Loyola Magazine Summer 2015

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

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building the brand

How CEO Brian D. Murphy Jr. ’89 turned an indie fashion startup into a global brand.

Sharing the Wealth Wintrust President and CEO Edward J. Wehmer ’72 is putting the heart back into banking.

Changing Lives Why William F. Dooley ’56 gives back to help Ramblers in need.

7 William F. Dooley ’56 Opening Doors to Jesuit Education 10 Ramble 2015 Report 2 Edward J. Wehmer ’72 1 Ramble 2015 Lead Sponsor Spotlight 14 Athletic Highlights 17 Class Notes 23 PLC Networking Report 24 In Memoriam A Rambler rite of passage: John M. Pasquesi ‘15 on graduation day with his grandfathers, Campus Minister Joseph Taylor (far left) and Robert J. Pasquesi ’55 (second from left), and his father, John M. Pasquesi ’82 (right)

26 Upcoming Events

in this issue

4 Brian D. Murphy Jr. ’89 Building the Loeffler Randall Brand

Ushering in a New Generation of Rambler Alumni


Four hundred and fifty-four Ramblers joined the ranks of Loyola’s global network of 26,000+ alumni at the Academy’s 105th Commencement Exercises on May 23. For graduates with alumni parents and grandparents, diplomas were handed down from one generation to another.


Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ President Kathryn M. Baal, PhD Principal Office of Advancement Robert O. Miller Vice President of Advancement

W eb E x t r a > View our 105th Commencement Ceremony photo gallery at goramblers.org/ loyolamag/summer2015.

1. Christopher S. Canning ‘81 presents a diploma to his daughter, Elizabeth C. Canning ‘15. 2. Burtis J. “BJ” Dolan ‘77 and his daughter, Laine E. Dolan ‘15 3. Maeve K. Dowdle ‘15 with her father, Richard J. Dowdle ‘80 (left), and her grandfather, Thomas L. McRaith Jr. ‘52 (right) 4. Max D. Haberkorn ‘15 celebrates with his father, Michael J. Haberkorn ‘79. 5. Edward L. “Ted” Hoctor Sr. ‘82 with his daughter, Mary Kathryn K. “Kate” Hoctor ‘15 6. David B. Kennedy ‘73 with his son, Sean M. Kennedy ‘15 7. Devin P. O’Brien ‘15 with his grandfather, Dr. Donald L. Meccia ‘53 (left), and his father, Timothy D. O’Brien ‘84 (right) 8. Dylan P. San Roman ‘15 with his father, Frank J. San Roman Jr. ‘81 9. Hannah G. Trueman ‘15 with her grandfather, John J. Schornack ‘47

Communications Depar tment Lynn Egan Communications Manager Robin Hunt Director of Public Relations O’Donavan Johnson ’00 Campaign Manager and Director of Social Media Timothy Sassen, PhD Director of Web Development and Communications Development Depar tment Thomas J. Cramer Principal Gifts Officer Karen Diener Associate Director of Database Management Elizabeth Kadison O’Connor ’02 Director of Annual Giving Martha S. Ortinau ‘05 Principal Gifts Officer Joan Schniedwind Special Events Coordinator




Lesley J. Seitzinger ’88 Principal Gifts Officer Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 Director of Alumni Relations Sophie Streeter Director of Special Events Sandra M. Taggart Director of Prospect Research 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.




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Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, welcomed the school community and delivered the commencement address, which is excerpted below:

This weekend, the Catholic Church throughout the world celebrates Pentecost. In churches and chapels in every corner of the globe, we will hear that familiar account of those frightened friends of Jesus gathered together, unclear and uninspired as to what to do next. As they watched him preach and teach and heal, something profound was being revealed to


them about themselves, about God and about their place in the world. Imaginations and hearts opened up to new possibilities. They journeyed with him to Jerusalem and bore wit-

Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of these Ramblers of the Class of 2015. Kindle in them the fire of your great love. Mission them to set the world on fire with compassion and mercy.

Teach them to be generous in the ways that they use their Loyola-honed talents and habits


in service for and with others.

ness to his final days filled with darkness, injustice and death. These same fearful friends would be reborn in the news of the resurrection and the fulfillment of his promise that there is always more to life than meets the eye. And on that 50th day, that Pentecost, God sent the Holy Spirit to inspire them, to move

President’s Message

At the Academy’s 105th Commencement Exercises on May 23, Loyola Academy President

them out of that room, out of themselves, and to set them on fire for the mission of the Church. We celebrate that Holy Spirit: The Spirit of God that moved above the waters of creation; the Spirit that has inspired generation after generation of God’s people to dream new dreams and to open their hearts and lives to service; the Spirit that has moved artists, dreamers, planners and healers; the Spirit that moved Ignatius of Loyola and his band of brothers to devote themselves to the greater honor and glory of God through a pragmatic mysticism of love; the Spirit that moves Pope Francis to infuse hope and laughter and mercy into a Church and world so desperately in need of them; the Spirit that is at this moment gathering people in San Salvador to celebrate the life of Oscar Romero, a holy man who gave his life in love; the Spirit of Pentecost that has drawn us here today. That animating and missioning Spirit has been with us these past four years at Loyola. Ramblers, it has moved in your hearts as it did in those first disciples, and you have opened yourselves up to new experiences, tested your limits and honed your skills. That sustaining Spirit of God has been with you as you have marveled in wonder at the extraordinary possibilities for your life, and it has consoled you when your heart broke or your talents seemed too small. The Spirit that the Church celebrates this weekend is the one that has whispered in the quiet of your hearts that you are loved, you are chosen and you are sent. Each day as we have prayed the Examen together, it has been this Holy Spirit that we have invoked to liberate our memory and imagination, so that we might see more clearly how God has been with us this day.

We disciples have gathered this day and we say, “Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of these

Ramblers of the Class of 2015. Kindle in them the fire of your great love. Mission them to set the world on fire with compassion and mercy. Teach them to be generous in the ways that they use their Loyola-honed talents and habits in service for and with others. May they be ambassadors of hope and bearers of light in a world that so often can be dark.” God bless you Ramblers! Congratulations. Go set the world on fire!

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


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> Listen to Fr. McGrath’s full commencement address at goramblers.org/loyolamag/summer2015.

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A Well-Des In 2004, Brian D. Murphy Jr. ’89 chucked a lucrative advertising career in New York City to launch Loeffler Randall—–now a $20 million footwear, accessories and clothing company—–with his fashion designer wife, Jessie Randall. Eleven years later, the award-winning alumnus reflects on the rewards of pursuing his passion, the thrill of gaining a foothold in New York’s fiercely competitive fashion industry and the challenge of managing the fashion label’s exponential growth without missing out on family life and the fleeting joys of fatherhood. It all started with shoes. For years, Brian Murphy’s wife, Jessie, had been searching for shoes that she wanted to wear but could not find—–shoes that were classic yet modern, laid back yet polished, comfortable but undeniably feminine. Shoes that—–she ultimately concluded—–did not exist. So Murphy, an award-winning art director for Fallon, Ogilvy & Mather and other top New York ad agencies, and Randall, a Banana Republic accessories designer for Gap Inc., did what any enterprising creatives would do. They launched their own shoe line. More than a decade later, Murphy still remembers the conversation in early 2004 that inspired their joint entrepreneurial venture. “We’d been married less than a year,” he recalls, “and Jessie turned to me one night after work and said, ‘Hey, I’ve been thinking about starting my own line of footwear.’’’ Murphy—–who had won many prestigious awards for his art direction, including the Clio Award, the Grand Athena Award and advertising’s highest honor, the One Show Gold Pencil—– was at a turning point of his own. “I loved advertising, but the




economy was getting soft and advertising in a soft economy is not very fun,” he recalls. “When the money isn’t flowing, people get conservative. I was considering my options—–and I was open to any sort of change.” So he said to Jessie, “Great, let’s go for it.” Those five words—–and $100,000 in personal savings—–set the stage for a phenomenally successful future in the fashion industry that no one could have predicted. Least of all many of the couple’s friends and family members, who expressed concern that the aspiring entrepreneurs were staking their life savings on a long shot. “When we started this business,” says Murphy, “my own father said, ‘I don’t

think you’re going to fail. I know you’re going to fail.’” But Murphy and Randall were undeterred. Convinced that they had the design chops to pull this thing off, they began chasing their dream—–despite the senior Murphy’s dire prediction and the sobering reality that eight out of ten businesses fail within the first 18 months. In a nod to the naysayers, the newlyweds kept their day jobs—– but not for long. Like the shoemaker’s elves immortalized in children’s literature, they toiled into the wee hours, Randall sketching out shoe designs while Murphy developed branding and marketing strategies. A business contact from Gap Inc. guided them to a footwear producer in Italy, where they prototyped and sampled the shoe line. They unveiled their new footwear line at the World Shoe Association Show in Las Vegas in 2005, and the label quickly became a critical and commercial success. “We had a wonderful first season,” says Murphy. “It was exciting. We were picked up by a number of stores, including Bergdorf Goodman, a real market maker in this city.” In June 2007, Randall (then pregnant with twins Casper and Liam, who were

igned Life

Designing Duo: Brian D. Murphy Jr. ’89 and his wife, Jessie Randall, are the creative forces behind Loeffler Randall, which designs, markets and sells footwear, accessories and clothing to more than 250 high-end boutiques and luxury retailers in the U.S. and 20 countries around the world.

