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Loyola featured in an episode of The College Tour on Amazon Prime

By Molly Robey, Loyola News I January 28, 2022

Loyola University Maryland is featured in a Season 3 episode of The College Tour series, which can be viewed on Amazon Prime Video starting Feb. 8.

The College Tour highlights college campuses across the country. The informative series showcases academics, housing, athletics, student life, and locations of higher education institutions around the United States and the globe. Each 30-minute episode is broken down into 10 student-led segments.

“Students often tell me that they knew they wanted to attend Loyola when they visited our campus for the first time, but not every high school student can visit Loyola and Baltimore,” said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., president of Loyola. “We are so happy to have this opportunity to bring some of Loyola’s exceptional students and our beautiful campus into the homes of prospective students and their families to give them a taste of the Loyola education and experience.”

Ten Loyola students—Lauren Bayer, ’23, a history major with a double minor in American Studies and special education; Mia Ferri, ’22, an elementary education major with a minor in special education; Knekiya Harper, ’22, a master’s in clinical professional counseling student; Maria Jaeckel, ’22, a business management major with a minor in digital media; Eleanor “Elli” Kluegel, ’22, a master’s in Emerging Media student who received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship from Loyola in 2021; Natalie Labib, ’22, a communication major with a minor in studio arts; Christian McNeill, ’22, an international business major with a minor in communication; Ben Ostrowski, ’24, a communication major; Edmundo “Edik” Pribitkin, ’22, a marketing major with a minor in communication; and Fatima Velasco, ’23, a biochemistry major on the pre-dental track in Loyola’s Pre-Health Programs with a minor in studio arts—share their unique experiences at Loyola in the Season 3 episode.

“The idea for The College Tour TV series came to me from my 16-year-old niece. Because of the pandemic and finances, she couldn’t travel to tour colleges,” said Alex Boylan, former Amazing Race star who hosts and produces the show. “So, using our skills as executive producers, we created a series inspired by her and millions of other young people who are interested in attending college. This series is so fun to produce!”

Many aspects of the college experience at Loyola and campus life are reflected by the varied and unique experiences of the Loyola students featured.

Specific segments in the episode include an examination of Greyhound Nation and Loyola’s focus on cura personalis—care for the whole person; life at LoyolaBaltimoreacademics, both inside and outside the classroom, at the undergraduate and graduate levels; preparing students to be Loyola Ready as they study at the University and beyond; and Greyhounds Athletics.

Loyola is the first Jesuit school and the first institution in Maryland to be featured in the series.

In addition to Amazon Prime, Loyola’s episode will be available for streaming on IMDbTV and The College Tour TV channel on the following platforms: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, and most major smart TVs. High school students around the country can also inquire with their high school college counselors about accessing the episode, which will be included in The College Tour Newsletter, distributed directly to counselors at the end of January.           

You can also view the full 30-minute episode on Loyola’s website.