Loyola University Chicago



The following speakers will present at Commencement 2016:

Tuesday, May 10Speakers
School of Education Keynote address: LeViis Haney (EdD '11), Principal, Joseph Lovett Elementary School
The Graduate School
& Institute of
Pastoral Studies
Keynote address: E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Columnist, Washington Post
Wednesday, May 11 
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Keynote address: Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD (MSN '80), Executive Vice President of Customer Relations, The Joint Commission
School of Social Work Keynote address: Sr. Rosemary Connelly, RSM, Executive Director, Misericordia Heart of Mercy
Thursday, May 12 
Quinlan School of Business Keynote address: Keith R. Cienkus (BS '89, MBA '95), Division Vice President of Global Operations, Abbott Diagnostics
School of Communication Keynote address: Bill Plante (BS '59), Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News
Friday, May 13 
Arts and Sciences
Keynote address: Mary Ann Hynes, JD, LLM (BA '90), General Counsel, Archdiocese of Chicago
Honorary degree awarded to Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt
Arts and Sciences (AFTERNOON) &
Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Keynote address: Alfredo Quińones-Hinojosa, MD, Neurosurgeon, Researcher & Author, Johns Hopkins University
Sunday, May 15 
School of Continuing
and Professional
Keynote address: Steve J. Bernas (BS '87), President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, Inc.
Saturday, May 21 
School of Law Keynote address: Honorable J. Phil Gilbert (JD '74), Senior Judge, Southern District of Illinois
Stritch School of Medicine Keynote address: Darrell G. Kirch, MD, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges