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College of Arts & Sciences

Program & Overview

Greeting, remarks, recognition of students

Peter J. Schraeder, PhD

Dean and Professor, College of Arts & Sciences


Student speakers

Madelynne Drescher

Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude


Taha M. Din

Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, History, Magna Cum Laude


Keynote speaker

Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

President and Senior Lecturer, Repairers of the Breach; Co-Chair, the Poor People's Campaign


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Loyola University Chicago Commencement Program
Loyola University Chicago Dean and Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, Peter J. Schraeder, PhD

Dean’s note

Dear graduate of the Class of 2021,

Congratulations on your graduation as part of the Class of 2021!

You can be extremely proud of what you accomplished as a student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago. You were introduced to ways of thinking that are different from those you grew up with…

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Peter J. Schraeder, PhD

Dean and Professor

College of Arts & Sciences

Keynote Speaker, Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

Keynote Speaker

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary; Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of four books…

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Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

President and Senior Lecturer, Repairers of the Breach; Co-Chair, the Poor People's Campaign

A Prayer for CAS Graduates

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Presenting the Class of 2021

Just as we do in person, we recognize and celebrate the achievements of our graduates of college, school, and institute. In addition to each virtual ceremony, you can find all student slides in our searchable database.


Candidates will be recognized by degree group then major in alpha order in the same order as the program book. Candidates will have their name read followed by interdisciplinary honors (if applicable)  and laudatory status (if applicable). Candidates receiving an additional degree will also have that degree recognized.

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