PAST EVENT RECAPS

Thanks to all who participate in our events-- we are grateful for your support and involvement!
 If photos were taken, they will be posted in an online gallery. CLICK HERE to see them.
 

SPRING REUNIONS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1992, 1997, 2002 AND 2007
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017

On Saturday, April 29th, Saint Ignatius College Prep welcomed over 550 alumni and their guests to campus for the Spring Reunions. The evening began with school tours followed by the reunion Mass and Award Ceremony where 14 alumni were honored. CLICK HERE to read their biographies.

The Class of 1992 gathered in Tully Hall, the Class of 1997 gathered in the Library, the Class of 2002 gathered in the McLaughlin Room and the Class of 2007 gathered in the 3rd floor gym. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were enjoyed followed by dinner and dancing. A great time was had by all! We thank the reunion committees for their dedication in helping organize the reunions. The Class of 2007 had the highest ever attendance for a 10 year reunion and 30% of the class made one or more gifts to Saint Ignatius since July 1st, 2016. The Class of 1992 also reached a 30% donation participation percentage in the same time period. We are grateful for the generosity of all of our alumni and their spouses. Thank you for another successful reunion weekend!

FALL REUNIONS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1991, 1996, 2001 AND 2006
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

On Saturday, October 15th, Saint Ignatius welcomed back over 300 alumni and their guests for the 2016 Fall Reunions. The evening began with school tours followed by the Reunion Mass at Holy Family Church where several alumni were honored with awards. CLICK HERE to view the Award Recipient Program Book.

After Mass, the attendees gathered for cocktails, hors-d'oeuvres and dinner. The Class of 1971 gathered in the Grand Gallery and Brunswick Room on the 4th floor, the Class of 1976 gathered in the Library, the Class of 1981 gathered in Tully Hall South and the Class of 1986 gathered in Tully Hall North. 

We would also like to thank all who contributed to their Class Endowment in honor of the reunion. Reunion gifts are an important piece in preserving and fostering the quality of education at Saint Ignatius while also ensuring that students from all walks of life have the opportunity to experience a high-quality, Catholic, Jesuit education. The Fall Reunion classes worked hard to build their class endowments and we thank all who participated. 

 

SPring reunions for the classes of 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006
Saturday, APril 16th, 2016 

On Saturday, April 16th, nearly 600 members from the Spring Reunion Classes of 1991 (25th), 1996 (20th), 2001 (15th) and 2006 (10th), and their guests, attended their respective class reunions at Saint Ignatius.

The evening began with school tours followed by the reunion Mass, celebrated by Rev. Brian Paulson, S.J. former president of Saint Ignatius and current provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus.  After Mass, an award ceremony was held to honor members of the four classes. CLICK HERE to read the award recipient biographies.

The Class of 1991 enjoyed cocktails and dinner in Tully Hall North, the Class of 1991 was in Tully Hall South, the Class of 2001 was in the Grand Gallery and Brunswick Room and the Class of 2006 was in the Library. A great time was had by all! CLICK HERE to view the photo gallery from the reunion.

The Class of 1991 broke the attendance record for a 25th reunion with 190 alumni and guests in attendance and also reached an outstanding 42% class giving rate! Thank you to all alumni and their spouses/guests for their generous support!

Also a special thanks to all of the Spring Reunion committee members for their great work in helping to organize the class reunions.

 

FAll REUNIONS for the classes of 1970, 1975, 1980 and 1985
Saturday, October 17th, 2015 

On Saturday, October 17th, Saint Ignatius welcomed over 230 members from the Classes of 1970, 1975, 1980 and 1985 back to campus for their 45th, 40th, 35th and 30th reunions. The reunion evening began with school tours provided by National Honor Society students and Development staff members. At 5pm, the reunion Mass was celebrated by school President, Fr. Michael Caruso, S.J. at Holy Family Church.

After Mass, an awards ceremony was held where Dr. Donald J. Kash '75 was presented with The Alumni Award for Excellence in Medicine and Mr. Tom H. Luetkemeyer '75 was presented with The Alumni Award for Excellence in Law.

The following were presented with Alumni Medals: Judge William S. Boyd '70, Mr. Thomas R. Cellitti '70, Mr. Michael J. Goldrick '70, Mr. Robert A. Murphy '70, Mr. Chris J. Schuba '70Mr. John R. Miya '80, Mr. Laurence J. Msall '80, Mr. Gregory J. Simon '80, Mr. Michael M. Tannen '80, Dr. Matthew G. Troy '80, Mr. Anthony F. Yelacic, Jr. '80, Mrs. Jan Botica Zekich '85, Mr. Roland W. Burris, II '85, Ms. Megan Doherty '85, Dr. Deborah Garvey '85, Mr. John L. Goldrick '85, Dr. Joyce M. Kocher '85, Mr. John S. LaMantia '85, Mr. Joseph McInerney '85, Mrs. Kara Burke McNamara '85, Mrs. Alicia R. Menchaca de Cerda '85, Ms. Maria Simon '85, Ms. Courtney A. Thompson '85. CLICK HERE to view the award recipient biographies. 

The Class of 1970 gathered in the Gabriel and Rena Foglia Library, the Class of 1975 gathered in the Grand Gallery/Brunswick Room, the Class of 1980 gathered in Tully Hall South and the Class of 1985 gathered in Tully Hall North. A great time was had by all. We thank all of those who attended and also thank the reunion committees for their time and efforts!

1970 45th REUNION PHOTO    1975 40th REUNION PHOTO  1980 35th REUNION PHOTO  1985 30th REUNION PHOTO

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OTHER PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

 

 Class of 1965 50th Reunion
Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th, 2015

On Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th over 80 members from the Class of 1965 gathered at Saint Ignatius to celebrate their 50th Reunion. On Friday night, a stag reception was held in the McLaughlin Room and the post reunion party continued on at the Fornelli ’51 Alumni Lounge. The class took a photo in the McLaughlin Theater after dinner.

1965 Friday Night

 

On Saturday morning, a '65 cross-country meet was held at Grant Park followed by a touch football game at the UIC field. Saturday evening began with school tours provided by National Honor Society students and development office staff and was followed by the 50th Reunion Mass, celebrated by Fr. Lukas Laniauskas, S.J. After Mass, the class took a photo in the library (left) and then gathered in Tully Hall for the reception. During dinner, a brief program was led by Dan Walsh ’65. Gene O’Malley ’65 then recognized and honored all military veterans from the class. A videographer was present to capture all of the special memories shared over the reunion weekend. We thank the 1965 50th Reunion committee for their efforts and dedication to making the reunion a great success!

1965 Saturday Night

 

 SPRING REUNIONS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005
Saturday, April 18th, 2015

On Saturday, April 18th, Saint Ignatius welcomed over 500 members from the Classes of 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005 back to campus for their 25th, 20th, 15th and 10th reunions. The reunion began with school tours provided by National Honor Society students and Development staff members. At 5pm, the reunion Mass was celebrated by school President, Fr. Michael Caruso, S.J. at Holy Family Church.

After Mass, an awards ceremony was held. The following were presented with an Alumni Medal: Dr. Kathryn Baal '90, Mr. Matt Basil '90, Mrs. Amanda Pustay Basil '90, Mr. William Daley '90, Mr. Geoffrey Hammond '90, Mr. Ronny Mark '90, Mr. Richard Moran '90, Mr. Mark Ptacek '90, Mrs. Patricia Gilroy Ptacek '90, Mr. Sean Walsh '90, Mr. Patrick Abraham '95, Ms. Catherine Cassidy '95, Mr. Donald Courtright '95, Mrs. Kelly Muldoon Graham '95, Ms. Maria Lefkow Sorensen '95, Dr. Michael Pacold '95, Ms. Martha Pacold '95, Mrs. Sarah Gonzales Ryan '95 , Ms. Sarah Noonan '00, Ms. Bridget Coyne '05, Mr. Luke Haller '05, Mr. Samuel Jackson, III '05, Ms. Caitlyn Jones '05, Mr. Parker Pearson '05 and Mr. Thomas Tully '05 Please CLICK HERE to read their biographies.

Thank you to the Spring Reunion committee members for their great work leading up to the reunion. A great time was had by all. CLICK HERE to view photos from the evening.

 4th Annual Business Society Luncheon
Friday, november 14th, 2014

On Friday, November 14th, over 250 alumni, parents of alumni and friends of the school gathered at the Union League Club of Chicago for the 4th Annual Business Society Luncheon. The luncheon was another great success, bringing together those from the Saint Ignatius community who are involved in the field of business. The school honored 2 individuals and 1 business for their accomplishments in the field and dedication to Saint Ignatius College Prep. We send our most sincere thanks to our guests and sponsors.

AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Mr. Willard S. Evans, Jr. ’73- The Alumni Award for Excellence in Business

Mr. Thomas R. Donovan- The Award for Excellence in Business-Chicagoland

Mario’s Italian Lemonade- The Presidential Award for Distinguished Neighborhood Business Partner

CORPORATE TABLE SPONSORS:

Chicago Grammar School (Mr. Phillip D. Jackson II), J.F. McKinney & Associates (Mr. John F. McKinney ’64), Merrill Lynch (Mr. Sean M. Jucas ’99), Heneghan Wrecking (Mr. Patrick Heneghan), Kaizen Inc. (Mr. John A. Doerrer), Quantam Crossings, LLC (Mr. Thomas R. Donovan) andStarshak Winzenburg (Mr. Joseph B. Starshak ’63).

CLICK HERE to view the biographies of the award recipients.

CLICK HERE to view photos from the event.

CLICK HERE to view the Business Society webpage on the Wolves Den.


Fall Reunions for the Classes of 1969, 1974, 1979 and 1984
 Saturday, OCtober 18, 2014

On Saturday, October 18th, 2014, Saint Ignatius College Prep welcomed back over 230 alumni and their guests to the Fall Reunions for the Classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, and 1984. The reunion celebration began with school tours given by National Honor Society students and Development staff members followed by the Reunion Mass, celebrated by Fr. Michael Caruso, S.J. at Holy Family Church. After Mass, the awards ceremony was held where Mr. James Lynch ’69 was presented with the Alumni Award for Excellence in Law. In addition, the following alumni were honored with an Alumni Medal: Mr. Adrian M. Goetz '74, Mr. Kevin F. Heraty '74, Mr. Gregory E. Kulis ’74, Mr. Peter G. Connelly '79, Mr. Michael F. Cronin '79, Mr. Thomas B. Egan '79, Mr. Joseph F. Kilroy '79, Mr. Michael J. Puffer '79, Mr. Donald E. Wilbon '79, Ms. Kelly McGuire Burke '84, Mrs. Elizabeth Gallagher Coolidge '84 and Mrs. Kelly Whealan George '84. CLICK HERE TO READ THE AWARD RECIPIENT BIOGRAPHIES 

After Mass and the awards ceremony, each class gathered in their respective locations for cocktails and dinner. The Class of 1969 gathered in the Grand Gallery and Brunswick Room, the Class of 1974 gathered in the Gabriel and Rena Foglia Library, the Class of 1979 gathered in Tully Dining Hall South and the Class of 1984 gathered in Tully Dining Hall North. CLICK HERE to see photos. 

CLASS OF 1964 - 50TH REUNION
september 12 and 13, 2014

On Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th, the Class of 1964 gathered to celebrate their 50th reunion. On Friday evening, with over 45 alumni in attendance, the reunion committee hosted a BBQ in the McLaughlin Room at Saint Ignatius. On Saturday evening, the class and their spouses gathered back at Saint Ignatius for the reunion Mass and dinner. The evening began with school tours provided by National Honor Society students and development office staff followed by the 50th Reunion Mass, celebrated by Fr. George Lane, S.J., who taught the Class of 1964. Immediately following Mass, the following alumni were honored with an award:

2014 Award Recipients

The Alumni Award for Excellence in Business
Mr. John C. Erb ‘64, Mr. John F. McKinney ‘64, Mr. Joseph M. Shrader ‘64 and Mr. Matthew M. Walsh, Jr. ‘64

The Alumni Award for Excellence in Education
Mr. John J. Balaban ‘64

The Alumni Award for Excellence in Law
Hon. Thomas J. Lipscomb ‘64

The Alumni Medal
Hon. Russell W. Hartigan ‘64, Hon. William Haddad ‘64 and Mr. Robert C. Siegel ‘64

CLICK HERE to view the award recipient biographies.

The Class of 1964 then enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Tully Dining Hall and heard a recorded video message from Frank Raispis ’45 during dinner. A videographer attended the reunion to capture all of the special memories shared on the microphone after dinner. We thank the 1964 50th Reunion committee for their efforts and dedication to making the reunion a great success!

1964 50th Reunion Committee: John Balaban '64, Pat Degnan '64, John Erb '64, Hon. William Haddad '64, Hon. Russell Hartigan '64, James Marren '64, John McKinney '64, Christopher Ohlinger '64, John Reilly, EdD '64, Joseph Shrader '64 and Matthew Walsh, Jr. '64.

