Loyola welcomes Class of 2019

Jamal Melancon

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At the fall 2015 New Student Convocation on Aug. 21, University President the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J. embraced the class of 2019 and their generation’s quality of digital nativity.

He encouraged the new students to be involved on campus and develop a sense of community through the Jesuit value of magis, which means “to do more.”

“Sixty percent of generation z want jobs that have an impact,” Wildes said. “People and ideas make a difference.”

Courtney Williams, associate director of Student Involvement, spoke of how New Student Convocation is one of the many traditions at Loyola.

“It really is a special Loyola tradition for all of us, and it’s a time to come together,” Williams said. “It really is our jump start for the year.”

David Austin Dupart, political science freshman, said that he’s excited to be a part of the Wolf Pack, and that it was Loyola’s campus tour that made him choose the school.

Kate Blasco, mass communication freshman, said she chose the university for opportunities in jobs and internships in journalism and is excited to learn collegiate time management skills.

Wildes left the class of 2019 with words for success by priest Pedro Arrupe: “Fall in, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”

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