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Loyola University Chicago Celebrates 11th Founders’ Dinner
Annual Gala Event on June 2 to Honor 14 Award Recipients
CHICAGO, May 30, 2012 – Loyola University Chicago will celebrate its annual Founders’ Dinner on Saturday, June 2, on the University’s Lake Shore Campus (1032 W. Sheridan Rd.). The event, which celebrates the many alumni and members of the Loyola community who have used their education for the common good and have accomplished great things in the field of service, will recognize 14 award recipients as part of the celebration.
This year’s award recipients include Dr. Kumiko Watanuki (BA ’84, MA ’87)—Coffey Award, Leonard P. Slotkowski Jr. (JFRC ’65–’66, BA ’69, MEd ’72)—Felice Award, and William Sherry—Dux Mirabilis.
Additionally, Loyola’s schools and colleges also honor an alumnus(a) with the Damen Award. This year’s winners include:
- College of Arts & Sciences – Colonel (IL) J. N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) (BA ’79)
- School of Business Administration – Mary A. Tolan (BBA ’82)
- School of Communication – Judith C. Rice (BA ’81)
- School of Continuing & Professional Studies – Thaddeus J. Wong (BBA ’96)
- School of Education – Mary A. Hicks (MEd ’99)
- The Graduate School – Woodrow W. Clark II (MA ’76)
- School of Law – Susan S. Sher (JD ’74)
- Stritch School of Medicine – Dr. Patrick J. Stiff (MD ’75)
- Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing – Dr. Carolyn Hope Smeltzer (MSN ’77, EdD ’83)
- Institute of Pastoral Studies – Joseph Paprocki (BA ’81, MPS ’85)
- School of Social Work – Barbara J. Menard (MSW ’94)
The Founders’ Dinner, which benefits the University’s Presidential Scholarship Fund, continues to be one of the major highlights of the year for members of the University community. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception in the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, dinner in the Joseph J. Gentile Arena, and a special chorus of Loyola students, staff, and alumni, who will perform with a live orchestra. For ticket information and more on the awards, please visit LUC.edu/founders or call 800.256.9652.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as a presence in Beijing and an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The University’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, and social work. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also 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. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.