Loyola University Chicago

Alumni Weekend

Centennial Celebration

100 years of Service to Adult Students

This year, Loyola is celebrating 100 years of service to adult learners.

With its roots in Loyola's School of Sociology, founded in 1914, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies continues a long tradition of 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 provided a transformative education that guides adult students into leadership roles, career success, and a meaningful life.

Join us as we celebrate a century of service.

To register, click here, and select "100th Anniversary--Adult Student" in registration type.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Continental Breakfast and Reception
8 - 9 a.m.
Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Lewis Towers
111 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL

An Invaluable Experience: Non-traditional Stories from Non-traditional Students
9 - 11 a.m.
Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Lewis Towers
111 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL

In this session, 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.

  • Kevin O’Connor, CSP, will be our Faculty Facilitator for this morning session. Designed in a talk-show style fashion, Kevin’s guests 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. A few of Kevin’s guests will include:
  • Carmen Velasquez, University College, BS ’63, the Founder and Executive Director of Alivio Medical Center. Ms. Velasquez is also the our 2014 Damen Award Winner;
  • Patti McCanna, University College, BA ’87, Loyola University Chicago, dual MA ’92 and ’07, Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator and Academic Advisor at North Park University, McCanna also worked for 23 years at University College, Mundelein College, and then Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies in many capacities including Office Manager, Assistant Dean, and Director of Academic Services.
  • Renee Guider-Selmon, PMP, SCPS, BA ’07, Vice President, Project Manager at JPMorgan Chase. Ms. Guider-Selmon was our 2007 Student Commencement Speaker when she received her Organizational Development and Leadership Degree, Cum Laude; and,
  • Brian Johnson, SCPS, BA ’10, Founder and CEO of The CommonWealth Initiative. Mr. Johnson was our 2010 Student Commencement Speaker when he received both his Management degree and his Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

If you have an interesting story and would like to be one of Kevin O’Connor’s guests, please call or email Kelly Barry at 312-915-6824 or kbarry@luc.edu.

Guided Tour of the Water Tower Campus
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Witness Loyola’s transformation of its downtown campus over the years and get a sneak peak at future plans.

Travel to Lake Shore Campus
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Repast and Remember ($10)
12:30 - 2 p.m.
4th Floor, Klarchek Information Commons
Lake Shore Campus

Stephen Freedman, PhD, Provost, Fordham University and Former Dean of the Mundelein College of Loyola University Chicago will be our facilitator for our celebratory lunch during which we will have a powerful multimedia presentation that weaves threads of our past with memories from today.

Loyola’s Alumni Weekend
2 p.m. - onwards
Lake Shore Campus

Attendees can participate in Alumni Weekend 2014, the biggest party Loyola has ever thrown. Saturday events include Family Festival, Founders’ Dinner, and the Damen Dance Party.

Travel provided back to WTC for those interested
3:30 p.m.

To register, click here, and select "100th Anniversary--Adult Student" in registration type.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Kelly Barry
820 North Michigan Ave., Suite 621
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.915.6824
kbarry1@luc.edu