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MAGA ZINE

The Magazine of Loyola High School of Los Angeles


WELCOME

From the President

Rev. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ ’73 President

Mr. Frank Kozakowski

DEAR FRIENDS AND MEMBERS OF THE LOYOLA COMMUNITY,

Principal

One of the many joys of the Christmas season is realiz-

this issue such as Interchange 43 and the Alumni Golf

Executive Director for Advancement

ing how blessed we are in our faith, family and friends.

Tournament, both record breakers that will help support

Mr. James C. Rich

Celebrating our 150th together with you is one of the

financial aid, scholarships and athletics.

Mr. Michael McDermott

Mr. William R. Slocum

Chief Financial Officer Sr. Director of Facilities Management

gifts for which I am most thankful. The excitement you

Dr. Don Morgan

brought to the first home varsity football game in 65

As you will see in this issue, Loyola continues to innovate,

years, the energy with which you served at over 150 sites

implementing programs such as the Counseling depart-

on our Day of Service, the fun you had as a community

ment’s First-Generation Program that assists students who

at CubFest—these are only a few examples of how you

will be the first in their family to attend college. It always

Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Scheduling

contributed to the 365 days of celebrating Loyola’s history-

has been and continues to be a great time to be a Cub.

Mr. Daniel Annarelli

filled 150 years.

Senior Director for Advancement, Major Gifts and Endowments

Mr. Andrey Aristov ’80

Dean of Men

Mr. Michael W. Boehle ’84

Throughout this year, I have written and spoken to you

Director of Business Operations and Financial Aid

In this year-end issue, we are spotlighting your stories

about our rich history, the five locations where we have

and how they made our sesquicentennial so special.

been located, the four different names that have blessed

Take Mickey Adza ’45 whose play-by-play account of the

our school. We have now been fortunate enough to be at

Ms. Karin Chamberlain

legendary football game against the Boys Town team

1901 Venice Boulevard for nearly 100 years. Where do

Ms. Shaena Engle

in ’44 is larger than life with a surprise ending that will

we go from here? I can assure you, great and wonderful

inspire all Cubs. Or Jim Hannon ’80, Gene Baur ’80, Ajay

places! Our sesquicentennial has taken us on a road of

Relan ’02 and Anthony Barr ’10 giving back to their alma

discovery, reaching into the richness of our past, show-

Assistant Principal for Ministry and Co-Director for Adult Spirituality

mater not only by their selfless good works but also by

ing us the bounty of our present and leading us in a path

Mr. Paul D. Jordan ’88

their inspiring example. Take a look at the members of

to our future.

Mrs. Alexy Coughlin Director for Advancement, Parent Giving Director for Advancement, Events Director of Communications

Dr. Ann Holmquist

Assistant Principal for Student Life and Director of Counseling

Ms. Kerry Katz

our faculty that are retiring--they are among the finest

Director of Human Resources

in the nation. Their legacy lives on in each and every one

As we begin our journey into our next 150 years, know

of us who were fortunate enough to have been in their

that your story is our story as we are all a part of this

classrooms.

wonderful institution we call Loyola. Thank you for all

Dr. Evelyn Malora

that you do.

Rev. Wayne Negrete, SJ

Many of the events at which you volunteered, attended and helped make such a financial success are part of

Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas season and a most joyous New Year.

Mr. Lauren Lampietti Director of Technology Services Co-Director of Campus Ministry Religious Superior/Co-Director of Adult Spirituality Formation

Mr. Christopher J. O’Donnell ’88 Athletic Director

Mr. Thomas M. Peck ’85

Blessings,

Director of Event Operations

Dr. Ricardo J. Pedroarias ’84 Assistant Principal for Supervision

Mr. Matt Schaeffer Co-Director of Campus Ministry

A.M.D.G.

Mr. William R. Thomason

Rev. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ ’73

Director for Advancement, Alumni Relations

Mr. Heath Utley Director of Admissions

Mr. Christopher Walter ’93 Director of Student Activities

Mr. Thomas Zeko Director of Community Service

LoyolaMagazine Editor  Shaena Engle and the Advancement Team Design and Creative Direction  Warren Group | Studio Deluxe Photography  Dlugolecki Photography, Maura P. McCarthy Cover photo  Dlugolecki Photography Video  1545 Media, Loyola Productions Contributors  Maite Saralegui Berry, Robert Dickson ’16, Dr. Don Morgan, Pablo Muñoz ’16, Fabrizio Robalino ’16, Bill Thomason

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER

2 FEATURE

Thousands Attend CubFest Celebration

4 NEWS

Fr. Goethals’ Tenure Extended as President Cubs Come Home to Compete Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Honors Loyola High School Daniel Annarelli Appointed New Dean of Men

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Counseling Department Offers Programs to Help Students Plan for College

10 ADVANCEMENT

A Year of Giving Interchange Auction Exceeds Expectations Alumni Golf Tournament Breaks Fundraising Record Alumni Awards Dinner

13 ARTS

Loyola Hosts Second Annual Film Festival

14 FEATURE

Departing Loyola High School Teachers Explore Their Next Chapters

16 ALUMNI

Profile on James A. Hannon ’80 Alumni Giving Back The Game, the Friendship, the Gift: Loyola vs. Boys Town 1944 Coach Adza ’45

22 FEATURE

Loyola’s Graduation Is Filled with Memorable Moments

24 CLASSNOTES 26

IN MEMORIAM

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Diane Peck: Celebrating 34 Years at Loyola

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FEATURE

Thousands Attend

CubFest Celebration

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, more than 3500

Xavier Center housed “The Loyola

students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and

Experience” which included a demonstration

members of the community attended CubFest,

from the robotics team and a performance

Loyola’s sesquicentennial pinnacle celebration.

by the Comedy Sportz Club, a photo booth,

other videos as well as an extensive display of archival items. In Malloy Commons, guests could leave a note on the tribute tree, visit Cub Corner

an interactive memory board, Triple Ls from

to purchase merchandise, catch up with

of Loyola families and friends to campus for

across the nation, a historical timeline instal-

classmates at various decade kiosks, listen to

live music, rides, food and displays of historic,

lation, a display from the broadcasting club,

alumni bands and enjoy food and beverages.

The day-long festival brought generations

scholarly and extra-curricular accomplishments. Country, rock, swing and tribute bands with alumni and student musicians participated on three stages throughout the day in Malloy Commons, the Leavey gym parking lot and Hayden Circle.

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student artwork, a sustainable housing exhibit and a poetry book from the AP Spanish Literature class. The library showed “A History of Transfor­ mation: Loyola High School 1865–2015” and

The carnival was located in the Leavey gym parking lot and included rides, food, student rock and alternative bands, games, a maze and the debut of the official 150th anniversary song composed by music faculty members Michael Celenza and Stephen Speciale.

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Additionally, the Berendo building hosted a student art exhibit while the Junior Classical League Club demonstrated their awardwinning catapult on Smith Field. The highlight of the evening program in Hayden Circle was a special blessing from Archbishop José H. Gomez, special remarks from Jesuit Provincial Father Michael F. Weiler, SJ and Father Bill Piletic, CM, representing Loyola’s Vincentian founders as well as city and county dignitary speakers who presented Loyola with numerous commendations. They were LA County Board of Supervisors’ Mark Ridley Thomas, former Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, former Councilmember Tom LaBonge and California State Assembly member Sebastian RidleyThomas ’05. After the presentations, thousands watched the huge fireworks extravaganza in Hayden Circle that lit up the evening sky. Watch highlights from the CubFest celebration at https://vimeo.com/147867308.

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1: Rides, rides and more rides thrilled Cubs of all ages. 2: His Eminence Archbishop José H. Gomez blessed Loyola on its 150th to the delight of thousands. 3: Sesquicentennial Chairman Jack Girardi ’65 took a moment during CubFest to pose with Loyola’s iconic Cub. 4: Fireworks of every imaginable size and hue exploded over the campus, celebrating the 150th. 5: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Loyola President Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ and former Councilmember Tom LaBonge showcased Dr. Starr’s book and the commendation given to Loyola.

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NEWS

Fr. Goethals’ Tenure Extended as President   PABLO MUÑOZ ’16

The term of Loyola High School President Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ, ’73 was extended six years by the Board of Directors at their meeting this past May. Fr. Goethals’ extended tenure begins at the end of the 2015–16 school year, when his current term was set to expire. “I was very moved that they asked me to stay for six years and extremely humbled,” said Fr. Goethals. “I’m very grateful to be here at Loyola.” After a very successful year of 150th anniversary celebratory events, Fr. Goethals has several ideas about how he will lead Loyola over the next few years. “We want to make sure that the academics are as strong as they can possibly be, that the seventh period works well, and to make sure that we are on solid financial footing [with the endowment],” he said. Since 2006, when Fr. Goethals was first appointed to the presidency, the school has grown, including the value of the endowment, the physical size of the campus and the curriculum, all of which Fr. Goethals says he plans to continue improving in his next term. “I think a campus always has to be growing and updating,” he said. “We want to make sure that we can provide the best for the students.”

