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Loyola Names 2008 Founders’ Dinner Award Winners
Honorees to Be Honored at Seventh Annual Gala Event
CHICAGO, June 2, 2008 – Loyola University Chicago announces its 2008 Founders’ Dinner award recipients, who will be honored at an evening gala on Saturday, June 7, 2008. 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 the Reverend Michael M. Boland (MSW ’95)—The Heart of Loyola; Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust—Caritas Award; The Hon. June Carter Perry (BA ’65)—Coffey Award; Patti Ray, director of Loyola’s Hillel—Dux Mirabilis Award; and Scott Harris (BA ’08)—Regents 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 – Christina Johnson-Wolff (BA ’72)
- School of Business Administration – Eugene R. Croisant (BBA ’59, MSIR ’66)
- School of Education – Rose Ann C. Pastor (MEd ’93)
- The Graduate School – Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall (PhD ’83)
- School of Law – Katherine S. Janega (JD ’77)
- Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing – Dr. Sheila A. Haas (MSN ’74)
- School of Social Work – The Hon. Christine M. Radogno (BA ’73, MSW ’74)
- Stritch School of Medicine – Dr. John L. Wilhelm (MD ’69)
- School of Continuing and Professional Studies – Ruthellyn Musil (BA ’75)
- Institute of Pastoral Studies – Dr. Terrance P. McGuire (MPS ’02)
Now in its seventh year, Loyola’s Founders’ Dinner continues to be one of the major highlights of the year for members of the University community. 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 2008 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 the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,500 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 ten schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News & World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities,” and named the University a “best value” in its 2008 rankings. For more information, please visit LUC.edu.