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Murphy (right in photo) with a fellow Rambler on the Acropolis of Athens during Loyola’s Classics Tour in 1988. “Seeing the classical art and architecture we studied as Dumbach Scholars was pretty profound,” says Murphy today. “The Jesuit approach to education was particularly well-suited to what I have always been interested in: the arts and humanities, global citizenship, respect for others and a tolerance for diversity. It was an approach that allowed for experimentation and debate and individuality. Expectations were high, but we had the flexibility and freedom to discover our own paths in life.”

born two weeks later) was honored with the prestigious CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design. They launched a muchlauded ready-to-wear collection that fall and went live with their first retail venture, an e-commerce site, in 2009. During this period, Inc. magazine listed Loeffler Randall as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America and included the fashion label on its list of “Elite Inc. 500” companies—–a distinction shared with past honorees such as Microsoft. In 2011, Murphy and Randall shifted their manufacturing from Italy to Brazil—–a move that brought manufacturing costs down by 35 percent and enabled them to capture their desired market segment. “We had begun to see a split in the market between the true luxury brands like Jimmy Choo, Prada and Gucci and the advanced contemporary brands, which is how we like to define ourselves,” explains Murphy. “The younger, more fashion-forward woman, who is creating her own trends, appealed to us more—–and we needed to lower our prices to bring her into our brand.” The move was a strategic one—–and sales skyrocketed. In 2012, Murphy and Randall added handbags to their collections and their growing product line continued to fill a void in the market for the feminine, playful and wearable fashions that Randall had always wanted to wear but could not find. Today, Loeffler Randall designs, markets and sells footwear, accessories and clothing to more than 250 high-end boutiques and luxury department stores in the U.S. and 20 countries worldwide, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf




Goodman, Harvey Nichols, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and ShopBop, an e-commerce site owned by Amazon. Regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue and Elle, Loeffler Randall designs have become wardrobe staples among fashion editors and celebrities such as Lena Dunham, Mandy Moore and Emma Stone. The company that grew out of Randall’s fruitless quest for the perfect shoe is now staffed by 30 employees—–including Mary Kate Green ’10—–and brings in more than $20 million in revenues annually. Murphy’s marketing savvy still drives the company’s image. But as Loeffler Randall increases production to meet global demand, the 44-year-old has taken on a host of other responsibilities, including business development, e-commerce, finance, human resources and operations. Lately, he’s also been scouring the city for larger quarters to accommodate the company’s expanding operations and growing ranks of employees. Meanwhile, Murphy and Randall are looking to the future. Analytics indicate that loefflerrandall.com—–the company’s first direct-to-consumer enterprise—–is positioned for significant growth. Is a bricks and mortar presence next? Murphy says it’s a definite possibility. “We are now ready and willing to develop a retail business,” he states. “We feel like we are in a wonderful position to venture into physical retailing, and we would be willing to look at some sort of partnership or investment in the business to build out those stores. Jessie and I talk about this all the time. It all depends on the fit and who has the shared vision. We are

well on our way to building a $40 million business that could, with the right investors, become a $100 million company before 2020.” Although his joint venture with Jessie has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, the Jesuit-educated entrepreneur has not allowed the image-conscious fashion industry to eclipse priorities that are more than skin deep. “The fashion industry is very image-driven, which is at odds with the values I learned at Loyola,” he points out. “But those Jesuit values have definitely influenced how I approach our business. I try to create a place of candidness and openness and care for the well-being of each person. That separates us from a lot of fashion businesses that are just not pleasant places to be.” Murphy and Randall have also shared their success with those in need through their corporate philanthropy, supporting a variety of charities that benefit young people in New York, Massachusetts and Chicago. Two years ago, Murphy began providing tuition assistance support for Loyola’s Ramblers by donating a “Loeffler Randall Experience” in New York City to be auctioned off at the Academy’s annual Ramble fundraiser. When asked whether he’s living his dream, Murphy becomes philosophical, “It’s wonderful to be my own boss and to work with Jessie. But any entrepreneur will tell you that it’s a struggle. With the freedom comes a tremendous amount of responsibility. I just try to do my best every day and take each day as it comes.” He pauses and shifts to his ultimate priorities: Jessie, twins Casper and Liam, who are entering third grade, and little Harry, who is starting kindergarten this fall. “I try not to get maudlin about the twins moving up a grade or Harry growing up too fast,” he adds. “Their childhoods are precious and fleeting, so I try to stay in the moment and enjoy my time with them while I can.” Then he returns to the subject of living his dream and adds, “My ultimate fantasy? To be living on a pineapple farm in Hawaii by the time I’m in my fifties!” 4

Opening Doors for the Next Generation


William F. Dooley ’56 Funds Life-Changing Scholarships

It had been more than half a century since William F. Dooley ’56 closed his last Loyola textbook, donned his cap and gown and collected his Loyola Academy diploma on graduation day. But the 76-year-old alumnus was very much on the mind of Loyola freshman Timothy M. Vinci ’18 in Spring 2015. As the 14-year-old composed a letter to Bill Dooley, he struggled to find the right words to express his gratitude for a gift that would last a lifetime. For, without the scholarship established by this generous benefactor in 1999, Tim’s Jesuit education at Loyola would not have been possible. “Your scholarship support means that I can attend Loyola Academy like my grandfather, Vincent Vinci ’57, and his brother did,” the West Rogers Park teen wrote. “Because I come from a singleparent family, attending Loyola Academy would be impossible without your help. I am motivated and determined to keep my grades up, push myself and do the best that I can. I could not make this dream a reality without you.” When Bill Dooley received Tim Vinci’s letter, he was delighted—–and not just by the scholarship recipient’s endearing expression of gratitude. “There is a cute story behind this,” he confided during a phone interview from his Glencoe home in Summer 2015. “Tim’s great-grandfather, Jimmy Vinci,

William F. Dooley ‘56

was a butcher who began working parttime at a friend’s butcher shop up in Hubbard Woods after he retired. My wife, Willie, and I stopped in at this particular shop frequently and, over time, we became good friends with Jimmy. He was a terrific guy: always had a smile on his face and a story to share. But it wasn’t until Jimmy was well into his nineties that we found out that he had a son who lived two blocks from my parents’ former home in West Rogers Park. “When I received the thank-you

letter from Tim Vinci this year, I began to wonder if he was related in any way to my friend, Jimmy, who died a couple of years ago at the age of 98. So I called my nephew, Michael, who belongs to Tim’s parish, and was thrilled to learn that, purely by chance, a great-grandson of Jimmy’s was benefiting from my scholarship.” Tim is just one of the many Ramblers that Bill has helped through his Robert J. Dooley 1927, 1955, 1981, 2012 Scholarship Endowment (established

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Living the Rambler life: Dooleys have been a part of Loyola Academy since Bill Dooley’s uncle, Russell Dooley ’21, first walked through the doors of Dumbach Hall on Loyola University’s lakefront campus in 1917—just eight years after Loyola Academy’s founding in 1909. More family members, 33 Dooleys in all, have followed in his footsteps—a family tradition that continues until this day. Future Rambler William F. Dooley, who will be matriculating in 2017, will be the 34th Dooley to attend Loyola. He will graduate in 2021, exactly 100 years after the first Dooley, Russell, received his diploma in 1921. A B O V E : In June 2015, 19 Dooleys gathered in our East Gym for a Loyola legacy family photo. B ac k ro w (l-r): Laurence E. Dooley Jr. E‘84, Edwin R. “Ned” Dooley ‘85, Edmund C. Dooley ‘16, Mary Ann Ryan Dooley, Dawn M. Dooley, Robert J. Dooley IV ‘12, Claire T. Dooley ‘08, Anne C. Dooley ‘14, Ellen Dooley Yager, Wilma and William F. Dooley ‘56, Laurence E. Dooley ‘59 and Michael F. Dooley ‘82; Front row (l-r): Jane M. Dooley ‘19, Margot K. Dooley ‘17, J. Michael Yager Jr. ‘18, Audrey N. Yager ‘16, Emily N. Yager ‘19 and Catherine A. “Katie” Dooley ’18. N ot p ictured : Russell Dooley ’21 RIP, Richard F. Dooley ’24 RIP, Robert J. Dooley ’27 RIP, John C. Dooley ’30 RIP, James R. Dooley ’54, Robert J. Dooley Jr. ’55 RIP, Richard F. Dooley ’59, Patrick G. Dooley ’60 RIP, Thomas E. Dooley ’70 RIP, Daniel J. Dooley ’72, Steve C. Dooley ’73, Robert J. Dooley III ’81, Benjamin Dooley E’82, Richard F. Dooley ’08, Connor M. Dooley ’09, Grace M. Dooley ’10, John C. Clair ’13 and Mary C. Dooley ’17




to honor the four Robert J. Dooleys who have graduated from Loyola Academy) and the William F. Dooley ’56 Scholarship (established in 2013, after the first scholarship was fully endowed). Both scholarships provide tuition assistance for students from the St. Margaret Mary Parish in West Rogers Park, where Bill spent the latter part of his childhood. Although the lion’s share of Bill’s support for Loyola has come in the form of scholarships for young people from the St. Margaret Mary Parish, he has helped Ramblers from every part of the city and its suburbs through his generous support for the Rev. Robert G. Humbert, SJ, Scholarship Endowment, Loyola’s Annual Giving Program and the Guardian Angel Fund for Ramblers experiencing unanticipated financial hardships. Bill’s own connection with Loyola Academy dates back to the early 1900s, when his grandfather moved to Chicago’s North Side and sent his sons, including Bill’s father, Robert J. Dooley ’27, to Dumbach Hall, Loyola Academy’s first home on Loyola University’s lakefront campus. By the time Bill and his brothers, Robert J. Dooley Jr. ’55 and Laurence E. Dooley ’59, came along, Loyola Academy had already become a family tradition. Bill was a member of Loyola’s swim team during his freshman year and circulation editor of The Prep as an upperclassman. He recalls that Loyola’s rigorous academic curriculum prepared him well for the challenges of higher education. “At Loyola, I learned how to study and how to take tests,” he says. “When I graduated and moved on to Marquette University, it was easier than high school.” When he graduated from Marquette with a B.S. in business and finance in 1961, the loss of his student status meant that he was eligible for the draft. To fulfill his military obligation, he enrolled in the Navy’s Officer Candidate School, trained as a supply officer and spent two and a half years patrolling the northern Pacific on a U.S. Navy destroyer. Before his naval service ended, Bill spent three additional months participating in Operation Market Time, a task force charged with patrolling the border between North and South

