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School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Program & Overview

Greeting, remarks, recognition of students

Jeanne Widen, PhD

Interim Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies


Student speaker

Chad Kingsbury

Candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Applied Psychology, President’s Medallion Recipient


Keynote speaker

Paul Edlund, BS ’91

Global Technology Strategist, Microsoft


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Loyola University Chicago Commencement Program
Loyola University Chicago Interim Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Jeanne Widen, PhD

Dean’s note

Dear member of the Class of 2021,

You've done it! Your hard work, tenacity, and persistence has paid off, and you've reached your goal! This is a great accomplishment, and truly something to celebrate. Please know that I am proud of you and am celebrating your success, and that all of us at SCPS are applauding you and cheering you on!

With my very best wishes,


Jeanne Widen, PhD

Interim Dean

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Keynote Speaker, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Paul Edlund

Keynote Speaker

Paul Edlund (BS ’91) is the Global Technology Strategist of the Central Region at Microsoft. In this role, he focuses on applying Microsoft’s long-term Research & Development to their enterprise customers. In addition, he guides customers through Microsoft’s overall cybersecurity and datacenter design strategies. More recently, Mr. Edlund was in a role within Microsoft to focus solely on cybersecurity and identity strategy.

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Paul Edlund (BS ’91)

Global Technology Strategist, Microsoft

Congratulations SCPS Grads

The entire team at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies comes together (virtually) to celebrate this year’s awesome graduates.Watch Video

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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