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Three Loyola alumni win Magis Award from Alpha Sigma Nu

| By Stephanie Weaver
Alpha Sigma Nu
Stephen Eberle, '06; Melissa Chalmer Broome, '01 and MBA '05; and Keisha Benjamin, '11.

Three Loyola University Maryland alumni were awarded the Magis Award by Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit higher education institutions. In honor of Alpha Sigma Nu’s 100th anniversary, Magis awards were presented to 100 Alpha Sigma Nu members who exemplify scholarship, loyalty, and service in extraordinary ways as they work to better the world.

The three Loyola alumni who received the award were Stephen Eberle, Melissa Chalmers Broome, and Keisha Bejamin.

Stephen Eberle, M.A. ’06, was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu in 2006. Eberle is currently the regional director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps for the Baltimore area. He matches seasoned professionals with charities seeking skilled volunteers. Eberle graduated from Loyola with a Master of Arts in Spiritual and Pastoral Care.

Melissa Chalmers Broome, ’01 MBA ’05, is deputy director of the Job Opportunities Task Force, a Maryland non-profit that develops and advocates policies and programs to increase the skills, job opportunities, and incomes of low-skill, low-income workers and job seekers. She was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu in 1999.

Keisha L. Benjamin, M.A. ’11, is the deputy director for Bridges to Housing Stability, a Maryland-based non-profit to help prevent homelessness in Howard County by providing effective services and compelling advocacy. Benjamin received a Master of Arts in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Loyola in 2011, the same year she was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu.

More information about the award and a list of all 100 winners is available at

About Alpha Sigma Nu

Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, recognizes students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service. The organization was founded at Marquette University in 1915, and is celebrating its 100th year.  

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