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Loyola University Chicago 2015 Commencement Speakers

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the individuals who will address graduates at the University’s 145th annual Commencement ceremonies, which will be held May 3, 5–8, and 16 at the Lake Shore Campus. More information on ceremony details can be found at LUC.edu/commencement.

Quinlan School of Business
William G. Kistner (BBA ’72)
Vice President of Internal Audit, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

College of Arts and Sciences: Arts
Ian Brennan (BA ’01)
Co-creator and Executive Producer, FOX’s Glee

College of Arts and Sciences: Sciences and Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Alison Thompson
Humanitarian and Ambassador to the Haitian Ministry of the Environment

School of Communication
Martin Stock (BA ’84)
CEO, Cavalry

School of Education
Karen M. O’Brien, PhD (JFRC Fall ’82, BS ’83, PhD ’93)
Psychologist and Professor, University of Maryland

The Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies
Linda Brubaker, MD, MS
Interim Provost, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division; Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Stritch School of Medicine

School of Law
The Honorable Mary Jane Theis (BA ’71)
Justice, Illinois Supreme Court

Stritch School of Medicine
Beatrix Hoffman, PhD
Author, Historian, and Professor, Northern Illinois University

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Melanie Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean Emeritus, Rush University College of Nursing

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Carmen Velásquez (BS ’63)
Founder, Alivia Medical Center

School of Social Work
Robyn L. Golden, LCSW
Assistant Professor and Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center

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