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  • Class of 1956

    Members of the Class of 1956 continued their longstanding tradition and gathered for luncheons at Hackney's in June and October. Seated l-r: Jim Sullivan '56, Jim Ferrini '56, John Arndt '56, and Jim Hogan '56. Standing l-r: Marty Jennings '98, Ron Malik '56, Bob Bielinski '56, Bill Dooley '56, and Tom Kloempken '56.
  • John Moyer MD '58

    John Moyer MD '58 is clinical professor emeritus in the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His granddaughter attends Regis Jesuit High School (senior) and grandson is in his second year at Gonzaga University, majoring in civil engineering management.
  • Tom Kneafsey '56

    Terri and Tom Kneafsey '56 were married on May 6 at Santa Clara Church in Oxford, California.
  • Class of 1956

    3/20/2023
    Sláinte! Members of the Class of 1956 enjoyed a special St. Patrick's Day luncheon at Hackney's. Front row (l-r): Chuck Cerniglia, Jim Sullivan, Tom Kloempken, Gerry Vandevelde, John Arndt, and Jim Ferrini. Back row (l-r): Bill Dooley, Ron Malik, Pat Mahoney, Marty Jennings '98, Bob Bielinski, and Bruce DeMaeyer.

    8/31/2023
    Members of the Class of 1956 continued their longstanding tradition and gathered for a luncheon at Hackney's on June 22.
  • David R. Bryant '57

    David R. Bryant '57 was recently elected CEO of Go Green LaGrange, a NFP corp devoted to climate change, recycling, and environmental issues locally. David retired from Bryant Legal Group fully in 2020.
  • Class of 1954

    Members of the Class of 1954 maintained their long-standing tradition of monthly breakfast gatherings and decided to make a stop at Loyola's new Veteran's Memorial wall in July! Alumni from the Class of 1954 who found themselves at Lake and Laramie included: Jerome L. Duffy, Frederick C. Fosi, Albert J. Glueckert, Kenneth L. Kwiatt, Michael R. Leyden, Timothy J. Murtaugh III, Robert H. Oldershaw, Walter A. Ovaert, Robert P. Perkaus Jr., Kenneth J. Printen, John A. Revord, Peter D. Roverson, William J. Rooney, Robert J. Seeberg, John F. Smith III, and Robert E. Ward.
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  • Michael P. Scott '62

    Retired after decades of work in national politics and public affairs communications, Michael P. "Mike" Scott '62 continues writing. Along with occasional items in the Washington Post, his book Night Of The Political Living Dead was published in 2022. Its core idea is that the current toxicity of politics stems not from what people think, but how they think, in turn due to a growing disdain for the liberal arts. Mike says it contains something to infuriate everyone regardless of political affiliation.
  • Martin J. Lane '61

    Martin J. "Marty" Lane '61 retired after 53 years of service to Loyola University Chicago. He began his career in credit and collection at the new hospital at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Most recently, he was administrative assistant in the major gifts department. "I will continue cheering on the Ramblers from the sidelines! Go Ramblers!" he says.
  • Bill Murray '68

    The documentary New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization captures Bill Murray '68 alongside cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez in their final performance of their European "New Worlds" tour. The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2021 and made its U.S. debut in February 2022. It promotes travel as a way to experience different attitudes, ideas and experiences, helping to create a culture of acceptance. "To be shaken out of your ordinary circumstances and to see a new reality, which challenges your perception of reality is very good for all of us," Murray told journalist Jim Ryan.
  • Class of 1968

    Slainte! Lifelong friends from the Class of 1968 enjoyed a day on the links in Lahinch, Ireland.
  • John F. Gorman '62

    Death Before Life, a fast-paced detective thriller that depicts the gritty streets of Chicago, was written by John F. Gorman '62 and published in July 2022. The former communications director for the Cook County State's Attorney Office—where he worked for Dick Devine '61—and a former federal beat reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Gorman drew upon his decades of experience covering the cops, courts, and politicians of Chicago for this thrilling read.
  • Mark K. Lahey '67

