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Maryland Day

Maryland Day

Loyola will celebrate Maryland Day—an annual tradition—on March 22, 2024 honoring employees who have achieved key milestones at the institution. That day will serve as the cornerstone of Mission Week.


Event Details
Milestone Breakfast 9 a.m.
4th Floor Program Room
Invitation only
Maryland Day Mass 12:10 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Chapel

Maryland Day Convocation 

2-3:30 p.m.
McGuire Hall
Featuring Milch, Faculty Excellence, and AMDG Awards; Inauguration of SGA Officers; and special panel with moderator Dr. Milton Javier Bravo.


Milton Javier Bravo, Ph.D. Milton Javier Bravo

Dr. Milton Javier Bravo joined the Loyola community in July of 2023 as Loyola's vice president of mission and identity. He brings more that 15 years of experience in higher education, having served in roles in mission integration, student life, student services, research, teaching and enrollment management, He earned a B.A. in Theology and Philosophy from Saint Peter’s University, an M.A. in Theology with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Seton Hall University, and a Ph.D., in Education, Religion, and Religious Education from Fordham University. He serves on the boards of the College Theology Society, Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart, the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, and the Hope Border Institute. 


Danny Esposito '18  Danny Esposito

Danny Esposito joined the Loyola community in the Fall of 2018 as a student and happily renewed his commitment to Loyola as sustainability coordinator in the Fall of 2022. Danny was an active environmental student leader during his time at Loyola and is excited to continue improving the state of sustainability at Loyola. Through supporting both university-lead and student-lead initiatives, Danny is thrilled to call himself a green greyhound once again.

Fr. Gabriel Mmassi, S. J. Fr. Gabriel Mmassi

Gabriel Mmassi is a Jesuit priest from Tanzania and a member of the East African Province of the Society of Jesus. He completed his doctoral studies in Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley and The Catholic University of America.  He has taught at Hekima College, Nairobi, Kenya, Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, St. Augustine College, Johannesburg, South Africa, Jesuit School of Theology-Santa Clara University, Berkeley, CA and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.  Presently, he holds the Endowed Jesuit Chair at Loyola University Maryland.

Jason A. Parcover, Ph.D. Jason A. Parcover

Jason completed his doctorate in counseling psychology at Southern Illinois University. Jason enjoys working with relationship difficulties (including relationship with self), family concerns, men's issues (and women's issues too), and grief and loss. He has specialized training working with those who have experienced trauma, therapy groups, and enjoys outreach presentations, supervision, and teaching. Jason is committed to providing culturally sensitive services and to addressing issues of social justice. His clinical and supervisory approaches draw from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and feminist/multicultural theories, and mindfulness techniques. On a personal level, Jason enjoys playing piano, reading almost anything, working out, spending time outdoors, and playing with his family.

Catherine SavellCatherin Savell

Catherine Savell, Teaching Professor of French, has taught at Loyola for more than three decades. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Equivalency and a Master of Arts in French from Middlebury College in Vermont. During the summer of 2009, Savell received the university’s Kolvenbach Research Grant for her work in analyzing immigrant needs at the Immigrant Outreach Service Center of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore; she is also the recipient of the A.F.F.I.R.M. and Affiliate Teaching Award(s) (2018). In addition to teaching French at Loyola, Savell is founder and director of Rendez-vous: Haiti, a nonprofit organization that aims to support initiatives leading to self-sustainability in Haiti.