Loyola University Maryland

Mission Week

Maryland Day

Maryland Day

Loyola will celebrate Maryland Day—an annual tradition—on March 24, 2023 honoring employees who have achieved key milestones at the institution. That day will serve as the cornerstone of Mission Week.

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 Laudato Sí panel with moderator Dr. Tracy Harvey

Laudato Sí Panel


Headshot Dr. Tracy Harvey joined the Loyola community in the Fall of 2021 as the Sustainability Program Director. Tracy leads sustainability efforts across campus and is excited by the opportunity to align this work with Loyola’s Jesuit and values-driven mission. She is looking forward to using her previous experience and doctoral work, focused on advancing sustainability in higher education institutions, to facilitate a culture of sustainability on campus and beyond.


John Dougherty

John DoughertyDr. John Dougherty is an applied microeconomist with research interests in economic development, behavioral economics, and environmental and ecological economics. Before graduate school, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in rural South Africa. This experience strongly influenced his approach to research and teaching. At Loyola, he teaches principles and intermediate microeconomics, behavioral and experimental economics, and environmental and ecological economics.

Dougherty’s research focuses on empowering smallholder farmers in the developing world to overcome credit and risk constraints in environmentally sustainable ways. He is also very interested in Catholic Social Teaching and the intersection of economics and faith. During his time outside Loyola, he and his wife run a small organic farm (oxbowfarm.net).

Billy Friebele

Billy FriebeleBilly Friebele is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of digital, kinetic, and sculptural forms. Billy was a Hamiltonian Artist fellow and one of the first makers-in-residence at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Central to his research and teaching are a concern for the tension between our mediated digital experieince and the materiality of the environment. he has exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas, the Katzen Center for the Arts, and the Kreeger Museum among other venues. He earned a BA in Philosophy from St. Mary's College of Maryland, and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Billy Friebele is an Associate Professor of Art at Loyola University Maryland.

Hajrah Jalil, ‘23

Hajrah Jalil is a member of the class of 2023 at Loyola University Maryland. She is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Hajrah serves as the Social Justice and Advocacy Intern at Campus Ministry, and President for both the Middle Eastern South Asian Student Alliance and the Muslim Student Association. She is passionate about advocating for environmental justice in her communities in Pakistan and the U.S.Maryland Day Panelist Hajrah