Graduating Greyhounds 2015: Joseph Cahalan

By Brigid Hamilton  |  Photos courtesy of Loyola Athletics

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Joseph Cahalan


Baltimore, Maryland



Campus involvement

Loyola Greyhounds Men’s Varsity Soccer, Green and Grey Society, Sellinger Scholars Program, Honors Program, Club Badminton

Plans after graduation

I will be working in the financial services industry in Baltimore.

How I chose my path

In choosing a college, I knew I wanted to go somewhere to play soccer, that had a good business school, and that was in Baltimore. Loyola fit all of those criteria and it has been an amazing choice.

I have absolutely loved my four years here.

Favorite Loyola memory

I lived in Newman Towers my junior year with seven of my really good friends. Honestly, the whole year was incredible because we had a huge common room where there was always someone to hang out with. We had everything in that room, from a ping pong table to two big screen TV’s with a game system hooked up to each. We all had a great time, and it was just a really cool experience that I probably will not have again.

The professor who had the biggest impact on me and why

I had so many great professors at Loyola, and many of them had huge impacts on me: Dr. Mark Johnson, Dr. Peter Lorenzi, Dr. J.P. Krahel, Father Joseph Rossi, and Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy are a few.

But the professor who had probably the biggest impact on me was Dr. Roger Kashlak. He taught me International Business in my sophomore year and always went out of his way to say hello and chat with me. He does this for all of his students. He just genuinely cares about how you are doing and offers up any help that you might need.

It was a joy to have him as a professor and a friend.

My strong truth/how the Jesuit college experience shaped me

Making ethical choices is drilled into Loyola students from day one. The constant acknowledgement of doing what is right instead of what is easy or more profitable is a strength of a Jesuit education. I think in other situations, the ethical choice may not always be stressed in examinations or in class as it is at Loyola. I will have this as I move forward after Loyola.

Shout outs to…

My parents, Joyce and Jack, who made this wonderful experience possible. I couldn’t ask for a better mom and dad.

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