    Mark K. Lahey's LA letterman sweater was featured in the column "Everyday Heirloom" in the September 2021 issue of Country Living. Lahey's daughter, Megan Riley, who submitted the story, lovingly talked about their family’s difficult time since Lahey was diagnosed with dementia. She spoke about her father’s ability to remember his days at Loyola as part of the football team, which won back-to-back city championships in 1965 and 1966, and the life lessons he learned from playing: the camaraderie, the community and the support system of his teammates and coaches.
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  • Mark Schroeder '79

    A Rambler Run-In! Joel Murray '80 is currently on tour with "Whose Live Anyway?", an improv comedy show inspired by the television show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Recently, Joel's former Rambler football teammate Mark Schroeder '79, and his wife, Johnna, were in attendance at a performance in San Antonio. After the show, the two were able to connect backstage where they shared lots of laughs and Loyola memories.
  • Daniel Seeberg '75

    The Illinois Track & Cross Country Coaches Association (ITCCCA) announced that Daniel Seeberg '75 was one of eight coaches to be selected into the ITCCCA's Coaches Hall-of-Fame Class of 2024. Dan has coached for 37 years at Loyola Academy, serving as head cross country coach since 1991. His teams have won 47 Catholic League championships, six regional championships, one sectional championship, and he has coached 11 All-State cross country runners. In track and field, he has coached eight athletes to All-State honors. Dan will be inducted at the annual ITCCCA Hall-of-Fame Banquet in January 2024.
  • Hubert J. Cioromski '78

    In March, Hubert J. Cioromski '78 has the distinct honor of celebrating the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicholas Copernicus and speaking in the Polish Senate about the Copernicus Foundation in Chicago and its aid to Ukraine. Hubert was joined by his son, Steve.
  • Michael P. Kessler '78

    Michael P. "Mike" Kessler '78 and Patrick J. "Pat" Foley '72 had the chance to exchange stories about their Loyola years at a private Blackhawks game in February.
  • Track & Field and Cross Country Ramblers Reunite

    1970s-era members of the Loyola Academy track & field and cross country teams reunited in December. The day began with Mass in the Loyola Academy Chapel, followed by a luncheon at Hackney's. Also in attendance was Frank Amato, longtime Loyola Academy track & field coach and mentor.
  • Class of 1979

    Hosted by Roger Hickey '79 and organized by Gary Michalek '79, members of the Class of 1979 gathered in December for a Saturday afternoon paddle outing at the Skokie Country Club. In addition to Hickey and Michalek, the roster included: F. Thomas Bertsche III '79, William K. Blanchard Jr '79, James L. "Jim" Brault '79, Michael A. Cascio '79, John T. Durkin Jr '79, Daniel G. McNulty '79, David P. Murawski '79, Edmund J. "EJ" Orr Jr '79, Michael J. Perkaus '79, Daniel C. Powers '79, and Joseph D. Shelly III '79.
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  • Joel Murray '80

    A Rambler Run-In! Joel Murray '80 is currently on tour with "Whose Live Anyway?", an improv comedy show inspired by the television show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Recently, Joel's former Rambler football teammate Mark Schroeder '79, and his wife, Johnna, were in attendance at a performance in San Antonio. After the show, the two were able to connect backstage where they shared lots of laughs and Loyola memories.
  • Ruben A. Mesa '87

    A chance encounter! Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, '87, president and executive director of Atrium Health Levine Cancer and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Carolina, recently met Ellen "Ellie" (Richmond) Souza, RN, BSN '08, clinic nurse, while visiting the Levine Cancer Institute in Huntersville, NC. Dr. Mesa shared the encounter in a Facebook post: "How exciting to join a fellow LA Rambler in #NorthCarolina bringing our motto #peopleforothers to Atrium Health." "You just never know where you might find men and women for others in this crazy world of ours," added Ellie in an email. 
  • Kevin P. Garvey '81

    The Holy Cross Varsity Club announced the induction of Kevin P. Garvey '81 into the Class of 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame (football). Kevin will be formally inducted on Saturday, November 18, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center. 
  • John O'Donnell '83