Robert J. Dooley ‘27 with Robert J. Dooley Jr. ‘55 RIP and William F. Dooley ‘56; Bill Dooley as a Rambler; Bill during his military years; Willie and Bill Dooley in 2015; and Dooley scholarship recipient Timothy M. Vinci ’18

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Vietnam to stop troops and supplies from flowing into South Vietnam from North Vietnam by way of the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. By 1965, Bill was back home in Rogers Park, transformed by his military service from a footloose and fancy free postgraduate into a responsible and focused adult ready to forge his way in the world. He joined the family’s electrical company and learned the business from the ground up, loading trucks, sweeping floors, cutting electrical conduit and volunteering for any other jobs that needed to be done. In 1974, he purchased the company from his father and continued to run it successfully for many years. Along the way, Bill and his wife, Willie, formed the William and Wilma Dooley Foundation and began to support various institutions and causes through their philanthropic endeavors. Bill’s longstanding support for Loyola grew out of his friendship with

Rev. Robert G. Humbert, SJ, whose affable nature and generous spirit endeared him to many Loyola graduates during his tenure as director of alumni affairs from 1971 to 1988. Today, this Dooley family patriarch’s ongoing generosity is fueled by his conviction that a Jesuit education provides a solid foundation for life—and his desire to make a Loyola education accessible to young people from families of all income levels. “Willie and I have been involved in charitable giving for some time, and we work very hard to make sure that the dollars we give are used in a very meaningful way,” he says frankly. “When I get a thank-you letter from a Loyola student like Tim, I know that our support is changing lives. There are many more families that would love to send their children to Loyola, but cannot afford to do so. They need help—–and that’s something we are happy to provide.” 4

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An operatic beginning to the bidding: Jim Cornelison, a former Lyric Opera tenor who has performed around the world with luminaries such as Plácido Domingo and Zubin Mehta, kicked off the evening’s live auction with a stirring performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Cornelison is now in his seventh season as the national anthem singer for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Loyola Trustee Louise V. Sanborn and Ann T. Finnegan

Ramble Sponsors Loyola Academy is deeply grateful for the generous support of our Ramble 2015 sponsors: Wintrust Financial Corporation International Autos Subaru of Orland Park The Patrick Dealer Group The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside Thompson Flanagan

Lorrie A. and Andrew J. Walsh





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An Evening of Celebration to Support Ramblers in Need ES



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More than 700 loyal members of the Loyola community gathered in our West Gym on May 2 for Ramble 2015—–a night of dining, live and silent auctions and dancing to the music of DJ Marz to generate support for tuition assistance. This year’s theme, Inspiring Hearts and Minds, celebrated Loyola’s mission to nurture the hearts and minds of a diverse population of young people and inspire them to use their skills and talents to build a better world. Fr. Mc Grath Chaired by Anne P. and Robert L. with m embers Michaels ’81 and Francis W. and Loretta A. of the Torch C lub O’Malley LdM ’83, this extraordinarily successful event generated more than $1.37 million for our Tuition Assistance Program. We are deeply grateful to those who helped make Ramble 2015 a success. Whether you attended the Ramble as a guest, served on one of our Ramble committees, donated or purchased an auction item or signed on as a corporate sponsor, your support is transforming the lives of young people from all over the city and its suburbs by making a Loyola education affordable for families of all income levels.


W eb E x t r a s > Meet three Ramblers whose lives were transformed by their Loyola experience in our Ramble 2015 video and view our Ramble 2015 photo gallery at goramblers.org/ramble.

The most important night of the year for our tuition assistance recipients: Ramble 2015 brought in $1.37 million for tuition assistance in a single night—more than a third of the $3.8 million in tuition assistance that will be awarded to qualifying Ramblers during the 2015–16 academic year.

Advancing the cause: Loyola Academy Vice President of Advancement Robert O. Miller (center) places a bid at the Ramble’s live auction, which included items such as a golfing tour of the Emerald Isle, a trip to the Sonoma Valley wine country, a one-week stay at a Colorado vacation home, an evening with the Chicago Blackhawks and an opportunity to follow in the geographic and spiritual footsteps of St. Ignatius on a tour of Spain led by Fr. McGrath.

Ramble Chairs Francis W. and Loretta A. O’Malley LdM ’83 (left) and Anne P. and Robert L. Michaels ’81 (right) joined Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, in welcoming nearly 700 guests to Ramble 2015 on May 2.

Ernest W. and Karin S. Torain

Les Seitzinger ‘88 and Annette and Kevin G. Dowdle ‘78

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Robert L. and Ann P. Michaels (left) and Margaret and Amb. James C. Kenny

Steven P. Peterson ‘80 and Linda A. Peterson (left) and Elsa T. and Craig S. Donohoe

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Giving Back to Meet Society’s Needs


Wintrust President and CEO Edward J. Wehmer ’72 talks about the Jesuit values that he learned at Loyola and the importance of investing in hardworking young people and Chicago’s communities.

Wintrust founder Edward J. Wehmer ’72 is passionate about giving hardworking students “a leg up in the world” through tuition assistance—–perhaps because he was once a hardworking student himself. A Chicago Tribune article chronicling his career in the financial industry provided valuable insights into Wehmer’s own work ethic by listing his first jobs, which included employment as a Chicago Daily News delivery boy during his elementary and middle school years, a holiday turkey deliverer and cooler cleaner for Smithfield Foods during his Loyola years and a part-time parking lot guard and pharmacy delivery boy as an undergraduate at Georgetown University, where he double majored in accounting and finance. With a work ethic this well developed, it’s no wonder that Wehmer has taken Wintrust Financial Corporation from its lean founding days in 1991—–when he started the company in a 1,200-square-foot space with 11 employees, a card table borrowed from his wife, a briefcase and a mobile phone “the size of an old boot”—–to its current status as the Chicago area’s secondlargest locally headquartered banking company, with more than $20 billion in assets and over 150 bank locations and 60 mortgage offices in 11 states. Today, Wehmer is a champion for hardworking students from every part of the city and its suburbs through his ongoing support for Loyola Academy. Wehmer and his wife, Dorothy, have long supported Loyola’s mission through




leadership gifts to fund the renovation of the Loyola Chapel and the development of Loyola’s Munz Campus in Glenview, as well as gifts to fund scholarships and the couple’s ongoing participation in fundraising events such as the President’s Dinner and Ramble. Wehmer provided invaluable stewardship for Loyola Academy as a board member from 2002 to 2008 and board chair from 2004 to 2007. This year, Wintrust served as the lead sponsor for Loyola’s Ramble auction. “When I was a student at Loyola Academy, there was a strong emphasis on service and social responsibility,” notes the alumnus today. “I was at the Academy from 1968 through 1972, which was a time of

great social turmoil. But Loyola did a good job of grounding us with a good education, strong critical thinking skills and the Jesuit values of faith and service. That emphasis on helping others always stuck with me—– and set the course for me and many of my classmates. It was during my Rambler years that I realized I wanted to be a force for good in the world.” Through his company’s lead sponsorship of Ramble 2015—–which generated nearly 30 percent of the $3.8 million in tuition assistance that will be awarded to Loyola students during the 2015–16 academic year—–Wehmer hopes to set hardworking students from families of every income level on a similar course.

A community banker at heart: Wehmer passes out snow cones at a parade sponsored by one of Wintrust’s community banks and tours a commercial customer’s automotive facility.

Wintrust’s Commitment to Community


As a family of community banks with more than 150 locations and 60 mortgage offices in 11 states throughout the metropolitan Chicago area, Wintrust Financial Corporation invests in Chicago’s communities to make them better places to live. “We believe that a bank should be a good neighbor: friendly, helpful and generous,” states the company’s website. “That bank should become an important part of the community, help it solve its problems and plan for its future.” Wintrust makes life better in Chicago’s communities by supporting everything from schools and scholarships to local community groups and nonprofits.

“Loyola Academy played such a major role in my own formation,” he confides. “I want every talented, highly motivated student with a desire to attend Loyola Academy to have that same opportunity—–regardless of income level. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty for young people from low-income families—–and Loyola does a great job of educating a diverse population of young people. Through our sponsorship of Loyola’s Ramble, we want to help kids from low-income families by giving them the boost they need to succeed.” “Ed Wehmer has been a longtime friend to Loyola Academy,” states Loyola President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ. “From his wise counsel as a board member and board chair to his generous support for capital enhancements, scholarships and tuition assistance, he has made it a priority throughout his life to carry the Rambler tradition forward. We are deeply grateful to Dorothy and Ed and Wintrust for opening the doors to a Jesuit education at Loyola for young people whose families cannot afford the full cost of tuition.” Wehmer’s commitment to young people and Chicago’s communities extends far beyond the borders of Loyola Academy’s Wilmette campus. He currently serves as board chairman of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, as a director of the Catholic Extension Society, on the audit committee of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, as a trustee for Lurie Children’s Hospital and Foundation and as vice chair of the Archdiocese of Chicago Finance Council. Wintrust Financial Corporation is also a force for good in Chicago’s communities—– which comes as no surprise, with Wehmer and his Jesuit values at the helm. “Regardless of how big Wintrust gets, or how diversified we have become over the past couple of decades, we’re still community bankers,” says Matthew Doubleday, senior vice president of marketing at Wintrust. “We have a vested interest in building strong communities. We conduct regular financial literacy

training and classes for community residents from low-income households—– often in partnership with churches, community groups and child welfare organizations—–to give parents and families a better understanding of the financial world that they live in. We also provide financial support for everything from local community centers and little leagues to nonprofit organizations.” According to Doubleday, some of the local organizations that benefit from Wintrust’s donations of time, financial support and expertise are Amate House (a youngadult volunteer program), Bernie’s Book Bank (which distributes children’s books to low-income families), Catholic Charities, the schools of the Chicago Archdiocese, City Year (which provides mentoring and academic support for students at risk of dropping out of school), Cubs Charities, LINK Unlimited (a high school mentoring and scholarship program), Lurie Children’s Hospital, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Ronald McDonald House of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois (an alternative to foster care that gives abandoned, abused and neglected children a home and a community to nurture them to adulthood) and White Sox Charities. Wintrust has also been instrumental in nurturing the development of the Cristo Rey network of schools for low-income youth, including Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School on Chicago’s West Side and St. Martin de Porres High School in Waukegan. Doubleday notes that this is by no means a full list of the schools and nonprofits supported by Wintrust. There are dozens more that Wintrust supports directly and hundreds that are supported by its local banks and subsidiaries. “At Loyola Academy, we were taught to be men for others,” Wehmer reflects. “It was so ingrained in us to give back to meet society’s needs. Today, Wintrust really gets involved in its communities. It’s the fun part of what we do.” 4

Wintrust Financial Corporation in Rosemont, Illinois

The Ramblers in Wintrust’s Ranks


Considering Wintrust’s deep commitment to service and community, it’s not surprising that the firm has attracted many Loyola Academy alumni to its ranks. Wehmer maintains that this is more by default than by design. “Loyola-educated individuals simply bring good values and strong critical thinking skills to the table,” he points out. “You know that they are going to be good people with a strong moral foundation, which is important in our industry. They also tend to be good workers because Loyola challenges its students, encourages them to think outside of the box and always raises the bar higher. We don’t go out looking for Loyola graduates. But when they show up, they are the type of people that we want to bring into our business.” Ramblers currently populating the ranks of Wintrust’s companies include: Matthew T. Baker ‘02 John B. Begley ‘09 Jonathan L. Benedetto ‘06 Timothy P. Biggam ‘90 Christopher J. Brennan ‘76 Ryan T. Brennan ‘09 Glen E. Couchman ‘76 Gregory M. Dellinger ‘82 James L. Fox ‘08 Jeffrey M. Galus ‘95 Thomas E. Haben ‘10 George J. Kaiser III ‘78 David A. Konsler ‘71 Thomas J. Littau ‘86 John M. Moysey ‘98 Erin T. Murphy ‘00 Robert M. Murphy ’74 Michael J. Picardi ‘08 Richard C. Rushkewicz ‘67 Bridget M. Schweihs ‘08 Mark A. Stec ‘87 Edward J. Wehmer ‘72

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Athletic Highlights

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The Girls’ Hockey Team placed second in the IHSA State Championship. The Boys’ Track and Field Team won the CCL Indoor Championship. Spring 2 0 1 5

The Girls’ Crew Team’s Freshman 8+ Boat placed third at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship in Camden, New Jersey. Three other Loyola boats qualified for the national regatta: the Women’s Varsity 8+, the Men’s Varsity 8+ and the Men’s Varsity Second 8+.

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The Girls’ Track and Field Team won the GCAC Outdoor Championship. The Boys’ Baseball Team won the IHSA Regional Championship.

The Girls’ Fishing Team qualified for state.

The Boys’ Lacrosse Team won the CCL Championship.

The Girls’ Lacrosse Team won its seventh consecutive IHSWLA State Championship.

The Boys’ Tennis Team won the CCL Championship.

The Girls’ Soccer Team won the GCAC Championship and the IHSA Regional Championship.

The Boys’ Volleyball Team won the CCL Championship and the IHSA Regional Championship.

Former Loyola Football Coach Robert Spoo (1967–72) will be inducted into the Eastern Illinois University Hall of Fame in September 2015. Spoo coached Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, New Orleans Saints quarterback and coach Sean Payton and Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace. His record for six seasons at Loyola was 51-9-2. Under Spoo’s leadership, Loyola established the marching band that performed on the field during halftime. Head Coach Robert Spoo led the 1969 “Mighty Mites” Football Team to victory. The team was #1 in the Catholic League and Illinois and #2 in the U.S. and still holds Loyola’s only perfect season record (11-0).

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ATHLETES for Others

Hockey Rivals Reunite to Honor a Fallen Teammate


The year was 1995. Loyola Academy and New Trier were engaged in a fierce battle for the Illinois Hockey Varsity State Championship at the United Center in front of 6,000 fans. The intense game continued 0-0 for nearly three periods, until Paul M. Thomas ’95 scored the winning goal for Loyola. Twenty years later, the players who electrified the United Center during that historic championship returned to the ice for a rematch. But this time it wasn’t a state title that was at stake. The former rivals were playing to honor Kyle A. Shellberg ’96, a valued member of the 1994–95 and 1995–96 Loyola Gold state championship hockey team, who died tragically in the Colorado Rocky Mountains in 2010. A model of sportsmanship, Kyle always seemed to play the game with a smile on his face. He treated hockey as he lived his life, with a keen eye for what was truly important: building enduring friendships, generosity on and off the ice and commitment to team over self. At the March 2015 rematch, the Loyola and New Trier alumni athletes raised $40,000 for a memorial scholarship at Loyola Academy in Kyle’s honor. The Kyle A. Shellberg ‘96 Scholarship will be presented annually at the Loyola Hockey Club banquet to the player who represents the best of Kyle’s legacy. “When I sent out the email suggesting that the teams get together for a rematch, I had no idea how big it was going to become,” says John V. Loiacano ’95. “Players from both sides were committed, and I knew that something really special was going to happen that day. But this went above and beyond anything that I had imagined.” “This partnership with New Trier has demonstrated the true meaning of sportsmanship,” adds Daniel R. Wirtz ’95, who worked closely with Loiacano to plan the event. “To have archrivals reconnect after 20 years to raise funds for a lost teammate shows the respect that these team members have for their schools, the sport of hockey and one another.”

Loyola community members can honor Kyle’s memory by making a memorial gift to the Kyle A. Shellberg ’96 Scholarship at goramblers.org/donatenow/kyleshellbergscholarship. Playing for a cause: Rival hockey teams from the legendary Loyola vs. New Trier state championship game in 1995 returned to the ice for a rematch in March 2015 to raise funds for a memorial scholarship honoring teammate Kyle A. Shellberg ’96.

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IVC Volunteer Gary Gardner (above left), a Loyola graduate parent, works with a student from Chicago Jesuit Academy; IVC volunteers J. Patrick McCourt ‘69 (top right) and William H. Schramm Jr. ‘75 (bottom right) at a monthly IVC meeting


Loyola community members offer help and hope as IVC Volunteers.


William H. Schramm Jr. ‘75 coaches low-income high school students at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School on Chicago’s West Side. J. Patrick McCourt ‘69 helps isolated elderly residents in Rogers Park and Evanston through Caring Connections for Seniors. Peter J. Goschy Jr. ‘60, a retired teacher, serves as a teacher’s aide and tutors economically disadvantaged children at San Miguel School-Back of the Yards. Loyola Academy graduate parent Gary Gardner provides academic support and mentorship for the middle schoolers at Chicago Jesuit Academy in the city’s Austin neighborhood. These Loyola community members are serving in different ways, but they Ignatian Volunteer Corps have one thing in common: their affiliation with the Chicago chapter of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), a national organization of retired women and men ages 50 and over who use their skills, talents and life experiences to enhance the lives of the There’s a world of need out poor and underserved. there—–and IVC Chicago needs Founded in 1995 by two Jesuit priests, the IVC offers its volunteer members you. Members over the age of opportunities to engage in direct, hands-on service with the materially poor and to 50 commit to volunteering in grow in their Christian faith through personal and shared reflection. underserved communities two IVC’s Chicago chapter was founded in 2001 with 12 retired volunteers who days a week from September to came from all walks of life—–from fire chiefs and postal workers to business executives June and participate in monthly and nurses. They volunteered as hospital and prison chaplains, teachers’ aides and community meetings, individual GED instructors at nine service agencies. William L. McKechney ‘33 and Dana C. spiritual reflection and retreat Hayes ‘58 were among the first members of IVC Chicago in 2001. experiences. Find out more at Today, Chicago Regional Director Christine Curran describes IVC volunteers ivcusa.org or contact Regional as people with “a certain spirit of generosity who are committed to their faith and to Director Christine Curran at seeing God in all things.” 773.865.9810 or ccurran@ IVC Chicago is expanding its ranks to meet the growing needs of Chicago’s ivcusa.org. communities. If you’re retired or semi-retired, now may be the perfect time to join your fellow Loyola community members in the Ignatian Volunteer Corps.





Dr. Kenneth A. Potocki presented “An Overview of Current Missions to Earth, Pluto and Mercury,” a physics seminar at Loyola University Chicago, in April. Dr. Potocki worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for 38 years. For two decades, he led the design of space missions and the fabrication of satellites for NASA and the Department of Defense.

