Student Scholars

Madison Wesseln '15

William F. McLaughlin Memorial Scholar

Born in Canyon Lake, California, Madison Wesseln typifies Loyola Marymount's whole-person education. She is a senior, biology major with an impressive 3.84 GPA, a member of the Women's Varsity Tennis Team and is active in the Marians Service Organization. As a legacy, Madison recognizes the value of her Jesuit education and appreciates LMU's small class sizes, as she is able to receive personal attention from her professors. She reflects: "Though I have not yet decided which specific field I want to enter, the variety of classes I have taken and my advisor have been more than helpful. LMU has helped me know who I am."

Micah Jones '15

Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Scholar

Coming from a musical family, it was a natural fit for senior, Micah Jones to pursue a music major. Singing and music have always been a big part of his life and in high school he began to see it as a career path. His scholarships, having also received the Mary Mastrovich Adams Scholarship and the Dr. Halbert Blair Memorial Scholarship, have not only given him a boost in confidence, but have also made it financially feasible to continue his studies at LMU. He explains: "An LMU education would not have been possible without this help; I'm grateful to the donors who established scholarships that allow students like me a chance to study at this amazing university."

Jane Schubert '15

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation Scholarship for Students in the CAST and PLACE Programs Recipient

Jane Shuberg, a CAST student in the School of Education, is currently teaching Transitional Kindergarten at St. John Chrysostom in Inglewood, California. Equipping students with a Master's in Education and California state credential, the CAST cohort program provides a support network for student teachers. Jane notes: "The discussions we have are valuable and helpful because as a teacher you are always asking yourself, "am I really doing all I can?'” Receiving the Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation Scholarship, Jane recognizes that "without scholarship aid I would have had a hard time pursuing my professional development. Having the financial support made committing to the program an instant decision; I didn't hesitate.”

Jane Shubert

Daniel Birmingham '16

Bishop McFarland Scholar

Daniel Birmingham is a junior, majoring in screenwriting within the School of Film and Television. In addition to the Bishop McFarland Scholarship, he received the Presidential Merit Scholarship and is enrolled in the University Honors Program. Danny dreams of becoming a filmmaker who tell stories that express the values he holds most true and dear. He works in collaboration with his brother, Brian, an SFTV alumnus. The brothers have already seen two of their films screened at La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas and are currently at work on their third film together. One of the highlights of Danny's time at LMU thus far was attending the 2012 Film Outside the Frame Festival, a platform for SFTV students to showcase their work to peers, faculty and members of the filmmaking industry.