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Loyola School of Education graduates celebrating at commencement

Commencement 2023


Congratulations esteemed 2023 School of Education graduates

The School of Education faculty and staff could not be more proud of you. You have been called as teachers, school leaders, psychologists, counselors, university professionals, researchers, and policymakes to be a person for others. As you leave us and go out to start your careers, we are eager to see you grow and use the best science and effective practices learned at Loyola to create more equitable educational systems and communities.

Congratulations graduates – go out and set the world on fire.

Loyola Commencement

Visit the commencement website for day-of details, graduation checklist, and answers to your questions.
The School of Education faculty and staff could not be more proud of you. We are not only proud of you for earning your degree, but we are also proud of the perseverance, resilience, and grit you have shown to earn your degree. Markeda Newell, PhD, Interim Dean
Headshot of Mónica Ramírez Loyola School of Education Commencement Keynote Speaker
Commencement Keynote Speaker

Mónica Ramírez

Mónica Ramírez is an attorney, author, and activist fighting for the rights of farmworkers, migrant women workers, and the Latine(x) community. She is the founder of Justice for Migrant Women and co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, The Latinx House, and Poderistas.

Loyola School of Education graduate Michele Helmer prepares to become a teacher
2023 Student Commencement Speaker

Michele Helmer

The School of Education 2023 student commencement speaker is Michele Helmer. Teaching young children reading and literacy skills has become a passion for her throughout her time at Loyola and is one of the many reasons she pursued an education degree.

Loyola School of Education graduate Aidan Doyle prepares to become a teacher
2023 Graduate Spotlight

Aidan Doyle

School of Education Senior, Aidan Doyle, reflects on his journey at Loyola. From the first time he stood on the Lakeshore Campus, the summer before his freshman year, Doyle knew Loyola was the place he'd call home. The last four years prepared Doyle to be a more responsive, intentional teacher for every student within his future classroom.