Every fall and spring, alumni come back to celebrate their various class reunion with a mass and reception at the school. Generally in the springtime, the school celebrates the Jubilee (50+ years) and the 10, 15, 20 and 25-year reunions. In the fall, the 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50-year reunions are held. In November, the school holds the 5 year reunion the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. On that day, the school also invites the most recent graduating class back for a yearbook signing party in the afternoon. If you are interested in serving on your reunion committee, please contact Christine Cesak in the alumni office at 312.432.8412. Scroll below for details about upcoming reunions. Don't forget that reunion years are the perfect time to contribute to your class endowment!
Online reunion registration is typically enabled 6-8 weeks before the event.
SAVE THE DATE!
Spring Reunions for 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003
on Saturday April 13th, 2013.
Fall Reunions for 1968, 1973, 1978 and 1983
on Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Here are Some Helpful Facts about Alumni Reunions
Q. When will my reunion be held?
A. The reunion years of 10, 15, 20 and 25 are all held on the same night in the spring, usually in April or early May. The 5 year reunion is held in November over Thanksgiving weekend. The reunion years of 30, 35, 40, and 45 are held in October. The 50th reunion is held in September. The class years greater than 50 years out are held on the same day, the Jubilee Reunion, in May.
Q. When are reunions greater than 50 (i.e. 55th, 60th, etc.) held?
A. All classes that are past their 50 year reunion are invited back each year to the Jubilee Reunion in May. Due to variations in interest between classes, Saint Ignatius does not coordinate individual class reunions past 50 years.
Q. I'll be celebrating my 55th reunion this year. How will the school help us coordinate the reunion?
A. The alummni office will be happy to promote your reunion in our publications, but encourage folks to attend the Jubilee Reunion if they want to have the reunion at school.
Q. I'm interested in helping out with my reunion, whom should I contact?
A. Please contact Christine Cesak at (312) 432-8412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. What are the roles of a reunion committee member?
A. The primary role of a reunion committee member is to get classmates to attend the reunion. The secondary purposes include: finding missing classmates, volunteering at the reunion Mass and spreading the message of the school today by personalizing the reunion appeal letter.
Q. What is the format for the reunion?
A. For the 50th, Fall and Spring reunions, the format includes a Mass, awards presentation, class photo, cocktail and dinner reception on Saturday. For the 50th, a Friday activity is developed and coordinated by the committee, while the alumni office helps with promotion of the activity.
Q. What does a "missing classmate" mean?
A. The alumni office does not have a valid address for that person, therefore no way of sending them an invitation to their reunion. If you are "missing," please update your profile on this website.
Q. Why are their fundraising efforts leading up to my reunion?
A. We realize that your reunion time is one of celebrating old memories with your classmates, but we also invite you to keep informed of the school today. By making your reunion gift, your class can also celebrate your support of the students at Saint Ignatius today.
Previous Award Winners
Mr. Michael J. Berkery '63 Alumni Medal
Mr. Michael B. Engdall '63 Alumni Medal
Mr. Peter B. Kain '63 Award for Excellence
Mr. William F. Madden (Dec'd) '63 Award for Excellence in Law at Law Luncheon
Mr. Vincent E. Rangel '63 Alumni Medal
Mr. Robert E. Hamilton '68 Alumni Medal
Mr. William G. Kistner '68 Alumni Medal
Mr. James T. Newman '68 Alumni Medal
Dr. Stephen F. Sener '68 Award for Excellence in Medicine
Mr. Thomas E. Brabec '73 Alumni Medal
Mr. Willard S. Evans, Jr. '73 Award for Excellence in Business
Mr. Edward C. Forst '78 Award for Excellence in Business
Mr. Raymond J. Heisler '78 Alumni Medal
Mr. Michael R. Kirchberg '78 Alumni Medal
Mr. David H. Lucas, Jr. '78 Alumni Medal
Mr. Michael K. Muldoon '78 Alumni Medal
Dr. John J. Shannon '78 Alumni Medal
Mr. Vincent A. Volante '78 Alumni Medal
Mrs. Mary Hallan Fiorito '83 Alumni Medal
Mr. Edward J. Hannon '83 Alumni Medal
Mrs. Barbara Kraeger Kraeger Hailey '83 Alumni Medal
Ms. Tricia Marino Ruffolo '83 Alumni Medal
Mr. Carl S. Salvato '83 Alumni Medal
Mr. Sean C. Sullivan '83 Alumni Medal
Mr. Christopher A. Bradie '88 Award for Excellence in Education
Mr. Sean Bradley '88 Alumni Medal
Ms. Francesca Moroney Cooper '88 Alumni Medal
Mrs. Katie Caulfield Haggerty '88 Alumni Medal
Mr. Sean W. Haggerty '88 Alumni Medal
Mr. Christopher J. Serb '88 Award for Excellence in Public Service
Ms. Rosanne Rosinia Siok '88 Alumni Medal
Mr. James M. Wyman '88 Alumni Medal
Mr. Sean F. Byrne '93 Award for Excellence in Education