1961 Martin J. Lane, the special projects assistant for the Advancement Office at Loyola University Chicago, received the 2015 Dux Mirabilis Award. Dux Martin J. Lane ‘61 Mirabilis is Latin for “extraordinary leader.” The award is presented annually to a Loyola University faculty or staff member for extraordinary contributions to the university and its mission. Lane received the award at his 50-year Loyola University Chicago class reunion in June.

Class Notes


Denis B. O’Keefe was the recipient of the Ozanam Award from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for his many years of service.

1965 Dennis M. O’Keefe was elected chairman of the Western Golf Association Board of Directors for 2014–15. One of his top priorities is to continue raising tuition money for Evans Scholars.



Gary G. Stanton was re-elected as a trustee for the Village of Hoffman Estates. This is his second term.

Michael J. Kelly was honored for 15 years of service to Holy Trinity High School at the Guardians of Hope dinner at Navy Pier in March.

1975 James E. Nugent III has launched Global Golf Post, the first exclusively digital golf news publication, distributed to more than two million golfers in America, Canada and Europe.

1976 Joseph J. Behles was honored by Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center for his commitment to mental health care at the organization’s annual benefit in June.

1983 Robert H. Muriel was appointed in February by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to serve a sixyear term on the Illinois Racing Board. Muriel is Robert H. Muri the owner of Muriel Law (left el ‘83 ) with Illi nois Sen Offices, LLC, a busiDaniel W ator . Kotow ski ‘85 in Springfi ness litigation firm in eld Chicago.

A Rambler mini-reunion (l-r): Gerald E. Egan ‘62, Dr. Edward W. Bough ‘62, Dr. Francis V. Cook ‘62 and L. Robert Pasquesi ‘62, along with their wives, reconnected and reminisced over dinner in Indian Wells, California, in April.

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Fred J. O’Connor ’80 (far right) was recently honored by Have Dreams—a nonprofit serving young people with autism—for supporting the organization’s mission and implementing the first transition-to-employment program in the Midwest for young adults on the spectrum. He is shown here with a group of Have Dreams interns at the Walgreen’s vocational training center in Evanston.

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Fred J. O’Connor ’80 helps Chicagoans rise above their challenges to pursue their dreams.


Fred J. O’Connor ’80 believes that everyone should have dreams. But sometimes people need a little help to turn their dreams into realities—–and O’Connor is always happy to oblige. In May, the Northwestern Mutual financial advisor was honored by Fred J. O’Conno Have Dreams—–a local nonprofit with a mission to help individuals with autism achieve r ’80 (left Robert R ) with Da . McCorm vid Hille their full potential and become contributing members of their communities. ick Foun and CEO r, dation p , at the N resident ight of D At the organization’s annual Night of Dreams Gala, O’Connor was named as the reams G ala inaugural Ambassador Fellow for promoting the organization’s mission throughout Chicago’s corporate, civic and philanthropic sectors. He was also recognized for implementing Northwestern University’s Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism, the first transition-to-employment program in the Midwest for young adults on the spectrum. The goal of this innovative program is to successfully transition high school seniors with autism into meaningful employment while fostering increased independence, confidence and self-esteem. But Have Dreams is not the only way that O’Connor makes dreams come true. He opens doors to Catholic education and helps young people from Chicago’s most disadvantaged communities achieve their full potential through his service to the Big Shoulders Fund. As a member of the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, he recently endorsed a grant to provide emergency tuition support for Big Shoulders students whose families are in crisis due to issues such as housing instability, unemployment or emergency medical situations. The Evanston resident shares his financial savvy with the next generation by teaching a stock market class to eighth graders at Our Lady of Grace School in Logan Square and organizes community service days for the McTigue Financial Group Internship Program and the Holy Cross alumni group. This dedicated man for others also steps in when dreams and lives are shattered, aiding the families of first responders killed in the line of duty through his service and support for the 100 Club of Chicago.




1987 Neal K. Katyal, a law professor at Georgetown University and a partner at Hogan and Lovells, appeared in the third season of the Netflix series, House of Cards. The former acting U.S. solicitor general was cast as a solicitor general on the show. Katyal, who has argued 24 cases before the Supreme Court, told the Washington Post, “Because the fake court felt so much like the real one, my fear evaporated really quickly and it felt like any of my 24 real arguments.”

1988 Peter T. Bowen has been named vice president and Chicago market manager of Cumulus Media. He oversees the company’s four radio stations: WLS AM 890 news/talk, WLS FM 94.7 classic hits, WLUP FM 97.9 classic rock and WKQX FM 101.1 alternative rock.

Rambling down the slopes (l-r): Mark T. Franz ‘91, Ryan R. Rassin ‘91, Joe Clark (not a Rambler), Thomas E. McNeela ‘91, Christopher M. Coughlan ‘91, Brody J. Browe ‘91, James B. Callahan ‘91 and Scott B. Baby ‘91 gathered for a January ski weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado. Not pictured, but also on the slopes that weekend, were Michael J. Bueltmann ‘91 and James D. Kosin ‘91.


Brian J. Roginski and his wife, Danielle, announced the birth of their son, Charlie Nicholas, in May.

Timothy P. Devine, principal of Walter Payton College Prep High School, ran into Mariette Buleke-Bahati ’14 while leading a trip to South Africa to establish a partnership between Payton and the African Leadership Academy. Buleke-Bahati is volunteering at the school during her gap year.


Timothy M. Duet (above) and his wife, Molly, announced the birth of their twin boys, Richard Joseph “Bruiser” and John Phelan “Cruiser.”

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Christopher E. O’Donnell was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame while his NCIS: Los Angeles costar, LL COOL J, looked on. O’Donnell’s star is located in front of Jameson’s Irish Pub.


Dino Samartzis (below) married Imelda Borines in his parents’ hometown of Filiatra, Greece, in July 2014. The couple resides in Hong Kong.

Charlie Nicholas

Roginski, son of Brian Dr. Kathy Zebracki J. Roginski ‘95 Jefson, director of psychology at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago, has been appointed associate editor of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. She also coedited the international textbook, Spinal Cord Injury in the Child and Young Adult.

1997 Michael A. Lowe added three more Emmys to his growing collection. He also received the 2015 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in TeleviMichae l A . L ow sion Political e celebra ting thre ‘97 (second fr om rig e Chris to Journalism ht) pher M Emmys with R . Wolf amblers an d Th ‘97, Pe oma s G in the Lo(l-r) ter C . L . Cronin ee ‘97 ‘97. cal Individual

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Achievement category for his Fox News investigation into the role of big money in Wisconsin politics and in setting corporate tax rates.

1998 Emily M. Cramer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a PhD from the Department of Communications. She was recently hired as a full-time, tenuretrack professor at North Central College in Naperville.


Professor Emily M. Cramer ‘98

Patrick J. DeCicco and his wife, Melissa, celebrated the birth of their second son, Luca Joseph, in January. Luca joins his big brother, James (2).

Sarah A. Hamilton joined David Axelrod’s firm, ASGK Public Strategies, as managing director of the Chicago office.

2003 M. William Panek directed the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award nominated show, [title of show]. (Yes, this is the play’s title!) The play is being performed at the Rivendell Theatre in Edgewater from July 17 to August 16.

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The Poet of Post-9/11 America


Philip J. Metres III ’88, PHD, published his newest collection of poems, Sand Opera, in January 2015. According to the poet’s website, philipmetres.com, this profound and powerful collection emerged from the “dizzying position of being named but unheard as an Arab American and out of the parallel sense of seeing Arabs named and silenced since 9/11.” Featured on the NPR radio show, The Sound of Applause, and Vatican Radio, Sand Opera tackles issues such as censorship, sanctioned torture and misinterpretations of Arab-American identity, while giving voice to those who have been marginalized, terrorized and silenced by the events of 9/11. Described by one reviewer as “operatic and often incendiary, generally discomforting and nearly always powerful,” Sand Opera emphasizes our common humanity and explores the dehumanizing effects of war and its lasting impact on our society. Metres—–a member of Loyola Academy’s first group of Dumbach Scholars in the late 1980s—–has written a number of books and chapbooks, most recently A Concordance of Leaves (Diode, 2013), abu ghraib arias (Flying Guillotine, 2011), To See the Earth (Cleveland State, 2008) and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront Since 1941 (University of Iowa, 2007). His writing has been featured in Best American Poetry and other publications and has garnered two NEA fellowships, two Arab American Book Awards, the Thomas J. Award-winning poet Philip J. Watson Fellowship, five Ohio Arts Council Grants, Metres III ’88 read from Sand the PEN/Heim Translation Grant, the Beatrice Hawley Opera at a bookstore in Northern Award, the Anne Halley Prize, the Creative Workforce Ireland in May. Fellowship and the Cleveland Arts Prize. In May 2015, Metres was named the inaugural recipient of the George W. Hunt, SJ, Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters. The prize was established in 2014 by America magazine and the St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale University to recognize the finest literary work of Roman Catholic intelligence and imagination. He teaches literature and creative writing at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Sand Opera (Alice James Books, 2015) is available at Amazon.com.


> Listen to Philip Metres read a poem from Sand Opera and discuss what it means to be Arab American in a post-9/11 world on The Sound of Applause at ideastream.org/ programs/sound-of-applause/hey-mavis-philip-metres.