    John O'Donnell '83 qualified for the US Senior Open Championship after he shot four under par for the course with a total 68. He will play in the US Senior Open June 27-July 2 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, WI. Good luck!
  • Mike Jortberg '83

    In May, Mike Jortberg '83, senior global sales director at Slalom Chicago and NFTE Midwest board member, was awarded NFTE Midwest's Volunteer of the Year award, for his work going above and beyond as a leader, volunteer, and mentor to students.
  • Philip "Phil" J. Andrew '85

    Philip J. "Phil" Andrew '85 will receive the Pursuit of Peace Award from Parenting 4 Non-Violence (P4NV), a charitable organization which provides parenting education training, personal financial literacy training, and other family life skills training to over 3,300 individuals. The Pursuit of Peace Award recognizes the significant commitment and sustained contributions of an individual or organization in the pursuit of peace by helping to promote a culture of non-violence in the Chicago area. A statement of P4NV reads: "Phil has led strategic planning and direction of anti-violence initiatives through coalition building efforts, increased charitable presence in distressed neighborhoods, and the development and revitalization of programs to help reduce the violence-causing cycle of despair, racism, and poverty in Chicago. Phil is the Principal of PAX Group, LLC, a global crisis and conflict management agency dedicated to building safe, resilient, healthy organizations & communities."

    Phil will be honored at the organization's 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
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  • Margaret M. (Oellrich) Banerji '98

    A librarian by training, Margaret M. (Oellrich) Banerji '98 has spent considerable time and energy volunteering with the Community Care Collective–33rd Ward (CCC33 Chicago). The 33rd Ward's Community Care Collective is made up of engaged community members, grassroots organizations, faith-based organizations, and elected officials working together to support the needs of asylum seekers. Their work is centered within Chicago's 33rd Ward and continues to evolve and expand.
  • Matthew A. Cherry '99

    In September, writer and director Mathew A. Cherry '99 premiered "Young Love," an animated series on Max that follows a young Black family in Chicago. The series is a sequel to "Hair Love," Cherry's and Sony Picture Animation's Oscar-winning short film (2020). Matthew recently sat down with Headliner Chicago and WBEZ to discuss his latest film.
  • Haroula Rose '98

    Haroula Rose '98 is a musician, writer, director, and filmmaker. In 2020, she made her feature film debut as writer/director with Once Upon a River, "One of the most anticipated films" in Time magazine and Filmmaker magazine, winning 19 awards at 40 festivals worldwide. She is currently in post-production on her second feature film All Happy Families, executive produced by Michael Shannon and starring Josh Radnor, Becky Ann Baker, Chandra Russell, Rob Huebel, John Ashton with music by Rodney Crowell and Coco among others. Rose's work has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in Madrid, Almanack Screenwriters, WarnerMedia, Warner Brothers Directing Workshop, and Tribeca Film Institute. She received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago, and attended USC's MFA program.  Learn more at https://www.haroularose.com/.

    10/20/2023
    Haroula Rose '98's latest film ALL HAPPY FAMILIES recently premiered at the Chicago Film Festival. Check out this interview Haroula did with ABC7 here.
  • Peter J. Patton '92

    Peter J. Patton '92 has been hired into the Chicago Bulls player development program. A former star in his own right both at Loyola Academy and at DePaul University, Peter has most recently been a shooting coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Fr. Peter P. Nguyen, SJ '92

    In March, Father Peter P. Nguyen, SJ '92 achieved his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The achievement comes after more than two decades in martial arts. Currently, Fr. Nguyen is associate professor of theology at Creighton University where he researches Christian martyrdom, the interaction of the trinitarian and Christological teachings, and history and philosophy of totalitarianism.
  • Susan (Porada) Urbanski '98

    Susan (Porada) Urbanski '98 is program manager for Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, an Elk Grove Village-based non-profit that has served hospitals and families throughout Illinois and Wisconsin for the past seven years. Susan recorded a quick story with WGN radio in March 2023. She and husband Patrick E. Dillon '98 live in Chicago with their five combined children and two cats.
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  • Rowing Alumni