View Fr. Goethals, SJ ’73 saying the Opening Prayer as Guest Chaplain at Congress: https://youtu.be/TnU-P_oyDV0

Cubs Come Home to Compete   FABRIZIO ROBALINO ’16

For the first time in 66 years, the Loyola varsity football team played a full season of home games on campus. Due in part to the rousing success of last year’s home football game against St. Augustine High School, the Loyola administration decided that bringing football games back to Loyola for the 2015–16 season was something the Loyola community truly wanted. Senior lineman and team captain David Bengford ’16 said, “Having games on campus brought back our fan base and alleviated everyone driving out to Los Angeles Valley College

rally behind the sesquicentennial. If all went

in Friday night traffic.” He was happy to relive

smoothly and according to plan, then the

the electric atmosphere from last year’s home

administration could possibly do it again.

game against St. Augustine. “Playing last year

Since the game was such a big, fun and suc-

was just incredible. Having sold-out seats to our

cessful event for all who attended, it had to

fans and storming the field afterwards was just

be done.”

an awesome experience.” Former long-time head football coach

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Commenting on the positive feedback from many Loyola parents, alumni and

and current Loyola college counselor Steve

donors, Athletic Director Chris O’Donnell ’88

Grady ’63 added, “Many students wanted to

said, “Everybody expressed how much fun

see a home football game on campus. With

they had because of its electric atmosphere.”

last year being the 150th anniversary cel-

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From left: Daniel Tolbert ’16 and Mitchell Mahowald ’16

“The positives from last year were incred-

ebration kick-off, the game was the perfect

ible. Everyone thought that the energy was

way for the student body and the alumni to

fantastic. With the stadium filled to capac-


ity, there is a lot of spirit that goes into that which made the game feel good. We had plenty of comments from alumni, parents,

Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Honors Loyola High School

faculty and students saying that they enjoyed the game on campus,” remarked Director for Advancement, Events Ms. Karin Chamberlain. From left: Noah Utley ’16 and Mitchell Mahowald ’16

According to Ms. Chamberlain, big events such as home football games require that every precaution must be put into effect to create a safe and fun environment for all in attendance: “There were a lot of contingen-

On August 4, 2015, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors presented Loyola High School with a commemorative scroll honoring Loyola’s sesquicentennial. The scroll is one of many awards received during our 150th anniversary celebration year. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas made a formal presentation of the scroll to Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ ’73 on behalf of the school. He thanked Loyola for its contribution to Los Angeles and the many hours of community service volunteered by our students. Loyola Sesquicentennial Chairman John “Jack” Girardi ’65, Loyola Alumni Association President Vic Harewood ’73, as well as LHS Principal Frank Kozakowski, LHS Student Body President Alonzo Billips ’16 and LHS staff and faculty were also present on this momentous day.

Relive our 150th through this recap video that highlights our sesquicentennial at https://vimeo.com/145824102

View Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ ’73 and Sesquicentennial Chairman Jack Girardi ’65 receive the LA Board of Supervisors commendation to Loyola on its 150th anniversary: https://vimeo.com/135927246

cies that we had to prepare for in terms of the stadium size and the intense interest from students and alums such as closing down Venice, having limited parking and making sure that our neighbors were not affected by the games.”

From left to right: Sesquicentennial Chairman Jack Girardi ’65, Loyola Alumni Association President Vic Harewood ’73, Loyola President Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ ’73, Loyola Student Body President Alonzo Billips ’16 and LA Board of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas displayed the commemorative scroll the LA Board of Supervisors presented to Loyola, honoring it on its 150th anniversary.

Pre-game activities were held on campus to energize the crowd for the game. Mr. O’Donnell said, “We had things to do in Malloy Commons and the gym parking lot, but tailgating as we know it, in which you eat at your car, was not allowed.” Administration has not yet decided whether the home games on campus will continue into next year. Mr. O’Donnell commented, “More than anything else, we are trying to create an environment for the student body and the football team to have a true home. We just hope that this can be the norm and that it will continue down the line for many years to come.”

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NEWS

Daniel Annarelli Appointed New Dean of Men

York, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. “New York was extremely intense, and the

  ROBERT DICKSON ’16

Bronx was extraordinarily eye-opening. It was the late 90s, the Yankees were winning the

A product of Jesuit education and a Philadelphia native, Daniel Annarelli is tran-

World Series, Rudy Giuliani was mayor and

sitioning into his new position, Dean of Men,

the influx of immigrants at the time, espe-

with a decade of experience at Loyola and

cially in the Bronx, made for a very diverse

a strategy to build a stronger relationship

kind of demographic around Fordham. It was

between the dean and the student body.

pre-9/11. It was exciting. There was a feeling

“Daniel Annarelli possesses a great talent for

all the time in New York that you were on the pulse of the earth,” he said.

academic leadership and a love of working

What was originally supposed to be a

with young people,” said Principal Frank Kozakowski. “Loyola will continue to prosper

beginning of Mr. Annarelli’s teaching career.

visionary leader.”

Through the school’s Alumni Service Corps, a program that allowed any graduate of

Mr. Annarelli has held numerous roles including Chair of the Social Science

St. Joe’s to return for one year after college

Department, Faculty Senator, Head JV

and teach, Mr. Annarelli taught history

Baseball Coach as well as teaching AP

and religion.

European and World History courses during

“I realized I was pretty good at it and real-

his nine years at Loyola. In addition to his

ized it was something I enjoyed and could

teaching responsibilities, Mr. Annarelli has

follow through on. I put off plans for law

Ever since I was a high school student and I

traveled with students exploring higher

school and thought ‘You know what, let’s

visited Italy for the first time, I’ve just been

educational opportunities on the California

see where this teaching thing could go,’” Mr.

drawn to it. I’m Italian, my family is Italian,

college tour, coordinated and chaperoned

Annarelli said.

my grandparents spoke Italian, so I’ve always

Mr. Annarelli said, “I was obsessed with Italy.

summer student trips to Italy and Spain

After the 2001–02 school year, Mr.

as well as served as moderator for the

Annarelli taught in Pennsauken Township,

because I am a history guy. I feel very much

Distinguished Speaker Series and Italian Club

New Jersey, at Bishop Eustace Preparatory

at home when I am in Rome.”

and participated in numerous Kairos retreats.

School, a private, co-ed Catholic school,

been drawn to Italy and to Rome in particular,

After living for approximately a year in

while simultaneously attending night courses

Rome, Mr. Annarelli broke up with his long-

Annarelli attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory

at Villanova University to earn his master’s

term girlfriend who had moved to Rome with

School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Similar

degree in history.

him. Not knowing exactly what to do next,

Growing up on the East Coast, Mr.

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stop before law school, St. Joe’s served as the

from his experience as a scholar and dynamic

to Loyola, St. Joe’s Prep is an urban, all-boys,

After four years at Bishop Eustace, Mr.

private Jesuit school. After graduating from

Annarelli decided to pack his bags and move

Principal for Curriculum and Scheduling, Andrey

St. Joe’s, Mr. Annarelli attended Fordham

to Rome, Italy, where he wrote his thesis

Aristov ’80, inquiring if he would be interested

University, located in the Bronx, New

and completed his master’s degree in 2006.

in applying for an open teaching position.

he received an email from Loyola’s Assistant

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CubFest Celebration

The Class of 2015 joins the alumni ranks at Loyola’s 146th commencement ceremony.

The annual Class Leader Appreciation Dinner recognizes alumni advocates.

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“It was a type of divine intervention. Here I am; I had just recently broken up, I didn’t

enjoyed being able to talk to random people and gain new perspectives.

always be mindful of the fact that we are a part of a community, that we are building

want to go back to Philadelphia, but Rome

“I love Uber. I think it is amazing. I just

was this amazing place, and then there was

went and got the license, and it was easy.

is life beyond Loyola. This is not a four-year

this email kind of blinking, and I go ‘Alright,

It was never about the money; it was

plan, this is a 40-year plan. Decisions that are

about doing something different,” he said.

made day in and day out are important, but

Although Mr. Annarelli enjoyed his tenure, he

they are important because they are going to

what’s this all about?’” he said. Luckily, he already had plans to be back in the States to attend a friend’s wedding and his mother’s birthday. During his time in the

has since retired as an Uber driver. As he takes on the new dean position, one

a kind of unity around here, and that there

have a long-lasting impact. Even if you get in trouble, you feel angry about that JUG or you

States, Mr. Annarelli flew out to Los Angeles

of Mr. Annarelli’s main initiatives is to spread

got suspended, 10 years from now you will

and interviewed for the teaching position.

positive energy throughout campus. Using

look back and understand that it made sense.

Twitter as a vehicle for conveying his message,

It is all about perspective.”

He took the position and “Los Angeles went from a risky opportunity for me to

Mr. Annarelli encourages all students to follow

a bedrock of stability. I found a family at

his Twitter handle, @DEANNARELLI. Past

decisions he will have to make, he believes he has been trained well by his predecessor,

Mr. Annarelli said that despite the hard

Loyola—literally and figuratively. Even my

tweets from @DEANNARELLI include: “Another

wife only gave me her phone number after

day at the High! I can already sense it will be

Michael Wood: “The thing that sticks out

she learned that I worked at Loyola, where

a good one, with fresh clean faces and shirts

about Michael is that he made difficult deci-

her two older brothers graduated. I’m forever

tucked in,” and “Good luck to all 1,256 Loyola

sions, but he never backed down. He lived

grateful to Loyola for giving me such a strong

students who are starting their 2015–2016

with the result, good or bad, and he had

foundation at that stage of my life,” Mr.

school year today! Good luck and GO CUBS!”

thick enough skin not to let it break him. That

Annarelli explained. During his first year at Loyola, Mr.

Although Mr. Annarelli is excited to be the

is the hard thing about leadership—being

Dean of Men and spread positive energy, he

accountable to whatever the consequences

Annarelli taught freshman and sophomore

realizes there are a lot of responsibilities that

may be.” Mr. Wood left the dean position in

World History. The following year, he taught

come with decisions he will have to make every

June after taking the principal position at his

Honors World History and Advanced

day. “The Dean is probably the most scruti-

alma mater, Jesuit High School in Sacramento,

Placement (AP) European History, a course

nized position on campus. Parents, students,

California.

that had previously been cut from the

teachers, counselors and coaches all interact

curriculum to make room for AP Art History.

with me, and every one of them has an

and value of a Jesuit education at Loyola. “I

In addition to teaching, Mr. Annarelli began

opinion about every decision I make. You can’t

think it is really important that people around

coaching JV baseball in 2007.

please all the people all the time, so it puts me

Loyola be familiar with Jesuit education and

under a microscope in a way,” he said.

understand the mission of this school. It is

Often recognized by teachers and students as a sociable person, Mr. Annarelli loves to meet new people. At one time, he

Providing insight to current students about the reasoning behind his philosophy,

Mr. Annarelli reemphasized the tradition

more than just doing your job. It is really about the development of young men, and I

even drove for Uber, an app that allows con-

Mr. Annarelli said, “Part of my job will involve

had a tremendous introduction to that in my

sumers to use their smartphones to call for

taking a hard stance on hard decisions, but

own Jesuit education.”

a car operated by an Uber driver who drives

that’s part of life. At the end of the day, my

his or her own personal car. Mr. Annarelli

goal for the students and for myself is to

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06.20

06. 27

The Class of 2000 celebrates its 15th reunion.

