What does it mean to be Jesuit educated?

Students, alumni, parents, faculty, and members of the Loyola community share their experiences

By Magazine Staff  |  Illustration by Mikey Burton

The Society of Jesus founded schools that would focus on intellectual rigor, a constant challenge to improve, a commitment to service and looking beyond oneself, and a conviction that students could work to create a more just world.

What does it mean to teach and study at a Jesuit university—and how do graduates carry that education with them long into the future?

Loyola magazine invited members of the Loyola University Maryland community to share their thoughts on how they benefited from a Jesuit education and how they continue to see it shape their lives.

“Grains of Sand” – Michelle Betton, ’05

“A Certain Vision” – Rev. John Conley, S.J.

“Bright Wings” – Frank Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy

“To Be Ignited” – Robert Darragh, parent

“Taking Time to Better Someone’s Life” – Brian De Sena, 10

“Such Wonderful Gifts” – Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D., M.A. 85, professor of Pastoral Counseling and psychology

“Wholly Affected” – Brigid Darragh Hamilton, 06

“Driving Meaningful Change” – Nick Hamilton, 06

“Directing Our Energy and Attention to God” – Daniel Healy, 05

“The Opportunity to Become Something More” – Bill Heiser, 95, M.Ed. 97

“Called to Be a Greyhound” – Nora Kearney, 13

“Authentically Living My Faith” – Christine Manlove, 75, M.S. 76

“Learning to Look at the World Differently” – Kelly Mueller, 18

“Surrounded by Heroes” – Steven Pomplon, 06

“Finding Her Stride” – Jacklyn Truncellito Range, 05

“We Are Called” – Elizabeth Radday, Ed.D., 01

“College trains you for the real world” – Jerrod Ridgway, ’15

What does Jesuit education mean to you? Loyola magazine welcomes your contribution as well at magazine@loyola.edu.

Learn more about Loyola University Maryland’s Jesuit mission, values, and history.

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