Commencement 2014

More than 4,000 Loyola graduates walked across the stage this spring to collect their degrees. Below are the highlights from the ceremonies. Details, schedules, and more information

Graduate Profiles

Born in Nigeria, she sang the national anthem at graduation.

In today’s economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs. How did these three stand out from everyone else and land full-time positions right out of school? With a Loyola degree, of course.

Chidinma Uchendu

Philosophy, black world studies

“Knowing what my mother and I have gone through, singing the national anthem at graduation in front of her is truly an honor I’ll never forget.”

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Bridget Sanders

Finance, marketing

“Quinlan has a fantastic Business Career Services center, and I tried to attend as many of their events as I could. ... They definitely prepared me for my job search.”

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Phoebe Mueller

French, international studies

“I think the caliber of work that most of the professors here demand has taught me to produce quality work. I know they expect it, so now I expect that of myself.”

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Bridgid Danahy

Theatre, advertising/public relations

“For the first time in a long time, I’m actually excited to know that I will be busy. Knowing that I get to do the thing I love with some of the best in the business is surreal.”

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Photos from the big day

Relive everything at Loyola’s Flickr gallery, which is loaded with Commencement pictures and images from other graduation-related events.

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Cheers to You

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! After years of hard work and countless hours of studying, you’ve earned your Loyola degree—and with it, the knowledge and life-changing experiences that will shape you for years to come. You now are officially ready to go out and set the world on fire.

Here’s a toast to all that you’ve accomplished at Loyola.


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Commencement is not the end of your relationship with Loyola. It’s just the beginning. As a graduate of Loyola, you’re a member of a global network of more than 150,000 alumni—fellow Ramblers who have gone on to make the world a better place.

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Hear alum Bob Newhart explain what it means to be a Loyola graduate.