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2006 Megan E. Smith Mackinson (above) married Todd Mackinson in June 2014. Captain Alexander S. Pappas married Lauren E. Gramling in September 2014 with Joseph R. Stoner ‘06 serving as his best man. Ramblers Andrew T. Brennan ‘06, Anthony M. Eames ‘06 and William R. Jones ‘06 were among the groomsmen. The couple honeymooned in Rome and Paris. Pappas graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2010. He is stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado, and serves as executive officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

2007 James C. Boratyn (right) married Melissa Beck in November 2014 at St. Anne’s Church in Barrington. The couple met at Loyola University Chicago while pursuing bachelor’s degrees in media production. Jimmy is the president and CEO of Shot Time Productions, Inc. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in animation at DePaul University.

2008 Ellen S. Richmond and Brian J. Souza were married in Lake Geneva in June. Souza, who graduated from Illinois State University, owns Bizz

Baits, a bass fishing lure manufacturing company. Richmond, who graduated from Illinois Wesleyan, is an oncology nurse at Lutheran General Hospital.

2012 Anne E. Feifar (top right), a senior at Marquette University, studied in Spain for four months during her junior year. While abroad, she visited the birthplace of St. Ignatius Loyola with her parents.

2014 Mariette Buleke-Bahati —– see Timothy P. Devine ‘88

Thomas M. Feifar ‘75 and Anne E. Feifar ‘12 in Spain

Claire M. Pandaleon, a sophomore at Colgate University, illustrated Coming Home: The Journey from Heaven to Your Adopted Home (Balboa Press, 2015) by Catherine Conley, a Loyola parent who wrote about her family’s adoption experience.

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Boratyn ‘07 (far left) with (l-r) Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ; Jacqueline Boratyn ‘10; John Yabes ‘07; and Jonathan M. Czyscon ‘07

Ramblers advocating for mental health (l-r): Michael S. McGrory ’94, Mental Health America of Illinois Development Director David A. Kunicki ’95, Mark Heyrman ’67, Cristin McAuley ’00 and Tregg R. Duerson ’04.

Changing Minds, Changing Lives Loyola community members serve as champions for mental health.


In the U.S., 25 percent of the population suffers from a mental illness each year. Ten percent of children under the age of 19 have a serious emotional disturbance, yet only one in three receives treatment. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people under the age of 18. Older Americans are more likely to commit suicide than any other group. Tregg R. Duerson ’04 is well aware of these sobering statistics. He joined the Junior Board of Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI) shortly after his father, former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, committed suicide. Tregg currently serves as a spokesperson for It Only Takes One, a suicide prevention and awareness campaign conducted by MHAI. But Tregg isn’t the only Loyola Academy community member supporting the MHAI mission to promote mental health, work for the prevention of mental illness and improve care and treatment for individuals suffering from mental and emotional disorders. Cristin McAuley ’00, a licensed professional counselor, serves as a member of the Junior Board’s advocacy and education committees. Mark Heyrman ’67, one of the leading mental health advocacy lawyers in the nation, and Michael S. McGrory ’94, a partner at the law firm SmithAmundsen, LLC, are members of the MHAI Board of Directors. Graduate parent Joyce Gallagher is currently serving as president of the Board of Directors, while graduate parent Maria McCabe is a former board president. “When I started at MHAI back in 2011, I knew that my Loyola Academy contacts would be especially helpful due to the tradition of service that has been ingrained in each of us,” says MHAI Director of Development David A. Kunicki ’95. “Several Loyola alumni have since taken on leadership roles within our organization. Their work to promote mental health awareness and advocate on behalf of those suffering from mental and emotional disorders has been truly inspiring.” “When Dave Kunicki approached me about joining the Junior Board of MHAI,” says Cristin McAuley ’00, “I was excited to have an opportunity to fight for those who often do not have a voice and to work to change the inexcusable stigma that surrounds mental illness in our society. I was also excited, though not surprised, to learn there were other members of the Loyola family involved with MHAI.”

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> View It Only Takes One, a Mental Health America of Illinois public service announcement featuring Tregg R. Duerson ’04, at youtube.com/watch?v=qmEFTuEHSQc.

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for Mental Health. The MHAI Junior Board is a network of young professionals dedicated to mental health advocacy. Comprised of professionals from a wide variety of fields, including social work, psychology, business, law and communications, the Junior Board works closely with MHAI Board and staff members, as well as mental health advocates and organizations throughout Illinois. The MHAI Junior Board welcomes interested applicants of all educational and professional backgrounds. To find out more, please contact David A. Kunicki ’95 at 312.368.9070 x327 or dkunicki@mhai.org.


Insights from the C-Suite Three business leaders from the Loyola community offer their perspectives on the evolution of corporate culture.


What are some of the key traits that you see in people who make their way into the C-suite today? How will the mass exodus of baby boomers and the introduction of millennials change the way companies attract and retain talent? What advice were you given early in your career that has been instrumental to your success? These were just a few of the questions posed to panelists at Insights from the C-Suite: The Evolution of the Workplace—–a Spring 2015 networking event sponsored by the Loyola Academy President’s Leadership Council (PLC), hosted by Jenner & Block LLP and organized by Loyola Academy Trustee Mary N. Dillon. Moderated by Matthew R. Devine ’85, chair of the LA Bar Association and a partner at Jenner & Block, the April 21 panel discussion featured three Loyola parents or graduate parents who shared their unique perspectives on corporate culture in the 21st century: Mary N. Dillon, chief executive officer of Ulta Beauty; Tierney E. Remick, president of global consumer markets at Korn Ferry; and Harry M.J. Kraemer Jr., clinical professor of strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International. “We looked to these leaders—–Mary Dillon, Tierney Remick and Harry Kraemer—–to talk to us about how they ascended to these leadership positions, to offer professional advice and to share what they’ve learned along the way,” explains PLC Chair Michael P. Bufalino ’02. “It was an opportunity for individuals at different stages of their careers to ask questions about career development, aspirations and networking,” adds panelist Tierney Remick. Loyola Trustee Kevin W. Willer ’92, who attended the event, echoed the sentiments of many Rambler alumni when he reflected on the benefits of PLC networking opportunities. “Sometimes you don’t realize how extensive the Loyola Academy network is in Chicago until you attend an event like this,” noted Willer, a partner at Chicago Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund. “This has been a great opportunity to reconnect with other alumni and re-engage with Loyola Academy, which is a place we all love.” Established in Fall 2009, the PLC provides opportunities for young alumni to reconnect with Loyola for professional networking, service projects and social events. “We’ve attracted alumni from the early 1970s through 2012,” says Bufalino. “What we want alumni to realize is that they can benefit from networking across classes. It’s not just about young people looking for jobs. It’s about people who are established in their careers who are looking to pivot to something else or may be looking to hire someone. We’ve captured a wide audience, and there are benefits for alumni of all ages.”








W eb E x t r a > View video highlights from our April PLC networking event at goramblers.org/loyolamag/summer2015.

1. Blase J. Viti Jr. ‘09, Loyola Trustee Mary N. Dillon and Jack F. Dillon ‘08 2. Fr. McGrath welcomes the Loyola community. 3. Trustee Louise V. Sanborn 4. Matthew R. Devine ‘85 and panelists Mary N. Dillon, Tierney E. Remick and Harry M.J. Kraemer Jr. 5. James M. Baisley Jr. ‘92 6. PLC Chair Michael P. Bufalino ‘02 7. Loyola Academy Alumni Director Dennis R. Stonequist ’90 and Peter J. Broccolo ‘74

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The Loyola Academy community joins in prayerful

remembrance of those who have passed away and offers condolences to their families. John J. Ahern Jr. ’74, brother of Brian P. Ahern ’74 and son of John J. Ahern Sr. ’43 RIP. Angela A. Ambrose, mother of Katie Ambrose Houle LdM ’77 and Marie Ambrose Longo LdM ’76. Therese L. Anichini, mother of Eugene J. Anichini Jr. ’71. Frank J. Apel Jr. ’48. Teresa Arreguin, grandmother of Andrew D. ’02 and Peter G. Arreguin ’05 and mother-in-law of Reni Arreguin, Loyola staff member 2000 to present. Doris A. Bachman, mother of Chris M. Bachman ’89. Mary Therese Barr, wife of J. Cullen Barr ’43 and mother of Kevin J. ’73 and Brian F. Barr ’74. William K. Bass, father of Marilyn M. Bass ’12. Maurice F. Bax ’58, brother of Gerald W. Bax ’62 RIP. Jerome Behles, father of Michael J. ’87 and Stephen P. Behles ’89. Joan Kelly Bendix, wife of Paul G. Bendix ’42 and mother of Joseph E. Bendix ’76. Margaret Elizabeth Bernardi, mother of Charles Ryan Bernardi ’09. Alice C. Bialek, grandmother of Peter J. Koziol ’02. Evangeline M. Binkley, grandmother of Thomas Gerard ’98. Audrey L. Boehme, wife of Paul J. Boehme ’44 RIP. Elizabeth “Betty” Boesen, wife of George F. Boesen ’44 and mother of Thomas P. Boesen ’70. Paul W. Boltz ’61, brother of David T. Boltz ’53 RIP. Frank L. Bondi Jr. ’53. Eugene Joseph Brahm Jr. ’47, son of Eugene J. Brahm ’28 RIP. Marian Brezinski, grandmother of Laura Zaremba ’03. Douglas J. Buffone, father of Douglas J. Buffone Jr. ’89. Mary Virginia Burns, wife of John J. “Jack” Burns ’49 and mother of Brian J. Burns ’76. Margaret Mary Canning, mother of Timothy J. Canning ’79 and grandmother of Paul C. ’88 and Thomas T. Schmidt ’90. Gloria Caputo, grandmother of Kelly G. ’08 and Cara C. Caputo ’15. Walter M. Carlson, grandfather of Hannah C. ’08, Conor D. ’09 and Noah D. Klusendorf ’14. Frank C. Catino, grandfather of Ryan M. ’07, Steven M. ’10 and Charles F. Freedman ’18.




