Putting students in the spotlight

Loyola celebrated the achievements of its students at the 4th Annual Weekend of Excellence on April 10–13. The weekend’s events—which included research symposiums, awards ceremonies, and a student musical—featured more than 1,000 students.

Award winners

Hundreds of students and more than a dozen organizations received awards at the 2014 Weekend of Excellence for their outstanding work throughout the school year. See the complete list

Meet these seven standouts

Sadia Anees

Marketing (Class of 2014)

"When you become a man or woman of value, you become a man or woman of success—and Loyola has helped me rediscover what I believe in and follow."

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Keyona Castleman

Psychology (Class of 2015)

"I've become more passionate about change because I have been given the chance to learn more about who I am, my talents, and what I can bring to the world."

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Afra Khan

Pre-med (Class of 2014)

"My Muslim faith has always been important to me, so I love how Loyola's education emphasizes that you should remember the greater glory of God."

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Tracey Riley

Psychology (Class of 2014)

"I got involved with research because I want to be fully prepared for graduate school. The more I conduct research and present my findings, the more I love it."

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Angela Sandall

Theatre Arts and Advertising/PR
(Class of 2014)

"Loyola is a little miracle of a university. It has a big student population, but the class sizes are small enough to feel personal. It truly is the best of both worlds."

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Joe Smalzer

MBA, International Business
(Class of 2014)

"I hope to apply all that I have learned from Loyola in my career and personal relationships to be able to give back to a university that has given me so much."

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Andrew Volk

Doctoral candidate, molecular biology
(Class of 2015)

"I hope that my science can impact the health of people with cancer, and I hope that my outreach can inspire other people to love science as much as I do."

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