radio Show at Laguna Woods Theatre with stage, film and television actress Barbara Rush. This was Koller’s 30th play since his retirement. Koller, who turned 80 in August, lives in Arizona.

1955 Devices 4 the Disabled, an affiliate of the Project HUGS Foundation, grew out of a friendship between two Loyola alumni, a devastating ALS diagnosis and an indomitable will to help others in need. ABOVE: Robert A. Shea ’72 (right in photo) at the bedside of Edward J. Kane ’69, who is using his last days to raise awareness about Devices 4 the Disabled and help raise funds to cover the cost of medical equipment pickup, delivery, warehouse space, equipment repair and other operational expenses.

A Last Act of Service


DWARD J. KANE ’69 AND ROBERT A. SHEA ’72 have a long history of helping one another. Now they’ve teamed up to help others through Devices 4 the Disabled (D4D), an affiliate of the Project HUGS Foundation with a mission to collect durable medical equipment from those who no longer need it and redistribute it to those who need it most. Although Kane and Shea didn’t know each other at Loyola, they met years later when they moved into the same Chicago neighborhood. In 2002, the friends grew closer when Shea was temporarily paralyzed by Guillain-Barré Syndrome. “I still remember Ed standing at my bed, saying ‘Don’t try to talk, it’s okay,’” says Shea, who later stood by Kane when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. As Kane lost the ability to move, eat or breathe on his own, he needed a $30,000 wheelchair—–yet his health insurance had a cap of $2,500 for medical equipment. Kane paid the rest out of his retirement fund, but wondered: What about those who can’t afford to pay? As the two friends mulled over this question, Shea, who served as a volunteer at Chicago’s Rainbow Hospice, thought about the families at the hospice who were left with medical equipment when their loved ones passed away. Why not create an organization that would pick up this equipment, refurbish it and deliver it to someone who needed it? With this epiphany, Devices 4 the Disabled was born. “Many disabled people wait up to eight months to get the equipment they need because they are waiting for Medicare to cover the cost,” says Kane, who founded the nonprofit in 2015 and partnered with Rainbow Hospice and PickensKane Moving & Storage to get the charity up and running. “We are committed to helping everyone get the medical equipment they need when they need it, especially those with limited funds.”

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> Find out more about Devices 4 the Disabled and view a CBS News

video featuring Kane and Shea at supportd4d.org.


Timothy J. Casey and his wife, Suzanne, received the St. Jude Apostle Medal from the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida in November for outstanding service to their parish.

1962 James R. Voss was the recipient of the Canadian Precast/ Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 2014 John Fowler Award for his contributions to the institute, which included the creation of the PCI Foundation in 2001. Voss is president and general manager of JVI, Inc., a company he established in 1981 to develop, design, fabricate and sell connection hardware. Under his leadership, JVI, Inc. has flourished and gained widespread recognition as a well-respected and integral part of the construction industry.

1966 Thomas J. Mann retired after serving for 33 years as a general reference librarian in the main reading room of the Library of Congress. His book, The Oxford Guide to Library Research (4th ed.; Oxford University Press), was published in March. He lives in Washington, DC.


William T. O’Donnell Jr. received the Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities’ 2015 Public Voice Leadership Award. O’Donnell was recognized for his outstanding leadership in making recovery possible by serving as a voice for those who struggle with addiction and a strong advocate for family involvement in the treatment and recovery process.

Edgar U. Peyronnin, PhD, defended his dissertation on the preservation of digital research Edgar U. Pe yronnin ’7 3 on a weeke data at Colorado nd ride on Tr ail Ridge Road in Ro State University’s ck y Mount ain N ational Park (CSU) College of Agricultural Science. Peyronnin is the director of IT at CSU.

1968 James F. Rianoshek was named executive director of Boulder County CareConnect in Colorado, a nonprofit with a mission to promote the security, comfort and independence of seniors and adults with disabilities. James and his wife, Mary, recently celebrated 46 years of marriage.

1974 James E. Constable, a fine art scholar and Harvard Art Museum Fellow, identified a centuries-old metalcut that is one of the original works of Leonardo Da Vinci—–and may be the earliest version of his “Last



Supper.” The groundbreaking discovery was made after eight years of scientific testing revealed that the metalcut is made up of metal materials and chemicals containing a metal purity that links it to mines used by Da Vinci. Robert B. Latousek Jr. was the recipient of the Anthony J. Gradisnik Award from the continued on page 14

A 1968 Mini Reunion in Dublin: Seven members of the Class of 1968 convened in Dublin in September and spent a day at the Portmarnock golf course. Pictured below (l-r): James L. Claus, Dennis M. O’Shaughnessy, Jerry R. Mack, William F. McGinn, Robert W. Hunt, William J. Doyle and William T. Zanoni.

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Centaur Systems, including Latin Flash Drill, Latin Vocab Drill and Tutrix.


A 1984 Mini Reunion at Grandpa’s: Five former track and cross-country runners from the Class of 1984 gathered for their annual summer reunion at Grandpa’s restaurant in Glenview to catch up and reminisce about their running days. Seated: Michael P. Doyle. Standing (l-r): Edward I. “Ted” Stevens, Javier A. Nunez, John J. Gatti and Thomas M. Theisen.

1974 continued Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT) for his contributions and service to the classics profession, the WAFLT and the American Robert B. Classical League over the Latousek Jr. ’74 past three decades. He is best known for the software programs he has authored through his company,

Patricia D. Reilly-Murphy, LdM, retired in August from a 35-year career in Chicago radio sales. She spent 35 years at WXRTFM, most recently as the station’s general sales manager.

1978 John A. Haderlein, an attorney in Libertyville, portrayed Clarence Darrow, the famous turnof-the-century lawyer who John A. Hade rlein ‘78 defended as Clarence Da rrow some very unpopular people, in a one-man show at Waukegan’s Three

Brothers Theatre in August.

1984 Edward W. “Ted” McNabola was appointed to Loyola University School of Law’s Board of Governors. McNabola earned his JD in 1992 and his MA in 1995 from the university.

1985 Sen. Daniel W. Kotowski received the Paul Simon Courage in Public Service Award from Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, which recognized the senator for his work on behalf of nonprofit organizations, and the 2015 Senator Penny Severns Memorial Award from the Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, which honored Kotowski for his ongoing support for people with disabilities who live independently in the community.