The Class of 1980 celebrates its 35th reunion.

The Class of 2005 celebrates its 10th reunion.

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FEATURE

Counseling Department Offers Programs to Help Students Plan for College   PABLO MUÑOZ ’16

Loyola’s Counseling Department offers a variety of opportunities to help seniors prepare for college. In addition to sharing information on local, national and international colleges, familiarizing students with financial aid information and helping them plan their course schedules to meet college requirements, the department offers a number of unique programs for college-bound seniors.

Loyola High School of Los Angeles counselors. First row, left to right: Gina Liberotti, Dele Varga and Timothy Haley. Second row, left to right: Steve Grady ’63, Melinda Wiggins, Kelly Farland, Yoojin Han and Daryl Crowley. Third row, left to right: Michael Denison, Thomas Gallagher, Geoffrey Joy ’72 and Paul Jordan ’88.

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COLLEGE ESSAY REVIEW WORKSHOP According to Dr. Pedroarias, the cost of the entire project was covered by Loyola as a way to make it as inclusive as Now in its fifth year, the College Essay Review Workshop provides all seniors an opportunity for their college appli- possible. He said the school is looking into the possibility cation essays to be read and reviewed by admissions rep- of establishing second-, third- and fourth-year summer programs for this year’s cohort and those in the future. resentatives from colleges across the country. After each seniors’ essay is reviewed by a Loyola English teacher, they Freshman Brandon Ortiz ’19 is among the group of can attend the September College Essay Review Workshop students who participated in the initial project this summer. to obtain feedback and ask questions of one of 35 college “I think Loyola is doing an amazing job in building up the admissions representatives at the event. “The workshop College Connections class, and am convinced it will make provides students with professional targeted feedback, a huge impact in the lives of first-generation students now enabling them to produce the best possible college essay and in the future,” he said. to include with their applications,” said Assistant Principal “The way I saw it, they want the students to do the for Student Life and Director of Counseling Paul Jordan ’88. summer reading so that they start to get a feeling for For the past two years, the workshop has been underwrit- Loyola’s academics. They have a teacher like Dr. Rodriguez ten by alumnus Gerald Malanga ‘82. who knows where they’re coming from and who will work with them to ease them into Loyola,” said senior Andrew Perez ’16. “The second class [College Connections] is FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT PROGRAM This summer, Mr. Jordan, college counselor Ms. Gina really unpacking your identity, what it means to be a Liberotti, Co-Director of Campus Ministry Dr. Evelyn first-generation student, what are colleges like, things of Jimenez Mabra, theology teacher Dr. Jesse Rodriguez and that nature,” explained Andrew. Assistant Principal of Supervision, Dr. Ricardo Pedroarias ’84 A first-generation student, Andrew served as an unoffilaunched a project to assist first-generation, college- cial teacher’s assistant during the Summer Reading 9 period bound students with their transition into Loyola High and and as a senior mentor during the College Connections eventually into college. class. He said it was “very powerful” to be involved in Describing the rising freshmen that are part of the the project. program, Ms. Liberotti explains that they are “firstDuring the five-week course, the students also had the generation college applicants who came from across opportunity to visit the University of Southern California all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds.” The (USC) and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) to learn students attended the new summer session hybrid course, more about those schools’ support systems for first-genfreshman Summer Reading 9 and College Connections, eration students. both of which were taught by theology teacher Dr. Jesse “An integral part of the summer project is a partnerRodriguez. He was brought onto the project planning ship between LMU and its “First to Go!” program as well committee by the team for his significant research expertise as USC and its newly launched first-generation support and teaching experience. program,” said Ms. Liberotti. “The project came to life with the First-Generation “I’m now helping guide these freshmen and helping Summer Project,” said Ms. Liberotti. “The College them shape their journey through Loyola differently than Connections course was designed to give first-generation [how] I went through it, and it’s powerful,” said Andrew. students entering Loyola High School a support system to “They now know what it’s going to be like, and it really successfully transition into high school.” According to Ms. changes their perspective.” Liberotti, 17 percent of students at Loyola self-identify as Andrew has also expanded the mission of the project through his founding of the First-Generation Student first-generation college applicants. Loyola introduced a reliable standardized method of Association, which he hopes will extend the summer collecting data on first-generation students by adding an experience into the school year. The club will be open to option to select the status on the school registration form. students of all socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities English teacher Christine Alcantar, Spanish teacher and races who identify as first generation. José Sustaita, who was responsible for translating the To learn more about Loyola’s First-Generation Program, project documents to Spanish, and social science teacher please contact Dr. Jesse Rodriguez, Dr. Evelyn Jimenez Jamal Adams ’90 have all directly supported the project as Mabra, Ms. Gina Liberotti, Mr. Paul Jordan ’88, Dr. Ricardo well. Founders Ms. Liberotti, Dr. Pedroarias, Ms. Jimenez Pedroarias ’84 or club president Andrew Perez ’16. Mabra and Dr. Rodriguez were all first-generation college applicants.

THE COLLEGE CONNECTIONS COURSE WAS DESIGNED TO GIVE FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS ENTERING LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL A SUPPORT SYSTEM TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION INTO HIGH SCHOOL.”

– GINA LIBEROTTI

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ADVANCEMENT

A YEAR OF GIVING You only get to turn 150 years old once. So when Loyola High School began plans for a sesquicentennial year, we knew we wanted to do it right. From the start, we set out to plan a year that celebrated our storied past, enjoyed a present that carries on a tradition of excellence and looked to an ambitious future that will build on a strong foundation to continue to offer our students the best education in Southern California. As our year comes to a close, we feel confident that students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends in our community have joined us in exceeding every goal we had for this milestone. Our generous community volunteered countless hours of time, energy and resources to ensure that our sesquicentennial was the celebration of the century. This year was about more than a bunch of parties; it was also about positioning Loyola to continue

to transform the lives of young men on campus for the next 150 years. It was about celebrating and building a legacy at Loyola. The 150th anniversary celebration kicked off in the fall of 2014 with the announcement of a seven-figure legacy gift to the Loyola Scholarship Endowment Fund. It was the right tone to set for a year that would move many to make transformational gifts to Loyola, including a $1 million contribution from Carolyn and Peter Shea ’53 at the conclusion of the 150th celebration. In September 2014, our first home varsity football game in 65 years provided an opportunity to celebrate Cub pride on campus while sharing our vision for a permanent home for football and other athletic teams in a new stadium at Loyola. The excitement around this game has quickly advanced planning for bringing the Cubs home for good in a lighted 5,000-seat permanent stadium. Our official 150th kick-off Mass and lunch in November, the Sesquicentennial Day of Service in April and CubFest in May were all held in and around Xavier Center, providing a venue to share

“We set a special goal this year in celebration of our sesquicenten-

INTERCHANGE AUCTION EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

nial,” said Bill Slocum, Executive Director for Advancement. “Through

Interchange 43, Loyola’s annual auction, netted an all-time record

our initial expectations.”

high of over $1.2 million to benefit the school. On March 28, 2015, over 700 attendees gathered in Xavier Center for Loyola’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year’s theme, “A Vintage Year,” celebrated our

the generosity of our many donors, we were able to greatly exceed Guests bid on nearly 500 items during the silent auction in Leavey Gym before heading to Xavier Center for the live auction and dinner. The popular “Last Cub Standing” contest, won by Mrs. Francis J. Ardolf,

150 years of commitment to education and Loyola’s extensive service

Jr., raised $166,000 with an anonymous matching gift of $150,000,

to the community.

bringing the total amount to a record high for the annual event. The event was chaired by Loyola mother Valerie Shore. A dedicated group of volunteers and staff worked on organizing the event and hosting eight gift-gathering parties throughout Los Angeles. Seventeen items were auctioned off during dinner, with Mr. and Mrs. Stasys J. Jasaitis winning a 2015 Tesla Model 5. The many live auction items included a home football game tailgate party with Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ ’73; a weekend of wine tasting in Santa Ynez with Fr. Goethals; a week at the Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui; US Open tickets including a luxury suite for four; dinner for 10 at Spago with Fr. Goethals; and a Napa Valley weekend wine getaway for two.

Left to right: Elizabeth Moyer, Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ ’73, Debbie Zoppi and Karen Shelton Brown

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plans for expansion and modernization of the most-used facility on campus. Final designs, formal budgeting and submission of plans to the city will enable Loyola to rebuild a new Xavier Center with more capacity, functionality and charm. Confirmed support of the Xavier project by the beginning of 2016 will determine the scope and pace of planning for these exciting initiatives in the near future. For the first time in several years, we could be breaking ground on some transformational projects on campus. Loyola has pursued capital projects alongside growth in an endowment that will ensure our sustained support of families wishing to send their deserving sons to Loyola. We received the largest single endowed gift commitment in the history of Loyola High School in spring 2015. An alumnus from the Class of 1960, who wishes to remain anonymous, committed $10 million to our scholarship endowment. This extremely generous gift continues to allow students from different cultures and communities to be

enriched by our spiritual traditions, our call to serve others, our mission to educate the “whole person” and our rigorous college preparatory curriculum. It also inspires others to look at their own estate planning to include Loyola. Transformational legacy gifts such as these directly contribute to Loyola’s goal of building a $150 million endowment. An endowment of this size would provide $6,000 per student and help close the gap between the current cost of tuition and the actual cost of a Loyola education. These gifts, and those in the works for the future, are celebrating the enduring Loyola community. Our alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends are part of more than a network; they are part of a family. Loyola plans for a future that honors that family and its traditions. We will continue to open our doors to young men ready to change the world. And we will provide them every resource to succeed in the classroom, on the field and in every endeavor they pursue in life.

ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT BREAKS FUNDRAISING RECORD On May 11, 2015, our 24th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament broke several Loyola records. “We had more alumni participate than ever before,” said Bill Thomason, Director for Advancement, Alumni Relations. In total, 256 golfers united at Industry Hills Golf Club at the Pacific Palms Resort and raised a record amount of $170,000 for Loyola’s athletic programs. “Instead of honoring a particular coach or athletic team as we have done in the past, we wanted to link this year’s tournament with our 150th anniversary,” said Mr. Thomason. “Our goal was to net $150,000 to tie in with our sesquicentennial theme. We also decided to honor the entire athletic legacy.” In addition to displaying boards

Left to right: William Sanchez, Fr. Eduardo Samaniego, SJ ’68, Paul Jordan ’88 and Zee Petrossian

highlighting each team and tracing every coaching legacy, the event included a video presentation featuring several alumni who participated in Loyola athletics. “Sports play a pivotal role in the formation of our students by developing leadership skills, building self-​confidence and teaching self-discipline,” said Mr. Thomason. “These skills profoundly affect their lives on campus as well as after graduation.” The event drew a record number of 75 sponsors who contributed their time, talent and treasure to make this tournament the best in Loyola’s history. “Our tournament is a wonderful opportunity for alumni to enjoy a day on a beautiful course, spend time together and raise money for our athletic programs,” said Mr. Thomason. Mr. Thomason credits the momentum of our sesquicentennial

Special thanks to those who have been so supportive over a number of years: Gabe Arechaederra ‘88—Loyola’s Title Sponsor ($25,000) for the third consecutive year The many alumni and friends who donate silent auction items and trips. Thanks also to those who donate our on-course prizes and refreshments. Automobiles donated for the hole-in-one prizes by: Mike Smith ’62, Pete Smith ’88, Tim Smith ’64, and Tim O’Hara ’87. Beer donated by Jim Holleran.

celebration with motivating more alumni to participate, bid on auction

Lunch donated by Sergio Boccato ’85.

items and help sponsor the tournament.

Golf balls donated by Roger Cleveland.

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ADVANCEMENT

Alumni Awards Dinner

LOYOLA IS IN THE TRANSFORMATION BUSINESS, TAKING 300 YOUTH AND TURNING THEM INTO SOLID YOUNG MEN. “ –JACK GIRARDI ‘65

There were many landmark events over

The evening was highlighted by a

this past year that acknowledged and

welcome given by Mr. Jack Girardi ’65,

celebrated Loyola’s sesquicentennial. The

the chair of Loyola’s sesquicentennial. He

school’s annual Alumni Dinner on October

explained that “Loyola is in the transfor-

3rd was one such event, but, unlike the

mation business. It takes 300 youth and

usual custom of bestowing the Cahalan

turns them into solid young men. Quoting

Award on deserving alumni, Loyola’s faculty,

my classmate Don Baxter ’65, ‘teachers

both past and present, were honored for

open windows of insight and make con-

their countless contributions in educating

nections so that others can grow.’ But it

generations of Cubs.

doesn’t just happen. It is done primarily

On this night, Malloy Commons was transformed into a glittering and dazzling

View the 2015 Alumni Dinner video celebrating our faculty at https://vimeo.com/142161668

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by the faculty based on the principals of Jesuit education and Ignatian spiritual-

display of lights and color with high energy

ity. And they have been doing so for 150

and verve, all designed to recognize and

years.” President Gregory Goethals, SJ ‘73

praise the most essential group that defines

then blessed the faculty, saluting them

Loyola’s educational philosophy, our faculty.

as “… a group of distinguished mentors

A large number of alumni, guests and

who do more than just show up and put

friends joined together to share stories and

in the time. A collection of educators who

acknowledge those who were so instru-

not only pride themselves on the mastery

mental in the development of not just their

of their subject matter but who have dis-

academic career but, more importantly, the

tinguished themselves and all of Loyola

molding of their character.

as being memorable in the eyes of their


ARTS

LOYOLA HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL On Saturday, May 16, 2015, over 200 students, faculty, parents and film enthusiasts attended Loyola’s second annual film

Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” and the movie “Spring Breakers.” Adam hosted the ses-

festival held in the Hannon Theatre. The

sion and was thrilled when Ms. Benson

annual film festival exemplifies Loyola’s

agreed to be part of the event. “She’s an

history of encouraging an entrepreneurial

excellent actress, and once she announced

atmosphere for our students.

she would be attending the film festival on

Organized by Adam Faze ’15 and moderated by Loyola Educational Technologist Lance Ochsner, the festival screened

her Instagram, our online ticket sales went through the roof.” Chester Milton, a sophomore from the

the 10 final films selected from over 100

Los Angeles County High School for the

entries from around the country. Adam

Arts won the Jury Choice narrative prize for

created the festival last year to provide an

his film “Lucky Numbers.” His prize included

outlet for student films to reach a broader

a three-week film workshop from Relativity

audience. The festival was open to all

Workshops as well as a copy of the screen-

U.S. high school students. The judging

writing software program Final Draft.

included viewing by a panel of profession-

Angel Lopez ’15 won the Jury Choice

als from the film industry such as film critic

prize for “I’m Sorry, Mom.” His prize

Pete Hammond of Deadline Hollywood

included a GoPro Hero4 and a copy of

and screenwriter Jordan Roberts.

Final Draft.

The evening began with a stand-up students, a quality that separates them

with actress Ashley Benson, star of ABC

The festival will return in the spring of

performance by comedian Bill Posley fol-

2016 under the leadership of Mr. Ochsner

lowed by a question-and-answer session

and the Short Film Club.

from all others.” Following Fr. Goethals, SJ’s remarks, a video tribute to our faculty was

Adam Faze ’15 and Ashley Benson

introduced by Mr. Bill Thomason, Director of Advancement, Alumni Relations. The event was catered by Mr. Sean Murphy ’84 of Sean Murphy Catering and Events while the entertainment was provided by the band Full Spectrum. It was a fitting tribute and opportunity to sincerely thank the current faculty as well as those who live on in our memories for helping mold the Christian gentlemen of Loyola High School into proud sons of St. Ignatius.

Top photo, from left to right: Vinny Gonzales ’94, Mike Martini ’42 and Jim Martini ’77. Bottom photo, from left to right: Sean Wood ’84, Scott Wood ’62, Mark Wood ’60, Mike Smith ’62 and Ryan Wood ’93.

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FEATURE

DEPARTING LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS EXPLORE THEIR NEXT CHAPTERS

and participated in 10 California

way back to teaching in the early

for Artweek and ArtScene. “As

Interscholastic Federation (CIF)

70s at St. Francis and Servite High

a ‘New Yorker’ in Southern

playoffs.

Schools. He joined the Math

California, an artist at a school

Mr. Sanchez graduated

Department at Loyola in 1974.

that emphasizes sports and being

from Cathedral High School in

After Mr. Martin began teaching

Jewish in a Jesuit school, Loyola

1952 and attended St. Mary’s

at Loyola, he realized that the

turned out to be a strangely

College on a basketball scholar-

faculty needed more funds for

fabulous place for me,” said

ship. After earning numerous

supplies and teacher develop-

Ms. Turner.

national athletic honors during

ment. “I worked hard at writing

both high school and college,

grants to build the budget to pay for what we do today—sending

Hawks. Mr. Sanchez chose to stay

teachers to conferences around

BODENSTEINER—how many

in Los Angeles and accepted a

the country to learn, grow and

of you ever knew his formal first

teaching and coaching position

integrate technology into the

name was Dennis!—earned his

at Serra High School before being

classroom.”

recruited to coach at Loyola in

B.A. and teaching credential

After 41 years of teaching

from the University of Iowa. He

1960. Having taught at Loyola for

at LHS, Mr. Martin is looking

came to Loyola in 1985 from St.

over five decades, Mr. Sanchez

forward to spending time with his

Bernard’s High School where he

has seen generations of families

wife, Karen, before returning to

had taught for five years after

After months of celebrating our

in his classrooms. “I enjoyed every

work on consulting projects.

teaching four years at St. Francis

150th anniversary, June was bit-

day I spent at Loyola, being in

tersweet as Loyola said goodbye

contact with my students and my

to several dedicated and beloved

colleagues. I will miss them all

As one of the first female teach-

Science Department over the

teachers. Many retired after

badly,” said Mr. Sanchez.

ers at Loyola, NANCY TURNER

course of his 30-year tenure, Mike

has witnessed many changes

taught Social Issues, Law and

decades of teaching while some moved on to pursue new opportunities.

For over 40 years ALLEN

High School in La Cañada. As a member of the Social

to our campus. She began her

Society, Government as well as

career in the South Bronx teach-

AP Government, Economics and World History.

MARTIN has taught a variety of

ing middle school students in

mathematics courses at Loyola.

