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Commencement speakers named

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the individuals who will address graduates at the University’s 141st annual Commencement ceremonies, which will be held May 12-14, May 21 (School of Law), and June 5 (Stritch School of Medicine). For information on ceremony details, including specific dates, times, and locations, please click here. The University also plans to stream each ceremony live again this year. To access the live streams, visit LUC.edu/commencement on the dates listed above.

2011 Commencement Speakers

School of Business Administration
Kevin Willer – President & CEO, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center

College of Arts and Sciences, Arts
Jian Ping – Producer, Filmmaker, and Author of Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China

College of Arts and Sciences, Sciences
*Thomas J. Dart (JD ’87) – Cook County Sheriff

School of Communication
John McDonough – President, Chicago Blackhawks

School of Education
Terry Mazany – President & CEO, Chicago Community Trust and Interim CEO, Chicago Public Schools

The Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies
*Margaret Daniels Tyler – Executive Director, Gates Millennium Scholars Program

School of Law
Laurel Bellows (JD ’74) – Principal, The Bellows Law Group

*Ignazio Francesco Caramazza – State Advocate General, Italy (will only receive an honorary degree)

Stritch School of Medicine
*Bryan A. Stevenson – Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
William Duffy (BSN ’80, MJ ’92) – Vice President of Nursing, Evanston Hospital

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Carlos X. Montoya – Founder, Chairman of the Board, & CEO, AztecAmerica Bank

School of Social Work
Monsignor Michael M. Boland (MSW ’95) – Administrator, President, & CEO, The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

* – Indicates that the individual will also be awarded an honorary degree