Loyola University Maryland

Department of Pastoral Counseling


Pastoral Counseling 40th Anniversary Celebration

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40th Anniversary of the Pastoral Counseling Program - Vision, Formation, Service

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In 2016, Loyola's Pastoral Counseling Department celebrated their 40th anniversary. Students, alumni, and faculty speak to the significance and impact of the program.

Photo Gallery

Gathering of past chairs of the pastoral counseling department

Previous Chairs, PC Department

Melvin Blanchette, PSS, Ph.D., S.T.B., 1989-1992
Robert Wicks, Psy.D., 1995-2003
Sharon Cheston, Ed.D., 2010-2012
Barry Estadt, Ph.D., 1984-1989
Rev. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D., 2008-2010

A student and faculty member gather to review a poster

Posters by Faculty and Students

Jessica Haas, PhD Student, Dr. Cheryl Fisher, visiting professor PC Department, Brenda Ibutu, PhD Student, and Timothy Ibutu, MS graduate

Alumni and students sitting and watching the 40th anniversary presentations

Faculty, Staff, and Alumni gather to celebrate 40th anniversary of PC Department.

Keynote and panel speakers gather to speak on stage

Keynote Speaker and Panel

L. Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D., Chair, PC Department
Dr. Kenneth Pargament, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker
Dr. Geraldine Fialkowski, Ph.D., Panel Moderator, PC Department
Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., School Counseling, Loyola Unv. Maryland
Drew Leder, M.D., Ph.D., Philosophy Department, Loyola. Unv. Maryland
Ian Tucker Brown, Ph.D., Jonah House, Baltimore, and Ph.D. Graduate of PC Department

Making Meaning: A peek into the lives of current pastoral counseling students