The Magazine of Loyola High School of Los Angeles
From the President
Rev. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ ’73 President
Mr. Frank Kozakowski
DEAR FRIENDS AND MEMBERS OF THE LOYOLA COMMUNITY,
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
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
Director of Event Operations
Dr. Ricardo J. Pedroarias ’84 Assistant Principal for Supervision
Mr. Matt Schaeffer Co-Director of Campus Ministry
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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Thousands Attend CubFest Celebration
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
Counseling Department Offers Programs to Help Students Plan for College
A Year of Giving Interchange Auction Exceeds Expectations Alumni Golf Tournament Breaks Fundraising Record Alumni Awards Dinner
Loyola Hosts Second Annual Film Festival
Departing Loyola High School Teachers Explore Their Next Chapters
Profile on James A. Hannon ’80 Alumni Giving Back The Game, the Friendship, the Gift: Loyola vs. Boys Town 1944 Coach Adza ’45
Loyola’s Graduation Is Filled with Memorable Moments
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Diane Peck: Celebrating 34 Years at Loyola
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.
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.
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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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
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-
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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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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
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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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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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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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
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.
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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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
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-
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
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
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
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.
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
“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
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
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.”
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
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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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
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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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
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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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.”
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.”
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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‘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.
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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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
May 9 21
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