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Alumnus Kevin Fitzpatrick, M.P.S., recently wrote an article that was published in The Clarion Herald newspaper. In it, he reflects on his friend, a Marionist Brother, and how he lived his life in a way that reflects the sustaining power of the Eucharist. Read the article»

Kevin is the director of the Office of Justice and Peace, a ministry of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Dr. Gilstrap has been an admired and dedicated professor at the department since 2020. Recently she has attained various achievements in the counseling profession. Gilstrap, LCCE clinical supervisor, published an article "Treating Mood Disorders and Suicidality in Children: Enhancing Protective Factors Through Play"  in the Sept 22 issue of Play Therapy Magazine.

She was selected as Board Member for Wellness Project New Orleans, a mental health and wellness worker-directed nonprofit and collective in New Orleans.

Becky Eldredge, MPS, recently launched Ignatian Ministries with her friend Kathy Powell and their team. Growing out of their on-demand retreats, the goal of Ignatian Ministries is "accompaniment, walking together and equipping people with the Ignatian tools to renew the heart of the church, its people." It offers community virtual retreats, professional development opportunities, live in-person retreats, and self-paced retreats. Learn more»

Dr. Karen Macey-Stewart published a paper, K. V., & Louie, K. (2023) Using an invidual pain manamgnet plan for African American adults with sickle cell disease in the Journal of the American Assoication of Nurse Practitioners


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Congratulations to our recent Youngstown LIMEX graduates and their facilitator Terry Murphy! At the College of Nursing and Health Awards Ceremony in May, the Youngstown LIMEX learning group received the Loyola Institute for Ministry Kairos Award, given collectively to a LIM or LIM extension class that has demonstrated LIM's core values of  academic excellence and collaboration for ministry.

Loyola Center for Counseling and Education (LCCE) will be the recipient of a 2.5 million dollar grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of HRSA.


With support from this grant, the LCCE aims to improve outcomes for children from birth to 12 years of age by developing, maintaining, and enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. Providing services to this target population will be addressing a significant need in the community. 


Dr. LeAnne Steen recently held a continuing education (CE) entitled “Expressive Play Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: Drama, Movement, Art” on June 9th, 2023. 

Meaghan McCarthy Silver, MS, MPS, was spotlighted in Saint Joseph Academy's "25 under 35." In her role as Pastoral Minister at St. Mark Catholic Church, she works closely with other parish staff to run the RCIA program for adults coming into the Catholic faith, oversees the sacramental preparation of children, volunteers with the Youth Group, coordinates seasonal programs such as the Advent Reflection, and organizes other opportunities for parishioners like young adult trivia nights.


On May 11, 2023, the faculty and graduates of the Loyola Institute for Ministry met virtually with colleagues from the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) to discuss their shared work in promoting small Christian communities (SCCs) and synodality.

Dr. Emily Jendzejec reviewed Daniel Hendrickson's Jesuit Higher Education in a Secular Age: A Response to Charles Taylor and the Crisis of Fullness. Hendrickson's book is published by Georgetown University Press (2023); the press's website describes its focus:


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