1990 Charles B. Donlea’s first novel, Summit Lake, was published by Kensington Publishing

A Rambler wedding: David A. Behof ‘92 and Jacqueline M. Zur ‘01 were married in June at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview with a cadre of Ramblers there to help celebrate the nuptials (l-r): Loyola Academy Principal Kathryn M. Baal, PhD; John R. Weiss ’78; Loyola Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Genevieve B. Atwood; Loyola Dean of Students Peg Culhane; Dr. Anthony W. Savino ’66; Loyola Executive Assistant to the Principal Julie Meier; William G. Seng ’66; Katie M. McKeown ’01; Michael R. Denten ’74; Jordan M. Lau ‘00; Michael D. Reagan ’78; Therese A. Coughlin ’01; Stephanie N. Rejzer ’01; Richard A. Reagan III ’74; Andrea Reagan Stebbins LdM ’72; John S. Reagan ’68; Kimberly A. Denten Clark ’01; John E. Zur Jr. ’66; the bride and groom, Jacqueline M. Zur Behof ’01 and Loyola Registrar and Institutional Researcher David A. Behof ’92; Alexandra E. Weiss ’10; Joshua M. Becker ’00; Christopher S. Dorgan ’92; Thomas S. Heidenrich ’92; Samantha A. Weiss ’14; Ryan P. Crotty ’00; Mary Grace Weiss ’12; Jonas J. Zalatoris ’00; Mary Kate Johnson Zalatoris ’00; Colleen A. Dugan Biedenbender ’01; Loyola Library Coordinator ChrisJon L. Simon ’86; Cheryl M. Sychowski ’01; John K. “Jack” Seeberg ’10; Loyola English teacher Ryan J. Gibbons ’95; Loyola Assistant Principal for Student Services Charles W. Heintz; Loyola English teacher Katherine K. Seeberg ’01; Loyola physical education teacher Douglas Berger; Jennifer Seeberg ’05; Loyola English teacher Daniel Seeberg ’75; and Loyola Assistant Principal for Academics Timothy Wesley.







Charles B. Donlea ’90

Corporation in February. The novel, which is also available as an audiobook, will be featured in a Reader’s Digest special edition in May. Kensington Publishing has already purchased the rights to Donlea’s second novel, which will be published in 2017. Donlea belongs to a private ophthalmology group and does his fiction writing during the early morning hours.

1992 Timothy S. Wambach will repeat his August 2005 charity run from Orlando to Chicago this summer—–this time to raise awareness and support for people living with severe physical disabilities. Wambach will be accompanied by members of the Keep On Keeping On Foundation, or Team KOKO, which he established with fellow Ramblers Daniel P. Joyce ’95 and David A. Kunicki ’95. If fellow alumni would like to participate in the run or volunteer, please visit TeamKOKO.org.

1996 Mark M. King and his eight-year-old daughter, Soleil, started a company called Toad & Tadpole. King, who previously worked as a strategy consultant, and Soleil, his “chief kids officer,” focus on designing products and experiences for families. One of their products, a pair of heirloom stuffed sea otters called Tremendous and Tiny, was named a 2015 crafts finalist for Martha Stewart’s American Made contest. Another product, Soleil’s Table, helps families cook together. The King family celebrated the birth of Soleil’s little brother, Connor, in September.

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U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael P. O’Hara, PhD, ‘91 (left) with a fellow officer aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009. “The aircraft is an FA-18F Super Hornet,” says O’Hara. “On that day, I was flying with the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron 103 on a routine surveillance mission.”

Serving Our Country


FTER U.S. NAVY CMDR. MICHAEL P. O’HARA, PHD, ’91 saw the movie Top Gun in the 1980s, he began to dream of a career in the military. “The Navy seemed like a way to combine the Ignatian value of service with something that looked like a lot of fun,” says O’Hara today. He pursued his dream with unwavering dedication as he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and became a naval flight officer, deploying to the Persian Gulf in 1998 for Operation Desert Fox and again in 2000 to enforce no-fly zones during Operation Southern Watch. Subsequent assignments brought O’Hara to Kabul, Washington and back to sea as an airwing intelligence officer for Operation Enduring Freedom. Today, he holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University and teaches strategy to midcareer officers at the U.S. Naval War College. “Flying jets off of aircraft carriers was one of the O’Hara at the U greatest experiences of my life,” he confides. “But .S Naval War Coll ege preparing military leaders to think strategically about complex obstacles to peace and stability is even more meaningful.” O’Hara and his students examine the challenges of leadership at the intersection of national policy and military strategy. “Military force is but one tool, one aspect of national power. Civilian and military leaders must understand its limitations as well as its utility.” His friends and experiences from Loyola continue to energize him today. “My teachers and coaches helped mold who I am, and my experience on Loyola’s crew team was critical to my success in life. Meeting Loyola’s expectations of a studentathlete required persistence and toughness. Loyola taught me to work not merely for accolades, but with others toward something more. All of our efforts require a greater purpose and, for me, that purpose has been service to the nation, which has been the path that my life has taken.”

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Stopping Cancer in Its Tracks


MAGINE A MOMENT IN THE FUTURE when your doctor tells you that you have cancer and then writes a prescription for medicine that will keep your cancer from spreading with no toxic side effects. You take the medicine and go on with your life, grateful that the devastating side effects of yesterday’s therapies—–including radiation burns, nausea, hair loss and life-threatening infections—–are a thing of the past. If Gregory T. Crimmins, PhD, ’98, succeeds in his latest venture, that scenario may soon be a reality. Crimmins—–a PhD in molecular and cell biology who has trained and worked at the University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; Tufts Medical School; and the FDA—–regards the fight against cancer as one of the major failures of modern medicine. “Despite the use of brutal treatments,” he explains, “cancer rates are the same as they were in the 1940s, 25 years before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.” Because it’s generally not one tumor that kills a person, ins, PhD, but the unrelenting spread T. Crimm at Gregory scientist ad le d an O E C of cancer cells, Crimmins , 8 ’9 Plan Re m e d y recently cofounded Remedy Plan, a biotech firm dedicated to the development of cancer containment therapies that will stop cancer cells from spreading without toxic side effects. To find out more or support the development of this exciting new therapy, visit remedyplan.com or reach out to Greg directly at greg@remedyplan.com or 510.552.0105.

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> View Greg Crimmins in a video about Remedy Plan’s

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Daniel R. Bruzzini, MD, MBA, ’86, (shown above introducing Indonesian midwives to his Helping Babies Breathe program) retired from the Air Force in October 2015 after 25 years of service. He is now saving the lives of our youngest Americans as the medical director of Onsite Neonatal Partners.

A Physician for Others


FTER SERVING AS A FLIGHT SURGEON in support of combat operations in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Afghanistan; saving the lives of children used as human shields in war zones; and embedding with medical personnel in Afghanistan to improve maternal-child care at the request of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, former Air Force Col. Daniel R. Bruzzini, MD, MBA, ’86, knows a thing or two about saving lives in less than optimal conditions. So it seems fitting that this physician for others would use the lessons that he learned from the battlefield and other low-resource settings to develop three lifesaving programs, including the world’s first and only pediatric trauma Col. Bruzz ini air eva and critical care training cuating a with a seve newborn re hear t d efect program, which prepares military healthcare personnel for the intense needs of children affected by natural disasters, humanitarian crises and war, and the Helping Babies Breathe program, which solves 95 percent of the problems that lead to infant mortality in the developing world by teaching midwives how to resuscitate infants with $20 worth of reusable medical equipment. During his last military assignment, Bruzzini developed the How to Resuscitate a Newborn program. “This program outlines each of the critical steps needed to save a newborn’s life, from jump starting the heart to intubation,” says the 47-year-old physician today. “It turns chaos into control and is now saving the lives of newborns in more than 40 countries around the world.”

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agency. Three more coffee shops and a bar in Chicago are in the pipeline.

and San Francisco. To learn more, visit SummitTrail.com.

Marc R. Wezowski was named partner at Husch Blackwell. Wezowski practices intellectual property law. He was an associate at Leydig, Voit & Mayer and spent time as a research associate at Northwestern University’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Wezowski also worked as an associate in the legal department at Federal Signal Corporation and taught in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan.