 

CLASS OF 1954 60th Reunion
August 24, 2014

Thank you to all who attended the Class of 1954 60th Reunion on Sunday, August 24th at Saint Ignatius. For those of you who were unable to make the reunion, you were truly missed! Please see below for a short recap of the day.

 On Sunday, August 24th, the Class of 1954 gathered at Saint Ignatius College Prep to celebrate their 60th reunion. The day began with tours of the school at 2pm followed by the Reunion Mass at 3pm. Fr. Arimond, S.J., former President and current Alumni Chaplain, celebrated the Mass. We also welcomed Claire Reardon ’15 as the Mass cantor and Vasyl Ilchyshyn ’12 as the Mass pianist. It was wonderful to include these younger Ignatians in the reunion celebration. After Mass, the group gathered for a class photo. Some of the class members who were not present for the photo but later arrived at the reunion, were “added” to the photo (below). The group enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Grand Gallery and later sat down for dinner in the Brunswick Room. Ed Evert ’57, a member of the development team at Saint Ignatius, welcomed the group at dinner and offered a prayer. We then played a video message recorded by Salvador Sandoval ’15, the tuition assistance recipient of the Class of 1954 Endowment. Jerry Broadhurst ’54, the force behind this reunion, offered his kind words to the class during dinner.

                                                                                                                                           

 

Spring REUNIONS For the classes of 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004
April 4th, 2014

On Saturday, April 4th, 2014, the Spring Reunions for the Classes of 1989, 1994, 1994 and 2004 were held here at Saint Ignatius. The evening began with school tours, followed by the reunion Mass at Holy Family Church, celebrated by Rev. Michael P. Caruso, S.J. The class of 1989 gathered in the Grand Gallery and Brunswick Room on the 4th Floor, the class of 1994 gathered in the Library, the class of 1999 gathered in Tully Dining Hall South and the class of 2004 gathered in Tully Dining Hall North. Over 450 alumni and their guests attended the reunion. The following alumni were presented with an award immediately after the reunion Mass:

The Alumni Award for Excellence in Business was presented to: 
Mr. Peter T. Boodell '89, Mr. Patrick J. Nash, Jr. '89, Ms. Katie C. O'Reilly '89 & Mr. John A. Ward '89. Peter Boodell and Patrick Nash were unable to attend the reunion but humbly accepted their awards from afar.

 Alumni Medals were presented to:

1989: Mr. Marc A. Dumas, Mr. Matthew J. Hynes, Mr. Ryan J. McQueeney & Mr. Thomas M. Pikarski

1994: Mr. Robert J. D'Arco, Mrs. Erin Walsh Gibbons, Ms. Dawn Hasbrouck Johnson, Ms. Amy E. Moran, Mr. Andrew F. O'Neill, Mr. Daniel G. Ray & Ms. Amy Fitzgerald

1999: Mrs. Cecilia O'Keefe Bylina, Mr. Steven M. Bylina, III, Mrs. Lauren Luzzi Doig, Mr. James P. Durkin, Mr. Daniel T. Gibbons &Mrs. Kathleen Coyne Prause

2004: Mrs. Kathleen Cummings Folkrod & Ms. Maureen E. Lonergan

Please click below for the award recipient biographies.

1989     1994      

1999      2004

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the reunion planning committees for all of your work in making the event a great success!

1989 25th Reunion Class Photo

1989


 

Fall REunions for the classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, & 1983
oCTOBER 19TH, 2013

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, Saint Ignatius College Prep welcomed over 230 Alumni and their guests to the 2013 Fall Reunions for the Classes of 1968, 1973, 1978 and 1983. The evening began with school tours followed by Mass in the McLaughlin Theater, celebrated by Fr. Michael P. Caruso, S.J. and concelebrated by Fr. James Arimond, S.J., and Deacon James Norman ’78. Following mass, several alumni were honored with Alumni Medals and Awards for Excellence. Please see below for a list of award recipients and click on each class to read their bios. We thank all who attended, especially the reunion committee members who helped to make this a memorable and special celebration. 

