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“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 […]

“The Business Ethics Class Really Messed Me Up – In The Most Wonderful And Life-Changing Way”

“The Business Ethics Class Really Messed Me Up – In The Most Wonderful And Life-Changing Way”

For LeRoy Chalmers, an alumni of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Class of 2014, going back to school had a greater impact than he could have ever imagined.

LeRoy was in the banking industry for over 17 years, gradually moving up the ladder to Vice President at a leading Chicago bank, when he decided […]

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 […]

Student Team Represents SCPS at Loyola’s Weekend Of Excellence.

Student Team Represents SCPS at Loyola’s Weekend Of Excellence.

It was a proud moment for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, when the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium (a part of Loyola’s Weekend of Excellence) was represented by a team from our CPST 390 – Organizational Theory & Practice class.

Team 390, as the dynamic pupils chose to address themselves, comprised of SCPS students […]

2015 SCPS Summer Scholarships – Deadline Around The Corner!

2015 SCPS Summer Scholarships – Deadline Around The Corner!

Note: The deadline for applying for  SCPS Summer Scholarships has expired

Greetings from SCPS! As the summer semester is fast approaching, so is the deadline for our summer scholarship application. Application submissions are due Monday, April 13, and must be submitted electronically via this link. To be eligible, you must have completed your 2014-2015 […]

Thank you students for your fantastic input!

Thank you students for your fantastic input!

Earlier this month, SCPS organized a Dinner and Discussion for gathering feedback from students about their experiences with Online Learning.

The evening was attended by ten enthusiastic students, some of whom joined via Adobe Connect to provide their valuable feedback.

The event was facilitated by Associate Dean Jeanne Widen and Instructional Designer Kelly Barry. It was a […]

SCPS Faculty Member Char Wenc Promoted To Senior Adjunct Lecturer

SCPS Faculty Member Char Wenc Promoted To Senior Adjunct Lecturer

Char Wenc is an educator with teaching experience that spans 30 years and encompasses all levels of education from primary to graduate school.

She believes that adult learners will remember 10% of what they see, 30% of what they hear 50% of what they see and hear and 90% of what they do. With that philosophy, […]

SCPS Faculty member Marilyn Stocker promoted to Senior Adjunct Lecturer

SCPS Faculty member Marilyn Stocker promoted to Senior Adjunct Lecturer

Marilyn Stocker has been with Loyola for over eight years, but has been an adult educator for over thirty-five years. Her dual roles as higher education administrator/faculty and organization leadership development consultant have been rich sources for the courses she teaches. Her varied experience has taught her to teach with the mantra of “live as […]