Shield of Loyola

The Shield of Loyola, the University’s most prestigious honor, is awarded annually to a distinguished alumnus or alumna who has had remarkable success in his or her profession, whose life reflects the values of St. Ignatius Loyola, and who has demonstrated unparalleled loyalty to Saint Joseph’s University. It is presented at the annual Alumni Gala.

The recipient of the 2013 Shield of Loyola, Robert T. Healey, Sr. '51 is a member of the SJU Magis and Barbelin Societies and was involved in international relations, debate and intramural clubs, as well as the Interracial Justice Commission, as an undergraduate.  A practicing attorney for 25 years and 1998 recipient of the SJU Law Alumni Chapter's Gem Award for exemplary servant leadership, Healey co-founded Viking Yacht Company in 1964 with his older brother, Bill Healey '51.

Proceeds from the Alumni Gala support our students through the Shield of Loyola Scholarship Fund. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please call Georgette Hamaty at 610-660-3286 or email ghamaty@sju.edu.


Shield of Loyola Recipients

 2013 Robert T. Healey, Sr. '51
2012 Michael J. Hagan ’85
2011 Brian Duperreault ’69 
2010 The Honorable Michael A. O'Pake ’61, Esq. +
2009 James J. Maguire ’58
2008 Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D ’63 
2007 Mary Lou Finlayson Quinlan ’75
2006 John R. Post ’60
2005 Francis J. Erbrick ’61
2004 J. Eustace Wolfington ’56
2003 Consul William D. Warren K.C.H.S ’50
2002 Hon. Joseph M. Nardi Jr. ’53 +
2001 Brother Rick Curry, S.J. ’68
2000 Edward F. McCauley ’61
1999 Sr. Mary K. Scullion, RSM ’76
1998 Michael J. Morris ’56
1997 John P. Cardinal Foley ’57 +
1996 James C. McGroddy, Ph.D. ’58
1995 Henry A. Quinn ’56 +
1994 Bernard J. Morgan ’57
1993 Hon. William T. Cahill ’33 +
1992 James E. Dougherty, Ph.D. ’50
1991 William A. Conway ’43B +
1990 William J. Byron, S.J. ’51
1989 Joseph F. McKinney ’52 +
1988 Francis E. Rosato, M.D. ’56 +
1987 Hon. Lawrence W. Pierce ’48
1986 John F. Whitaker ’47
1985 John F. Lehman, Ph.D. ’64
1984 John T. Ramsay ’49
1983 Paul E. Kelly ’34 +
1982 Joseph P. Dougherty ’48 +
1981 Robert M. Gillin '49 +

+ deceased

  "Go forth and set the world on fire."
— St. Ignatius Loyola

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2010 Alumni Gala 2009 Alumni Gala
2008 Alumni Gala
2007 Alumni Gala


Affinity Chapter Awards

Medical Chapter Awards 
Law Chapter Awards

Real Estate and Construction Chapter Awards

Alumni Service Awards

Rev. Joseph S. Hogan, S.J. Award
The Ignatius Award

For more information about these awards or to nominate an individual, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 888-SJU-ALUM or alumni@sju.edu.

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