Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Birds of a feather

Quinlan alumni atop a 10th floor aerie in Chicago's Loop


Quinlan experts in their craft—both beer and business—enjoyed a Taste of Goose Island on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Chicago's Loop.

In all, 53 alumni gathered atop the historic Helene Curtis Building overlooking the Chicago River for a feast that included Sofie-poached salmon, friseé salad with lemon-caper vinaigrette, and Sofie caramel apple tart, all paired with Goose Island Pere Jacques. A portion of the proceeds from this annual, end-of-summer networking opportunity went to support scholarships.

"It was a great night for alumni at a quintessential Chicago location—with the perfect combination of conversation, food, and drink," says Lauren McLean (MBA '12). "As a recent grad, I realize how proud I am of my school. And I'm not the only one. Everyone at the event was excited about the future of Quinlan."

The school's next big event will be Celebrating Excellence, a Sept. 15 gala at the Trump International Hotel and Tower. Registration is now open.