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Loyola University Chicago Names 2007 Founders’ Dinner Award Winners
Honorees to be Recognized at Sixth Annual Gala Event
CHICAGO, May 30, 2007 –Loyola University Chicago announces its 2007 Founders’ Dinner award recipients, who will be honored at a gala this Saturday evening, June 2. Given annually, the prestigious Founders’ Dinner awards honor those who established Loyola, those who have built on that foundation, those who continue to give it life today, and those who look toward the future.
This year’s recipients include Louis Glunz III, PhD (BS ’51), and Jean Glunz—Heart of Loyola; John and Herta Cuneo—The Spirit of Loyola; Chicago Community Trust—Caritas Award; Mary M. Dwyer, PhD (BA ’72)—Coffey Award; and Francis L. Fennell Jr. (English) and Kay Lynam-Fennell (MA Mund ’80)—Dux Mirabilis Award.
Additionally, each of Loyola’s schools and colleges also honors an alumnus(a) with the Damen Award. This year’s winners include:
- College of Arts and Sciences – Julia M. Stasch (BA ’74)
- School of Business Administration – Thomas W. Havey (BS ’45)
- School of Education – Joan Klaus (BSEd ’66)
- The Graduate School – Sr. Florence M. Muia (MA ’01)
- School of Law – Jeffrey D. Jacobs (JD ’74)
- Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing – Thomas A. Mackey (BSN ’74)
- School of Social Work – Eunice W. Johnson (MSW ’41)
- Stritch School of Medicine – Kenneth C. Micetich, MD (BS ’69, MD ’74, MRES ’79)
- School of Continuing and Professional Studies – James P. Bouchard (BBA ’84)
Now in its sixth year, Loyola’s Founders’ Dinner continues to be one of the major highlights of the year for members of the University community, evidenced by the record number of reservations received for this weekend’s event. Attendees are treated to a spectacular multi-course dinner amidst glittering décor, video tributes to awardees, and the unique musical stylings of the Founders’ Dinner Chorus (made up of faculty, staff, students, and alumni) and Absolute Harmony (Loyola’s all-alumni a cappella vocal jazz quartet). For more information on the 2007 Founders’ Dinner and its award recipients, please visit LUC.edu/founders.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our Web site at LUC.edu.