Joining with fellow students brings a powerful sense of community to your learning experience. You'll find common cause with your peers within our student organizations. In addition, the School of Education sponsors events focused on issues relevant to you through regular programming on student and faculty research, community building, and invited lecturers.

Awards and Honors

University-Wide Honors

The School of Education participates in the Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN) Honor Society. Each Spring, new candidates are invited to participate in ASN, the national society of Jesuit College and University throughout the world. Candidates are students from across the University who excel in scholarship, loyalty and service, and promote Ignatian values for life. The Induction ceremony takes place the following October in Madonna Della Strada Chapel on the Lake Shore campus.  

Each year one SOE Student is nominated for the President’s Medallion. The representative for the SOE embodies Leadership, scholarship, and service, bringing the spirit of the Jesuit mission to life. The medallion is presented at a formal event each Fall which is followed by the President’s Ball.

Click to learn more about our SOE students receiving this prestigious honor in 2021:

School of Education Honors & Awards

All SOE students are eligible to apply for Student Excellence awards. This annual event is sponsored by the SOE’s Student Development Committee. Awards are made each Spring term for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Click here to read about the 2022 recipients.

Undergraduates also are eligible for the Dean’s list (each term), laudatory status (awarded to eligible students upon completion of the program), and program area awards which are determined by T&L faculty and awarded during the Undergraduate Honor’s Celebration in the days before commencement. The Honor’s Celebration includes all graduating Honor’s program students as well as those who have earned laudatory status.

Deans List

The School of Education Dean's List will be awarded each term based on following the criteria:

  • Students must earn a combined GPA for the term of 3.5 or above.
  • Students must have earned 12 or more credits for the term, graded on a letter scale; grades of "P" (Pass) are not included.
  • Students with an unresolved "Incomplete" grade for the term are not eligible until the Incomplete is resolved. At that time their GPA for the term will be recalculated. If they earn a 3.5 or higher for the term, the list will be updated to reflect their inclusion.

Fall 2021 Dean's List

Kari-Anne Adcock Early Childhood Special Education
Sarah Ali Elementary Education
Anthony Anderson Secondary Education
Patrick Atkinson Secondary Education
Skylar Baker Early Childhood Special Education
Jacquelyn Barnes Special Education
Jake Bartilad Elementary Education
Kellianne Bazzell Early Childhood Special Education
Elizabeth Beach Special Education
Colette Benoit Bilingual/Bicultural Education with Elementary Certification
David Binkley Secondary Education
Kasey Bisceglia Elementary Education
Karoline Blacha Elementary Education
Emily Blanchard Secondary Education
Emma Bogdanov Elementary Education
Katherine Boogert Secondary Education
Benjamin Brania Secondary Education
Elizabeth Breman Early Childhood Special Education
Sofia Brown Elementary Education
Elizabeth Brunet Secondary Education
Allie Brztowski Secondary Education
Kelly Burke Elementary Education
Abigail Burrows Elementary Education
Maria Capellani Secondary Education
Guadalupe Carbajal Bilingual/Bicultural Education with Elementary Certification
Katherine Casas Early Childhood Special Education
Regan Cast Secondary Education
Samuel Chepulis Middle Grades Education
Rachel Chiappetta Elementary Education
Chloe Chontos Elementary Education
Ian Christoferson Secondary Education
Deanna Cipek Secondary Education
Maxx Clemente Special Education
Stephanie Coan Elementary Education
Margarete Collins Secondary Education
Chloe Cordle Elementary Education
Julia Damen Elementary Education
Jenna Daube Secondary Education
Jose de Leon Secondary Education
Grace Dechant Elementary Education
Isabella Dehmlow Secondary Education
Hannah Denaer Secondary Education
Emily Dennis Secondary Education
Daniel Dolan Secondary Education
Maeve Donlin Middle Grades Education
Aidan Doyle Secondary Education
Jessica Dragovich Early Childhood Special Education
Nicole Duenas Secondary Education
Ayoub El-Ashmawi Secondary Education
Michelle Eloisa Elementary Education
Katherine Emery Secondary Education
Kristin Fasiang Secondary Education
Ashlea Fendyke Secondary Education
Jessica Fernandez Elementary Education
Bella Fiorucci Elementary Education
Tracy Fisher Secondary Education
Samantha Flerlage Secondary Education
Elisa Flores Secondary Education
Jackie Flores Secondary Education
Laila Galecki Middle Grades Education
Mayra Garcia Sainz Bilingual/Bicultural Education with Elementary Certification
Katie Gauquie Secondary Education
Megan Gennusa Elementary Education
Jared Glaaser Middle Grades Education
Itzel Gonzalez Secondary Education
Gabrielle Gordon Elementary Education
Courtney Groves Elementary Education
Lucy Hamilton Elementary Education
Maura Hart Elementary Education
Azia Hayes Early Childhood Special Education
Michele Helmer Elementary Education
Aleksija Iglendza Bilingual/Bicultural Education with Elementary Certification
Grace Jaroszewski Early Childhood Special Education
Cloie Jennings Special Education
Sydney Jobs Elementary Education
Mia Johnson Secondary Education
Roseanna Jurasas Secondary Education
Katherine Karen Secondary Education
Sophia Karrow Secondary Education
Alexandra Kasamis Special Education
Madeline Keuten Elementary Education
Hasson Khalil Middle Grades Education
Oliver Kingery Middle Grades Education
Anna Kougias Elementary Education
Maeve Kuhn Elementary Education
Savannah Kust Elementary Education
Alexandria Lavezzi Early Childhood Special Education
Isabella Leuzzi Special Education
Sean Lifka Secondary Education
Andrea Limperatos Secondary Education
Grace Lloyd Elementary Education
Kailyn Loch Early Childhood Special Education
Mark Lozovnoy Early Childhood Special Education
Grace Lueken Secondary Education
Mary Madden Special Education
Claire Mannion Elementary Education
Madeline Matassarin Secondary Education
Clare McCabe Special Education
Amanda McGreal Secondary Education
Sara Merlos Early Childhood Special Education
Sarah Mikos Early Childhood Special Education
Dominique Modory Elementary Education
Anna Monarski Secondary Education
Gabriella Moncher Middle Grades Education
Carolyn Moon Special Education
Alexandra Moshi Early Childhood Special Education
Andrew Murphy Secondary Education
Grace Murphy Secondary Education
Lucy Myerscough Secondary Education
Trish Nguyen Elementary Education
Hope Nimz Elementary Education
Kirby O'Donnell Elementary Education
Sydnee O'Donnell Secondary Education
John Ogle Elementary Education
Nicole Pagan Secondary Education
Savannah Pakosta Special Education
Eduardo Palma Secondary Education
Margaret Parada Middle Grades Education
Yaneli Perez Elementary Education
Kelly Peterson Elementary Education
Bronte Phipps Secondary Education
Monica Pitlock Elementary Education
Sydney Pochatek Early Childhood Special Education
Lily Poor Elementary Education
Victoria Prom Middle Grades Education
Jasmine Pumanes Special Education
Kavya Radhakrishnan Elementary Education
Diya Ramhtullah Early Childhood Special Education
Charlotte Reed Elementary Education
Renee Renaud Elementary Education
Anna Rivera Elementary Education
Kaitlyn Rokusek Elementary Education
Taylor Roman Early Childhood Special Education
Alyssa Romero Secondary Education
Serenity Rosa Elementary Education
Lucia Ruffolo Elementary Education
Lawrence Russano Secondary Education
Valerie Sabadosa Elementary Education
Sydney Samoska Secondary Education
Skylar Sanders Secondary Education
Lisa Senese Middle Grades Education
Patrick Sheehan Secondary Education
Madison Shenefield Elementary Education
Matthew Shiley Middle Grades Education
Victoria Shirola Secondary Education
Hailey Short Special Education
Julia Skarzynska Elementary Education
Abigail Smith Elementary Education
Victoria Smith Early Childhood Special Education
Nicole Soderlind Elementary Education
Emily Spielbauer Early Childhood Special Education
Madison Staszcuk Elementary Education
Anna Stegen Elementary Education
Isabella Suarez Bilingual/Bicultural Education with Elementary Certification
Natalia Taaffe Middle Grades Education
Batoul Taha Elementary Education
Shreya Talukder Elementary Education
Anna Taylor Secondary Education
Cassidy Tennyson Elementary Education
Angelyna Tovar Secondary Education
Kelly Tran Early Childhood Special Education
Lynn Tran Elementary Education
Elizabeth Usher Secondary Education
Angela Vainikos Secondary Education
Patricia Valbuena Elementary Education
Natalie Vanderloo Special Education
Isabella Velazquez Elementary Education
Savannah Walker Early Childhood Special Education
Katherine Warpinski Secondary Education
Christopher Warren Secondary Education
Amanda Watson Elementary Education
Signy Weber Elementary Education
Juliet Webster Early Childhood Special Education
Matthew Westmeyer Secondary Education
Olivia Whalen Elementary Education
Orly Wolf Special Education
Erin Wright Special Education
Kelly Wu Elementary Education
Shane Younglood Secondary Education
Rebecca Yu Elementary Education