Gary G. Charlton, brother of Cayla E. Charlton ’06 and Michelle Firth ’04 and grandson of Herbert P. Raef ’56 RIP. Jolanta Chmara, grandmother of Michael A. ’15 and Alexandra J. Krzeckowski ’17. James Clauss, father of M. Rebecca Wick, Loyola faculty member 1997 to present. Dr. Robert E. Cleary ’55, brother of John J. ’54 and Thomas M. Cleary ’64. Eileen Cawley Collyer, mother of Daniel G. Collyer ’78. Evelyn L. Condon, wife of Richard F. Condon ’46. Georgana Connelly, wife of John J. “Hicks” Connelly, Loyola faculty member 1940–45 and 1955–87; mother of John A. Connelly ’68; stepmother of John J. Connelly Jr. ’51; grandmother of Joseph J. ’81, James F. ’84, Daniel W. ’85 and Michael C. Kotowski ’87; and greatgrandmother of Patrick J. Christian ’93, Catherine M. Fanella ’06 and Jack A. ’14, Padraig J. ’17 and Anna M. Kotowski ’19. James K. Cornelison, grandfather of Alyssa N. Cornelison ’18. Stephanie L. Coyne, mother of Michael S. ’83 and William P. Coyne ’87. Mary Catherine Croke, mother of James R. Croke ’66. Dorothy E. Cwik, mother of Kristine M. Cwik LdM ’73 and grandmother of Anastasia N. Cwik ’05. Elias P. Dagrizikos, father of Dina Dagrizikos Demetrio ’95. John L. Dentzer Sr. ’55, father of John L. Jr. ’81, James E. ’84, Daniel B. ’86 and Michael T. Dentzer ’90 and brother of Bernard N. ’53 RIP and Frank E. Dentzer ’58. Robert P. Dhamer, father of Robert T. ’67 and Dennis M. Dhamer ’73 and grandfather of Robert T. Jr. ’97, Margaret F. ’98 and John Dhamer ’04. Martha Donatelli, mother of Rev. Gino Donatelli, SJ, Loyola faculty member 1976–79. Brendan Donovan, husband of Andrea Dereng Donovan LdM ’76. Leroy “Lee” Edward Dreuth, father of John J. Dreuth ’94. Karen M. Dunn, sister of William J. Jr. ’72, Robert J. ’73 and Timothy J. Dunn ’79. Marion M. Eberle, mother of John M. ’67 and Joseph M. Eberle ’81. Charles E. Eklund, father of Jonathan C. Eklund ’82.

George M. Elmore Jr. ’62. Donald J. Engels, father of Don J. Jr. ’81, John P. ’82, Michael E. ’84, Matthew X. ’85 and Andrew J. Engels ’88 and grandfather of Mary L. ’16 and Matthew J. Engels ’19. Gayle Ann Fewer, wife of Clarence L. Fewer ’62 and mother of Elizabeth Fewer Gordon ’97. Peter V. Flanagan ’78, brother of Malachi J. ’76, Joseph L. ’81 and Anthony P. Flanagan ’84. Rose Franco, grandmother of Dawn R. Franco ’18 and Anthony Vaccaro ’14. Patrick T. Gavigan ’56. Adrienne V. Gleason, mother of Terrence P. ’72 RIP, Martin J. ’79, Brian F. ’82, Kevin G. ’83, Timothy E. ’87 and Joseph T. Gleason ’89 and grandmother of Brian C. ’03, Sean ’05, Brendan ’07 and Gavin J. Farley ’09 and Nicole M. ’11, Kevin G. ’12 and John S. Gleason ’14. Gerald G. Gotsch ’48, brother of Kenneth J. Gotsch ’47. Henry F. Gralak ’66. Richard H. Griesser ’47. Anthony M. Guth, father of Anthony H. ’06 and Mathew H. Guth ’08. Rufold Habernegg, father of Ronald R. Habernegg ’89. Jeanne A. Hafner, sister of John A. Hafner ’47. Judith M. Hazard, sister of James M. Hazard ’71 and daughter of Paul A. Hazard ’28 RIP. Nora Hebson, grandmother of Natalie R. ’12 and Meredith Novak ’13. Gerard J. Heinrichs ’64. Br. David L. Henderson, SJ, ’61. Martin K. Henslee Jr. ’82, brother of Deborah Henslee, Loyola faculty member 2000 to present. Sara Hill, mother of Robert W. ’77, Brian P. ’78 and Gregory Q. Hill ’80. James D. Hodapp ’50, brother of Philip H. ’47 RIP and Charles A. Hodapp ’56 RIP. Margaret Troka Hogan, wife of Michael J. Hogan ’64; mother of Michael G. Ieronimo ’05; stepmother of Molly Hogan Barnes ’98 and Michael J. Jr. ’92 and Timothy L. Hogan ’94; and sister of James D. Troka ’74 RIP. Daniel J. Janaes, brother of Mark J. ’68 and Brian J. Janaes ’73. Everett H. Janke, grandfather of Eric C. ’02 and Kurt A. Janke ’05.

Rocco I. Muti, father of Joseph J. Muti ’87. Marion Needham, mother of Kevin P. ’75, Thomas P. ’77 and John P. Needham ’78. J. Patrick O’Brien ’65, brother of Timothy M. O’Brien ’67. John F. O’Brien, brother of J. Patrick ’65 RIP and Timothy M. O’Brien ’67. John O’Connor, father of James B. O’Connor ’93. Mary Ann O’Donoghue, sister of William B. Jr. ’68, Daniel J. ’69 and David G. O’Donoghue ’81. Arturo A. Olivera, son of Dr. Arturo Olivera Jr. ’75 and brother of Sofia M. Olivera ’17. Edward P. O’Rourke Sr. ’47. Dr. Felix G. Panahon Jr., father of Felix R. ’82 and Edward R. Panahon ’84. Andrew G. Pandaleon, grandfather of Andrew G. ’00, Theodore S. ’03 and Claire M. Pandaleon ’14. Donald C. Parker ’57. Agnes Pasquesi, mother of Robert J. Pasquesi ’55; grandmother of John M. ’82, Mark J. ’85 and Thomas M. Pasquesi ’88; and great-grandmother of Justin L. ’11, Benjamin N. ’13, John M. ’15 and Charles J. Pasquesi ’18. Carol Patton, mother of Michael J. ’75, John W. Jr. ’76, Timothy R. ’78 and Robert J. Patton ’83 and grand- mother of Jacqueline ’07 and Gabrielle M. Patton ’12. Joseph L. Perez, grandfather of Carlos L. ’12 and Elizabeth M. Soria ’15. Catherine Culhane Perry, mother of Martin J. ’72 and Christopher Perry, Loyola trustee 2005–11, and grandmother of Adam P. Steger ’02 and Hannah M. ’09 and Robert J. Perry ’12. Jim Pieroni, grandfather of Angelo L. Pieroni ’18. Michalina Prokop, grandmother of Elizabeth Asaro Bramley ’99. Joseph S. Ptasinski, grandfather of Joseph A. Ptasinski ’03. James P. Quinn ’44, father of James P. ’67 RIP, Martin D. ’70, John J. ’72, Michael J. ’78 and Jere T. Quinn ’80 and grandfather of Kathleen Quinn Metzger ’01, Deirdre Quinn ’03 and Robert Sloan ’07. Martin D. Quinn ’70, brother of James P. ’67 RIP, Martin D. ’70, John J. ’72, Michael J. ’78 and Jere T. Quinn ’80 and son of James L. Quinn ’44 RIP. Robert W. Remini ’78. Eva Rezmer, mother of Rafael Rezmer ’96. Danielle Riley, mother of William J. IV ’86 and Patrick C. Riley ’87. Joan Class Riley, mother of Karen Class Hansen LDM ‘80 and Cynthia Class Riley LdM ‘75. Robert A. Risdon, father of Robert A. Risdon Jr. ’88. David L. Roemer ’61, brother of Thomas F. ’57 and James A. Roemer ’63. Beverly Ronin, mother of Donald W. ’60 RIP and Robert L. Ronin ’62. Donna Donatelli Saiki, sister of Rev. Gino Donatelli, SJ, Loyola faculty 1976–79. Neil Schermitzler, father of Rachael Schermitzler ’04. Robert G. Schmit, father of Susan Schmit Marker LdM ’77 and Nancy Schmit Steffens LdM ’76. Charles E. Schultz, father of William E. ’76 and David M. Schultz ’80. John H. Scrimgeour, grandfather of Jennifer M. ’16 and Matthew M. Wiertel ’18.

