Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

University Newsroom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Evangeline Politis
Communication Specialist
312.915.6324
epolitis@luc.edu

MEDIA ALERT

Loyola University Chicago Celebrates
Inaugural Class of Arrupe College
Two-Year College Serving Local, Underrepresented Students
Holds First Commencement on Saturday, August 12 

What:
Loyola University Chicago’s Arrupe College will hold its first Commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 12, at the University’s Lake Shore Campus. Bookending the inaugural class’s experience, the event marks a milestone for the college and its 82 graduates.

Launched in 2015, Arrupe College is a two-year associate’s degree program within the University that provides a rigorous liberal arts education to motivated students with limited financial resources and an interest in attending a four-year institution. The college addresses the need in higher education to increase completion rates of post-secondary education degrees for students from low-income families.

More than 50 percent of the inaugural 159-student class will graduate on August 12, a rate that far exceeds the national average reported by Complete College America—only five percent of full-time students at two-year institutions graduate in two years.

This event is open to the media; however, interview requests with faculty, staff, and students will be held scheduled for another date.

Who:
The Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, will address Arrupe’s inaugural class. In addition, the ceremony will feature:

When:
Saturday, August 12, 3 p.m.

Where:
Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus
Mundelein Auditorium
1020 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

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