News category Celebrating Alumni Weekend with zero waste The annual Alumni Weekend celebration on June 10 featured fun, food, and festivities, but the real action went on behind the scenes. While guests were looking forward to the food trucks and vendors from around the city, a team of students from the Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) were asking those vendors to only source recyclable and compostable materials in an effort to make the reunion a “zero waste event.” Read more. category Congratulations to the newest alumni class! Congratulations to the Class of 2017! View photos of each graduation ceremony and Loyola's Commencement events. View photos. category Congratulations alumni awards winners! Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Weekend of Excellence, Alumni Awards, Sister Alicia Torres and Jeanne Wrenn. Sister Torres won the Young Alumna of the Year Award and Jeanne Wrenn won the Life of Loyola Award. Read more. category Life after Loyola Meet the alums who received NSF awards to support their graduate research. Read more. category Loyola names new leader for advancement Damon W. Cates, EdD, appointed senior vice president for advancement. Read more. category Harry Rossi (EdD ’85) earns national education award for decades of shaping the lives of students Dr. Harry P. Rossi has been selected to receive the 2017 AASA Distinguished Service Award from the School Superintendents Association. He was a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent for 16 years and spent the last 17 as superintendent of schools. Read more. category Michael F. Andrews, PhD, Appointed Director of the John Felice Rome Center We are pleased to announce that Michael F. Andrews, PhD, has been appointed to serve as the next director of the John Felice Rome Center. Dr. Andrews joins us from the University of Portland, where he is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as professor of philosophy, director of the Catholic Studies program, and McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics. Read more. category Loyola alumni start first U.S. organic farm REIT Access to capital is notoriously difficult for farmers. Growing and raising certified organic food is even more daunting. To make the process easier, Dr. Stephen Rivard—former co-director of emergency medicine at Good Shepherd Hospital, and David Miller, former vice president for First Chicago Bank & Trust, created Iroquois Valley Farms to invest in land leased to farmers who convert conventional operations to organic. Read more.