Loyola University Chicago

Target New Transitions

Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions

Current and Former TNT Coach are Presidential Medallion Winners!


 TNT is excited to have Miriam Pierce, a current Academic Coach and James Naughton, a former Academic Coach among this year’s Presidential Medallion winners!

The President's Medallion at Loyola is awarded annually to the university’s most outstanding students. President's Medallion recipients are students who excel not only in the classroom, but also in the world, and are dedicated to helping those around them.


TNT Coach wins Cura Apostolica Award

TNT Coach wins Cura Apostolica Award

Mervin accepting the Cura Apostolica Award during Loyola's Weekend of Excellence.

Congratulations to Academic Coach Mervin Dino, who recently won Loyola‘s Cura Apostolica Award!

Awarded by Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning, the Cura Apostolica Award recognizes an individual who devotes him or herself to taking care of and preserving the institution. The recipient of this award is a student who demonstrates considerable care in his or her work and its development. Mervin Dino embodies just this. An Academic Coach for multiple years, Mervin is known for his positive attitude and his commitment to supporting Target New Transitions. Mervin tirelessly devotes time and energy to support TNT on an individual and a programmatic level.

As Curie High School’s Site Coordinator describes Mervin, “I have never met someone so dedicated to bettering their work for the purpose of bettering the community they are working in,” listing the extra tasks he takes on for TNT, including recruitment, translating materials into Spanish, and leading our Coach Leadership team.

We congratulate Mervin and thank him for all of his amazing TNT work!