1970. After two years, she moved

WILLIAM SANCHEZ began

An Angelino by birth, Mr. Martin

to California and taught design,

faithful servant, involved in many

his career at Loyola as a teacher

attended Catholic schools all the

life drawing and painting at San

capacities, most notably and

He was the epitome of the

and basketball coach. During his

way through college and received

Diego City College and San Diego

consistently as a member of the

55-year legacy at LHS, he created

a bachelor’s degree in mathemat-

Mesa College until 1979 when

Curriculum Advancement Board,

our Spanish curriculum, served as

ics with a minor in philosophy

she joined the LHS faculty. She

a commencement and admis-

chair for the Spanish department

from Loyola University. He began

began teaching drawing to Cubs

sions prefect, a Senior Project and

for six years, coached basketball,

his teaching career at Bishop

and expanded her class schedule

Christian Life Community mentor

volleyball and golf, and taught

Garcia Diego High School in

to include ceramics and design

in addition to a leader for both

Spanish 1,2 and 3. During his

Santa Barbara. Later, he worked a

after Pinney Hall was built. Ms.

our freshmen retreat and the

time as a basketball coach, he

year as a programmer at Security

Turner also co-moderated with

sophomore Day of Recollection.

led Loyola to six League titles

Pacific Bank before making his

English teacher Terry Caldwell

Students would always remark

Loyola’s literary magazine

that he was constantly available

View our graduation video including a special award presented to retiring Loyola teacher Mr. Bill Sanchez at https://youtu.be/cmJdS-C4LtE

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DENNIS “MICHAEL”

he was drafted by the St. Louis

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Windowpanes, established our

for them both in and outside the

AP Studio Art program and was

classroom, which gained him the

selected to grade the national AP

reputation as one of the most

Studio Art 2D and 3D portfolios.

favorite and respected teachers

She also served as an assistant

year-in and year-out. The diver-

professor at Glendale College

sity of subject matter that Mike

and has written various articles

taught coupled with his varied


First row, from left to right: Nancy Turner, Alirian Mejia and Allen Martin; second row, from left to right: William Sanchez, Michael Bodensteiner and Diane Peck

has more free time, Mr. McClave is looking forward to pursuing writing, travel and spending more time with his family.

DR. CRAIG BOUMA began his career at Loyola 18 years ago as a long-term substitute Biology teacher. He was hired as a fulltime teacher in 1998. During the first decade at Loyola, Dr. Bouma taught AP Environmental Science, Global Science and Biology. When our science curriculum changed with Physics being taught in the ninth grade for the first time at Loyola, he began teaching Physics and numerous co-curricular

a language but also as a culture,”

Angeles and worked as a writer

9. Dr. Bouma served as Chair for

involvements have to be catego-

said Ms. Mejia. Before moving to

and translator before becoming

the Science Department for six

rized as remarkable considering

the United States, Ms. Mejia was

a substitute teacher in the Los

years and also taught part time

he commuted daily from San Juan

an elementary science and biology

Angeles Unified School District.

at Loyola Marymount University.

Capistrano.

teacher in Colombia for 15 years.

He joined Loyola in 1998 teaching

He received a bachelor’s degree

She also taught Spanish at St.

German and Modern U.S. History.

in Biology from the University of

leagues as well, all have com-

Vincent’s Seminary for three years

In 2012, following the end of the

California, Irvine and a master’s

mented that Mike’s smiling face

before joining the Loyola faculty.

German program at Loyola, he

degree in Environmental Science

“Loyola has been a second

became a full-time teacher under

and Engineering from Oregon

family to me,” said Ms. Mejia.

the Social Sciences Department.

A favorite among his col-

and ALWAYS cheerful disposition will be dearly missed. Mike‘s farewell remark reflects this as he feels he’s not just leaving Loyola

“That is what I will miss the most, mi familia.”

but his family as well.

“I think the greatest contribution I made at LHS was coordinating

degree in Educational Leadership

six exchange program trips with

from Loyola Marymount.

partner schools in Hamburg,” said History teacher DAVID

Health and Science University. In 2013, he earned his doctorate

Mr. McClave.

“Getting a job at Loyola redirected me into the field of education,”

Mr. McClave also took part

said Dr. Bouma. “I originally

after 17 years in our class-

in 17 Junior Leadership Retreats,

thought I would end up in a

ALIRIAN MEJIA began teaching

MCCLAVE retires from Loyola

Spanish 3 at Loyola in 1986. She also taught Spanish 1, Spanish

rooms. After graduating from

eight urban plunges and five

medical field or science career.” In

2, Honors Spanish 1 and Honors

Franciscan University, he became

Kairos retreats. “Loyola has been

2015, Dr. Bouma was offered a

Spanish 2 during her 29 years on

a researcher and linguist at the

a life-changing experience for

position as Head of Science at the

campus. “I encouraged my stu-

Library of Congress. In 1992 Mr.

me, particularly in bringing me

Cate School and he and his family

dents to not only learn Spanish as

McClave moved his family to Los

back to my faith.” Now that he

relocated to Carpinteria.

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JAMES A. HANNON ’80 A FAMILY LEGACY OF SUPPORT FOR LOYOLA James “Jim” Hannon’s ’80 family connection to Loyola spans over eight decades. He grew up hearing stories about Loyola High School. “I was on the track to attend Loyola from a young age. My father, Andrew L. Hannon ’34, and uncle, William H. Hannon ’33, both attended Loyola, as did their older brothers Patrick ’33, Richard ’29 and Leo ’31,” said Mr. Hannon. During elementary school, he was certain he wanted to be a Loyola Cub. As a child, his family would vacation at a summer house in Lake Arrowhead. Coincidentally, some of the Jesuits that lived on the Loyola campus spent summer break at the house next door. “When I was in seventh grade, I swam over to the boat dock of the Jesuits’ house, popped out of the water and told a vacationing Fr. Cahalan (Fr. Patrick J. Cahalan, SJ, then President of Loyola) that I wanted to attend Loyola,” Mr. Hannon recalls. “I’m not sure whether he found it more amusing or annoying, but fortunately it all worked out.” Years later, Mr. Hannon served on Loyola’s Educational Resources Committee prior to joining the Board of Regents in 2009, and subsequently being elected its Chair in 2012. During his three-year tenure as Chair, he successfully spearheaded redesigning the leadership structure of the school by condensing the two governing boards, the Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees, into one consolidated Board of Directors. “Creating a single board structure helped to clarify roles and create a more streamlined system.” In parallel with his service at Loyola, Mr. Hannon served six years on the board of Verbum Dei High School and continues on its finance committee today.

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Like his father before him, Mr. Hannon graduated from Loyola and went to college to pursue a career in engineering. After graduating with a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, he worked in satellite design

at Hughes Aircraft before joining Hannon Engineering, the family business, in 1987. Three years later and an unsuccessful attempt to purchase the company—“my first failed buyout attempt”—Mr. Hannon joined fellow Cubs Edward F. Slattery ’43


and Kevin T. Slattery ’72 at their facility’s engineering and construction firm. “It was exhilarating work to design and build one-of-a-kind facilities around the world, from a munitions disposal plant in the former East Germany to waste incineration in Point Barrow, Alaska. “I started to shift my focus and had a desire to work more with the CEOs of companies than the facilities managers. This prompted me to attend graduate school,” explained Mr. Hannon. He received his MBA with honors from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 1998. “Obtaining my MBA gave me a much greater financial acumen. I was able to blend my engineering background and my management training to pursue consulting opportunities,” he said. During and after graduate school, Mr. Hannon joined Booz Allen Hamilton, a Fortune 500 company providing management and technology consulting to major corporations in the aerospace and defense, financial, health and energy industries as well as to the Department of Defense and branches of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies. In 2000, Mr. Hannon began working at Roll International (later named Roll Global and currently called The Wonderful Company), housing a number of brands including Teleflora, POM Wonderful, Fiji Water, fruit and nut company Paramount Farms, Paramount

Citrus and Justin Vineyards and Winery. Hannon helped grow the internal consulting group of the conglomerate from three to more than 20 employees and expanded the client base. “We provided financial and operational services to all of the company’s internal brands,” said Mr. Hannon. “It was appealing because each client was unique but all were under common ownership.”

companies on behavior change initiatives,” said Mr. Hannon. “For a firm our size, we have an amazing roster of clients.” In addition to growing the firm, Mr. Hannon has been integral in starting a new technology business, Yoi Corp, with Ferrazzi Greenlight as its first investor. “Yoi provides a mobile platform for the onboarding of new employees, particularly in the engineering field where

WORKING HARD AND VOLUNTEERING IS THE WAY I EXPRESS MY WORKING HARD ANDMANY VOLUNTEERING THE HAS WAYPROVIDED I EXPRESSME MYAND FOR GRATITUDE FOR THE BLESSINGSISGOD GRATITUDE FOR THE MANY BLESSINGS GOD HAS PROVIDED ME AND FOR THE SOLID CATHOLIC EDUCATION I RECEIVED AT LOYOLA.” THE SOLID CATHOLIC EDUCATION I RECEIVED AT LOYOLA.”

mon ownership.” Once again feeling the pull of entrepreneurism, Mr. Hannon left to become an independent investor and to conduct a leveraged buyout of a technology company. After his partner suffered a stroke and the deal fell through—“my second failed buyout attempt”—Mr. Hannon joined Ferrazzi Greenlight, a strategic consulting firm and research institute. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Hannon has guided the company’s growth from a partnership of just two, founder Keith Ferrazzi and himself, to a leading consulting and training firm with a staff of 40. “We work with Global 1000 automotive, chemical, insurance and financial services

ticularly in the engineering field where turnover is high and very costly,” said Mr. Hannon. The new company integrates Greenlight’s core principles into a readily scalable mobile solution. In the past two years, Yoi has garnered venture capital funding and other outside investment, and is now launching with several Fortune 500 clients. In addition to a successful business career, Mr. Hannon also has devoted countless hours volunteering and is committed to improving the quality of life for others through a variety of foundations and educational organizations. During his tenure as Chair of the Board of Regents, Loyola’s overall finanMORE

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Cubs gather for the annual alumni water polo game.

Hundreds of Cubs gather for Cubcake 150th photo.

