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  • 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.
  • William T. Murphy Jr. '59

    In November 2020, William T. Murphy Jr. self-published his book Muldoon’s Luck. A novel set in Washington, D.C. that follows a small cast of lobbyists and gamblers. You can ready Muldoon's Luck on Amazon. 
  • William M. Plante '55

    Former CBS anchor of the Sunday Night News and White House correspondent, told the North Shore Daily News that he's enjoying retirement reading, writing, speaking to groups and consuming news. He's also involved in the "village" movement, an nonprofit community group that helps older residents remain in their homes as they age. He credits the Jesuits at Loyola for encouraging him to focus and figure out what he wanted to do.
  • Rev. Thomas P. Henehan, MM '56

    In 2020, Father Henehan celebrated 55 years as a missionary priest. During his service, Father Henehan has been to Guatemala, Chile and Bolivia and currently in the United States.
  • Rev. Robert J. Borre '52

    Father Borre celebrated 60 years as an ordained priest in May 2020. He has served as a parish priest at churches in the Northwest Suburbs and at the former Naval Air Station in Glenview. He studied to be a priest at St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee and later went on to earn degrees in educational psychology and secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He returned to Illinois in 1987 serving under pastor John Dussman at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview. His combination of faith, counseling and psychology, prepared him well for military service, which he began in 1966 as an Air Force chaplain and later as an Army reservist and member of the Wisconsin National Guard. He was named an honorary brigadier general in 2019. Nowadays, Father Borre stays active at home gardening. He continues to serve at the Jesse Brown and Edward Hines Jr. VA hospitals, at St. Colette Catholic Church in Rolling Meadows and St. Edna Catholic Church in Arlington Heights, to name several.

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  • Martin J. Lane '61

    Martin J. "Marty" Lane 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'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.
  • Dr. John A. Dowdle '66


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  • Christopher J. Brennan '76

    The Lake Forest-based Brennan Rehabilitation Foundation, chaired by Christopher J. Brennan '76, recently awarded the Socrates Award, a lifetime cash grant, to three spinal cord injury survivors, including two local recipients: 8-year-old Cooper Roberts, whose injuries during the Highland Park Fourth of July parade left him paralyzed, and Daniel Golden, a Chicago Police Officer and U.S. Army veteran who was shot in the back while reportedly breaking up a fight in July. Brennan, a 2003 Loyola Athletic Hall of Fame inductee for football and track, created the Socrates Award during his tenure in sports media. In 2000, Brennan worked with his late father, Terry Brennan, former head football coach at the University of Notre Dame, to set up this award, which originally recognized collegiate athletes who achieved a combination of athletic and academic success. Following a spinal cord injury in 2014 that left Christopher with tetraplegia—partial-to-total loss of all four limbs and torso—the award shifted to its current form.
  • Joe Barbera '72

    Joseph F. "Joe" Barbera II '72 and his wife, Mary, owners of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar in Columbia, Maryland, were named 2022 Restaurateurs of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM). A celebration honoring Joe and Mary, along with other industry leaders, was held in March at the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover. 
  • John A. Haderlein '78

    John A. Haderlein was instituted as an acolyte on his journey toward becoming a deacon with the Archdiocese of Chicago. He’s pursuing his diaconal studies at the University of St. Mary at the Lake.
  • Class of 1979

    Members of the Class of 1979 have been gathering monthly to play paddleball at local venues hosted by one of their classmates. To join the fun or learn more, contact Gary A. Michalek ’79 at
  • Edward J. Wehmer '72

    Ed, his wife, Dorothy, and their family were celebrated at the 2021 Loyola Academy President’s Dinner in November 2021. The Wehmers received the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth.
  • Patrick J. Foley '72

    Legendary announcer for the Chicago Blackhawks, announced in June 2021 that the 2021–22 season will be his 39th and final year as a broadcaster for the team.

