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Rambler Rally Media Mixer: Celebrating Community and Philanthropy at Loyola University Chicago

By Andrea Vargas


The School of Communication recently hosted a Rambler Rally Media Mixer, making a significant contribution to Loyola University Chicago's annual Rambler Rally fundraising campaign.

This gathering united alumni, faculty, staff, and both undergraduate and graduate students in support of an important cause: raising money to support Loyola students.

The event showcased Loyola's dynamic community and spirit of collaboration, while also spotlighting the impressive achievements of our student media organizations such as WLUW, Rambler Sports Locker, and Loyola Phoenix.

"As a multimedia journalism major and member of the Rambler Sports Locker, this school has played host to some of the most significant events in my academic and early professional life,” said Natalie King sophomore and Rambler Sports Locker reporter. “Covering the Atlantic Ten Championship in New York has acted as a platform for achievement. This mixer is our opportunity to ensure that future students continue to benefit from these valuable experiences, so it is more than just an event; it is a bridge to the future." The Convergence Studio was filled with energy as Loyola's alumni gathered to share their stories, accomplishments, and most treasured memories. The event was distinguished by a profound sense of community and a unified purpose: to champion and propagate the culture and mission of Loyola.

"Students at the School of Communication run WLUW 88.7 FM, a fantastic radio station that is completely independent of any company. This outstanding work by our fellow journalists is just one more reason to continue supporting these events that remind us how wonderful it is to be a Rambler," said alumni David Giron.

“Events like this are crucial to creating a strong sense of community at our educational institution. They give us a critical time to unwind, reconnect, and express our appreciation to everyone who contributes to our school. We always appreciate the opportunity to reconnect and reunite with those who may have moved away but remain a vital part of our community.” said Professor Lee Hood.

The event unfolded as a captivating tapestry of stories shared by our alumni, who offered not just their memories but also valuable experiences and ideas. Their insights served as a bridge to our illustrious past and illuminated the path ahead.

The impressive attendance at the event underscored the pivotal role of student media outlets, including the Phoenix newspaper, Rambler Sports Locker, and WLUW Radio Station, in enriching our students' educational experiences.

"Extracurricular organizations like these aren't just fun; they help students learn useful skills that they can use in the real world. I am hopeful and excited about the future of our students because I see so much support and enthusiasm here today. The donations reflect the community's belief in the importance of hands-on learning." said SOC Interim Dean Elizabeth Coffman.