Class of

School of Social Work Ceremony

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School of Social Work Ceremony

Remarks and Congratulations

Goutham M. Menon, PhD • Dean

Student Speaker

Sarah Elizabeth Kelly • Master of Social Work

Name Readers

Jeanne Sokolec • EdD '90, MA '07, MSW '81, LCSW, Director, Bachelor of Social Work Program, School of Social Work

Priscila R.Freire, PhD '08, LCSW • Program Director, Master of Social Work Program; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Philip Young Hong, PhD • Director, Doctor of Social Work Program, School of Social Work

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Candidates will be recognized by degree group in alpha order from highest to lowest degree. Candidates will have their name read followed by laudatory status (if applicable), additional degree earned (if applicable) and Dissertation Title (if applicable).

Dean’s Note

Congratulations School of Social Work Class of 2020,

Be blessed and Go forth, fearlessly, and set the world on fire. God Speed.

On behalf of the entire School of Social Work, your Dean,

Goutham M. Menon, PhD • Dean, School of Social Work

Social Work Code of Ethics

As a social worker, my primary goal is to help people in need and to address social problems;

As a social worker, I am committed to challenge social injustice;

As a social worker, I will respect the inherent dignity and worth of each person;

As a social worker, I recognize the central importance of human relationships;

As a social worker, I will behave in a trustworthy manner; and

As a social worker, I will practice within my areas of competence and will continue to develop and enhance my professional expertise.

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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