Loyola University Chicago

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Media Contact:
Annie Hughes
Communications Associate


Cinquanta! Celebrating 50 Years of Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center

On September 29, hundreds of alumni and friends will gather at Chicago’s Union Station to celebrate Cinquanta!, the 50th anniversary of Loyola University Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center (JFRC). The Italian themed celebration will bring together JFRC alumni of all ages to share their experiences abroad and forge lasting bonds with people who once walked the same cobblestone paths themselves.

Alumni attending the gala can also enter a raffle featuring a number of Italian-themed items, including hotel stays in Italy, domestic round-trip airline tickets, and Salvatore Ferragamo scarves. One lucky attendee will even drive away with a brand new 2012 FIAT 500 Pop car from event sponsor FIAT of Chicago (fiatusaofchicago.com).

The JFRC, located in Rome, Italy, is one of four fully functioning Loyola University Chicago campuses. The campus was founded by Italian-born Jesuit John Felice, who dreamed of giving college students the chance to expand their horizons and enrich their culture through time abroad. Fifty years later, his dream continues, and each year students learn, live, and experience Rome the way John Felice intended it. 

Media members are welcome to attend, and photos and interviews are allowed. For more information, visit LUC.edu/jfrcreunions.

Saturday, September 29, 2012
6–11 p.m.

Union Station
225 South Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606




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