It's an exciting time at the Quinlan School of Business! As we embrace our new name and the bright future of our school and our students there are many opportunities for our alumni. Attend an event! Work with our students in the classroom, in career planning or in school-supported projects and competitions. Now, more than ever, resources are available to help you expand your professional network. Take a look at some of our programs and events below - and check out our Upcoming Events to see what might be on the horizon for you!
11th chapter in Dean's Speaker Series tackles social concerns
On April 8, 2013, the Quinlan community gathered for the 11th chapter in the biannual Dean’s Speaker Series, which focused on building bridges between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address social concerns. Dean Kathleen A. Getz served as moderator over a panel that included Patricia Van Pelt, Illinois state senator; Robert Parkinson Jr., CEO of Baxter International; and, Neli Vazquez-Rowland, president of A Safe Haven. The next Dean's Speaker Series will take place this fall. For pictures from the latest gathering, which attracted nearly 100 guests to the University Club of Chicago, click here.
Second Annual Scholarship Dinner
On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the Quinlan School of Business hosted its second annual Scholarship Dinner at Loyola's Water Tower Campus. More than 100 students, faculty, alumni, and donors were in attendance. Dean Kathleen A.Getz opened the evening with a welcome to the "Quinlan family" and spoke of the enriched student experience made possible by the school's generous benefactors.
Later, Professor Tassos Malliaris introduced a video highlighting the scholarship recipients and recognized recently retired Professor John O' Malley Sr., for whom the general endowed business scholarship fund has been renamed. Bill Kistner (BBA '72) delivered the closing remarks, expressing his hope that these same students would return to this event as alumni, thereby continuing the tradition of scholarship support.
For pictures from the event, click here.
The State of Chicago in the Global Supply Chain
On November 8, 2012, the Quinlan School of Business hosted leaders of the supply chain industry to discuss "The State of Chicago in the Global Supply Chain." During the symposium, Dean Kathleen A. Getz announced the launch of a new Supply and Value Chain Center at Quinlan. This center is the first of its kind for the city of Chicago. For more information, visit LUC.edu/quinlan/scm.
For more photos from the event, click here.
A Taste of Goose Island
Quinlan experts in their craft—both beer and business—enjoyed A Taste of Goose Island on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Chicago's Loop. In all, 53 alumni gathered atop the historic Helene Curtis Building overlooking the Chicago River for a grand feast. A portion of the proceeds from this annual, end-of-summer networking opportunity went to support scholarships.
Introducing the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola
On June 2, 2012, Loyola University Chicago announced that alumnus Michael R. Quinlan had given its business school a gift of $40 million. In honor of this gift, his leadership of Loyola's Board of Trustees, his successful career as CEO and chairman of the board at McDonald's Corporation, and his lifetime of service and generosity, Loyola's business school was renamed the Michael R. Quinlan School of Business. Click here to learn more about Mr. Quinlan.
Congratulations Class of 2012
On May 11, 2012, the Quinlan School of Business (formerly School of Business Administration) hosted its first Commencement Celebration, recognizing the achievements of the Class of 2012. The next day, the celebration continued with the commencement exercises. More than 700 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the ceremony.
The Family Business of Sports
Tackling the tender, often tenuous, issues of family and business was the focus of the evening as George H. McCaskey, chairman of the Chicago Bears; Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs; and Michael Alter, owner of the Chicago Sky came together to discuss “The Family Business of Sports” at the Union League Club on April 3, 2012. The event marked the 10th chapter in the Dean’s Speaker Series hosted by Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business (formerly School of Business Administration) and drew a packed crowd of nearly 200.
On March 20, 2012, students, faculty, and alumni gathered at the first Scholarship Dinner for the Quinlan School of Business (formerly School of Business Administration). The event recognizes the generosity of donors and the many business undergraduate and graduate students who have benefited from their kindness.