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2024

  • May

    Michael "Mick" T. McMahon '93

    Michael "Mick" T. McMahon '93 and Anne Morrison, a relative of LA alum Michael "Mike" P. Kessler '78, were married in Richfield, WI, in April 2024.
  • April

    Paul C. Czarnowski '94

    Comics by Paul C. Czarnowski '94 were featured at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Artist Alley. Czarnowski spoke with comic enthusiasts and brought along his works titled "Robots With Coffee" and "Spiders are Helpful!" C2E2 is a pop culture convention held at the McCormick Center in Downtown Chicago. The 2024 show was held from Friday, April 26, until Sunday, April 28. Learn more about Paul's work here.
  • March

    James J. "J.J." O'Connor '96

    James J. "J.J." O’Connor '96 was recently honored with the Socrates Award from The Brennan Rehabilitation Foundation. After becoming paralyzed in a hockey accident, J.J. devoted himself to the service of others living with spinal injuries and illnesses. Over the past two decades, J.J. has significantly impacted the sport of sled hockey and made invaluable contributions to USA Hockey, held various leadership roles on the local and national levels, and is currently director emeritus of USA Hockey's Disabled Section. The O'Connor Courage Trophy, named after J.J., is awarded yearly to the Tier I champion at the USA Hockey Sled Classic. The Brennan Rehabilitation Foundation is chaired by Christopher Brennan '87 and awards a lifetime cash grant to individuals with paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of the use of one's limbs with economic resources for therapy, equipment, prescriptions, and in-home care.
  • February

    Fr. Andrew M. "Andy" Wawrzyn '90

    Fr. Andrew M. "Andy" Wawrzyn '90 is chaplain and director of Calvert House, the Catholic Center at the University of Chicago. Fr. Wawrzyn was ordained in 2010 for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Prior to his ordination to the Archdiocese, he was a member of the Society of Jesus for thirteen years. During the years Fr. Wawrzyn has been in ministry, he has taught high school, directed retreats, done spiritual direction, and served in parishes.
  • Alice Kearney Alwin '98

    Alice Kearney Alwin '98 has been named Loyola Academy's new vice president of mission, ministry, and identity. In this role, Alice will oversee Campus Ministry and the following programs: Ignatian Service Learning and Engagement; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Adult Faith Formation. 

    Alice holds a masters in divinity from Yale Divinity School (2006), where she focused much of her theological study on Catholic ecclesiology in an ecumenical world, and a bachelor of arts in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2002), where she competed on the varsity rowing team. Her doctorate in ministry, with coursework in practical ministry and pastoral theology, is expected in 2026 from Fordham University's Graduate School of Religious Education.

    A native of Northbrook, Alice and her husband Scott now live in Chicago with their two daughters, Alice, who joins the Loyola Academy Class of 2028 in fall, and Jane.  Her siblings, Patrick T. Kearney '01 and Colleen Kearney Pasciak '07, are also Loyola Academy alumni. Read the full announcement at https://www.goramblers.org/news-detail?pk=1490865. 
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