Walter Dayton, son of Kasia O. McCormick ‘98

Kasia O. McCormick (nee Krynski) and her husband, David, celebrated the birth of their second child, Walter Dayton, in November. Walt joins his big brother, Henry.

1999 Matthew A. Cherry, former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker, was one of BE Modern Man’s “100 Features” published in June 2015. Cherry was recognized for his drive to reinvent himself with a career that he is passionate about. His film credits include The Last Fall (2012) and numerous music videos in the neo soul genre. Although Cherry didn’t go to film school, he is currently enrolled in screenwriting and directing classes at UCLA. His next goal is to direct television.

Genevieve M. LeFevour (above), a shareholder at Johnson and Bell, Ltd., was named one of the “Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2015 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. LeFevour specializes in medical malpractice, employment law, general negligence, premises liability and transportation law and also defends security consultants and loss prevention companies. Michael A. Salvadore was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” Class of 2015. In 2011, Salvadore opened Heritage Bicycles General Store, a growing company in Lakeview that sells bikes and coffee, and soon followed with a coffeeonly shop in Uptown. In Fall 2015, Salvadore opened Heritage Branded, a creative

2001 Jacqueline M. Zur— see David A. Behof ‘92

2003 Andrew R. Weissert (photo at bottom) married Erin Ashenfelter in May. Weissert is a political strategist for the Illinois Republican Party.

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Ramblers at the wedding of Erin and Andrew R. Weissert ‘03 (l-r): Lauren E. Miller ‘11, Michelle L. Miller ‘11, Matthew D. Robbins ‘03, Meredith E. Weissert ‘10, John C. Kubasiak ‘03, Erin and Andrew R. Weissert ‘03, Adam Weissert ‘07, Elizabeth N. Ireland ‘10, Michael J. Ireland ‘03, Frank E. Weissert ‘71, Joshua D. Berg ‘03, Thomas S. Grego ‘03 and R. Brian Patterson ‘03

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The Rambler Behind NBA-TV

S Peter T. Bowen ’88, vice president and Chicago market manager of Cumulus Media, hammed it up with Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull and Chicago White Sox mascot Southpaw at a November 2015 celebration at U.S. Cellular Field after Cumulus negotiated multiyear broadcast rights for the two teams.

Coming Home to Chicago Radio


UNE INTO WLS-AM 890 this spring and you’ll get full coverage of the 2016 Chicago White Sox season. Next fall, WLS-AM will also become the radio home of the Chicago Bulls. You have Peter T. Bowen ’88 to thank for that. The Loyola alumnus, who has longstanding relationships with both teams, brokered both radio rights deals with his Cumulus Media CEO in Atlanta. “We cannot wait to bring year-round sports to some of the world’s greatest fans,” says Bowen, who returned to Chicago in 2015 to serve as vice president and market manager of Cumulus Media’s Chicago radio cluster, which includes The Loop-FM 97.9, WKQX-FM 101.1, WLS-FM 94.7 and WLSAM 890. He now oversees all Chicago operations for Cumulus Media, from sales and finance to the personalities featured on each station. Before coming home to 8 ‘8 ow e n Peter T. B Chicago—–a move Bowen maintains that he made partly because he wanted his son, Luke ’18, to attend Loyola Academy—–he served as the director of sales for CBS Radio in Los Angeles from 2012 to 2015. Prior to his relocation to the West Coast, Bowen spent more than two decades in Chicago radio, including 16 years with CBS Radio, where he worked his way up to director of sales for the seven-station group and served as vice president and general manager of the Top 40 radio station WBBM-FM 96.3 and the classic hits station WJMK-FM 104.3.




EVEN YEARS OUT OF LOYOLA and two years into a fast-paced career providing complete broadcast coordination for Turner Broadcasting’s production for NBA-TV, Bridget K. Morris ’06 brought home her first Emmy. The budding broadcast professional was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a News and Documentary Emmy Award for her contributions to “Inside the NBA on TNT: Playoffs.” Morris, who studied electronic media and electronic media production at Eastern Illinois University and graduated with a degree in mass communications, first discovered her passion for live television while working on Chicago Cubs and White Sox broadcasts during a Summer 2009 broadcast production internship for Trio Video. “My internship included long days at U.S. Cellular Field, learning the ins and outs of live-broadcast sport events,” says Morris. “By the end of that summer, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in live television.” When the opportunity arose to work for NBA-TV—– which features exhibition, regular season and playoff game telecasts from the NBA and related professional basketball leagues, as well as NBA-related analysis programs, specials and documentaries —– Morris jumped at the chance. Within two weeks, she’d packed up her apartment and headed south to Atlanta, where Turner Broadcasting is headquartered. Morris, who will celebrate her fifth anniversary with Turner Broadcasting in April 2016, recently spent a week in Toronto, coordinating the live pregame coverage leading up to the 2016 NBA All-Star Game on February 14.

Bridget K. Morris ’06 on the job as associate production manager for NBA-TV in Atlanta

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Lauren Bestvina Hai, DVM (BVSc), graduated from the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science in November 2014. She is currently working as a small animal veterinarian at VCA Plainfield Veterinary Hospital in Plainfield, Connecticut.

Timothy D. Aghai won the August Timothy 2015 D. Aghai ‘08 United States trial for the 2015 World Rowing Championship in the Straight Pair, a twoboat without a coxswain. Aghai is currently training in Sarasota, Florida, for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He is in the top 12–16 rowers, according to his former Loyola coach, Matthew P. Baldino ‘93. Aghai will know this spring if he is selected as one of the 12 rowers who will compete in the Olympics. Contributions to help Aghai, who is paying his own way, can be made at gofundme.com/aghai.

Jennifer A. Jhin and John C. Plunkett (above) married in October at St. James Chapel in Chicago. Jhin received her BA from Cornell University and Plunkett received his BA, an MA in architecture and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both currently work and reside in Chicago.

2005 Bridget Carney was named the corporate development manager of the San Francisco Marin Food Bank.

2006 Colleen G. Gorman married Patrick Derrico in September. Gorman (below, center) celebrated her nuptials with Ramblers Christopher R. Heredia ‘05 (left) and Irene M. Brown ‘06 (right).


George T. Saad ‘08 (left) with his croquet partner and mentor, Howard Holdsclaw

George T. Saad claimed his first competitive croquet title at the 2015 Midwest Regional Championship sponsored by the United States Croquet Association.

in communications and mathematics at Santa Clara University from 2010 to 2014.

2011 Anthony C. Colosimo was honored as one of nine selections on the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Gold Glove Team for his accomplishments, including two errorless Anthony C . Colosimo ‘11 seasons, on the Purdue University Calumet baseball team. Molly B. Hulseman joined the women’s lacrosse coaching staff at the University Michigan in September. Hulseman was a four-year attacker/midfielder starter at Loyola University Chicago and helped the Greyhounds advance to four NCAA tournaments. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and was honored by her athletic peers with the 2015 Rev. Francis J. McManamin Unsung Hero Award. continued on page 20

2009 Blase J. Viti joined the startup DRIVIN as a business analyst. In January, he began a term as president of Chicago Art Partnerships in Education (CAPE), a nonprofit that funds art programs for low-income schools.