    In the fall, Loyola Academy Rowing Association (LARA) alumni spoke to current Ramblers, sharing insights about their collegiate rowing careers and tips for success. Thank you (l-r) Mary S. McDermott '18 (Harvard), Peter N. Leemputte '08 (Stanford), Peter D. Melbinger '05 (Rutgers), and Joseph B. Alagna '08 (Yale).
  • Ellen "Ellie" (Richmond) Souza '08

    A chance encounter! Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, '87, president and executive director of Atrium Health Levine Cancer and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Carolina, recently met Ellen "Ellie" (Richmond) Souza, RN, BSN '08, clinic nurse, while visiting the Levine Cancer Institute in Huntersville, NC. Dr. Mesa shared the encounter in a Facebook post: "How exciting to join a fellow LA Rambler in #NorthCarolina bringing our motto #peopleforothers to Atrium Health." "You just never know where you might find men and women for others in this crazy world of ours," added Ellie in an email. 
  • Robert J. Smith III '05

    Robert J. "Jay" Smith III '05 married Dana Koth on May 20 at Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago. Celebrating with the couple were several Ramblers including Jay's sister Kelly A. Smith '04, and groomsmen Scott R. Slussar '05, Patrick O'Connor '05, and Theodore Joseph "TJ" Wysocki III '05.
  • Anthony M. Eames '06

    Anthony M. Eames '06 is the director of scholarly initiatives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, where he oversees the development of academic alliances and is responsible for fellowships and programs to support scholarship on the Reagan presidency, legacy, and era. His new book, A Voice in Their Own Destiny (2023), addresses the Reagan administration’s revolution of U.S. public diplomacy. In addition to his work at the Institute, Anthony teaches for George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
  • Maureen O'Malley Kirschner '06

    Maureen O'Malley Kirschner '06 shared the story of her daughter's birth on the podcast RISK! that aired last spring. Listen here.
  • Katharine L. Friedrich '08 and Christian E. Harkna '08

    Katharine L. Friedrich '08 and Christian E. Harkna '08 were married in December at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Evanston. For more information, click here.
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  • Jacqueline A. Ward '11

    Variety magazine named Jacqueline A. Ward '11, an entertainment attorney based in Los Angeles, one of Hollywood's New Leaders of 2023. The announcement reads: "On the cutting edge of rights-and-clearances deals in emerging media, her work is impactful on the client level as she shapes productions from the ground up. She's currently working on negotiating both sales and acquisitions of several complex properties, helping her clients navigate which rights are essential as they make their idea a reality." Read more here.
  • Rowing Alumni

    In the fall, Loyola Academy Rowing Association (LARA) alumni spoke to current Ramblers, sharing insights about their collegiate rowing careers and tips for success. Thank you (l-r) Mary S. McDermott '18 (Harvard), Peter N. Leemputte '08 (Stanford), Peter D. Melbinger '05 (Rutgers), and Joseph B. Alagna '08 (Yale).
  • Andrea M. “Drea” Barone ’19

    Andrea M. "Drea" Barone '19 has begun her career in multimedia journalism and broadcasting as a news reporter at WTVO-TV in Rockford. At Loyola, Drea took her first journalism class, which piqued her interest in the field and prompted her to pursue a multimedia journalism degree at Loyola University Chicago.
  • Burtis J. "Jake" Dolan IV '09 and Elizabeth M. Lyman '11

    Burtis J. "Jake" Dolan IV '09 and Elizabeth M. "Lizzie" Lyman '11 were married in November. Celebrating with the couple were Ramblers from the Classes of 1976 to 2023!
  • Carson Rhoads '16

    Carson Rhoads '16 is cofounder of Auris Presents, which brings live events and immersive experiences to life. His company created the ARC Music Festival in Chicago to celebrate the birthplace of house music. In August 2023, Carson was named to Forbes inaugural 30 Under 30 Local Chicago list.
  • Class of 2019

    Three members from the Class of 2019 graduated from West Point in May with the Class of 2023 and are now commissioned into the United States Army as Second Lieutenants. L to R: Nicholas Liebers '19, Jay Mawicke '19, and Conor Hough '19. Congratulations, Ramblers, and thank you for your service!
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