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SCPS Faculty member Marilyn Stocker promoted to Senior Adjunct Lecturer

by Palak Shukla

Marilyn Stocker has been with Loyola for over eight years, but has been an adult educator for over thirty-five years. Her dual roles as higher education administrator/faculty and organization leadership development consultant have been rich sources for the courses she teaches. Her varied experience has taught her to teach with the mantra of “live as [...]

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Centennial Year

Loyola SCPS celebrates 100 years

“Loyola taught me the meaning of living a meaningful life”. As the School of Continuing and Professional Studies celebrates its centennial year; we turn to students and alumni to ask how Loyola SCPS changed their lives.

  • Your First Course on Full Scholarship!

    Enroll in a bachelor's degree completion program at Loyola, and your first course, Introduction to Degree Completion, is paid for by a full scholarship. This 8-week course is designed to set you up for success as a working adults restarting your education.
  • FASTRACK Programs at Cuneo Campus

    Loyola SCPS now also offers the bachelor's programs in Management, Applied Studies, and Paralegal Studies in a blended online and in-person format on Saturdays at the Cuneo Mansion & Gardens in Vernon Hills.
  • Student Demonstrates Benefits of Online Learning

    "Once they introduced the online component to our program no one was more excited than I was," SCPS student, Robin May-McMorris says. "It provides comfort, convenience, and flexibility."
  • Why Go Back to College?

    Education has mattered enormously during this recent recessionary period, in terms of helping individuals to avoid unemployment and garner higher wages. Those with only a high school education have continued to lose jobs throughout the entire recession, and their wages have slid lower. An associate’s degree improves prospects. A bachelor’s degree improves wages and employment even more.
  • How can I make college more affordable?

    Loyola is transfer-friendly and has a robust program that allows you to earn credit for the learning you’ve already gained through your work, travel and the things you are passionate about, such as hobbies and causes. These options - transfer, Prior Learning Assessment, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and evaluated training - can save you thousands of dollars and several semesters.
  • A school for second chances

    After high school, Vickie Henson struggled to keep up with studies in her early college years. She later went back to school and completed her degree as an adult student at Loyola. "I do not know where I would be today if it were not for the second chance afforded me in my formidable years as a young adult."
  • Outlining the Importance of Liberal Arts for Adults

    More than 75 percent of employers said they wanted more emphasis on areas including critical thinking, complex problem solving, written and oral communication and applied knowledge in real-world settings. A clear argument can be made that these outcomes are developed in the encounter with liberal education that will be found in a university’s core or general education courses.
  • SCPS Centennial Celebration

    From the early days of University College, through Mundelein College, to today’s SCPS, Loyola has accomplished their mission by providing a transformative education which guides adult students to a future of leadership, career success and a meaningful life. On June 28, SCPS paid tribute to this great tradition of adult education with a day of reflection and celebration. Click here to see photos from the exciting event!