Prep Nation Gatherings

Communion Breakfast

Alumni/Father-Son Communion Breakfast

Inspired Speech by Loyola Chicago President, Dr. Reed ’92 ,and Award Presented to Beloved Former Teacher, Ms. Brown

Prep President John Marinacci (center) with honorees at the annual Alumni/Father-Son Communion Breakfast: (l-r) Thomas Dierkes ’25, Barbara Brown, Marinacci, Dr. Mark Reed ’92, Ryan Selden-Lyde ’24

The Prep welcomed alumni to join current fathers and sons for the annual Communion Breakfast. Dr. Mark Reed 92, President of Loyola University of Chicago, was the keynote speaker and talked about his experiences at the Prep as a student, a member of the Alumni Service Corps, and as a Trustee, including a three-year term as Chair and how the Prep instilled Ignatian values that he carries to this day.

In addition, longtime and beloved science teacher Barbara Brown received the Rev. Charles A. Schnorr, S.J. Service Award in recognition of her many years of service to the Prep. Many of her colleagues, including former Science Teacher John Milewski, attended to honor Ms. Brown.

Student awards were presented to Ryan Selden-Lyde ’24 (Sauter Award) and Thomas Dierkes ’25 (Men for Others Award).

Earth Day

Earth Day Town Hall on Sustainability

The Prep held a public forum on sustainability to commemorate Earth Day. Over 60 students participated due to their ongoing involvement in ecologically-centered initiatives at our school. The goal was to craft tangible/concrete and achievable action items for our school community. Along with small group collaboration, we welcomed Cristina Schulingkamp, Senior Environmental Engineer for the Regional office of the EPA, and Nicholas Napolitano, Justice and Ecology specialist for the Jesuit East Province. Fr. John Abubakar, OSA, Chief Sustainability Officer at Villanova University, was also in attendance to give out certificates to students who participated in the sustainability implementation workshop at the university in December.

That week, our community also celebrated Mass in honor of Mother Mary and Mother Earth. After Mass, students spread seeds in the lawn.

Meet the A4

Black and Latino Culture Club Hosts Event with Alumni of Color Mentors

As part of Black History Month, the Prep hosted “Meet the A4,” to highlight alumni of color who serve as mentors to our students. The panel was moderated by members of the Black and Latino Culture Club (BLCC) and featured (l-r in posed photo) Daryl Lloyd 03, Bob Jones 72, HL Ratliff 78, Wadell Ridley 77, and Anthony Twyman 79.