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 Loyola University Chicago 2014 Commencement Speakers

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the individuals who will address graduates at the University’s 144th annual Commencement ceremonies, which will be held May 4, 7–10, and 17. More information about the ceremonies can be found at LUC.edu/commencement.


Quinlan School of Business
Bethany McLean
Author, Columnist, Editor

College of Arts and Sciences: Arts
*Tererai Trent, PhD
Founder, Tinogona Foundation

College of Arts and Sciences: Sciences and Institute of Environmental Sustainability
George McGraw (BA ’09)
Founder and Executive Director, DIGDEEP

School of Communication
Steve James
Producer, Director

School of Education
Carl A. Grant (MEd ’62)
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

The Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies
Thomas Reese, S.J.
Senior Analyst, National Catholic Reporter

School of Law
The Honorable Rubén Castillo (BA ’76)
Chief Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Stritch School of Medicine
Teresa Wronski (BS ’75)
Former Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Stritch School of Medicine

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Judith Scully (MSN ’62), RN, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Health Care Advocate

School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Alicia Tellez Vega (BS ’96, MJ ’99)
Vice President of Youth Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago 

School of Social Work
Johnnie Thomas, EdD
Superintendent, Community High School District 155


* Indicates the individual will also be awarded an honorary degree.



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