Saint Ignatius College Prep
May 2023 eNewsletter
McGhee '07 Joins Catholic Charities
Brittany McGhee '07 was named the Senior Director of Mission Engagement of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. With over a decade of experience in nonprofits, she was recruited for this role where she will oversee the building and strengthening of key relationships for Catholic Charities across critical constituent groups in order to advance the region’s social infrastructure and further Catholic Charities’ role as the most trusted partner for organizations and people seeking to serve those in need. Click here for more.
Frazel '13 Writes “The Heat Death of the Universe”
As part of “The Once and Future Festival,” which Frazel is co-producing, the play is an adaption of “The Bacchae” set in modern times. Frazel wrote the play alone in his apartment and now, it’s on stage. He is one of six playwrights presenting the festival. Click here to read the full article.
Sutoris '18 Takes 2nd Place
Grace Sutoris '18 recently came in 2nd place out of all the graduate and Ph.D. students at Villanova in the 3 minute thesis competition. Her thesis was "Using Machine Learning to Detect Underlying Heartbeat During CPR."
'67 Gathering
Members from the Class of 1967 gathered for Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer on Wednesday, April 5. After Mass, they enjoyed lunch at Jim and Pete’s in Elmwood Park.
Walsh '11 Appointed Village Administrator
Matt Walsh '11, son of Will Walsh '77, was recently appointed Village Administrator, Zoning Administrator and Budget Officer for the village of River Forest, Ill. Matt earned his Bachelor's in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Master's in Public Administration at UIC in 2017.
Searles '82 Becomes Member of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert
Fellow 1982 Ignatius alumni, family, and friends had the honor of witnessing Brother Dom Chrysostom Christie-Searles, our classmate John Searles '82, make his solemn monastic profession as a full member of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert on March 25 in Abiquiu, New Mexico. He began making retreats of his own in 1995 at monasteries around the United States. He did so on an annual basis, in view of similar retreats priests and consecrated religious make as part of their canonical obligations. Click here for the full story and more photos.
Cas Baczinskas '68, Joe Coglianese '65, Tom Norton '65, Gene O’ Malley '65, Elise O’Malley '09, Dan Walsh '65, and Bill Hinsdale '68 cheered on the Wolfpack in their big win over Grayslake this year!
Kunkel '77 Honored for 40 Years of Service
Tom Kunkel '77 was recently profiled in the Omaha World Herald about his 40 years of leadership and service to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha where he has chief operations officer for over twenty years offering life changing service to generations of youth of Omaha.
Women's Society to Honor Sallie Luedtke
Join us as we honor Sallie Luedtke with the Golden Rose Award at the Signature Dinner on Thursday, May 4. Sallie’s support for and impact on the Saint Ignatius community took many forms over many years. As the mom to three alums (John '85, Mark '86, and Sara '91), Sallie helped lead Kairos retreats, participated in Walks for Ignatius and other school events. She also enjoyed taking Rice Krispie treats to soccer games (where those treats were much appreciated). As the wife of Jack '52 and granddaughter of Joseph Frank Turk 1883, Sallie has had a long-standing connection to Saint Ignatius. Her ties continue today as the mother of current Math teacher and Alumni Chaplain, Fr. Mark Luedtke, S.J. '86. Thank you, Sallie, for being a woman for others!
Special Prayer for Mother's Day on Zoom - 05.10.23
On Wednesday, May 10, all men and women in the Saint Ignatius Community are invited to pray for, or with their mothers or mother-like figures. Please invite your mother to pray with us, or submit the name of your dearly departed mothers or grandmothers, and we will lift them up in prayer. To register or submit names, please complete this registration form.
We would love to have you join us! For more information, please email Gail Krema gail.krema@igna​
Jubilee Reunion - 05.26.23
Thank you to all alumni who have already responded! We look forward to celebrating the Mass of Mission and Thanksgiving with you and the school community at 9:30am followed by a luncheon in the Foglia Library. Dr. Michael Sullivan, Ph.D. '59 will be honored with the Alumni Award for Excellence.
37th Annual Golf Classic for Tuition Assistance - 09.28.23
You don't want to miss this signature event that brings together nearly 500 members of the Saint Ignatius Community for a day of fellowship and fun, all in support of the students of Saint Ignatius. Registration is open - we welcome all alumni, parents and friends of the school to sign up! If you are a single golfer, we will pair you up with other members of the community.
Tolton Society Spring Talk - 04.18.23
The Tolton Society, led by Christine Riley '93, welcomed Dr. Angela Hilbring Swain '92 on Tuesday, April 18. Angela is the best-selling author of Mama Knew: From Behind the Eyes of a Matriarch and Kitchen Table Talks with Dad. Angela led a discussion that incorporated how families can explore and develop as leaders through their legacy. It was truly an inspirational discussion that was shared with alumni and current parents. Click here for the photo gallery.
Business Society Museum Tour and Dinner 04.19.23
On Tuesday, April 19, Members of the Saint Ignatius Business Society had a lovely time at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum where they explored art, architecture, and design from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries during a private and meaningful tour. The museum's founder is the late Richard H. Driehaus from the Saint Ignatius Class of 1960. Afterward, they enjoyed a delicious dinner at Ignatius family-owned Quartino Ristorante. Click here for the photo gallery.
