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 Loyola University Chicago
2018 Commencement Speakers

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the individuals who will address graduates at the University’s 148th annual Commencement ceremonies, which will be held May 8–12 at the Lake Shore Campus. Further ceremony details can be found at LUC.edu/commencement/.

May 8
School of Education and Institute of Environmental Sustainability
*David W. Orr, PhD
Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Emeritus, Oberlin College

The Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies
*Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, JD
Executive Director, NETWORK

May 9
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Beverly Malone, PhD
CEO, National League for Nursing

School of Social Work
Reuben Jonathan Miller (PhD ’13)
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration

May 10
Quinlan School of Business
Nicki Pecori Fioretti (MBA ’96)
Director of Community Affairs, Illinois Housing Development Authority

School of Communication and School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Author, Journalist, Activist

May 11
College of Arts and Sciences (Morning) and St. Joseph College Seminary
Julia Stasch (BA ’74)
President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

College of Arts and Sciences (Afternoon)
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM
Senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy, UnitedHealthcare

May 12
School of Law
The Honorable Sara L. Ellis (JD ’94)
United States District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Stritch School of Medicine
Brian H. Williams, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Parkland Community Health Institute

* Indicates the individual will also be awarded an honorary degree

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