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Loyola University Chicago Celebrates
2016 Founders’ Dinner

Annual Gala Event to Honor 16 Award Recipients

CHICAGO, June 8, 2016–Loyola University Chicago will celebrate its annual Founders’ Dinner on Saturday, June 18, at the University’s Lake Shore Campus, 1032 W. Sheridan Road. The event celebrates alumni and members of the Loyola community who exhibit the qualities of leadership in industry, leadership in community, and service to others. This year, 16 award recipients will be recognized as part of the celebration.

Among this year’s awardees are Joyce R. Saxon (MUND ’49)Coffey Award; Katie Y. Vogelheim (JFRC ’77–’78)—Felice Award; David N. Yellen, JD, dean of the School of LawDux Mirabilis Award; and Hope J. Shannon, Loyola doctoral student in history—Regents Award.

Additionally, Loyola’s schools, institutes, and the College of Arts and Sciences also honor an alumnus/alumna with the Damen Award. This year’s winners include:

The Founders’ Dinner, which benefits the University Scholarship Fund, continues to be one of the major highlights of the year for members of the Loyola community.

For ticket information and more on the awardees, visit LUC.edu/founders.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 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 or @LoyolaNewsroom.

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