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Loyola University Chicago 2019 Commencement Speakers

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the individuals who will address graduates at the University’s 149th annual Commencement ceremonies, which will be held May 7–11 at the Lake Shore Campus. Further ceremony details can be found at LUC.edu/commencement.

May 7
School of Education and Institute of Environmental Sustainability   
Brandis (Griffith) Friedman
Award-Winning Journalist and Chicago Tonight Correspondent, WTTW

The Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies
*Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J.
President, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

May 8
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Gay Landstrom, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Trinity Health

School of Social Work
Larry E. Davis, PhD
Director, Center on Race and Social Problems; and Donald M. Henderson Chair, University of Pittsburgh

May 9
Quinlan School of Business (undergraduate and graduate ceremonies)
Francesca DeBiase
Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer, McDonald’s Corporation

School of Communication and School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Jerome McDonnell
Worldview Host, WBEZ

May 10
College of Arts and Sciences (Arts) 
Ellen Alberding
President and Board Member, Joyce Foundation

College of Arts and Sciences (Sciences)
*Terrence J. Roberts, PhD
Civil Rights Advocate and Author

May 11
School of Law 
The Honorable Young B. Kim, JD ’91
United States Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Stritch School of Medicine
John Lawrence, MD
President of the U.S. Board of Directors, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA

* Indicates the individual will also be awarded an honorary degree

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