The Quinlan School of Business held its first annual Black Excellence Awards in April 2023. Created to celebrate Black leaders on our campus and in the community, the awards honor students, alumni, and members of the business community who embody the values of inclusion, equity, and leadership. Read the 2023 news article.

The Black Excellence Awards include the following:

  • Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award: The alumni award is presented to a Quinlan graduate who has made a positive difference in and outstanding contributions to the Black community.
  • Student Leadership Awards: The student awards are given to a Quinlan undergraduate student and a Quinlan graduate student who are well-rounded leaders in the Loyola or business community. We encourage nominations of students who are actively involved in a Loyola student organization or activity.
  • Community Leadership Award: The community award is given to a leader who has created lasting change and measurable difference in the Chicagoland area or business community, particularly within the Black community, and who serves as a role model in community leadership.


For questions, please contact the Black Excellence Awards Committee at BEACommittee@LUC.edu.