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Paralegal Studies: 25 Years of Success

Paralegal Studies: 25 Years of Success

Since 1991, Loyola’s Institute for Paralegal Studies has offered a cutting-edge paralegal education, approved by the American Bar Association. This year, the Institute celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a scholarship campaign to help educate the next generation of Loyola paralegals.

For 25 years, the Institute has prepared students to work as assistants to attorneys in 21st century sophisticated legal practices.

Here, […]

“The Fellows Program is helping me achieve that next big thing”

“The Fellows Program is helping me achieve that next big thing”

Haeley Goldsmith is a poster child for today’s energetic, multi-tasking, hardworking, and professional millennials. She is also one of the many students enrolled in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Fellows Program.

The SCPS Fellows Scholarship is a tuition assistance program that matches an employer’s financial funds up to $5,250 per academic year.

Haeley is a […]

A ‘Walk the Talk’ kind of mom!

A ‘Walk the Talk’ kind of mom!

Michelle Cygan, a paralegal in Caterpillar’s Legal Services Department, an SCPS Fellow and a single mom raising two wonderful boys, has all the qualities of hard-work, zeal and perseverance that we at School of Continuing and Professional Studies treasure most.

Michelle is currently pursuing her blended Saturday FASTRACK B.A. in Management, and expects to graduate in 2018. […]

“My proudest moment was realizing – I am officially a LOYOLA alumna!”

“My proudest moment was realizing – I am officially a LOYOLA alumna!”

Vannessa Brown, VP, Business Operations at GForce Staffing Services, is a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Vannessa graduated with a B.A. in Management.

She attributes her success and entrepreneurial spirit to her experiences from Loyola’s transformative education.

Vannessa shares her wonderful journey as an adult student…

 

Why did you chose Loyola […]

SCPS shines at Weekend on Excellence!

SCPS shines at Weekend on Excellence!

Loyola University Chicago celebrated the 6th Annual Weekend of Excellence, a four-day festivity, rejoicing  achievements of its students. From April 14–17, 2016, hundreds of students and more than a dozen organizations received awards for their outstanding work throughout the school year.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies is proud of its staff, faculty and students for their […]

Growing interest in Non-traditional Credit and Prior Learning Assessment

We are seeing a growing interest in using non-traditional credits and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to close the gap to graduation dates. It’s easy to understand why.

It saves you money. Quite a lot of money.

It saves you time. Perhaps a full semester or more.

It is an endorsement of the work and effort and successes you […]

#MAPMatters

#MAPMatters

The State of Illinois’s student financial aid program (MAP) has not yet been funded for this current year. Thousands of Loyola Students depend on this funding to complete their education. We at Loyola, include the MAP grant awards in our financial aid packages for all qualifying students.

For many of our School of Continuing and Professional […]

Loyola SCPS representatives attend event to honor Sheriff Thomas Dart

Loyola SCPS representatives attend event to honor Sheriff Thomas Dart

On Thursday January 21, Loyola SCPS Dean Walter Pearson, accompanied by Associate Dean Jeanne Widen, attended an event hosted by City Club Chicago to honor Loyola alumnus Sheriff Thomas (Tom) Dart.

As Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart has brought an aggressive, yet innovative approach to law enforcement. A former prosecutor and state legislator, Sheriff Dart has long […]

College Graduates Earn Higher Salaries

College Graduates Earn Higher Salaries

A recent Education Advisory Board article talked about Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, which reviewed The U.S. Census Bureau data for working adults.

The research found that wages for most workers without higher education degrees is lower on average than college graduates who are earning higher wages.

Taking into account inflation, the key findings of the article show that:

Men’s […]

Excellence in Adult Learning Award 2015

Excellence in Adult Learning Award 2015

At the Annual Faculty Meeting held in the first week of January, School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) Dean Walter Pearson and Jean Ryan, Director, Institute for Paralegal Studies presented the Excellence in Adult Learning Award to four outstanding faculty members – Amy Jordan, Natasha Teetsov, Char Wenc and Elizabeth Novy.  The winners were […]