Cubs defeat Highland High School at first home varsity football game of the year.

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cial health improved by reducing debt and growing the endowment. “Strong finances are what allow us to meet the rising costs of education while keeping Loyola affordable for the kind of young men who belong here,” explained Mr. Hannon. “My favorite part of being Chair was when I addressed the graduates and their families at commencement. They’ve invested heart and soul in their high school careers and are stepping out on the next leg of life’s journey. It’s a time of great hope and promise with a little fear and apprehension thrown in.” Mr. Hannon also is an integral part of the William H. Hannon Foundation which his late uncle, William H. Hannon ’33, began in 1983. As CFO of the foundation, Mr. Hannon oversees all investments and helps determine which agencies, schools and non-profits receive grant money. Overall, the foundation supports more than 300 different organizations.

Jim Hannon’s address at the 2015 Loyola commencement can be seen at https://vimeo.com/147799893

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Another non-profit cause that is close to Mr. Hannon’s heart is the Association of Catholic Student Councils (TACSC). As the original founder prepared for retirement, Mr. Hannon teamed with James “Jim” Oswald ’78 to craft a plan for the organization’s continuation and present it to the board. Upon the plan’s acceptance, both then joined the board themselves, hired a new executive director and recruited new board members. TACSC is thriving today, and provides quality leadership training to sixth, seventh and eighth grade Catholic school students through conferences and seminars. Once students complete the program, many return to serve as leaders during their high school and college years. “I went through the program in the 1970s, both as a participant and then as a leader,” said Mr. Hannon. “TACSC teaches leadership skills that students can use in the classroom, on the athletic field and throughout the rest of their lives, and I’m delighted to give back to the organization today.” As a father of 11-year old twins, Chief Operating Officer of a thriving marketing consulting and training firm and an active leader in a variety of volunteer projects, Mr. Hannon credits Loyola for laying the foundation to explore so many diverse opportunities. “Working hard and volunteering is the way I express my gratitude for the many blessings God has provided me and for the solid Catholic education I received at Loyola.”

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Alumni Giving Back For over 150 years, Loyola High School has formed exceptional leaders by fostering the intellectual, spiritual and social development of its students. Our alumni are dedicated and inspired to change the world. Gene Baur ’80, Ajay Relan ’02 and Anthony Barr ’10 are three current examples of the many Cubs who are employing their gifts as Men for Others to improve lives globally. After volunteering and working with various human rights and environmental causes, Gene Baur focused his attention on animal agriculture and co-founded Farm Sanctuary in 1986. The volunteer organization was funded initially from sales of veggie hot dogs out of Mr. Baur’s VW van at Grateful Dead concerts. Farm Sanctuary has grown to

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The Class of 1985 celebrates its 30th reunion.

Loyola alumni honor the faculty and staff at the 14th annual Alumni Awards Dinner held in Malloy Commons.

The Class of 1990 celebrates its 25th reunion.

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become the nation’s leading farm animal pro-

After searching for opportunities to volun-

tection organization with more than 230,000

teer on Christmas back in 2012, Ajay Relan and

members and supporters.

a group of his friends decided to create their

Mr. Baur has been called “the conscience

1: Gene Baur ’80; 2: Ajay Relan ’02; 3: Anthony Barr ’10 at his free football training camp at Loyola.

own effort. “We went to our neighborhood

of the food movement” by Time maga-

grocery store, purchased some food, packed

zine, and his latest book “Living the Farm

it up and hit the streets of LA to deliver lunch

Sanctuary Life,” is a national bestseller. Mr.

bags to those in need,” said Mr. Relan.

compassion and empathy into their daily lives, while in turn, reaping the benefits of performing random acts of kindness. “None

Baur has conducted hundreds of visits to

Since then, the social media driven charity

farms, stockyards and slaughterhouses to

#HashtagLunchbag has spread globally and is

document conditions. His video footage and

currently in over 100 cities. The concept is sim-

learning how to be a ‘Man for Others’ while

photographs exposing farming cruelty have

ple: gather a group of friends, purchase food

attending Loyola High School,” he said.

been aired internationally, educating millions.

and pack well-balanced meals, pass them out

of this would have been possible without

On Saturday, July 11, Minnesota Vikings

Mr. Baur has testified before local, state and

to local people who need them and document

linebacker Anthony Barr ’10 returned to the

federal legislative bodies and has initiated

your efforts on Instagram, Facebook then

Loyola campus to host a free football training

groundbreaking efforts to raise awareness

Twitter to inspire others to do the same.

and prevent factory farming abuses. Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in California and

“Because a hashtag is a searchable word, we use #HashtagLunchbag on

camp. Over 250 children ranging in age from 10–14 participated in Mr. Barr’s first annual youth football camp held on Smith Field. Mr.

New York provide lifelong care for over 1,000

our social media outlets,” said Mr. Relan.

Barr, along with other professional football

rescued animals. “At Farm Sanctuary, the

#HashtagLunchbag couples its social media

athletes, taught kids proper playing tech-

animals are our friends, not our food. They

strategies with word-of-mouth efforts to

niques and safety tips to avoid injuries.

represent the billions of farm animals who

brand itself, raise donations and awareness

are exploited and slaughtered in the United

as well as organize volunteer efforts.

States every year,” said Mr. Baur. “The good

As followers on social media outlets

“The children got a kick out of playing with other guys they either saw on TV or in magazines. I was in their shoes not too long ago,”

news is that each of us has control over what

increased, more volunteers joined the

said Mr. Barr. His ex-coaches, family, friends

we eat and can shift toward eating plants

movement. Mr. Relan created The Living

and members of the Loyola community were on hand to help with the event.

instead of animals as well as avoiding prod-

Through Giving Foundation, which includes

ucts from cruel, unhealthy and ecologically

#HashtagLunchbag as its first program. Its

disastrous factory farms.”

purpose is to inspire others to integrate

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ALUMNI

years at the Jesuit prep school but the game against Boys Town*—yes, that Boys Town starring Spencer Tracy—looms large. To hear Mr. Adza tell it, well, it’s what legends are made of. Mr. Adza, or as he insists being called, Mickey, explained that in 1944, Loyola

Coach Adza ‘45

vs. Boys Town was the last game of the season. Since Boys Town was supported in

Mickey went on to Santa Clara

was important that attendance be high. The

University and returned to

only problem was that rain was forecast. So,

Loyola as a line coach for Jack

Loyola hatched a plan. Before each football game, there was a

Bouchard’s football team from 1949 – 1950. Coincidentally, it

pep rally followed by the rosary. Normally,

was the last time a home game

less than 50 boys went to the chapel, but on

was played at Loyola before

that momentous day, all 750-plus students

the 2014 sneak peek home

filled the pews, spilling out to the hallway,

game. The team was described

The Game, the Friendship, the Gift: Loyola vs. Boys Town 1944

said the rosary, with the added intention that

Though billed as a sneak peek of Loyola’s

at 5:00 p.m. and started again at 11:00 p.m.

History—1865–2015,” as one

150th, the first home varsity football game

As Mickey explained, over 13,000 people

of the finest in Loyola history.

in 65 years truly kicked off the sesquicenten-

attended, Loyola won 25–7, and Boys Town

Those teammates never forgot

nial. The September 12, 2014 game was sold

enjoyed a huge financial success.

Coach. One of them, Mike

down the stairs and out to the Circle. They it not rain. Miraculously, it stopped raining

out in under an hour, a temporary stadium

But the story doesn’t end there. Nearly

in Dr. Kevin Starr’s page-turner “Loyola High School of Los Angeles—A Sesquicentennial

Phelan ’51 visited Mickey in the

was built, Venice Boulevard was closed and

40 years later at Mickey’s restaurant, he

1970s, letting him know that

a new chapter began at Loyola. The energy

explained to some customers from Nebraska

he was running for judge. “Do

and good will among the more than 4000

that the only thing he knew about the state

you think you have a chance?”

Cub fans set the tone for what has been

was the Boys Town game and the Boys Town

asked Mickey. “Well, I had a

an amazing and inspiring year celebrating

football captain Lloyd Bucher who had gone

coach once who said if you put

Loyola’s past, present and future.

on to be commander of the USS Pueblo, the

your mind to anything, you can

American ship that was illegally captured in

do it.” Judge Phelan was on

Building on the sensation that was last year’s opening win, the fall 2015 football

1968 by the North Koreans in international

the bench for 20 years and still

Home Season debuted on September 4th.

waters. Learning that the commander was

visits Mickey today.

Not only would there be one home game as

their close friend, Mickey asked them to bring

the sesquicentennial was coming to a close—

him to dinner, which they did. A number of

Mickey’s inspiring story was

there would be five, drawing cheering Cubs

years later, Commander Bucher surprised him

showcased at the Golden

from all over Southern California to a stadium

with one of his wonderful paintings. When

Cubs Luncheon on October 21,

that was temporary but foreshadowing good

Mickey looked down at the inscription, he

2015 to much applause. There

times to come. That is because football is

read: “For Mickey & Lea, You Guys Cheated!”

history and the young men that shaped it.

* In 1917, Boys Town was founded in Omaha,

Take Mickey Adza ’45.

Nebraska by Fr. Edward J. Flanagan to care

Mickey Adza, student body president and co-captain of the football team, can’t

and educate at-risk children. At any given time, about 400 boys and girls live in the Village of

say enough about Loyola. “Simply, it made

Boys Town, receiving guidance for a wide range

me a leader.” He has many memories of his

of behavioral, emotional and academic issues.

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he donated the painting he received from Commander

iconic at Loyola. You only have to look at its

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After graduating in 1945,

part by revenue from the football games, it

Bucher to the Loyola archives.