2010 Ashley V. Letrich was named assistant coach for the water polo team at California State University Northridge for the 2016 season. She spent the 2015 season as an assistant at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. She returns to the West Coast, where she was a four-year letter winner and psychology major with minors

Michael R. Beddome (right) married Michel Dominguez in Cocoyoc, Mexico, in May 2015. The couple changed their last names to Dominguez-Beddome.

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2011 continued Molly K. O’Brien was named Case Western Reserve Female Athlete of the Year for her accomplishments on the softball field as a four-year starter and second baseman.


people contact him with the offer. He sang “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont at an August concert. Watch his performance at youtube.com/watch?v=VulsrO97WLY. Aldana is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2013 Luke J. Ford, a junior at Holy Cross, was selected to the 2015 Academic All-Patriot League team for football. He is majoring in economics. Peter E. Pujals, the starting quarterback for the Holy Cross football team, was selected as a preseason second-team AllAmerican by USA College Football.

Zachary R. Aldana (above left) was selected by Kelly Clarkson (right) to perform for her “Piece by Piece” tour. Clarkson saw a video of Aldana on YouTube and had her

2015 George D. Kanellitsas received the National Congressional Gold Medal for

George D. Kanellitsas ‘15 (second from left) with his parents and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (right)

initiative, service and achievement at a ceremony presided over by the Hon. Nancy Pelosi in June. Kanellitsas was one of five recipients from the State of Illinois and 267 nationwide to receive the prestigious medal. While in Washington, Kanellitsas had a private meeting with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, who congratulated him on his remarkable achievement. 4

A Class of 2012 Mini Reunion in Tuscany: Fifteen Ramblers took time off from their studies in Europe in March 2015 to gather for a weekend of R&R at a chateau and winery in Tuscany. F R O N T R O W ( l – r) : Gabrielle M. “Gigi” Patton, Casey A. Turro, Emily C. Phelan, Madeline G. “Maddy” Bednar, Reed C. Michalek, Hayley R. Johnson, Lauren E. Kriz and Ellen L. Ruscello. B AC K R O W: Timothy M. O’Connor, Matthew J. Saletta, John O. Nigh, James Charles “Charlie” Dowdle, James E. “Jeb” Brault, Michael A. Mandera and Scott M. Suhey.









A Talent for Recognizing Talent

P Jess Godwin ’01 at a Youth Empowerment Performance Project rehearsal in 2015

A Powerful Voice for Positive Change


INGER, SONGWRITER AND ACTRESS Jessica E. Godwin ’01 spent 2015 thanking the important people in her life with a series of DIY videos, stories, art pieces and Chicago-area service projects. Each month, she dedicated a different chapter to a specific individual. As she approached the final chapter, Godwin recruited more than 100 artists from the Chicago music and theater scene and joined forces with the Youth Empowerment Performance Project to produce “When the Snow Thaws,” a music video highlighting the struggles of homeless youth. The yearlong project, which culminated in 12—–a live performance at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre in December—– ss e and ac tr ngwri ter benefited 19 agencies that Singer, so win ’01 Jess God work with homeless youth. Godwin, who once described herself as a “misfit with soul,” has also produced Greater >Than, a music video about bullying, and Be a Light, which addresses the damaging labels that we give ourselves. “If we were all kinder to ourselves,” she said in 2013 when Be a Light was released, “just think about the positive impact it would have on the rest of the world.” When she’s not performing or volunteering, Godwin teaches songwriting at her studio and music and theater at Columbia College and with the Northwestern University Cherubs program. View her music videos at jessgodwin.com.

ATRICK W. CORCORAN ’08 RECOGNIZED a rare talent in the raw back in 2012, when a young South Sider named Chancelor Bennett released his free debut mixtape, “10 Day.” The fledgling artist would later gain global acclaim as Chance the Rapper. “I met Chance through working with the Kids These Days band in Chicago,” Corcoran told The Fader, a New York-based music magazine. “I was a huge fan.” One day, Corcoran ran into Chance and his father at a local radio station. After peppering Corcoran with questions about music promotion, the elder Bennett called him the next day to say, “We want you to work with us.” At the time, Corcoran was a DePaul University student working behind the scenes to promote other up-and-coming talents. But Chance’s father (a deputy chief of staff for Mayor Emanuel) also recognized a good thing when he saw it. He told Corcoran, “You’re not a pro, but you guys will learn together.” Since that time, “Pat the Manager,” as Chance affectionately refers to Corcoran, has been busy building a steady buzz for the artist out of a North Side office with about a dozen employees. Although nearly every record label has courted Corcoran, Team Chance has remained fiercely independent. By marketing through social media and releasing the rapper’s music for free, they have honored Chance’s desire to “keep the focus on the music instead of the money behind it.” “Our mentality is that this is open, this is free,” Corcoran told Chicago Tribune reporter Greg Kot. “We don’t have investors and parent companies that need to meet monthly profit margins. Chance has never sold a record, but I guarantee you he makes similar if not more money than some of the bigger acts. It’s not traditional, but it’s what feels good to us.”

Artist manager and cofounder of Artist MGMT Patrick W. Corcoran ’08 (standing, fourth from left) on the Saturday Night Live set in December 2015 with Chance the Rapper (seated, fourth from right, in Sox hat), the first independent artist to perform on Saturday Night Live in the show’s history

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The Loyola Academy community joins in prayerful

REMEMBRANCE of those who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. Ann F. Ahern, grandmother of Coady J.’09, Sean P. ’11 and Colleen E. Ahern ’14. Thomas R. Ahern ’52, brother of James J. Ahern Jr. ’48 RIP. Joan M. Andersen, mother of Paul J. Andersen ’81. William R. Anton, grandfather of William J. ’09, Kelly M. ’11 and Kacey E. Anton ’15. Edita L. Arambulo, grandmother of Alexander P. ’01, Malcolm A. ’07 and Marcus P. Maier ’08. Ronald J. Banas, father of Ronald E. Banas ’81. Germaine Y. Barkemeyer, grandmother of Michael J. Barkemeyer ’10. David J. Barnes ’55. Mary Moats Bashford, sister of Karen Moats Thompson LdM ’78. Robert J. Bates, father of Robert J. Jr. ’69, Christopher J. ’70, John J. ’72 and Joseph A. Bates ’74. Dr. Michael J. Beierle ’63. Barbara C. Beierwaltes, mother of Cathy Beierwaltes Johnson LdM ’88. James H. Benbennick ’44, brother of Claude J. ’43 RIP and Thomas C. Benbennick ’46. Christina M. Bennett, mother of Andrew V. ’80 and Paul F. Bennett ’86. John F. Bolger ’44, father of Victoria Bolger Roselli LdM ’93 and Dimitra Bolger Zelden LdM ’94. Mary Ann Bonk, grandmother of Allison M. ’12, Jeanine M. ’15 and Daniel S. Achtel ’17. Mary Eleanore Bourke, mother of John J. Sr. ’80, Timothy E. ’83 and Patrick J. Bourke ’91 and grandmother of John J. ’16, Margaret A. ’18 and Caroline M. Bourke ’19 and John III ’03 and Katie T. Demand ’10. Thomas W. Boyle Jr. ’62. Joan Bradford, wife of Walter T. Bradford Jr. ’50. Daniel C. Bredemann ’65. Rev. Joseph T. Brennan, SJ, Loyola trustee 1989–95. Edward J. Britt ’36, brother of William J. Britt ’40 RIP. John W. Broderick ’52. John Clemons Brons ’55. Dr. Edward F. Brufke ’48, Loyola faculty 1953–57, father of Edward P. Brufke ’75. Richard A. Buckingham, MD, father of Richard A. Buckingham ’67 and grandfather of Colleen A. ’07 and Charles H. Shaw III ’09. Patricia Buehler Blankenship, grandmother of John M. ’12, Thomas M. ’12 and Molly E. Buehler ’15.




