Loyola Community Mourns Death of Sophomore

Zack Miller | The PhoenixLoyola announced the death of sophomore Ethan Jorjorian Oct. 16. One of his professors remembered him as an engaged student who brought life to the classroom.

Loyola Campus Ministry announced the death of Ethan Jorjorian, in an email Oct. 16. Jorjorian was a sophomore studying in Loyola’s School of Environmental Sustainability. It’s unclear when or how Jorjorian died.

The email said Jorjorian will be remembered for his active participation and classroom leadership, as well as his outgoing and friendly personality. 

Dr. Laura Brentner, a professor in the School of Environmental Sustainability, had Jorjorian in her scientific basis of environmental science class during the fall 2019 semester. She remembers Jorjorian as an engaged student who brought life to the classroom, Brentner said in an email to The Phoenix. She recalled how Jorjorian usually wore a pink hat, had a pink laptop and always had an infectious smile. 

“He made a positive impact on our classroom dynamic and helped others engage,” Brentner said. “It is heartbreaking to hear of his passing.”

The email also offered resources for Loyola community members. On Lake Shore Campus, students can call Campus Ministry at 773-508-2200 and the Wellness Center at 773-508-2530. 

For students on the Health Science Campus, the email said to reach out to Student Affairs at 708-216-8140 and Ministry at 708-216-3245.

The email also said students can call Perspectives, a service that offers health and wellness resources to students, at 800-456-6327 or go online at and enter username: LUC500 and password: perspectives. 

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