Prominent Alumni

More than 130,000 Loyola University Chicago alumni are located in all 50 states and 120 foreign countries. Loyola graduates are leaders in their fields and have made significant contributions in numerous areas. Among Loyola's many outstanding alumni are:

  • Ian Brennan (College of Arts & Sciences, 2000)
    Co-creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer of “Glee”

  • Sandra Cisneros (College of Arts & Sciences, 1976)
    Award-winning author, essayist, poet

  • Charles D. Connor (School of Law, 1984)
    President and CEO, American Lung Association

  • Phil Corboy (School of Law, 1949)
    Founder and Senior Partner, Corboy & Demetrio

  • Stuart Dybek (College of Arts & Sciences, 1964; The Graduate School 1968)
    Author, MacArthur Fellow

  • Francesca Maher Edwardson (College of Arts & Sciences, 1978; School of Law, 1981)
    CEO, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago

  • Merrillyn J. Kosier (Graduate School of Business, 1990)
    Executive Vice President, Ariel Investments, LLC

  • Lisa Madigan (School of Law, 1994)
    Illinois Attorney General

  • Talia Mashiach (School of Business, 2000)
    Founder and CEO, Eved Services

  • Mary Meg McCarthy (School of Law, 1989)
    Director, Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center

  • Jennifer Morrison (College of Arts & Sciences, 2001)
    Actress

  • Bob Newhart (School of Business, 1952)
    Actor and Comedian

  • Bob Parkinson (School of Business, 1973; Graduate School of Business, 1975)
    Chairman and CEO, Baxter International

  • Thomas Purcell (College of Arts & Sciences, 1985)
    Co-executive producer, “The Colbert Report”

  • Michael Quinlan (College of Arts & Sciences, 1967; Graduate School of Business, 1970)
    Former Chairman and CEO, McDonald's Corporation

  • Christine M. Radogno (School of Social Work, 1973; Graduate School of Social Work, 1974)
    Illinois State Senator for the 41st District and the Senate Minority Leader

  • Bill Rancic (College of Arts & Sciences 1994)
    Winner of "The Apprentice" Season 1; Founder, Cigars Around the World; author and entrepreneur

  • Mary Sheehan (School of Nursing, 1982; Graduate School of Nursing, 1984)
    President and CEO Midwest Palliative Hospice Care

  • Stephanie Springs (Graduate School of Business, 1978)
    CEO, Make-A-Wish Illinois

  • Melody Spann-Cooper (College of Arts & Sciences 1988)
    Owner, WVON

  • Mary Tolan (School of Business, 1982)
    Founder and CEO, Accretive Health, Inc.

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