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June 28: Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration June 28

This year marks the centennial year for adult education at Loyola and we are celebrating the anniversary with a day of commemorative events.

On June 28, in conjunction with Loyola’s Alumni Weekend, we are going to pay tribute to this great tradition of adult education with a day of reflection and celebration.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies carries on a long tradition of unwavering support for working adults who wish to advance their education in the Jesuit tradition. 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.

The morning events will begin with a light brunch and a presentation from a panel of graduates. Panelists will reflect on the joys and challenges they faced while finishing their degrees, as well as on how their lives since have been richer and better because of their experiences at Loyola. Roundtable discussions following the panel presentation will ask participants to reflect on how their Loyola experience helped them prepare for a life of leadership, career success and true meaning.

Before traveling to the Lake Shore Campus for lunch and a full day of festivities, we will have a guided tour of the Water Tower Campus where you can witness the transformation of Loyola’s downtown campus over the years and get a sneak peak at future plans.

Once at the LSC, our Repast and Remember luncheon will take place on the gorgeous fourth floor of the Klarchek Information Commons overlooking the lake. During the luncheon, we will celebrate 100 years with a powerful multimedia presentation that will weave threads of our past with memories from today.

During the remainder of the day, attendees can participate in Alumni Weekend 2014, the biggest party Loyola has ever thrown. Saturday afternoon and evening events include the Family Festival, Founders’ Dinner, and the Damen Dance Party.

We hope to see you there!

For a full schedule of events and information about local accommodations, go to SCPS Centennial Celebration. To receive updates about the Centennial Celebration, click here to send a request to Kelly Barry at kbarry1@luc.edu or call her at 312/915-6824.