The Loyola Marymount University Alumni Association exists with the purpose/mission of fostering a strong, dynamic, lifelong alumni community connected to each other and to the university. Through the association, alumni and students help ensure the continued excellence of LMU and are challenged to further the LMU journey in their social, spiritual, professional and intellectual experiences. All graduates of the university are automatically members of the Alumni Association.
LMU’s history began in 1911 and has grown throughout the past century to become one of the premier Catholic universities in the country. It was recently included in “The Best 371 Colleges: 2010 Edition” by the Princeton Review, 2010. In 2009, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education named LMU one of the “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics.” The university is located on the rolling bluffs of west Los Angeles and is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast.
Description of Association
The association develops an eternal connection between the university and alumni through events, benefits, service and volunteer opportunities, and online communities. Scholarships are also provided to current students by the alumni associations and its sub-segments, such as the MAAA. A thriving online community allows current students and alumni to interact with one another in order to promote the spirit of volunteering and community service well beyond the college campus.
Many alumni serve their university through participating on the Board of Regents. Martha de la Torre serves her alma mater as a regents board member, helping with University-wide planning and providing counsel to the president, senior University administration and other members designated by the president.
Not only do fellow alumni serve their direct university community, but they also share that spirit of service with their local communities. Hundreds of volunteers participate annually in LMU’s Alumni for Others. This nationally recognized movement has helped Los Angeles area parishes and humanitarian organizations in need.
No matter where they are or who they serve, alumni continue to show that they are LMU Lions for a lifetime.