On Thursday, November 7, Loyola Academy hosted over 650 prospective students and their families at its annual Open House event. Hundreds of eighth grade students, along with dozens of seventh, sixth and even fifth graders, were in attendance. Each family was given a personal tour of Loyola's campus and had the opportunity to meet Loyola Academy students, faculty, staff and administrators. Coaches from Loyola Academy athletics, representatives from Campus Ministry and all cocurricular programs presented to prospective families to convey that a Jesuit education is a gift that transforms lives.
Loyola Academy celebrated its 62nd annual President’s Dinner on Friday, November 1, 2019. Sister Paulanne Held, OSF, of Glenview’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, beloved teacher and founder of the Needy Family Fund, was honored with the Rev. Daniel A. Lord, SJ, Award for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Youth.
Bill O'Keefe '80 Traces Path from Loyola Academy to Global Humanitarianism
On Tuesday, October 1, the Women of Wisdom Society (WOW) kicked off its 18th season of inspiring and thought-provoking lectures for members of the Loyola Academy community with a presentation by alumnus Bill O’Keefe ’80, who now serves as the executive vice president of mission, mobilization and advocacy for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS). O’Keefe is based at CRS headquarters in Baltimore, where he works to strengthen the agency's communion with the U.S. Catholic community and supportive entities; to lead strategic, issue-based campaigns; and to advocate for CRS strategic objectives.