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Loyola University Chicago Names 2009 Founders’ Dinner and Award Winners
Honorees to Be Recognized at Annual Gala Event on June 6
CHICAGO, May 26, 2009 – Loyola University Chicago announces its 2009 Founders’ Dinner award recipients, who will be honored at an evening gala on Saturday, June 6, 2009, on the University’s Lake Shore Campus. 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 whose vision looks toward the future.
This year’s award recipients include Janet W. Sisler (BA ’74, MA ’82)—Coffey Award; Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM—Dux Mirabilis Award; and Maripat Donovan—Honorary Degree.
Additionally, Loyola’s schools and colleges also honor an alumnus(a) with the Damen Award. This year’s winners include:
- College of Arts and Sciences – Ronald A. Grzywinski (BS ’58)
- School of Business Administration – John E. “Jack” Rooney (MBA ’69)
- School of Education – Dr. Blondean Y. Davis (BA ’70, MEd ’75, EdD ’85)
- The Graduate School – Reverend Brian G. Paulson, S.J. (MA ’85)
- School of Law – Dr. Randy Lamm Berlin (JD ’91)
- Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing – Dr. Judith Kosloskus Scully (BSN ’62)
- School of Social Work – Dr. Joseph A. Walsh (BA ’67, MSW ’69)
- Stritch School of Medicine – Dr. James R. Baker (MD ’78)
- School of Continuing and Professional Studies – Christopher G. Atchison (BA ’71)
- Institute of Pastoral Studies – Richard F. Clark (MRE ’78)
Now in its eighth year, Loyola’s Founders’ Dinner continues to be one of the major highlights of the year for members of the University community. Attendees will be treated to a spectacular multi-course dinner amidst glittering décor, video tributes to awardees, 100th birthday celebrations of the School of Law and Stritch School of Medicine, and the unique musical performances of the Loyola Jazz Ensemble, Chris Sarlas Orchestra, Absolute Harmony, Loyola’s all-alumni a cappella vocal jazz quartet, and the return of the Founders’ Dinner Chorus. For more information on the 2009 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, founded in 1870, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Enrollment is more than 15,600 students, which includes more than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 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. Loyola is consistently ranked among the “top national universities” by U.S.News & World Report, and the University was named a “best value” in their 2009 rankings. In addition, Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit LUC.edu.