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Congratulations to Susie Vollenweider, MPS ’19, for receiving the Loyola Institute for Ministry Scholar Award! 

The Loyola Institute for Ministry Scholar Award recognizes excellence in Scholarship, Leadership and Service in a graduate from the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

Brandy Burgess, who graduated with her Master of Religious Education degree in 2019, will be putting her degree to work as she embraces two new positions. Brandy was hired as the Education Technology Specialist for Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, NV. As Ed Tech, she will be facilitating the school’s 1:1 transition. Beginning with the freshman class, students will engage with class materials via their own personal device. An eventual goal is to offer courses for students online.

Dr. Melissa LeBrun published her children's book, "Caleb and Mr. Billy BandAid Go For A Check-up." Dr. LeBrun is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, and a Loyola University New Orleans Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner alumna. All proceeds from her book sales are going back to local children's hospitals.

The book can be found on Amazon here

Sarah Hollows presented her research Toward an Intersectional Liberation Praxis: Collective Possibilities for Healing Through Legacies of Historical Trauma.

Kathryn Pennings presented her research on Healing Toxic Masculinity.

Rachel Van Kirk presented her research on Theoretical Orientation and Self-Efficacy in Counseling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.

Xander Waites presented his research on Toxic Masculinity, Rape Myths, and Male Adult Sexual Assault.

Nikki Piazza presented her research on Modernizing Sex and Drug Education.

Dylan Kolesa presented his research on Discrimination and Victimization of Transgender Women: Implications for Counseling and Research.

Hannah Makant presented her research on Play Therapy in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


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