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The Graduate School

Program & Overview

Greeting, remarks, recognition of students

Emily Barman, PhD

Dean, The Graduate School; Vice Provost of Graduate Education


Student speaker

Lydia Craig

Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, English


Keynote speaker

Jarrett Adams, JD ’15

Attorney at Law, Law Office of Jarrett Adams


Recognition of Faculty Member of the Year

Emily Barman, PhD

Dean, The Graduate School; Vice Provost of Graduate Education


Faculty Member of the Year

Emily Anderson, PhD, MPH

Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine


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Loyola University Chicago Commencement Program
Loyola University Chicago Dean of the Graduate School; Vice Provost of Graduate Education, Emily Barman, PhD

Dean’s note

Dear Graduate of the Class of 2021,

Warmest congratulations on the successful achievement of your graduate degree! This is an amazing accomplishment that is based on your perseverance, effort, and academic achievement during your time in your graduate program. We are so proud that you are joining the ranks of our alumni and we look forward to what you will accomplish next.

Thank you for being part of the solution.


Emily Barman, PhD

Dean, The Graduate School;

Vice Provost of Graduate Education

Keynote Speaker, The Graduate School, Jarrett Adams (JD ’15)

Keynote Speaker

Jarrett Adams (JD ’15) is an attorney specializing in criminal defense and civil rights cases, and practices in both state and federal courts. Mr. Adams is admitted to practice in the State of New York, State of Wisconsin, State of Illinois, Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin federal courts; Southern and Eastern District of New York. federal courts; and the Northern District of Illinois federal courts.

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Jarrett Adams, JD ’15

Attorney at Law, Law Office of Jarrett Adams

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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