Joe Wakelee-Lynch

Joe Wakelee-Lynch

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Letter From Brooklyn

DEAR LMU Who would have thought I’d leave sunny California and LMU’s amazing view from the bluff for the fast-paced life of New York! After graduation, I headed east to pursue a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University….

Help Us Write a New LMU Alma Mater

Students rally the men’s soccer team at a match last season, when LMU finished with an invitation to the NCAA tournament. LMU’s Alma Mater, “Hail Crimson Blue,” was written in 1938 by John T. Boudreau, a composer and band leader…

Dispatches: Summer 2010

1944 Byron Dillon [SciEng], after graduating in 1944, received a degree in dentistry from USC School of Dentistry in 1949. He served in World War II and was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Argentina and Newfoundland….

Equal Opportunity Offender

Mike Smith is a self-proclaimed “geeky artist.” He’s been drawing since childhood, and when he found his old sketchbooks in his mother’s garage, they proved that he was opinionated even as a boy. But his career as an editorial cartoonist…

Conversation: Paul Zeleza

Paul Zeleza is dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at LMU. He has taught at universities in Canada, Jamaica, Kenya and the United States. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Malawi, a master’s degree from…

Breaking Bread Together

Joseph A. Sullivan, S.J., (front, third from left) hosted a dinner with Hollywood leaders as part of his campaign to move Loyola to Westchester. In the late ’20s, Hollywood was under fire from Catholics for making immoral movies. Film moguls…

A New Plan for the Life Sciences

Today’s science education requires modern laboratories, as well as collaborative research and learning facilities that provide contemporary technological capabilities and encourage interdisciplinary research. That’s why the “Right Place. Right Time. The Campaign for LMU” is focused on raising $75 million…

A Heritage of Coffee and Education

In 1963, the Gaviña family were Cuban émigrés and new to California. They had fled their homeland’s revolution and left behind a coffee growing and roasting enterprise. Then an opportunity presented itself: They bought a coffee roaster for $500. Today,…

A Conversation With Greg Mortenson

Greg Mortenson has been building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, emphasizing education for girls, since 1993. His first book, “Three Cups of Tea,” tells the story of how he began that work. Mortenson also is the co-founder and executive director…

Gigi Pascual ’05

Gigi Pascual, who studied business at LMU, launched The Buttermilk Truck, her gourmet food truck, in November 2009. Almost all of her menu items — pastries and other breakfast items — feature buttermilk as an ingredient. She was interviewed by LMU Magazine Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch. (Chase Gigi’s truck at; follow her on Twitter @buttermilktruck. You can also find the Buttermilk Truck at the Abbot Kinney First Friday event most months, unless it has been hired for a private engagement.)