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  • Class of 1980

    On May 26, Class of 1980 alumni John J. Betterman, Mark A. Rofles, Louis J. Glunz IV, Fred J. O'Connor, Christopher C. Furth and William J. O'Connell gathered for the internment of their classmate Col. Robert C. Schwarze (USAF) at Arlington National Cemetery. Col. Schwarze was an accomplished flier—Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and multiple Oak Leaf Clusters—accomplishments that few serve to achieve.
  • Fred O'Connor '80

    Fred O'Connor '80, wealth management advisor at Northwestern Mutual officed in both Chicago and Deerfield, received Honorable Mention in the 16th Annual Invest in Others Awards for his charitable contributions to the Big Shoulders Fund, an independent charitable organization that supports a network of 72 under-resourced Catholic schools in Chicago serving nearly 20,000 student. The Invest in Others Awards recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors in communities across the country and around the world.
  • Hon. Daniel Kotowski '85

    A $50,000 commitment to the Danny Did Foundation from emeritus board member Hon. Daniel Kotowski '85, and his wife Anne, will launch a new fund to provide seizure detection devices to support 100 families. The Kotowski Detection Device Fund (K-DDF) will boost long-term funding for Danny Did's signature program by providing 100 seizure-alerting devices for underserved children and families who cope with epilepsy. Dan served a leader on the Danny Did board of directors since its inception in 2010 until December of 2021. He will now focus on recruiting donors to build the K-DDF and to bridge a critical financial gap for those who face seizures. The Danny Did Foundation is an Evanston, IL-based nonprofit founded after the passing of 4-year-old Danny Stanton, son of Mariann and Michael Stanton '88, due to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, or SUPED.
  • Kenneth J. Young '80

    The American Floral Endowment (AFE), a nonprofit organization that funds research and scholarships in floriculture and environmental horticulture for the benefit of growers. wholesalers, retailers, allied industry organizations and the general public, announced the appointment of Kenneth J. Young '80 as its new Chairman of the Board. Young has been in the industry for over 40 years and is the owner of Phoenix Flower Shops in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
  • Dr. George T. Chiampas '89

    was the recipient of the Richard J. Daley Medal of Honor for his service and dedication to the citizens of Chicago. Chiampas received the award in November 2021 at the 60th Chicago Police Annual Recognition Ceremony. Chiampas has also helped keep the Loyola Academy community safe during the pandemic by serving on our COVID-19 Recovery Team.
  • Neal K. Katyal '87

    former acting solicitor general of the United States, added another credit to his IMDB for his second cameo appearance on the season 5 finale of Showtime's hit "Billions." In real life, Katyal is a partner at Hogan Lovells and the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He has orally argued 44 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

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  • Gregory Qaiyum '94 and Jeffrey Qaiyum '97

    Award-winning and internationally acclaimed theater artists Gregory Qaiyum '94 and Jeffrey Qaiyum '97—better known as the Q brothers—performed tracks from "Buggin,'" their debut album for kids, at Lollapalooza's kid's stage in July 2022. The Q Brothers are known for fusing hip hop and theater and adapting classic stories to a wholly original, entertaining and fast-paced style of comedic performance that has been energizing audiences for over two decades. In October, they presented to Loyola Academy students in the new McGrath Family Performing Arts Center, beginning an exciting year-long artist-in-residence program.
  • Kathy Zebracki Jefson, PhD '96

    Kathy Zebracki Jefson, PhD '96 is chief of psychology at Shriner's Hospitals for Children Chicago and adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Her new book Pediatric Neuropsychology within the Multidisciplinary Context was recently published by Mac Keith Press.
  • Mark Kocovski '93

    Mark Kocovski '93 has been appointed assistant vice president for people strategy and partnerships in the Office of Human Resources at the University of Notre Dame. Kocovski has served for 20 years in various strategic and leadership roles in human resources at Notre Dame. In his new role, Kocovski will expand collaboration and HR strategic support with partners across campus and continue to lead the HR consulting team. He holds a bachelor's degree from Notre Dame, a master's degree from the University of Portland, and a law degree from DePaul University.
  • Blanca Plazas Snyder '98

    In 2021, Blanca R. (Plazas) Snyder, EdD '98 was named head of the middle school for St. Gabriel's Catholic School in Austin, Texas, where she was previously the eighth grade math teacher. She earned her BA in communications studies with a minor in applied psychology from DePaul University, a MA in communication studies from the University of Miami and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Houston. She is married to David A. Snyder '97, who is a partner at Jackson Walker, LLP The couple has four children: Mateo (13), Elena (12), Benjamin (10), and Lucia (7). 
  • Jerry Barrio '94

    Jerry Barrio will be inducted into the Illinois State University's Student Affairs Hall of Fame this April.
  • Kevin C. Rynes '98

    has been named managing broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago's Winnetka office. Prior moving into real estate sales and management, Rynes worked as a general contractor, building luxury homes along the North Shore and Lake Geneva areas for 10 years. He graduated from Barat College with a degree in business marketing.