Looking for the perfect gift? Loyola’s fascinating history book is now available in a quality custom softcover ($50) as well as the original hardcover keepsake edition ($150). Through Dr. Kevin Starr’s gem of a book, Loyola High School of Los Angeles—A Sesquicentennial History—1865-2015, your favorite Cub will relive our school’s fascinating 150 years. Order your copy today at https://loyolahs.formstack.com/forms/150softcoverbook and bring Loyola’s past to life for your entire family.

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FEATURE

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LOYOLA GRADUATION IS FILLED WITH MEMORABLE MOMENTS On June 6, 2015, we held our 146th Commencement ceremony in the front of Loyola Hall. This year’s graduation was historic for a number of reasons. Retiring teacher William “Bill” Sanchez, who taught at Loyola for 55 years, received a special award from Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ ’73; James “Jim” Hannon ’80 presented a memorable and unique speech; and the crowd provided a standing ovation when Daniel Pedroarias ’15 took the stage to receive his diploma.

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Principal Frank Kozakowski welcomed the crowd and introduced Jackson Leipzig ’15, salutatorian of the graduating class, who led the assembly in a prayer for and on behalf of his classmates. After the prayer, Principal Kozakowski awarded Jackson, the Salutatorian Award; Bradley Hubsch ’15 and David Karamardian ’15, the Fr. Peter Filice, SJ Award; Christian Paz ’15, the Fritz B. Burns Outstanding Service Award; Nicholas Navarro ’15, the Very Rev. Pedro Arrupe of the Society of Jesus Award; Joseph


Crowley, the Fr. Patrick J. Cahalan, SJ Award; Ryan Wilson ’15, the Jesuit Secondary Education Award (JSEA); Oliver Ambrose ’15, the Loyola Award; and Ethan McGarrigle ’15, the Valedictorian Award. After receiving his award, Ethan presented his valedictory address. “At whatever college or university we attend, whatever passions we pursue, we are prepared not only to handle whatever is thrown at us but also to succeed and thrive,” he said. Mr. Hannon, former Chair of the Board of Directors of Loyola High School, addressed the graduating class and shared that his grandmother brought her oldest sons to Loyola High School in 1928. He concluded with a limerick including mascots from the many colleges that our graduates are now attending. Fr. Goethals thanked the crowd for attending and reflected on the long history of the school. He presented a special award to retiring teacher Mr. Sanchez. Fr. Goethals concluded his speech by congratulating our graduates, “May all that you do and all that you are live up to the Loyola legacy, and may you pass it on to those who will come here and fill these halls and these graduation seats after you and forever into our future.” Diplomas were awarded by Principal Kozakowski and Loyola’s five assistant principals, including an emotional moment when Dr. Rick Pedroarias ’84, Assistant Principal for Supervision, presented his son Daniel ’15 with his diploma. After diplomas were awarded, Matthew Schaeffer, Co-Director of Campus Ministries, led the benediction. 1

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Watch a video of James “Jim” Hannon’s ’80 speech at https://vimeo.com/147799893

Watch the presentation of a special award to retiring teacher Bill Sanchez at http://youtu.be/bkT7BlT31k4

View our “Cubs for Life” video featuring Dr. Rick Pedroarias ’84 presenting his son Daniel Pedroarias ’15 with his diploma at https://vimeo.com/130897269

1: Graduates from the Class of 2015 2: Bill Sanchez 3: Left to right: Andrew Pedroarias ’12, Daniel Pedroarias ’15, Lourdes Pedroarias and Dr. Ricardo Pedroarias ’84

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class

notes

1930s Robert P. Wagner ’39 writes: “still see the flowers blooming instead of their roots growing!! I have two great grandchildren, a girl going on three, and a boy who just turned a year old last year in December. I will be 94 years young this coming year.”

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1940s Leo McElroy ’49 writes: “just concluded a successful run of my latest play ‘Spittin’ Image’ in Sacramento on August 30th. It is my sixth full-length play produced in Sacramento, along with numerous short plays that have been performed coast-to-coast since I resumed writing, acting and directing in 2006.”

1950s Charles D. Ross ’53 writes: “just completed a novel and three screenplays about the threat from the Islamic State.”


Walter S. Home ’55 writes: “At 78 years old, I am still enjoying the practice of law. Your last issue mentioned JUG. Ah, how well I remember being there more than once. A.M.D.G.”

Edmund M. Carbonetta ’66 writes: “Rode to Alaska a second time on my Triumph Tiger motorcycle and travelled 7,400+ miles round trip. It took the full month of June.”

Dr. Steven A. Balch ’57 writes: “I am retiring this year after 50 years as a practicing pediatrician and hospitalist. I will stay in San Diego with travel plans and enjoy more time with eight grandchildren.”

1970s

1960s Dr. John R. Pantalone ’62 writes: “Still practicing dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska and intend to continue for a while. Enjoy the blessing of God in Jesus Christ our Lord.” Hon. Vincent J. McGraw ’64 writes: “I have retired as the founder and chief black-belt instructor of Japan House, a cultural, fitness and wellness center, teaching self-defense and yoga in Atlanta, Georgia. I am also a former professional piano player, United States Air Force major, retired California Superior court judge, prosecutor and county civil attorney. Currently I am a new grandfather to grandson, Braxton, born to my son, Marcus, whom I live with in the Central Valley of California. Charlie Guggino ’65 writes: “My wife Carol and I are moving to Leisure World in Seal Beach. We are enjoying our 11th year of retirement from the United States Postal Service. Hope this finds all of my classmates in good health and enjoying their lives and families!” Peter S. Marchewka ’66 writes: “I’ll see you all next year at my 50th Reunion.”

Mark F. Burton ’71 writes: “I was sworn in as Mayor of Manhattan Beach in July 2015.” Joseph Horejsi, M.D. ’75 writes: “Retired from family medicine. I am now volunteering at Precious Life Shelter in Los Alamitos and involved in Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Traveling the world with my wife Michelle and long-range tuna fishing as a hobby. Feeling very, very blessed.”

1980s Dr. Dennis Sugiyama ’80 writes: “I married Evelyn!”

1990s Jason P. Jones ’90 writes: “I’ve been promoted to Vice President of Information Strategy for Care Transformation at Kaiser Permanente.” Daniel S. Farmer ’95 writes: “I was inducted into the 2015 UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame class (Football, Men’s Volleyball 1996–99)” Joseph W. Brown ’97 writes: “I work at LACMA as a senior financial analyst in the office of the CFO. I will marry Vikki Cruz, a graduate of Berkeley in late October.”

Michael A. Centurioni ’98 writes: “I got married this year on May 30, 2015 in La Jolla to Vanessa Webster and we are currently residing in Los Angeles.”

2000s Thomas F. Tramontin ’00 writes: “Thank you for making men out of two generations of Tramontins, my father Michael ’68, my brother Nicholas ’98 and I.” John-Paul Jones ’03 writes: “I was awarded my Ph.D. in chemistry from USC on May 14, 2015.” Ryan R. Dalrymple ’07 writes: “For the past four years, I have been working at HDR Engineering, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska and I plan to take the professional engineering exam in October 2015. Go Cubs!”

2010s Angelo J. La Bruna, III ’10 writes: “I was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 33rd round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft.” Henry C. Anderson ’11 writes: “I graduated with cum laude honors from Dartmouth College majoring in Economics and Italian. I received Dartmouth’s Gamma Kappa Alpha award for Italian Studies, was captain of the club soccer team and an officer in the Beta Alpha Omega fraternity. After travelling this summer to Peru, Columbia, Barcelona and Rome, I will join a private equity firm in Palo Alto as a junior analyst. Shane S. Dempster ’11 writes: “Currently working in Los Angeles and I just graduated from Fordham University in May 2015.”

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10.21

11. 7

Fathers’ Club Poker night

Alumni who graduated 50+ years ago return for the Golden Cubs Luncheon.

The Class of 1995 celebrates its 20th reunion.

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IN MEMORIAM

‘Requiescant in Pace’—May They Rest in Peace

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Marcelle Agbabian mother-in-law of Michael Porterfield ’73, grandmother of Michael Porterfield ’10 and Nicholas Porterfield ’12 Emilio Arechaederra father of Emilio ’81 and Gabriel ’88 Arechaederra Bernard E. Azeltine ’39 Mary Elizabeth Beazley grandmother of Mark Louis Anderson ’85, Lance Wolfskill Anderson ’89 and Bradley Trent Anderson ’93

John F. Dunne ’52 father of Bryan ’95 Joseph S. Eorio ’33 Peter L. Fitzpatrick ’44 father of John ’85, brother of Patrick ’46 (deceased) Hector Garcia father of Art ’84 and grandfather of Alex ’14 Richard E. Garcia father of Mark ’87, Darin ’88 and Chris ’96 Laurence Gerich ’40

Gilbert Berru uncle to Andrew ’07, Kyle ’09 and Emilio ’12 Moran and brother of Angela Moran

John Gerberg father of Max ’15

Christopher G. Mackiewicz ’05 Margaret “Peg” McCall mother of Sean ’83 Donald K. McCarty father of Michael ’87 Joanne McGivern wife of Thomas ’46 Robert McLaughlin ’50 Chuck B. McPhee ’42 father of Charlie ’81 Patrick Meany son of Kenneth ’60, nephew of Harold ’57, cousin of Edward ’83

Dyane Rude mother of Michael ’70, Patrick ’71, Dave ’74, Eric ’77, Greg ’80, and Steve ’83, grandmother of Matthew ’10 and sister-in-law to Fr. James A. Rude, SJ ’50 and Arthur F. Rude ’55 Charles W. “Duke” Russell ’44 father of Charles “Chick” ’71 and grandfather of Charlie ’04 and William ’07 Paul Shoop father of Taylor ’06 and Logan ’09 Deacon Wayland G. Sebenius father of John ’99 Raimund J. Sesanto ’65

