Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

August 2017

Jennifer Alvarez-Smith

Title/s:  Water Tower Campus Bursar Coordinator



Department/School/Division: Office of the Bursar
Campus: Water Tower Campus
Years at Loyola: 2

What is your favorite thing about working at Loyola?
The best thing about working for Loyola would be the people I am surrounded by on a daily basis. Whether it is the students or my fellow coworkers, the loyalty and dedication to Loyola are always evident.

What is your most memorable achievement as a Loyola employee? 
This Commitment to Excellence Award and being nominated for the Quarterly “Star” award are by far extremely memorable achievements as a Loyola employee. Receiving positive feedback from my students is also a comfort, as it lets me know that I’m succeeding in my goals as an employee. 

What does Loyola's mission mean to you?
Seeking God in all things is accepting God in all we do. If we as a community can seek God in our daily life, we can begin to view this world as a beautiful, diverse home.  

What motivates you to succeed each and every day?
My motivation to succeed each and every day is knowing that even if it’s just a tiny bit, I am assisting a student in achieving their dreams of completing their degree. That alone is an incentive to do and be the very best I can at Loyola.   

Tell us how you show your Rambler pride.
I display my Rambler pride by continuously giving my best to support our students, and making them feel that they are tremendously important and I will do what it takes to meet their needs. 

Tell us something most people at Loyola would be surprised to know about you.
Most people do not know that I am also a student here at Loyola, trying to achieve my ultimate dream of walking the stage with my diploma in hand and making my family proud.