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Loyola University Chicago 2016 Commencement Speakers

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the individuals who will address graduates at the University’s 146th annual Commencement ceremonies, which will be held May 10–13, 15, and 21 at the Lake Shore Campus. More information on ceremony details can be found at LUC.edu/commencement.

College of Arts and Sciences: Sciences and Institute of Environmental Sustainability
*Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD
Neurosurgeon, Researcher, and Author, Johns Hopkins University

Quinlan School of Business
Keith R. Cienkus (BS ’89, MBA ’95)
Divisional Vice President, Global Operations, Abbott Diagnostics

School of Communication
*Bill Plante (BS ’59)
Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Steve J. Bernas (BS ’87)
President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois

College of Arts and Sciences: Arts
*Mary Ann Hynes, JD, LLM, MBA (BA ’90)
General Counsel, Archdiocese of Chicago

School of Education
LeViis Haney (EdD ’11)
Principal, Joseph Lovett Elementary School

The Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies
E.J. Dionne Jr., PhD
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Columnist, The Washington Post

School of Law
Honorable J. Phil Gilbert (JD ’74)
Senior Judge, Southern District of Illinois

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD (MSN ’80)
Executive Vice President, Customer Relations, The Joint Commission (accrediting body for healthcare)

School of Social Work
Sr. Rosemary Connelly, RSM (MSW ’66)
Executive Director, Misericordia Heart of Mercy

Stritch School of Medicine
Darrell G. Kirch, MD
President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges

* Indicates the individual will also be awarded an honorary degree. 

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