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Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Commencement Ceremony

School of Social Work & Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health Commencement Ceremony held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. 

Watch a replay of the Baccalaureate Mass celebrated on Monday, May 8, 2022 at 4 p.m. central.
Letter from the Dean

Dear, Class of 2023!

Congratulations, Parkinson Graduate! Access to good health is a fundamental human right.  You are each called to be society’s next generation of problem-solvers who will improve the health of individuals, communities, and systems of care. We need your entrepreneurial spirit now more than ever -- as we emerge from the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and build more resilient health systems and communities; as we battle the disruptive health effects of rapid climate change; and as we fight against disinformation and distrust in science.  Go forth and be the leaders of tomorrow, starting today.  Society is counting on you. 

Elaine H. Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH
Founding Dean, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

School of Social Work and Parkinson School of Public Health and Health Sciences

2023 Keynote Speaker

Johnnie Thomas, EdD (MSW '00)
Superintendent of Schools, Rich Township High School District 227 

Johnnie Thomas Biography

Parkinson Programming

Monday, May 8, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. CDT: Parkinson Evening of Excellence


Monday, May 8, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Held via Zoom and on Health Sciences Campus, Cuneo Center 4th Floor

Students completing a Master of Public Health and/or Master of Science degree will share their capstone projects, engage in scholarly discourse, and learn from fellow students and faculty.  The Evening of Excellence provides an opportunity for students to celebrate their scholarly accomplishments with an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students.  This virtual event is open to all students, faculty and guests of graduating students.  Additional information will be available in early April from Devontae Bowman, dbowman3@luc.edu.   

RSVP requested for students

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. CDT: Parkinson Celebration of the Magis


Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Jo Ann Rooney Hall, Mundelein Center for Fine and Performing Arts
The Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health acknowledges outstanding Exercise Science, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health undergraduate students with its annual Celebration of the Magis. Magis is a Latin word meaning "more" or "greater" and is related to the phrase "ad majorem Dei gloriam," the motto of the Society of Jesus and Loyola University Chicago. The event recognizes how honorees are always striving to do better and truly achieve Magis. The Celebration of the Magis recognize Parkinson graduates and their continual drive to learn more and be of service to the greater good. All undergraduate seniors will be honored and exemplary students will receive several prestigious awards and certificates. The event is open to all Parkinson students, faculty, staff, and guests of graduate students. 

RSVP requested for Parkinson faculty, staff, and senior students. 

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Class of 2023 Photos

For any Commencement related questions,