Joseph A. Burik, father of Paul P. ’72 and David Burik ’74. Edmund J. “Bud” Burke, father of Kevin J. ’77 and Terry E. Burke ’79 and grandfather of Katina A. ’14 and Coleen D. Burke ’17; Catherine C. ’08 and Michael E. Gagliardo ’08; and Gabriela I. ’04, Luca E. ’06 and Giovanna G. Lenzi ’07. James J. Campbell ’77, brother of Robert W. Campbell ’75. Patricia O’Connor Campion, mother of Timothy M. Campion ’73. Denise K. Carey, wife of Patrick W. Carey ’67. Audrey Marek Carter, mother of Claudia M. Carter ’97. Richard P. Casavechia Sr., father of Richard P. Casavechia Jr. ’91. John F. Casper Jr., grandfather of Michael P. Casper ’92. Rosemary J. Catino, grandmother of Ryan M. ’07, Steven M. ’10 and Charles F. Freedman ’18. Maureen Cavanaugh, grandmother of Grace Oliver Daday ’09 RIP and Molly C. ’03 and Claire Oliver ’07. Roberto Celio, father of Roberto Dominic Celio ’17. Angeline E. Christiansen-Gaertner, sister of Anthony A. Anton ’78. H. Scott Clark Jr. ’65, brother of Mark E. Clark ’74. James W. Clark, grandfather of Megan M. ’95, Nora O. ’01 and Patricia C. Lyons ’03. Aimee M. Coath, sister of James E. ’78 and Joseph W. Coath ’78. Charles W. Cole ’48, brother of J. Steven ’55 and Thomas D. Cole ’62. Sarah Simkins Cole, mother of Brian P. Perkins ’96. Claire Compernolle, mother of Paul J. ’70, Thomas M. ’72 and John J. Compernolle ’78; grandmother of John T. ’06, Daniel ’07, Thomas J. ’09, Teresa C. ’11 and Henry J. Belton ’16 and Meghan K. ’01, Kevin M. ’03, Catharine E. ’08, Timothy R. ’08, Carolyn C. ’10 and James E. Compernolle ’11; and wife of Julien J. Compernolle ’44 RIP. Joseph B. Connolly ’48. Mary McDonough Connolly, wife of Frank A. Connolly Jr. ’49. Suzanne E. Considine, wife of Thomas J. Considine, MD, ’49 and mother of Patrick J. ’79, Thomas J. ’80 and Timothy G. Considine ’82. Thomas E. Cooper Sr., father of Thomas E. Jr. ’74 and Robert J. Cooper ’75.

Wilfred W. Copa, father of Kathleen T. Copa LdM ’73 and Kimberly Copa Bartlow LdM ’77. Sydney Hass Corbett, mother of Thomas J. Corbett Jr. ’74 and grandmother of Clarence T. ’06, Jacqueline H. ’08 and Kevin F. Corbett ’16. Carol J. Corcoran, mother of Gregory E. Corcoran ’65. Eugene R. Corley ’47. Roy F. Corrigan, grandfather of Eliot J. ’14, Owen A. ’15 and Isabella M. Buscaglia ’17. Emily Jo Cracknell, grandmother of Joseph J. ’02 and Benjamin P. Annotti ’05. Dennis M. Crean ’58, brother of C. Lee Crean ’51. Richard D. Cudahy Sr., father of Daniel M. Cudahy ’83. James K. Cullinan ’52. George Cummings, father of Thomas G. Cummings ’72 and Maureen Cummings McCormack LdM ’74 and grandfather of Kimberly A. Cummings ’97. Richard L. Curry, father of Richard L. Jr. ’72 and Michael J. Curry ’75. Ellen Torrey Graham Cusack, mother of Theodore W. Cusack ’70 RIP and Patti Cusack Zeleznak LdM ’75. Evelyn Myss Daley, mother of Patrick J. Daley, MD, ’70. Loretta Daley, sister of Vincent R. Jr. ’58, Thomas B. ’69 and William H. Daley III ’71 and daughter of Vincent R. Daley Sr. ’32 RIP. Lambert J. Deegan ’44. Shirley M. Desmond, grandmother of John S. Desmond Jr. ’96. William M. Devine Jr. ’52. Richard J. Doherty ’71, brother of Mary Doherty Glynn LdM ’81. Patricia A. Dohr, wife of Ronald Dohr ’53. James P. Dolan, father of Maureen Dolan McNair LdM ’76. Julia C. Dowdall, mother of Matthew E. ’84 and Peter A. Dowdall ’86 and grandmother of Maeve T. ’10, Margaret A. ’11 and Matthew J. Dowdall ’14. Norma J. Duffy, wife of James J. Duffy, MD, ’40 RIP. J. Michael Dunn ’67, brother of Timothy J. Dunn ’69. Robert J. Dunn ’73, brother of William J. Jr. ’72 and Timothy J. Dunn ’79. Barbara Simkins Durment LdM ’79, sister of Margie Simkins Sullivan LdM ’71. George R. Eggert, father of Laura Eggert Schnier LdM ’80. Patricia A. Enberg, mother of Kevin M. Enberg ’82. Dennis A. Ewald, father of Dennis N. Ewald ’91. Mary Celeste Faems, sister of Michael J. ’67 and Donald F. Faems ’70.

