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Loyola University Chicago 2012 Commencement Speakers


Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the individuals who will address graduates at the University’s 142nd annual Commencement ceremonies, which will be held May 10–12, May 19 (School of Law), and June 3 (Stritch School of Medicine). More information on ceremony details, including specific dates, times, and locations, can be found at LUC.edu/commencement.


School of Business

William M. Daley (BA ’70)
Former White House Chief of Staff

College of Arts and Sciences: Arts
Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.
Founder & CEO, Homeboy Industries

College of Arts and Sciences: Sciences
*Thomas Lovejoy, III, PhD
Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University and Founder, PBS Series Nature

School of Communication
Carol Marin
Political Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times and Political Editor, WMAQ-TV

School of Education
Richard Rothstein
Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

The Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies
Mary Nelson, PhD
Founder & Past President, Bethel New Life, Inc.

School of Law
Justice Virginia M. Kendall (JD ’92)
US District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Stritch School of Medicine
Jonathan Doris, MD
Cardiologist, Los Angeles Medical Center and Technical Advisor, Scrubs

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
*Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN
Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Thaddeus Wong (BBA ’96)
Owner, @properties

School of Social Work
*Vladimiro Valdes Montoya, S.J.
Director, Jesuit Migrant Services of Mexico


* Indicates the individual will also be awarded an honorary degree



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