Joseph “Ted” Gibbons ’69

Donna Michaud mother of Tyler ’94 and Trevor ’97

Bob Bistagne brother of Chuck ’73, uncle of Adam ’12 and Alexander ’16

Dr. Edward Michael Greaney father-in-law of current counselor, Mike Denison

Michael Milligan ’65 brother of Bill ’72 and many alumni cousins

Marcia Sloan mother of Mark ’98

Maureen Boyle wife of Joseph ’55

Dr. Dorris Harris mother of William ’72, Stephen ’75 and Thomas ’78

Richard Mulhall father of Mike ’98

Thomas W. Boyle ’74 James T. Brennan ’45 James A. Broderick, Jr. ’33 father of Thomas ’68 Roderick Butler ’76 John P. Callanan ’46 brother of Edward ’45 (deceased) Mario A. Cetina ’91 Donald B. Clark ’62 Donna Cooney aunt to Rickard D. Santwier ’60 Neil Cooney ’46 uncle to Rickard D. Santwier ’60 Robert “Bob” S. Corlett ’49 Alice Costales mother of Tom ’64 Francis D. Crean father of James ’83 Jack D. Crosby ’45 Stephen G. Dalit father of Ryan ’01 and Kevin ’04 Sandra Johnston Derby mother of Kevin ’89 Peter B. Dolan father of Peter ’84 Nickolas S. Dopke ’14 Stefanie Douglass daughter of A. Christopher Douglass ’60

John N. Hedberg ’58 Brian E. Henderson father of Brian ’87 and Michael ’94

John H. Northrop ’41 John F. O’Brien ’57 father of John ’96 Daniel J. O’Connor ’56

William J. Hogan father of Peter ’89

Mary O’Donnell mother of Tim ’86 and Chris ’88

Byron C. Hubanks ’53 brother of John ’56, uncle of John ’83 and Robert ’89

Harry J. Pack ’37

Diane Jahn mother of Dietrich “Dieter” Jahn ’86 Paul G. Johansing ’36 Joseph Jordan ’55 Patrick F. Kane ’53 George Kasamatsu father of Ken ’64 Kyle J. Kolligian ’11 brother of Tyler ’09 Fr. Don R. Kribs ’52 brother of Robert ’50 Carol Layana mother of Timothy ’82 (deceased), sister of Thomas Malloy ’57, John Malloy ’61 and Michael Malloy ’66, aunt of John J. Malloy ’84, Emmett Malloy ’90 and Brendan Malloy ’92, and great aunt of Cole Malloy ’14 and Jake Malloy ’17 Richard Lopez father of Colin ’06

Marty Pasetta mother of Martin ’80 and Gregory ’83 James J. Petrovich ’70 brother of Anthony ’65, Stephen ’78 and John ’81

Stephen A. Shea ’43

Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Soto parents of Anthony ’78 and grandparents of Anthony ’01 and Jonathon ’01 Paul W. Spinner ’40 grandfather of Jonathan ’03 and Jacques ’13 Dan S. Stathatos father of Stephen ’70, Philip ’72, Michael ’74 and Damon ’77, uncle to Barry Preisler ’68 and David Larrinaga ’73 and grandfather to Damon ’04 and James ’07 Helen M. Sullivan mother of Peter ’62, John ’63 and Donald ’64, grandmother of James ’90, Peter ’00 and great grandmother of John ’19

Patricia Pincombe former Loyola staff member

John D. Toellner father of Jon ’75

Dr. S. Robert Polito ’40

Fr. Norman Walling SJ ’47

Carlos Prietto III Son of Carlos Prietto ’62

Martin E. Whelan ’45

Clarence G. Rank father of Steven ’76 (deceased), Gregory ’76, Patrick ’78 Dr. Howard Reuben father-in-law of John R. Calvert ’85 Joe Reynolds ’46

John J. Woida ’50 Daniel C. Wolfe ’55 brother of John ’56 Sally G. Woodward mother of John ’72, Andrew ’76 and grandmother of John ’09 Fr. Tennant C. Wright, SJ ’46

Donald Robinson ’54 brother of Gary ’61 Jonathan T. Rose ’05 Jeffrey M. Rowlands-Hayes ’83

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015 Rick Caruso Chairman

Diane Peck Celebrating 34 Years at Loyola High School

Q: When did you start working at Loyola? A: I started working at Loyola in 1982, but I have had a relationship with the school since 1972 when my oldest son was a freshman. Q: How did you hear about the job? A: I had a friend who was offered a position at Loyola but she didn’t have any interest in working at the time. She informed me about the position. I was working part time for a pediatrician and when Loyola called me about the job, I first thought they were asking me to volunteer a few days a week. As it turned out, it was a full-time position as secretary to Mr. Steven Balak, then the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, and I began my full-time employment in August of 1982. I performed the duties related to this position in the main office. At that time my son, Tom Peck ’85, was a sophomore. Q: What other positions did you hold at Loyola? A: After working in the main office for Mr. Steven Balak, I became secretary for Mr. Ed Hearn, the Dean of Men. After Mr. Hearn was promoted, I remained in the same position and worked for Mr. Bill Thomason, who then became Dean of Men. I then became secretary to the principal who was Fr. Gene Growney, SJ. During that time I also served as registrar and was secretary for admissions as well as summer school. Fr. Robert Walsh, SJ succeeded Fr. Growney, SJ, and I then worked as the administrative assistant to the principal in addition to being registrar. I also served as the assistant to Mr. Thomason for one year before moving to the president’s office as an executive assistant to Fr. Robert Walsh, SJ in 2001. I have remained in this position since 2001, also serving Fr. Robert Mathewson, SJ ’49 and my current boss, Fr. Gregory Goethals, SJ ’73.

Mrs. Patty McKenna Secretary Mrs. Karla Ahmanson Mr. Kevin Bender ’91 Rev. Gregory Boyle, SJ ’72 Mr. David DeVito’ 80 Mrs. Kathleen Duncan Mr. Kenneth Fearn ’83 Mr. John A. Girardi ’65 Rev. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ ’73 Mr. James Hannon ’80 Mr. Mark C. Holscher ’80 Ms. Jacqueline Landry Rev. John McGarry, SJ ’80 Mr. William McMorrow ’65 Mr. Dan Medina ’75 Mrs. Linda K. Mennis Rev. Wayne Negrete, SJ Mr. Peter Nolan Mr. Michael O’Brien ’83 Mr. Lou Rampino Rev. Thomas Rausch, SJ ’59 Mr. Christopher C. Rising ’87 Mr. James Scilacci Rev. Robert Scholla, SJ ’70 Mr. Darrell Stewart ’78 Dr. Jonathan Veitch ’77 REGENT EMERITUS Mrs. Cheryl Baker Mr. Tom Barrack, Jr. ‘65 Mr. Kevin Clifford Mr. Barry Connell Mr. Michael Enright ’54 Mr. Pat Graham Mr. Phil Hawley Mr. Enrique Hernandez, Jr. ‘73 Mr. Robert Kerslake ’54 Mr. O’Malley Miller ’69 Mr. William Mortensen Mr. Robert M. Pernecky Mr. Nelson Rising Mr. Edward P. Roski, Jr. ’57 Mr. Robert A. Smith III ’59 Mr. William Wardlaw

Q: How has LHS changed over the years? How has it remained the same? A: The physical plant and amount of faculty and staff have grown immensely. What has continued to remain constant is our mission, our Ignatian spirituality, our wonderful staff and the Loyola Cub spirit.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Q: You have five children and two of them have attended high school at Loyola. Why did you choose to send them here? A: My oldest son Brian ’76 expressed interest in coming to Loyola when he was in the 8th grade. I didn’t know anything about Loyola at that time. His Loyola experience has shaped his life and because of that experience, my other son Tom ’85 wanted to attend Loyola as well. My third son Stephen graduated from St. Monica High School but has an honorary LHS diploma that was given to him by Fr. Robert Walsh, SJ. My grandson, Jon Trampas Tanklage, is presently a senior and will graduate in 2016.

Mr. Victor Harewood ’73 President, Alumni Association

Q: What do you like about working at Loyola and what will you miss when you retire at the end of the year? A: I really love the Loyola community and I love that everyone involved here is here for our students. My fondest memories are of working with so many wonderful people and especially being a leader on Kairos retreats and participating in the Senior Project. For me it has never been a job, it has been a wonderful journey. I would especially like to thank my wonderful family for their love and support throughout these past 34 years and for traveling this journey with me. Thank you one and all for a lifetime of memories!

Mrs. Jane Hawley President, Mothers’ Guild Mr. Gregory Phelps President, Fathers’ Club

CONSULTANTS TO THE BOARD Mr. Frank Kozakowski Principal Mr. James C. Rich Chief Financial Officer Mr. William R. Slocum Executive Director for Advancement COORDINATOR OF BOARD AFFAIRS Mrs. Diane Peck Executive Assistant to the President Mrs. Pattie Randazzo Administrative Assistant

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dates

to remember

January 2 Alumni Baseball Game 2 Alumni Lacrosse Game 8 Alumni Theatre Cabaret 28 St. Ignatius Guild (Alumni Mothers) Luncheon 28 Majorem Society (Alumni Fathers) Annual Dinner February 20 Mothers’ Guild Day of Reflection 21 Alumni Communion Brunch 27 Alumni Tennis Match March 13 Accepted Students Welcome Reception 19 Interchange 44 Dinner and Auction April 2 3 16 22 30

Class of 1971’s 45-year Reunion Grand Reunion for the classes of 1951, 1956 and 1961 Class of 1976’s 40-year Reunion St. Ignatius Guild Preview Night Class of 1981’s 35-year Reunion

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Alumni Golf Tournament Class of 1996’s 20-year Reunion

June 8 11 18 25

Class Leader Appreciation Dinner Class of 1966’s 50-year Reunion Class of 1986’s 30-year Reunion Class of 1991’s 25-year Reunion

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