Loyola University Chicago

Commencement

Speakers

Watch the inspiring keynote and student addresses from Commencement 2016.

  • Video

    LeViis Haney

    LeViis Haney, Principal, Joseph Lovett Elementary School, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's School of Education on May 10, 2016.
  • E.J. Dionne, Jr.

    E. J. Dionne Jr., Dhil, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Columnist, Washington Post, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's Graduate School & Institute of Pastoral Studies on May 10, 2016.
  • Ann Scott Blouin

    Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice President of Customer Relations, The Joint Commission, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing on May 11, 2016.
  • Sr. Rosemary Connelly

    Sister Rosemary Connelly (MSW ’66) is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. A native Chicagoan, she attended parochial schools and taught in several Chicago Archdiocesan schools while continuing her studies.
  • Keith R. Cienkus

    Keith R. Cienkus, Division Vice President of Global Operations, Abbott Laboratories, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's Michael R. Quinlan School of Business on May 12, 2016.
  • Bill Plante

    Bill Plante, Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's School of Communications on May 12, 2016.
  • Mary Ann Hynes

    Mary Ann Hynes, JD, LLM, General Counsel, Archdiocese of Chicago, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts & Sciences and St. Joseph College Seminary on the morning of May 13, 2016.
  • Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt

    Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, Chaplain, Loyola University Chicago's Watertower Campus and Men's Basketball Team, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts & Sciences and St. Joseph College Seminary on the morning of May 13, 2016.
  • Afredo Quinones-Hinojosa

    Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa MD, Neurosurgeon, Researcher, Author, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts & Sciences and Institute of Environmental Sustainability on the afternoon of May 13, 2016.
  • Steve J. Bernas

    Steve J. Bernas, President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's School of Continuing and Professional Studies on May 15, 2016.
  • J. Phil Gilbert

    Judge Phil Gilbert (JD ’74) is a lifelong resident of Carbondale, Illinois. He graduated from Carbondale Community High School in 1967, where he was co-captain of the basketball team that finished second in the state. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law.
  • Darrell G. Kirch, MD

    Darrell G. Kirch, MD, is president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
  • Shannon Nicole Cervantes

    Shannon Nicole Cervantes, Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Applied Studies, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's School of Continuing and Professional Studies on May 15, 2016.
  • Lisa Haneul Kim

    Lisa Haneul Kim, Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Science, Biology, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts and Sciences and Institute of Environmental Sustainability on the afternoon of May 13, 2016.
  • Gustavo Arreguin Mendoza and Flavio Genaro Bravo

    Gustavo Arreguín Mendoza, Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, International Studies & Flavio Genaro Bravo, Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy: Social Justice, Political Science, deliver commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts & Sciences and St. Joseph College Seminary on the morning of May 13, 2016.
  • Nicole Saguid Camacho

    Nicole Saguid Camacho, Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Advertising & Public Relations, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's School of Communications on May 12, 2016
  • Vincent L. Johnson

    Vincent L. Johnson, Candidate for the Degree of Master of Business Administration, Health Care Management, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's Michael R. Quinlan School of Business on May 12, 2016.
  • Marcos Anthony Gonzales, S.J.

    Marcos Anthony Gonzales, S.J. delivered the student speech and received a standing ovation during Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work commencement ceremony, held at the Gentile Arena on May 11, 2016.
  • Jessica Nicole Bay

    Jessica Nicole Bay, Candidate for the Degree of Master of Science in Nursing, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing on May 11, 2016.
  • Monica Feliz Ramos Castillo

    Monica Feliz Castillo, Candidate for the Degree of Master of Science, Medical Physiology, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's Graduate School & Institute of Pastoral Studies on May 10, 2016.
  • Sun Ah Jun

    Sunah Jun, Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education, delivers commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's School of Education on May 10, 2016.
  • Dominic LoVerde

    Dominic LoVerde, President, Student Bar Association, delivers the commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's School of Law on May 21, 2016.
  • Hani I. Kuttab

    Hani I. Kuttab, Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine, President, Class of 2016, delivers the commencement address to Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine on May 21, 2016.