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Dominic Massa ’98 Named Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of WYES

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College of Music and Media alumnus Dominic Massa has been named executive vice-president and chief operating officer of WYES-TV in New Orleans. A native of the New Orleans area, Massa attended Jesuit High School and was drawn to Loyola’s College of Music and Media’s strong communication program, particularly its role in the founding, growth, and operation of WWL-TV and WWL Radio.
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Alumni Association Board Presidents: Ruth Katz ’82 and Shercole King ’04

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With the upcoming start of a new academic year, the Alumni Association Board of Directors would like to thank Ruth Mikulak Katz ’82 for her service as president of the board this past year and welcome Shercole King ’04 as incoming president for the new term.
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Valeria Ali ’21 Awarded Google News Initiative Grant for Local News Outlet

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2021 College of Music and Media graduate Valeria Ali has been awarded a $73,000 grant to establish Al Día, a Spanish-language news service for the Greater New Orleans area. She also runs Imagen Marketing, an agency that provides affordable marketing services to immigrant-owned businesses.
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Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet ’03 Steers International COVID Data Collection

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Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet ’03 is the CEO of Ruvos, a Florida-based healthcare data technology company that is assisting with international COVID-19 data collection. An award-winning information technology expert, mentor, and recognized speaker, Loumiet is also an adjunct professor at Florida A&M University and Emory Rollin’s School of Public Health.
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Grant O'Brien ’11 Appointed to EPA

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Grant O’Brien ’11 has been appointed to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Administrator in the Biden-Harris administration. In his role as Advance Specialist for the EPA, O’Brien plans, coordinates, and executes domestic and international travel for the agency in alignment with White House and EPA priorities.
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Loyola Alumni on the Airwaves

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As podcasts become a favorite medium, Loyola alumni are adding their voices to the conversation. Alumnus Jacob DeRusha ’16 recently interviewed Loyola University Minister Ken Weber for The Spirit is Lit podcast. Listen here! The God and Other Delicacies podcast devoted an episode to alumnus Jeff Guhin ’03 and his book Agents of God. Tune in here! Have you created or been interviewed for a podcast? Let us know at!


Lauren Landwerlin ’02 Named a Tulsan of the Year

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Lauren Landwerlin ’02 was named a 2020 Tulsan of the Year for leading the St. Francis Health System’s PPE public service campaign. As executive director of communications for St. Francis, she has led communications for the State of Oklahoma’s largest healthcare system throughout the pandemic.
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Madeline Janney ’16 Named Young Alumna of the Year

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Psychology graduate Madeline Janney has been named the 2020 Young Alumna of the Year for her service to the university through the Young Alumni Board and her service to the community as a volunteer and caring healthcare practitioner and advocate. After receiving her B.A. from Loyola in 2016, Janney earned a master's degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and now works as a speech-language pathologist. She is currently president of the Young Alumni Board and a long-time Ignacio Volunteer.
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The Hon. Christian Weiler, J.D. ’15 Appointed to U.S. Tax Court

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The Honorable Christian Weiler, J.D. ’05 was recently sworn in as Judge on the U.S. Federal Tax Court. As a New Orleans native, Weiler earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Louisiana State University before enrolling in Loyola’s College of Law in 2001. After he completed several courses in tax law, Weiler’s law professors encouraged him to pursue an LL.M. in tax law in addition to his juris doctorate. After completing his law studies in 2005, Weiler practiced at Weiler & Rees in New Orleans for 15 years.
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Bobbby Savoie, M.B.A. ’81 Receives 2020 Laborde Award

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The College of Business is proud to announce Robert “Bobby” Savoie, M.B.A. ’81, as the recipient of the 2020 Alden “Doc” Laborde Award for Ethical Entrepreneurship. Named for the illustrious co-founder of Loyola’s Center for Spiritual Capital, the Laborde Award recognizes entrepreneurs who conduct business in accordance with the highest ethical standards.
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The Hon. Robin Pittman Named 2020 Adjutor Hominum Recipient

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Loyola College of Arts and Sciences and College of Law alumna Robin Pittman '91, J.D. '96 has been named the recipient of the 2020 Adjutor Hominum Award. The highest award bestowed by the Alumni Association, the Adjutor Hominum Award honors an outstanding Loyola graduate whose life exemplifies the values and philosophy of Jesuit education—namely moral character, service to humanity, and unquestionable integrity. Judge Pittman is a criminal court judge and former assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish. She is also a dedicated and tireless supporter of her alma mater.
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The End of an Era: Celebrating Fr. Carter

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After over 75 years as a member of the Loyola community and many years of service to the university, Fr. James Carter is joining the Jesuit community in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, for retirement. Fr. Carter's relationship with Loyola began when he enrolled as a student in 1944. After attending seminary and graduate school, he returned to Loyola in 1960, first as a faculty member in the physics department, then as provost, and president. In honor of his upcoming move to Grand Coteau, the Alumni Association hosted Coffee with Fr. Carter: A Virtual Celebration on Thursday, August 20.
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Ylan Mui McClintock '02 is a Washington, D.C, Correspondent for CNBC

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School of Communication and Design alumna Ylan Mui McClintock '02 has worked as a broadcast news correspondent in CNBC's Washington, D.C., bureau since 2017. Ylan specializes in economic news and policy, and her reporting is featured on television and CNBC's digital platforms.
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LOYNO Magazine - Summer 2020

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The feature story of the Summer 2020 LOYNO highlights the ongoing vital work of College of Nursing and Health alumni and faculty during the COVID-19 crisis. This issue also celebrates the many ways Loyola's Office of Student Life and Ministry provides meaningful experiences and opportunities both on-campus and remotely. Readers will also find alumni profiles, class notes, the latest news from campus, and more.
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A Time for Change
The Alumni Association calls for Jesuit-based reflection and a commitment to work for racial justice in this time of change.
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Jodie Sinclair '79 Releases New Book

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Jodie Sinclair '79 has released a new book, Love Behind Bars, from Skyhorse Publishing. With a preface written by Sr. Helen Prejean, Love Behind Bars recounts Jodie's 25-year fight to expose corruption in the penal system and save her husband from a lifetime in prison.
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Lily Cummings '20 Receives a Heart Journalism Award

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Graduating journalism student Lily Cummings has won a Hearst Award, the first in Loyola University's history. Lily placed 7th in the nation in the Television News category.
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Loyola College of Law's Jordan G. McFaull Award is Endowed

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The Jordan G. McFaull Editor-in-Chief Award is now an endowed award that will be given annually in perpetuity. The award was first established in 2017 by Lynette Guzzino, J.D. '90, and Rod McFaull, J.D. '75, in memory of their son Jordan G. McFaull, J.D. '14.
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Kyle Huling, M.B.A., '10, is Co-Founder of Urban South Brewery

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Loyola University M.B.A. graduate Kyle Huling co-founded the popular Urban South Brewery in New Orleans in 2016. The local company currently employs five Loyola graduates.
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Loyola University New Orleans COVID-19 Policies and Updates
Find out how Loyola University is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and how alumni and honors can help.
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Darcy Courteau '03 Receives 2020 American Mosaic Journalism Prize

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Darcy Courteau '03 was awarded a 2020 American Mosaic Prize for Journalism by the Heising-Simons Foundation for her long-form essay "Mireya's Third Crossing," which was published in The Atlantic Monthly.
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