2013 Fall Reunion Award Recipients
Alumni Medals:

1968: Mr. William K. Hawkinson & Mr. John C. McCarthy 

1973: Mr. Patrick M. Cummings '& Dr. Robert J. Kash 

1978: Mr. Francis X. Burns , Justice Mathias W. Delort , Mr. Eric T. Jakubowski , Mr. Brion S. Johnson , Mr. James E. Norman, Jr. '& Mr. John A. Simon 

1983: Dr. Mary McNicholas Sheridan  & Mr. Ki D. Ingersol 

Alumni Awards for Excellence

Mr. Matthew J. Botica '68 (in Law)
Mr. Daniel A. Silvestri '68 (in Business)

Mr. Luis P. Nieto, Jr. '73 (in Business)

Mrs. Cecilia Hynes Griffin '83 (in Law)

50th REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF 1963:
SEPTEMBER 13th and 14th, 2013



Members from the class of 1963 attended their 50th Anniversary Reunion on September 13th and 14th. The reunion weekend began with a Friday night cocktail reception at the University Club of Chicago, hosted by the 1963 Reunion Committee. Over 60 members of the class and their spouses gathered for the reception where a great time was had by all.

On Saturday, September 14th, over 120 alumni and their spouses gathered at Saint Ignatius to continue celebrating their reunion. The evening began with school tours given by the Development staff and current Ignatius students who belong to the National Honors Society. Members from the Class of 1963 had a great time reminiscing through the buildings and hallways of Saint Ignatius. 

The 50th reunion mass was celebrated by Rev. Michael P. Caruso, S.J. and concelebrated by Rev. George A. Lane, S.J. and Rev. James Arimond, S.J. Mass was held in the North Dining hall. After mass, John Chandler and Rev. Michael Caruso, S.J. led the award ceremony to honor members from the class of 1963. The following awards were presented:

The Alumni Award for Excellence in Business

Mr. Gerald E. Noonan & Mr. Richard G. Starmann 

The Alumni Medal

Mr. N. Bruce Callow, Mr. Joseph N. Hosteny, III, Mr. Peter B. Kain, Mr. Lawrence T. O’Brien and Dr. George S. Procyk. 

Please CLICK HERE to read the full biographies of the award recipients

Richard Starmann and N. Bruce Callow were regrettably unable to attend but were both honored to accept their respective awards from afar. 

Later in the evening, the class gathered for dinner in the South Dining Hall. The 1963 Reunion Committee prepared a “Sounds of 1963” CD featuring the top hits from each month during their senior year at Saint Ignatius. This CD was played throughout the evening and distributed to each attendee as a favor. Thank you to all the members of the class who attended and also to the Class of 1963 Reunion Committee for their great work on making the 50th reunion a great success!

 

SPRING REUNIONS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1988, 1993, 1998, & 2003
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013


On Saturday, April 13th, 2013, Saint Ignatius welcomed over 550 Alumni and their guests to the 2013 Spring Reunions for the Classes of 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2003!  This exciting evening began with mass in Holy Family Church, celebrated by Fr. Michael P. Caruso, S.J. Following mass, several alumni were honored with Alumni Medals and Awards for Excellence. Please see below for a list of award recipients and their biographies. We thank all who attended, especially the reunion committee members who helped to make this a memorable and special celebration. 

2013 Spring Reunion Award Recipients

2003
Dr. Caitlin Dore, Mr. Thomas Goldrick, Miss Christine Kudia, Mr. James Turitto 

1998    
Alumni Medals
Mr. Brian Babinski, Mr. Charles Doerr, Mr. John George , Mr. Kevin Kennedy, Mrs. Marion Church Kennedy &Mrs. Claire Anderson O'Neill 

Awards for Excellence
Dr. Michelangelo D'Agostino- Award for Excellence in Science
Mr. Timothy C. Swindle- Award for Excellence in Business

1993  
Alumni Medals
Mr. Peter Hickey, Mr. Michael Lombardo, Mr. Luke Molloy, Ms. Megan Driscoll Trolley, Mrs. Beth Middendorf Vlerick 

1988 
Alumni Medals
Mr. Patrick Allen, Mr. Eugene Callahan, Mr. Patrick Chovanec & Mr. Torrence Moore

Awards for Excellence
Ms. Sheri Barker Hawkins- The Award for Excellence in Banking and Finance
Ms. Patricia Geraghty- The Award for Excellence in Marketing & Public Relations
Dr. Maciej Lesniak- The Award for Excellence in Medicine
Dr. John Moroney- The Award for Excellence in Medicine

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