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James L. Jansen Sr., father of James L. Jr. ’79 and Mark C. Jansen ’82. Donald R. Jones ’80. Howard W. Jones Jr., father of Rev. Michael K. Jones ’78. Maria Keller, grandmother of Michael K. ’95 and Stefanie E. Coyne ’98 and Christopher F. ’88 and Daniel J. Keller ’91. Joan Kelly, mother of Vincent K. Kelly ’78. Joan Kearney Kenny, wife of Marshall V. Kearney Jr. ’43 RIP; mother of Marshall V. III ’67, Terrence J. ’69 RIP and Thomas J. Kearney ’71 and Kathy Kearney Dollard LdM ’73; stepmother of William E. ’66 and Robert C. Kenny ’70; and grandmother of Elizabeth Kearney Fuller ’99, Marshall V. IV ’95, Margaret M. ’97, Emmett J. ’99 and Kathleen T. Kearney ’02 and Stephen Reid ’97. Thomas J. King, grandfather of Meredith G. ’06 and Margaux R. McGrath ’08. Velma Mooney Kohl, mother of Leonard J. ’77, Gerald J. ’78, Matthew M. ’84 and Andrew M. Kohl ’86 and grandmother of Mary E. Kohl ’16. Theresa R. Kopon, grandmother of Derek A. ’98, Owen J. ’02 and Colette L. Kopon ’05 and mother of Andrew J. Kopon, Loyola trustee 2011 to present. Chris Kutselas, father of Christopher J. Kutselas ’75. Lillian Langas, grandmother of Amelia A. ’16 and Isabel K. Langas ’18. John Homer Lemond II ’42, father of John H. III ’70 and Thomas M. Lemond ’78 and brother of Louis F. Lemond ’44 RIP. Louis F. Lemond ’44, brother of John Homer Lemond II ’42 RIP. Frank J. Lodarek, grandfather of Kimberly Lodarek Harp ’92 and Holly S. ’95, Merry R. ’01, Brittany A. ’13, Ashley N. ’15 and Kyle J. Lodarek ’17. Joseph S. Loiacono, father of Dino V. Loiacono ’85. Joseph J. Markiewicz, DDS, father of Joel E. ’85 and John M. Markiewicz ’87. Alan W. McCarthy ’45, father of Alan W. ’77 and Kevin J. McCarthy ’81. Alfred T. McDonnell Jr. ’56, brother of James R. ’61, John B. ’61, Michael T. ’62 RIP, William J. ’64 and Kevin P. McDonnell ’69. Helen J. McKerr, grandmother of John F. III ’02 and Michael L. McKerr ’06. Ita E. McKune, sister of Emmet McKune Jr. ’60. Margaret C. McLean, mother of Richard T. McLean ’53 RIP; grandmother of Brian P. ’76 and Barry T. McLean ’78; and great-grandmother of Sean P. ’00, Daniel J. ’02, Michael ’07, Cailie M. ’11 and Collin D. McLean ’13. Sandra Ann Michonski, mother of Robert A. ’88 and William A. Michonski ’89. Thomas C. Miekina, father of William T. ’92 and Michael J. Miekina ’94. Richard A. Mikulec, father of Frederic V. Mikulec ’89. Dragoslav Miletic, grandfather of Daniel B. ’06, Sara ’07 and Nicholas J. Miletic ’11. Maria Mondero, grandmother of Rex M. ’95 and Jeffrey M. Maningding ’99. Owen Moran, grandfather of Jack ’17 and Brooke K. Moran ’18. Jennifer Mosher, sister of Richard P. Jr. ’82 and Daniel N. Mosher ’86. Joan Mungovan, mother of Mary La Mont, Loyola faculty member 1991 to present, and mother-in-law of Walter Pape, Loyola faculty member 1974–2014.

Eileen D. Serafine, grandmother of John P. Considine ’93. Armiger H. “Joe” Sommers, father of John L. ’68 and Robert A. Sommers ’72. Isabella B. Stadler, mother of Gerhard J. Jr. ’82 and Dr. Franz J. Stadler ’83. Mary T. Stanton, mother of Thomas M. Stanton ’73, Alicia Stanton Kull LdM ’78 and Geralyn Stanton Petrauskas LdM ’76 and grandmother of Emily S. Vrabel ’13. Joanna Smith Stein, mother of Karl J. ’99, Kristine N. ‘02 and Lucas Stein ’04. Nancy McDonough Stemwedel, wife of Charles Stemwedel ’55. Ann Stepan, wife of Paul H. Stepan ’61 RIP. Virginia M. Stewart, mother of Sean F. ’92 and Timothy J. Leahy ’97. Georg Stoll, grandfather of Thomas M. ’98 and Elizabeth A. Stoll ’99. Kathleen M. Sweetman, wife of John S. Sweetman ’57 RIP and grandmother of Nicole M. ’11, Kevin G. ’12 and John S. Gleason ’14. Rose Tremmel, mother of Frederic J. ’71 and Thomas J. Tremmel ’72 and grandmother of Thomas J. ’10, Jack P. ’13, Marta R. ’14 and Michael J. Considine ’16. William E. Ure, father of Matthew J. Ure ’83. Richard F. Van Arsdale, father of Richard F. Van Arsdale Jr. ’66 and grandfather of Christopher H. ’00 and Katherine C. Fretland ’03. Mary H. Van Wazer, mother of Thomas Van Wazer ’78. Walter F. Veile, father of Markus W. Veile ’91. Daniel Walker, father of Charles R. ’72 and William M. Walker ’80. Donald F. Wirkus, father of Karyn Wirkus LdM Holtz ’86. Albert J. Witschy ’61. Edmund J. Zarek, father of John E. ’67 and Edmund J. Zarek ’82, Anne Zarek Douglas LdM ’77, Peggy Zarek Oddo LdM ’72 and Mary Zarek Stover LdM ’71 and grandfather of Anthony S. Oddo ’02 and David M. Stover ’13. Lydia Zatorski, grandmother of Matthew T. Zatorski ’01.

As of May 31, 2015

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

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58th ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S DINNER Honoring Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich

Friday, November 6 Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom 6 p.m.





Installed as Chicago’s ninth archbishop in November 2014, Cupich was one of the first high-ranking American Catholic officials to be chosen by Pope Francis. He shares many of the Jesuit values that have made Pope Francis so universally loved—–from his down-to-earth demeanor, humility and humor to his passion for improving the lives of those who are poor, sick or marginalized. Archbishop Cupich began his ministry four decades ago as a parish priest in his native city of Omaha, Nebraska. In 1998, he was appointed bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, where he developed deep and enduring ties with local Catholics and other community members. In 2010, he was named bishop of the diocese of Spokane, Washington, where his pragmatic approach to problem solving and administrative savvy helped revitalize the city’s Catholic schools. Cupich, who began serving as chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Educational Association in 2013, has become widely recognized for his leadership and commitment to Catholic education at all levels. In his current appointment as archbishop of Chicago, he has made it a priority to sustain and strengthen the city’s 244 Catholic schools, which constitute the nation’s largest Roman Catholic school system and serve more than 83,000 students. “The Church is blessed by the vocation and leadership of Archbishop Cupich,” notes Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ. “He is a devoted pastor, a passionate advocate for Catholic education and a champion for economic and social justice. His efforts to raise awareness of the value of Catholic education and to make Catholic education accessible to all who seek it are truly inspiring. It will be an honor and a privilege to recognize Archbishop Cupich as the very deserving recipient of our Lord Award for distinguished service in the cause of youth at our President’s Dinner on November 6.” Proceeds from our 2015 President’s Dinner—–chaired by Thomas E. and Susan H. Gordon and cochaired by Mark F. Santacrose ’77 and Margaret M. Fiorenza —–will benefit Loyola’s mission of Jesuit education. For more information, please visit goramblers.org/presidentsdinner or contact Director of Special Events Sophie Streeter at 847.920.2714 or sstreeter@loy.org.

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Mark your calendars and plan to join us on November 6 as we celebrate Catholic education and honor Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich with the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth.






Retreat Master: Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ Friday, August 7, through Sunday, August 9

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington Bring your son (age 16 or older) to experience the grace of a weekend retreat. The retreat will begin on Friday night with dinner and fellowship. After dinner, silence will commence and Fr. McGrath will give the first of eight talks adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The retreat will be a time for personal silence and prayer. Participants can listen to the talks; walk the Way of the Cross; pray the Rosary; receive the sacraments of Penance, Eucharist and Healing; converse with a spiritual director; or simply enjoy the break from daily life and the beauty of 80 acres of gently rolling meadows and wooded countryside just 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Register online at bellarminehall.org. An $85 deposit is requested at the time of registration for each father-son pair ($42.50 per individual). Limited financial resources should not prevent anyone from making the retreat. Please contact the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House office to inquire about scholarships or flexible funding. Questions? Email info@ jesuitretreat.org or call 847.381.1261.

Ramblers Golf Outing Monday, September 14

North Shore Country Club 1 p.m. Shotgun start Prizes and hors d’oeuvres follow. Hit the green to benefit Ramblers in need at our 21st annual Ramblers Golf Outing. For more information, please contact Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.


Rambler Reunions Class of 1965 50th Reunion Celebration Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10

Join us for two days of reunion activities, including the Class of 1965 official reunion dinner on Saturday, October 10. Sign up for our Class of 1965 reunion committee and help us plan an unforgettable reunion. For more information, visit goramblers.org/1965classpage or contact Dennis R. Stonequist ‘90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@loy.org.

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Reunions for the Classes of 1975, 1985, 1990 and 1995 Saturday, October 24 Join us for a 5 p.m. Mass for all four class years in the Loyola Chapel, followed by separate cocktail receptions and dinner celebrations for each class year. Make a day of it and come early for the Athletic Hall of Fame football game at 1:30 p.m., with tailgate festivities beginning at noon. Additional reunion activities for the weekend will be announced soon. To join your class year’s reunion committee, please contact Alumni Director Dennis R. Stonequist ’90 at 847.920.2443 or dstonequist@ loy.org.

President’s Dinner

Honoring Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich Friday, November 6 Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom 6 p.m. To RSVP or find out more, please visit goramblers.org/presidentsdinner or contact Director of Special Events Sophie Streeter at 847.920.2714 or sstreeter@loy.org. Additional activities scheduled for the week of our President’s Dinner will be announced soon.


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