School-Wide Organizations


The Student Development Committee is comprised of representatives from all SOE program areas. This group helps shape school-level town halls, celebrations of excellence, and other events related to professional development. Members meet monthly. Each representative serves a minimum of one academic year. In early fall, any open seats are made known to the program chair and a request for volunteers is extended.

Golden Apple Scholars are comprised of students in the teaching & learning undergraduate program who have received tuition scholarship awards from the Illinois-based organization. The Golden Apple program focuses on supporting Illinois high-school students through scholarship funding, mentoring,, and professional development.

The Scholars meet periodically throughout the academic year with the Assistant Dean of Student Academic Affairs and Golden Apple representatives. For information on Golden Apple Scholarships, visit their website.

Program Level Student Organizations

Several SOE program areas have active student organizations that serve the students within that area. These groups are listed below, along with their related program area and a brief description. If you are interested in pursuing membership in these groups, enrolled students should contact the program area or refer to the contact information listed.

Counseling Psychology

Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) provides doctoral students a safe space (no faculty except when invited) to bond, to generate questions, and to engage in peer mentoring.

Higher Education

Higher Education Student Association (HESA) is the student-led programming, outreach and advocacy organization for students, alumni, and friends of the Higher Education program. We support the holistic development and serve as the collective voice representing the needs of higher education students at Loyola.

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

School Psychology

Loyola Association of School Psychology (LASP) is a student-run organization focused on creating community. Our mission is to increase visibility of school psychology as a career choice. The students work together to identify ways they can serve Chicago area children in facilitating access and equity.

Student Affiliates of School Psychology (SASP) is a student organization with a similar mission as LASP for our doctoral students.

School Psychology Journal Club is a student-initiated and led group that holds regularly scheduled gatherings ( 2 x per month] open to students and faculty to read and discuss current journal articles on issues important to the development of the science practitioner.

Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools and Communities

LUC Future Teachers Club/Illinois Education Association engages teacher preparation students in professional development, social networking, and service projects with local schools. Service projects have included building playgrounds at local schools and K-12 student engagement. Loyola’s future teachers are always a strong presence at the annual IEA conference and have won several grants to help support family literacy programs in the Lake Shore Campus community.