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Hundreds come out to celebrate grand opening, honor alumni

2015 Schreiber Center Gala

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On September 15, nearly 500 people joined the Quinlan School of Business to celebrate its new home—the John and Kathy Schreiber Center—and to support scholarships for business students.

The Schreiber Center Grand Opening Celebration featured several special guests. General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), gave the keynote remarks, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered his congratulations.

Two alumni—Ryane Bohm (BBA ’10, MBA ’12) and Benjamin Korallus (BBA ’12)—received Quinlan’s Emerging Leader award for their ethical leadership and commitment to improving society. (Watch the video below to learn more about Bohm and Korallus.)

All told, the event has raised a net total of $390,000 to support Quinlan and its students.

“The mission of our University, transforming students into men and women for others in the great Jesuit tradition, would not be possible without leadership from deans like Kevin Stevens, our expert and dedicated faculty, or the support of generous investors,” said John P. Pelissero, PhD, Loyola’s interim president.

Grand Opening Videos

The future begins at the Schreiber Center. Watch how Quinlan's new home encompasses innovation, community, and sustainability.

See why Quinlan honored young alumni Ryane Bohm and Benjamin Korallus with the Emerging Leader Award.

Speakers reflect on ethical leadership and new building

Quinlan dean Kevin Stevens welcomed guests to the Grand Opening Celebration by noting that the Schreiber Center “is no ordinary business school building,” as it supports innovative, collaborative, and cutting-edge education for the future’s responsible business leaders.

General Powell reflected on what makes a great leader and a great building.

“Great leaders give their people everything they need, and that’s what you’ve done here at Quinlan: you’ve given students everything they need.” said Powell. “The new facility gives you a great opportunity to realize your vision for the business school.”

A day of celebration

The Grand Opening was part of a full day of celebrations for the Schreiber Center, Quinlan’s new home on Loyola’s downtown campus.

  • Nearly 100 of Chicago’s corporate leaders attended a CEO Summit to discuss corporate social responsibility. Read the story.
  • Among those in attendance at Tuesday evening’s gala were Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and John and Kathy Schreiber. See the pictures.
  • WGN Radio hit the airwaves from the Schreiber Center. Hear a love song to Loyola—plus interviews with Interim President John P. Pelissero, PhD, and other Loyolans. Listen to the broadcast.
  • An advertising blitz declared Quinlan's new Schreiber Center "open for business." See the ads.