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Two Loyola alumni gift College of Law with bust of St. Ignatius

May 8, 2009

On Thursday, May 7, Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law held a ceremony in the Law Library to dedicate a bust of St. Ignatius Loyola, a result of a generous gift from Evangeline M. Vavrick, L’64, and her daughter, Evangeline A. Vavrick, L’01.

Both are active alumni of Loyola University. The elder Vavrick has served as president of the Loyola Alumni Association and was a recipient of the College of Law’s St. Ives Award in 1996, and the younger Vavrick is a current member of the Law Alumni Association Board.

The Vavricks have been long-time supporters of the Loyola community and the College of Law, according to Dean Brian Bromberger. The Rev. Larry Moore, S.J., performed the dedication ceremony with former Loyola president the Rev. James Carter and many Vavrick friends in attendance.

“The College of Law was delighted to unveil a bust of Saint Ignatius of Loyola which was purchased as a result of a donation from Evangeline and Eve Vavrick,” said Bromberger. “The bust stands at the entrance to the law library and is a reminder to all of the Jesuit foundations of the university and law school.”

The elder Vavrick has been active in the Louisiana State Bar Association as a member of the House of Delegates, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. She has been president, vice president and secretary of both the Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers and the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Both mother and daughter actively practice law in New Orleans.

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