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  • Cynthia Mazariegos '03

    Immigration attorney Cynthia Mazariegos '03 spoke to Modern Global Issues students in November 2022 about immigration today. Cynthia is the founder of the Group Reu Law firm in Chicago, which specializes in immigration and family law.
  • Fr. Robert F. Carlton '01

    Ramblers connect for a cause in Maryland! Fr. Robert F. Carlton '01 (left), a global fellow with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), met with fellow Rambler William P. "Bill" O'Keefe III '80 (right), CRS executive president for mission, mobilization and advocacy, at the end of October for the annual CRS Global Fellows meeting in Baltimore.
  • Adam R. Braeback '00

    Adam R. Braeback '00 married Danica Westerman in October. Adam was the manager of Loyola's state championship girls' basketball teams in both 1997 and 1998.
  • Kevin Sullivan, MD '04

    a physician at Greater Portland Health, has also been serving on the pandemic front lines as a physician for the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program, treating the ill.
  • Cynthia Mazariegos '03

    an attorney and founder of the Grupo Reu law firm in Chicago, which specializes in immigration and family law, returned to Loyola in October 2021 to speak to students about her profession. Mazariegos earned her law degree from DePaul University College of Law with a certificate in business and international law in 2012. During law school, she studied immigration law and human rights protection and completed an internship at El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolome de Las Casis in Chiapas Mexico, a nonprofit that works in the defense and promotion of human rights, and focused on U-Visa at DePaul’s College of Law Immigration and Asylum Clinic. During her final semester she led a group of law students to New Orleans to help rebuild houses destroyed by Katrina. More recently, she has volunteered at Centro Romero’s legal department. For the past 14 years, she has worked on various complex immigration cases, such as NACARA, TPS, U-Visa and appeals.
  • Ryne Iseminger '07

    nd his wife, Paige, who are self-described "serial entrepreneurs," were featured in the Daily North Shore. They met as freshmen in college at the University of Kansas, where they majored in business and minored in entrepreneurship. In 2014, the couple launched a clothing and footwear online company called Festy Besty. In December 2020, they followed with an organic tequila seltzer called Freshie, produced by a family in Mexico that runs a solar-powered zero-waste, all-organic distillery in Guadalajara and available at hundreds of locations in Illinois, Georgia and Tennessee. They plan to introduce two additional flavors and Authentico by Freshie, a blanco tequila, in 2022.

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  • Daniel P. Leemputte '12

    Daniel P. Leemputte '12 married Rebecca Caplan in October in Boston, MA. Daniel's sister Mary Leemputte '04 was a bridesmaid and brothers Peter N. Leemputte '08 and John F. Leemputte '20 were best men.
  • Emma (Wojnicki) Kresock '14

    Emma (Wojnicki) Kresock '14 married Daniel Kresock on April 30, 2022.
  • Emma C. Walsh '12 and Luke Billhorn '12

    Emma C. Walsh '12 and Luke Billhorn '12 were married in October 2021. Former Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, presided at the nuptials, and several of the couples' Rambler classmates were in attendance. Walsh is a member of the Loyola Academy President's Leadership Council (PLC).
  • John (Jack) Tamisiea '16

    John (Jack) Tamisiea '16 is a freelance scientific writer who has published over 30 articles in the past year, including in esteemed publications like The New York TimesNational GeographicScientific American, and the Atlantic to name a few. In February, Jack landed a dream job as a science communications assistant at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and is currently based in Washington, DC. In addition to covering all things natural history for the museum's blog, Smithsonian Voices, he track media coverage and coordinates filming activities for the museums Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Because his appetite for the world of natural history and environmental science is insatiable, Jack plans to continue with his freelance writing while he works for the Smithsonian. He is currently a candidate for Masters in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University (anticipated Summer 2022).
  • Marina A. Otttolino '11 and Vincent B. Bolger '11

    Marina A. Otttolino '11 and Vincent B. Bolger '11 were married on September 24, 2022. The couple met at Loyola and returned on their wedding day to take photos. "I love coming back to this place as it played a pivotal role in shaping who I am today," said the groom. "Without Loyola Academy, Marina and I would have never met." Notably, all groomsmen were Loyola alumni.
  • Mark B. Dowdle '15

    In October, Mark B. Dowdle '15 ran 521 miles to raise $50,000 for pancreatic cancer through the Love Like Laurie Legacy Foundation. The run began at the steps of the capitol building in Springfield, Illinois, and continued for the next eight days until reaching the capitol steps in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

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