Carol Hopkins, Loyola faculty 1974–97, mother of Matthew L. Hopkins ’75 and grandmother of L. Jack ’10, Danny T. ’11 and Claire F. Sheridan ’16. George C. Hough, grandfather of Sara N. ’95 James P. ’98 and Matthew J. O’Malley ’97. Sheila Murphy Hulseman, mother of Richard L. ’77, Paul J. ’78, Joseph L. ’81, Thomas J. ’83 and William D. Hulseman ’94 and grandmother 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. Joseph J. Humenik, father of Mark J. Humenik ’81, Mary Humenik Kilrea LdM ’78 and Ann Humenik Maslowski LdM ’79. Edward L. Hynes IV ’75. Julie M. Iverson, sister of Robert A. Iverson Jr. ’83. Theresia Jabon, mother of David C. Jabon ’78. Patrick J. Kealy ’61, brother of Arthur P. Kealy ’63 RIP. John L. Keeley Jr. ’58. Louis Keesey, grandfather of Clare A. ’07 and Grace R. Keesey ’10. William M. Kerrigan Jr., son of William M. Kerrigan Sr. ’49 RIP. Rudolph Klepitsch, father of Gary M. Klepitsch ’82. Anthony G. Kloiber ’87, brother of Frank J. Kloiber Jr. ’89. Cynthia S. Kovacevic, mother of Daniel N. Kovacevic ’12. Stanislaw Kowalczyk, father of Elizabeth Kowalczyk Enarson ’95 and Debra Kowalczyk LdM ’86. Mary P. Krackenberger, mother of Peter F. ’94 and Michael P. Krackenberger ’96 and Kathleen Krackenberger Baker ’01 and grandmother of Colin J. ’16 and Ryan C. Hegg ’16. Brian J. Krakora ’71, brother of Kevin A. Krakora ’85. Eileen Ryan Lahart, mother of Dr. Christopher J. ’74 and Rev. Daniel K. Lahart, SJ, ’79. F. Vern Lahart ’45, father of Dr. Christopher J. ’74 and Rev. Daniel K. Lahart, SJ, ’79. Margaret Behrens Later, grandmother of Philip Later ’16. John H. Leahy ’55, brother of Terence P. ’58 RIP and Thomas K. Leahy ’60. Rita “Sally” Lee, grandmother of John L. ’13 and Brian J. Bavlsik ’15 and mother-in-law of David Bavlsik, Loyola faculty 1993 to present. Jean Leisten, mother of Christine Leisten Grimm ’96, Michelle Leisten Jennings ’99 and Kathleen A. Leisten ’95 and sister of Thomas R. Moloney ’59. Lucille E. Lepucki, grandmother of Christopher M. Lepucki ’03. John B. LoGiudice, grandfather of John A. ’92, Peter M. ’96 and Anthony J. LoGiudice ’02. William A. Looney ’33. Nora M. Loverde, grandmother of Stephan P. ’96, Joseph V. ’03 and Kimberlie M. Loverde ’07 and Natalie Loverde Lannessa ’99. George W. Luetkemeyer ’62. Rev. George F. Lundy ’65. Kevin P. Lynch ’84, brother of Michael W. II ’78 RIP, Sean P. ’84 and Brian D. Lynch ’88. J. Michael Lyons ’60, father of Patrick M. Lyons ’87 and son of Joseph H. Lyons ’26 RIP. Joseph Mara Sr., father of Joseph ’80 and Robert J. Mara ’91. Donald R. Markham, father of Deziree J. ’07, Devan T. ’15 and Dylan J. Markham ’16.


Sharyn J. Fahey, sister of Martin M. Jr. ’70 and James R. Fahey ’71, Diane Fahey Alston LdM ’75 and Dawn Fahey Hayes LdM ’78. Charles V. Falkenberg Jr. ’48. William O’Loane Feeley ’43, father of William C. ’67 and Stuart T. Feeley ’78. Michael D. Felish, father of Margaret K. ’09, Michael A. ’11, Moira R. ’17 and Matthew M. Felish ’17. Rev. Robert E. Finn, SJ, ’55, son of Robert E. Finn ’30 RIP and brother of Joseph M. Finn ’67. Gary W. Fitzgibbons ’67. Dr. John E. Flynn, MD, ’39. William Francois, father of Robert W. Francois ’89. Stefanie Freeman, mother of Dennis P. Freeman ’71 and grandmother of Kelly McDermott Hassenfelt ’98 and Brian P. ’90 and Sean T. McDermott ’93. Maureen Fuechtmann, mother of Thomas L. Fuechtmann ’92. John P. Galante Sr., father of John P. ’78 and Daniel J. Galante ’83. Donald J. Galassini, grandfather of Christopher J. Rothing ’94. David R. Geeve ’87. Frances Reilley Gerlach, wife of Paul J. Gerlach ’51. Jean Glunz, wife of Louis J. Glunz III ’47; mother of Louis J. IV ’80 and Peter W. Glunz ’88; and grandmother of Gavin S. ’13, Ross C. P. ’15 and Aidan B. Sullivan ’18. Iraida Pineiro Goepp, DDS, mother of Robert C. Goepp ’80. Joan Bruns Golden, mother of Kevin P. Golden ’70. William J. Gorman, father of David L. Gorman ’80. Patricia Ann Gotta, grandmother of John B. Begley ’09 and Amy L. ’15 and Megan P. Dormin ’15. Randy Gover, grandfather of Rachel N. Nieman ’11. Christine Kutsch Gregory, sister of Kevin P. ’69, Patti LdM ’71, David J. ’73 and John H. Kutsch ’86. William P. Gutekanst, father of Joseph P. ’69, Daniel E. ’77 and Vincent A. Gutekanst ’82 and grandfather of Caelinn E. Donahue ’12. Ilija M. Gvozdenovic, father of Olga M. Gvozdenovic ’99 and Tamara Gvozdenovic Silva ’01. Jamie Haberkorn, mother of Jack M. ’12 and Max D. Haberkorn ’15. Joanne C. Hagman, grandmother of Elyse M. ’09, Eric G. ’11 and Eva P. Hagman ’15 and mother of Carl Hagman, Loyola faculty 1988–94. Bernard J. Hallenberg ’46. Dr. James L. Hancock, father of James B. ’68 and Keith A. Hancock ’74. James E. Hayes ’48, father of James J. Hayes ’89. Jeanine Healey, mother of Francis J. Healey Jr. ’75. Thomas J. Hebson ’51. Louis G. Hector Sr. ’45, father of Louis G. Jr. ’76 and Charles A. Hector ’85 and brother of Richard M. Hector ’48 RIP. Janet M. Hertel, mother of Mark S. Hertel ’89. Walter G. Heyek, father of Erwin J. Heyek ’78. Frank W. Hianik, father of Mark W. ’78 and Richard J. Hianik ’80. Thomas P. Hickey Jr. ’54, father of Brendan M. ’84 and Sean P. Hickey ’90 and son of Dr. Thomas P. Hickey ’25 RIP. Annette Hickie, mother of Brian M. Hickie ’89. Michael E. Hielscher ’78, brother of James J. ’73 and Thomas M. Hielscher ’74 and son of Robert E. Hielscher ’46 RIP. David R. Hoolahan ’58, brother of Rev. Michael J., CP, ’50 and Richard P. Hoolahan ’55.

