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Office of the Provost

Faculty Convocation


Provost John P. Pelissero, PhD, addresses the audience at this year’s Faculty Convocation, held in Mundelein Auditorium on September 18. (Photo: Loyola student Katie Wall)

Hundreds of Loyola faculty members and guests turned out September 18 for the 2016 Faculty Convocation at the University’s Lake Shore Campus. 

The Convocation, now in its 10th year, is an annual event that celebrates the official opening of the school year and welcomes new faculty members to Loyola. It also recognizes professors who have received awards, pays tribute to those who have retired or passed away, and sets the academic agenda for the University. 

Click here to see a PDF of the 2016 Convocation program, which lists all of the faculty members who were recognized at the event. You also can read the remarks from President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdDProvost John P. Pelissero, PhD, and see images from the Lake Shore Campus event. You can see previous programs and speeches here.

The Health Sciences Division held its annual Faculty Convocation on September 19. Click here to see photos from that event. 

Come back to this page soon for links to profiles of three faculty members who were recognized at this year’s Convocation. They are:

Tom Gallagher, PhD, microbiology professor: Graduate Faculty Member of the Year;

Noni Gaylord-Harden, PhD, psychology professor: Ignatius Loyola Award for Excellence in Teaching;

• Alan Wolfe, PhD, microbiology professor: Faculty Member of the Year.