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#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 […]

“Loyola Changed My Life”

“Loyola Changed My Life”

Meet Darlyne Koretos – Loyola’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) graduate from the class of ’82 with a BA in Communications – a determined spirit with a never-give-up attitude.

Darlyne graduated high school and worked full time for three years before marrying and moving to Oklahoma where her husband was completing his undergraduate degree.  […]

“The Jesuit values of compassion and understanding made me the person I am today”

“The Jesuit values of compassion and understanding made me the person I am today”

Dolores Priegnitz, a graduate of University College, Class of 1990 (now known as School of Continuing and Professional Studies), is an HR professional who takes a strategic approach to address challenges in her work. Dolores helps organizations and teams achieve their objectives through effective communication, collaboration and strategic stakeholder engagement.

With a background of over 20 […]

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

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

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 […]

“Loyola SCPS made it possible for me to work hard and see the fruits of my labor”

“Loyola SCPS made it possible for me to work hard and see the fruits of my labor”

Robin May-McMorris a 2015 graduate of Loyola School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), shares her tremendous journey through Loyola SCPS and her experiences of being an adult student.

A Chicago native, Robin attempted to return to school several times after attending another university as a Chemistry pre-med major. But with a full-time job, young daughter, […]

Innovation and Affordability: A College Program for Working Adults

Innovation and Affordability: A College Program for Working Adults

When I started my present position at Loyola University Chicago, I dove into the statistics on our enrollment numbers. I specifically wanted to understand why so many accepted students do not ultimately enroll in classes. I soon discovered that the number one reason accepted students never cross the line to enrollment is that they think […]

“Loyola SCPS is a rewarding experience!“

“Loyola SCPS is a rewarding experience!“

Faye Chambers, shares her experiences of being an adult learner at Loyola School of Continuing and Professional Studies:

Why did you choose Loyola SCPS?

I chose Loyola SCPS for its outstanding reputation and its offerings for some of the best professors; the school has a program that appealed to me, it is easy  to commute to after […]