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Evangeline Politis
Communication Manager


Loyola University Chicago Celebrates
Sister Jean’s 100th Birthday
Party and Press Conference Mark Her Milestone Birthday
on Wednesday, August 21

As teacher, administrator, dean, academic advisor, and chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, has touched the lives of generations of students at Loyola University Chicago. In recent years, she has become a touch point of faith and optimism—of spiritual wisdom and basketball expertise—for people around the world.

Students, Loyolacappella, and President Jo Ann Rooney will celebrate her 100th birthday on August 21 with cake and songs at the Lake Shore Campus in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. A press conference with the beloved nun will follow.

Additionally, on August 21, the University will be honoring Sister Jean by raising funds for a $100k endowment in support of athletic excellence and student-athlete welfare. For more details about Sister Jean’s life and the Worship, Work, Win Fund, visit LUC.edu/sisterjean.

Members of the media are required to RSVP to receive event credentials. Please email news@LUC.edu with the expected number of crew members and contact information.

Wednesday, August 21
2:30 p.m. Sign-in for media credentials
3 p.m. Celebration and remarks in the Atrium
3:45 p.m. Press conference in the Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, Multipurpose Room 

Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
Damen Student Center*
6511 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

*Media are required to enter the event through the north doors of the student center.

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