Charmaine J. Massi, grandmother of Amelia C. ’07 and Veronica A. Filippini ’10 and Matthew J. ’94, Christopher R. ’98, James V. III ’00, Gretchen L. Proesel ’02. Edward J. McCabe, grandfather of Theodore R. ’98 and Susan Kozelka ’04. David T. McCann, grandfather of Robert F. ’02, Ryan ’04 Siobhan P. ’07 and Devin M. Carey ’09. Eleanore M. McCarthy, grandmother of Emily M. ’98, Cathleen M. ’01 Thomas M.’04 and Margaret M. Cramer ’06 and Connor J. ’03, Neal H. ’05 and Kevin H. McCarthy ’09 and Thomas J. Cramer, Loyola staff 2006 to present. Ronald J. McDermott ’82. Christopher D. McDonnell, son of J. Brian McDonnell ’61. Carolyn McDonough, wife of Walter W. McDonough ’30 RIP and mother of William W. ’66 and Richard J. McDonough ’67. Timothy McGady, father of Shannon McGady Pachnik ’00. Nora P. McGeean, mother of William P. McGeean ’68. Henry McGill, grandfather of Margaret S. McGill ’18. Donna R. McGovern, mother of Terrence J. McGovern ’75. John A. McGuire Jr. ’60. Philip J. McGuire Jr. ’52. John J. McHugh ’52. Steven L. McKeag, brother of James M. McKeag ’90. Terry C. McKerr ’65. Frank P. Mertes ’53. William E. Mick III, father of William E. ’00 and Patrick T. Mick ’02. Jane Minifie, mother of Lloyd H. Minifie ’62. Arlene Montana, grandmother of Arlene Y. LaRoe ’10. Jeffrey P. Moran, father of Caitlin Moran Lamberty ’03. Patricia A. Moran, mother of Brian K. ’81 and Edward A. Moran ’82. Anna Mueller, grandmother of Carl A. ’79 and Thomas A. Unger ’82. Fred Murabito, grandfather of Peter J. ’10, Mary L. ’11 and Jane E. Dahm ’14 and father-in-law of Joseph L. Dahm, Loyola faculty 1980 to present. Patricia Padden Murphy, mother of Gerald S. Jr. ’75; Rev. Francis J., CSC, ’76; Patrick J. ’78; and Daniel J. Murphy ’79. John F. Murray ’56. Martin J. Murray, grandfather of Jessica K. ’12 and Bridget J. Schnoor ’16. H. John Naper ’60. Diane Marie Nierzwicki, wife of Robert J. Nierzwicki ’73. Raymond C. Nierzwicki, father of Raymond J. ’71, Robert J. ’73, Richard J. ’75 and Ronald J. Nierzwicki ’77 and grandfather of Kaitlyn E. ’06, Stephanie M. ’08, Maureen S. ’10 and Bridget K. Nierzwicki ’13.

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Robert M. Niesen ’53, father of Keith E. Niesen ’84. Mary D. Nugent, wife of Richard E. Nugent ’64. Mary O’Connor, mother of Joanne O’Connor Padgitt LdM ’76. Rosemary H. O’Connor, mother of Thomas J. ’73 RIP and William J. O’Connor ’75 and grandmother of Patrick O’Connor ’05. Denis B. O’Keefe ’61, father of D. Michael ’86 and Timothy J. O’Keefe ’88 and brother of John F. ’56, James P. ’64 and Philip J. O’Keefe ’65. Shirley J. O’Loughlin, mother of John A. ’59, James M. ’62 and Thomas M. O’Loughlin ’65 and grandmother of James M. ’86, John T. ’86 and Mark C. O’Loughlin ’87. Grace M. Oliver ’09, sister of Molly C. ’03 and Claire Oliver ’07. Terence K. O’Reilly ’67. Vincent E. Ori ’63. Anthony V. Pape ’80, brother of William S. Pape ’77 RIP. Stella Z. Pappas, grandmother of Estelle A. ’11 and Ian P. Pappas ’13. Daniel J. Pavlak ’65, brother of John J. ’63 and Richard M. Pavlak ’66. Harry M. Pawlowski Sr., father of Harry M. Pawlowski Jr. ’84. Eleanor Perry, mother of Leslie Perry Schwarzbach ’73 and grandmother of Scott A. ’81 and Jeffrey J. Malik ’84. Robert Petkofski ’78. Michael J. Phelan ’84, father of Mary Kate Phelan ’18; brother of Thomas P. ’80, Christopher J. ’81 and Matthew R. Phelan ’87; and son of Patrick E. Phelan ’56 RIP. William H. Phelan, father of John M. ’76, William H. Jr. ’78 and Thomas W. Phelan ’81 and grandfather of William ’10, Emily C. ’12 and Mary C. Phelan ’16. Suellen McGlynn Piggott, mother of William T. Piggott IV ’05. Vacilios Poulos, father of Peter V. Poulos ’88. John E. Pridmore, father of John D. ’72, William F. ’73 and Robert l. Pridmore ’76. Jerome R. Provencher Sr. ’55, brother of Melvin G. Provencher ’49. Margaret Quinn, mother of Stephen T. ’64, Daniel B. ’65 and Dennis M. Quinn ’68. William J. Quinn, father of William J. ’61, George M. ’64 and Patrick J. Quinn ’68. Michael Reid Sr., father of Robert J. Reid Jr. ’89. William H. Remien III ’49, brother of Jerome Remien ’52 and son of F. Henry Remien ’24 RIP. William F. Richer Jr. ’61, brother of Michael P. Richer ’62 and son of William F. Richer ’33 RIP. David L. Riley, Loyola faculty 1993–2011. Marian T. Riordan, grandmother of Patrick J. ’16 and Erin M. Riordan ’18. Vincent P. Riordan Jr. ’48, father of Vincent T. ’74, James P. ’78 and Thomas P. Riordan ’77. Caroline Robbins, sister of Katharine L. Robbins ’11. Dr. Michael Rodriguez ’80, brother of Gabriel M. ’75 and Peter A. Rodriguez ’82. Charles S. Rollings Jr. ’45, father of James F. ’73 and Michael T. Rollings ’81 and grandfather of Catherine L. ’03, Christopher ’04, Mark ’04 and Julie M. Rollings ’08 and Paula K. ’03, Virginia ’07, Elizabeth C. ’08 and Earl E. Webb ’11. John M. Romano ’67, brother of Frank J. Romano ’65 and son of Frank J. Romano ’40 RIP. Robert M. Rowden, MD, ’52, brother of Frederick F. Rowden ’56 RIP. Charles A. Rubey Jr., father of Brian A. Rubey ’83. James B. Ryan ’62, brother of John V. Ryan III ’58. Ferdinando B. Schiappa, MD, father of Dr. Ferdinand B. Jr. ’72 and Dr. Jeffrey A. Schiappa ’75 and grandfather of Vanessa M. ’05 and Michael B. Schiappa ’13. Marie E. Shanley, mother of Charles W. Jr. ’67, Michael S. ’68 RIP, Timothy P. ’73 and Brian R. Shanley ’79. Barbara Byrnes Shelly, mother of Joseph D. Shelly III ’79.