Spring Reunions - 04.22.23
On Saturday, April 22, over 550 alumni and their guests from the Classes of 1993, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 returned to campus to celebrate their reunions! The evening began with school tours followed by the reunion Mass and Award Ceremony. Congratulations to the following Alumni Medal Recipients: Janice Del Aguila D'Arco '93, Dr. Anne Daley Ryan '93, Matthew Palmisano '03, Jeffrey Wright '03, Joseph Monahan '08, Karah Bush Whearley '08, Raymond Lewis '13 and Jack Walsh '13.
Alumni enjoyed reminiscing with classmates about their time spent at 1076. Thank you to all who attended, helped on the reunion committee, and made a gift to support the students of Saint Ignatius. Click here to view the photo gallery.
Wolves Den Student Presentations - 04.24.23
On April 24, students from the Ignatian Innovation Design Entrepreneurship class led by Chris Zuber pitched their products to members of the Business Society, Class Mentors, their classmates, family and friends. The students were judged on their presentations. The results are as follows: Most Quality ~ Lanyard Solutions. Most Professional ~ KYLIP. Most Investable ~ KYLIP. Mr. Zuber then awarded the following classroom titles: Most Revenue ~ VAMP and Most Outreach ~ Stormfits. Congratulations to the entire class for all of their hard work! Click here for the photo gallery.
Dr. Michael Hogan Reception and Speaking Event - 04.25.23
On April 25, we welcomed Dr. Michael Hogan, author of "The Irish Soldiers of Mexico," to school to speak with our students during activity period. Dr. Hogan graciously gave another presentation that evening in the Brunswick Room to alumni, parents and friends. Click here for the photo gallery.
Tolton Society Summer Soirée - 08.04.23
Please save the date for Friday, August 4 for the Tolton Society Summer Soirée. This year we are proud to honor the pioneering women of color who have blazed a trail for those following in their footsteps for the past 43 years. Specifically, the classes of '80, '81, '82 and '83. The current list of registered honorees as of 05.01.23 include Michelle Lazarde Pastrana '80, Darlene Chappell '81, Gelaine Coleman '81, Susan Durham '81, Michelle Ealy '81, Gisele McKinney Hawkins '81, Anna Long '81, Claudette Macklin '81, Tina Ewing '82, Stephanie Gaines '82, Victoria Sneed '82, Tracey E. Stewart-Barney '82, Lolita Bennett '83, Robbin Varnado Robinson '83, Tracey Scruggs '83 and Donna Sims '83. If you are a woman for others from those class years, please register here. Event registration will open for all guests on May 10.
Fall Reunions - 10.14.23
Classes of 1973 (50th), 1978 (45th), 1983 (40th), 1988 (35th) and 1998 (25th) be sure to mark your calendars for the Fall Reunions on Saturday, October 14! Registration will open in July.
May Crowning and First Friday Mass
Please join us this Friday, May 5 at 8:10am for this special occasion at Church of the Holy Family as we honor our Blessed Mother Mary. We invite all mothers and their families for First Friday Mass and May Crowning followed by a light reception in Damen Hall. All women who attend will receive a white rose. Please click here to respond if you plan to attend.
Come Pray With Us
All parents and alumni are invited to gather to pray with Scripture from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., typically on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Our next gatherings will be on May 3 and May 17. We have a wonderful community and would love for you to join us. Please email Gail Krema​ for the Zoom link.
We pray for the deceased members of the Saint Ignatius community.
Joseph F. Brouder '49
Mario J. Cortina '49, father of James Cortina '76
Dennis A. Dernbach '60, brother of the late Clement A. Dernbach '53; father of Ann T. Dernbach '02
Denise M. Graney '81, sister of Michele Graney Grubish '81 and Colleen Graney '83
Harry C. Koenig '55
Cmdr. Martin F. Kuhneman, U.S.N. '49.
Raymond Renaud '68
Conor D. Skelding '10, brother of Cameron D. Skelding '11, Owen D. Skelding '13, and Aidan T. Skelding '15 (Caroline Hurley '15).
Yvonne Theresa Olivier Collier, mother of Lloyd Collier '84, Kurt M. Collier '86, and Kimberly B. Collier '92.
Virginia "Ginnie" Newhart, wife of Bob Newhart '47.
Lupe Paz, mother of Julio L. Paz '98.
Carlos Rubalcava, father of Carla Rubalcava '02, Jorge Rubalcava '04, Alejandra Rubalcava '07, and Claudia Rubalcava '19.
Marguerite ‘Peg’ Cox Shanahan, sister of Dr. John J. Fitzpatrick '58 and Collins T. Fitzpatrick '62; aunt of Diane Fitzpatrick Berti '89, Dr. Collins Fitzpatrick '89, Kevin Fitzpatrick '91, Hon. Michael J. Fitzpatrick '94 and Brendan M. Fitzpatrick '97.
Talking Trash and Acting On What We Learn
If you recently walked into Tully Hall, you saw a row of tables with labeled buckets, and a crew of faculty, staff and students, with science teacher Chris Marks leading the bucket brigade. Click here to read more.
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If you know of any alumni news or if you would like to nominate someone who is a "woman or man for others" for our Alumni Spotlight, "Beyond the Wolves Den", please contact us.
Saint Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit Catholic school in the heart of Chicago, is a diverse community dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership. Through outstanding teaching and personal formation, the school challenges its talented student body to intellectual excellence, integrity, and life-long learning and growth. Inspired by the gospel of Jesus Christ, this community strives to use God's gifts to promote social justice for the greater glory of God.
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