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Arrupe College Ceremony

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Arrupe College Ceremony

Remarks and Congratulations

Reverend Steve Katsouros, S.J., EdD Founding Dean and Executive Director

Keynote Speaker

Marcia Chatelain, PhD Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University

Student Speakers

Egypt Watson Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts
Valeria Plascencia Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts

Name Reader

Isabel Reyes, BSW '08 Associate Director, Admissions, Arrupe College

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Candidates will be recognized by degree group in alpha order in the same order as the program book. Candidates will have their name read followed by laudatory status (if applicable).

Arrupe College Ceremony keynote speaker Marcia Chatelain, PhD, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University

Keynote speaker

Marcia Chatelain, PhD • Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University

In 2018, Marcia Chatelain was named a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University for “pushing the envelope of knowledge in her field and transmitting that passion to her students and the general public.” The author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015) and Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (Liveright Publishing Co./ W.W. Norton, 2020), she currently teaches about women’s history, girls’ history, and black capitalism at Georgetown.

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Arrupe College Commencement Ceremony, Dean and Reverend Steve Katsouros, S.J., EdD

Dean’s Note

Dear Class of 2020,

We at Arrupe admired all you accomplished before the beginning of the pandemic. We admire all you have accomplished since the pandemic began. We admire you. During a time when it’s easy to be anxious and concerned about the future, I am hopeful and confident about the future because of you. Thank you for all you have contributed to Arrupe, for the many ways you have built community at our college. Thank you in advance for all of the ways you will contribute to building community by being persons for and with others. You have accomplished so much, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish next.

God’s blessings,

Reverend Steve Katsouros, S.J., EdD
Founding Dean and Executive Director, Arrupe College

A letter from Alumni Relations

Dear Graduate,

Congratulations on your graduation, and welcome to Loyola’s alumni community! It’s a great time to be a Rambler and an alumnus. We celebrate the students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of Loyola who continue to make this University the special place it is.

While graduation signals a change in your status from student to alumnus, it also signals a new beginning. Commencement is the first step in your new relationship with Loyola. You join over 150,000 other proud alumni who have found a number of ways to stay connected to their alma mater.

Here are a few ways you can stay engaged:

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