Philip Sheridan, MD, father of Dr. Philip H. Sheridan Jr. ’78 and grandfather of Caroline A. Collins ’10; Elizabeth J. ’02, Daniel ’04, Justin M. ’10 and Meghan G. Pappano ’12; and Emily R. ’10, Molly E. ’10, Abigail M. ’11, Madeline C. ’13, Sarah C. ’14 and Nancy C. Sheridan ’17. Richard A. Shiman, Loyola administrator 1962–96, father of Brian D. Blasingame ’84. Anna H. Silha, mother of James B. ’75, Gary A. ’77 and Jeffrey B. Silha ’82. Barbara Jean Skrak, mother of Michael T. ’68 and James R. Skrak ’73. Dorothy Slowiak, grandmother of Karlie A. Slowiak ’12. Marie T. Smith, mother of Jesse C. ’67 and Gregory N. Smith ’75. Jesse C. Smith Jr., father of Jesse C. ‘67 and Gregory N. Smith ‘75. Maribeth K. Stanmeyer, wife of Robert E. Stanmeyer ’60 RIP and mother of Mark R. Stanmeyer ’87. William A. Stanmeyer ’52, brother of Robert E. Stanmeyer ’60 RIP and son of Alfred E. Stanmeyer ’23 RIP. Elizabeth J. Sullivan, grandmother of Michael A. ’95, Katherine J. ’98 and Timothy J. Sullivan ’05. Jonathan M. Sullivan ’95, brother of Daniel E. Jr. ’89 and Patrick D. Sullivan ’95 and son of Daniel E. Sullivan ’64. Anthony J. Sweeney, MD, ’65, brother of Thomas X. ’66, James E. ’68, John P. ’70, Dr. Philip P. ’72 and Peter A. Sweeney ’73 and son of Anthony J. Sweeney ’33 RIP. Nora Sweeney, grandmother of Daniel E. ’84, Martin F. ’86, Timothy P. ’88 and Michael S. McGrory ’94. Lincoln S. Tamraz, grandfather of Ashley Lucca Kilbane ’01. Shannon Conroy Taylor, daughter of Daniel F. Conroy ’64, granddaughter of William T. O’Donnell Sr. ’40 RIP and niece of William T. O’Donnell Jr. ’67. Nicholas C. Tedeschi, father of Brian C. Tedeschi ’90. Robert C. Theisen ’47, father of Robert J. ’80 RIP, Christopher T. ’82, Thomas M. ’84, William A. ’87 and Michael F. Theisen ’93 and brother of Jerome J. Theisen ’40 RIP. Margaret M. Tonelli, mother of Thomas J. Tonelli Jr. ’82. Renee D. Tracy, mother of Brian M. Tracy ’95. Audrey Ulm, mother of Scott J. Ulm ’76. Pamela A. Valaitis, mother of Paul W. ’94 and Peter C. Valaitis ’98. Richard F. Van Arsdale Jr. ’66. Carmen Vazquez, mother of Hector Vazquez, Loyola faculty 1997–2006. Sara E. Vogt, grandmother of Henry J. ’16 and Helen G. Hebson ’19. Robert E. Walsh, grandfather of Liam A. ’17 and Caitlin A. Walsh ’19. Rose Walsh, wife of Edmond E. Walsh ’48. Lorant Welles, father of Lorant E. Welles ’87. Eugene A. Winter, father of Donald P. Winter ’74. Betsy Wolod, mother of Hannah Wolod ’01. Gregoria Embudo Yanong, mother of Roy P. E. Yanong, VMD, ’82. Vito Zenzola, father of Rosemary Morrissey, Loyola faculty 1995 to present and grandfather of Alyssa Morrissey Sullivan ’03. Nancy Moloney Zimmerman, daughter of Donald J. Moloney ’48. Yolanda Zurawski, mother of Salvatore J. ’81, Rolando Jr. ’84 and Francis G. LaTorraca ’86 and grandmother of Francesca A. LaTorraca ’16.

As of January 11, 2016

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for its spring open house. To join us or for more information, contact Brendan Falls ‘01 at falls.donal@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 7

Reunions for the Classes of 2006 and 2010

6 p.m. Details on back cover.

Scholarship Donor and Recipient Mass and Breakfast

Saturday, June 11

10 a.m. Mass, followed by breakfast

The Class of 2006 will gather for its 5-year reunion and the Class of 2010 for its 10-year reunion from 8 to 11 p.m. Reunion locations will be announced soon.

If you’re a scholarship or tuition assistance benefactor or are considering becoming one, you won’t want to miss this inspiring morning as our tuition assistance recipients share their stories and express their gratitude.

Reunion for the Class of 1961

Sunday, May 15

President’s Week 2016 Tuesday, November 1 to Sunday, November 6 Mark your calendar! Join us for a week of festivities and camaraderie as we bring the Loyola community together for faith, friendship, fine arts, recreational activities and more. For more information about the Ramble, the scholarship donor and recipient gathering or President’s Week 2016, please contact Special Events Director Sophie Streeter at 847.920.2714 or sstreeter@loy.org.


Young Alumni Big Shoulders Give Back Day Saturday, April 23 St. Viator School 4170 W. Addison Street in Chicago Don’t miss this great opportunity to relive the service outings that were such an integral part of your LA experience! We will partner with the Big Shoulders Fund for a day of service at St. Viator School, helping to prepare the campus



2016 Calendar

Ramble 2016: Community. Commitment. Compassion.

Saturday, June 25 The Class of 1961 will celebrate its 55-year reunion, beginning with Mass in the Loyola Chapel at 6 p.m., followed by cocktails and dinner.

Ramblers Golf Outing Monday, September 12 North Shore Country Club 11:30 a.m. Check in and lunch 1 p.m. Shotgun start Prizes and hors d’oeuvres follow. Hit the green to benefit Ramblers in need at our 22nd annual Ramblers Golf Outing.

50th Reunion Celebration for the Class of 1966 Friday, September 16, Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 Join us for three days of reunion activities. We will begin the festivities on Friday evening with an alumni-only cocktail party. On Saturday, we’ll tailgate at noon before the 1 p.m. football game against St. Francis of Wheaton. We’ll celebrate Mass at 5 p.m. followed by the official reunion cocktail and dinner party. On Sunday, we’ll gather for a final post-reunion brunch. Sign up for our Class of 1966 reunion committee and help us plan an unforgettable reunion weekend. For more information, visit goramblers.org/1966classpage or contact Dennis R. Stonequist ’90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.

Reunion for the Class of 1956 Saturday, October 8 The Class of 1956 will celebrate its 60-year reunion with a 5 p.m. Mass in the Loyola Chapel, followed by cocktails and dinner.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner Friday, October 14 The celebration begins at 6 p.m. Loyola welcomes your nominations at goramblers.org/halloffamenominations. We will announce our 2016 inductees in June.

Reunions for the Classes of 1976, 1986, 1991 and 1996 Saturday, October 15 Join us for a 6 p.m. Mass for all four class years in the Loyola Chapel, followed by separate cocktail receptions and dinner celebrations for each class year.

For more information about alumni networking events or reunions, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.

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Ramble online auction To reach a wider audience and free up more space on the dance floor, we’ve added a dedicated online auction to our live and silent auction options. Bid from your couch. Bid from your car. Bid anywhere, anytime between 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, and 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. Nearly half of our auction items will be featured online only at goramblers. org/ramble—–including popular items such as tickets to sporting events, vacation home getaways and travel packages. Every bid supports tuition assistance for Ramblers in need, so tell your family and friends and let the bidding begin!

Save the date and join us for our

47th annual Ramble a celebration of our Jesuit identity and the committed and compassionate supporters who work together to make the dream of Jesuit education at Loyola Academy come true for young people of every income level.

Saturday, May 7 5:30 p.m. Mass in the Loyola Chapel

7:30 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction in the West Gym

Please RSVP by April 21.

Our annual Ramble transforms the lives of hundreds of young people from all over the city and its suburbs by generating 30 percent of the approximately $3.8 million in tuition assistance that we award to Loyola students each year in a single night. Your gifts of time, talent and treasure make it possible! Become a Ramble volunteer. To join us, please contact Mary Mulhall at marymulhall@me.com or Elizabeth Price at priceshugrue@comcast.net. Be an event sponsor. For information about Ramble sponsorships, please contact Vice President of Advancement Robert O. Miller at 847.920.2428.

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction in the West Gym

Black Tie Preferred

Join the Ramble 2016 team.

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Be a guardian angel. Help a Rambler experiencing unexpected financial need by making an online donation to our Guardian Angel Fund at goramblers.org/ramble. Questions? Please contact Director of Special Events Sophie Streeter at sstreeter@loy.org or 847.920.2714.

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