Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, has announced that Nancy Paridy, JD, LLM, of Evanston, has been named chair of the Loyola Academy Board of Trustees. Ms. Paridy, Loyola’s first woman to serve as Board chair, will receive the gavel from outgoing Board Chairman Roger P. Hickey of Glencoe (Loyola Academy Class of 1979) on September 17, 2019, and will serve as chairman for a three-year term.
Announcing Loyola’s Eleven National Merit Semifinalists
In September, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named eleven Loyola Academy students National Merit semifinalists. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
Chris Ackels Named Head Varsity Boys’ Baseball Coach
Loyola Academy Vice President for Athletics and Fitness Mrs.Genevieve Atwood recently announced that Mr. Chris Ackels has accepted the position of head varsity boys’ baseball coach. Mr. Ackels is currently a faculty member in Loyola’s English department and is a familiar face to many of the baseball families as he has served as Loyola's sophomore head coach and freshman head coach and has been involved in the baseball summer program.
On Saturday, September 7, Loyola Academy Alumni Relations hosted the inaugural Rambler Fan Festival for all ages before the highly anticipated Loyola vs. New Trier home football game. The event was a wonderful way to rally members of the Loyola community around the great spirit and enthusiasm of Rambler pride!
On Sunday, September 8, more than 450 grandparents and Loyola Academy students celebrated Mass in the Chapel with Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, which included lovely music performed by students from the choir program.