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Capacity crowd listens to the case for kindness in the workplace

Capacity crowd listens to the case for kindness in the workplace

Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke made the case for kindness in the workplace at Quinlan's March 11 Signature Series event.

Kindness in the workplace is more pleasant and has a greater return for businesses' bottom line, said Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke, at a Quinlan Signature Series event on March 11.

Nearly 125 Quinlan students, alumni, and human resource professionals attended the event held in Quinlan's Wintrust Hall.

In addition to Huppke, the event featured the annual Institute of Human Resources and Employment Relations award ceremony.

The 2016 honorees included:

Alumnus/a of the Year Amy Best, MS '91
Senior Vice President & Chief Human
Resources Officer, Exelon
Faculty Member
of the Year
Dennis Nirtaut
Clinical Professor in Human Resources,
Quinlan School of Business
Alumni Mentors John Anderson, Senior Director of Executive Compensation, USG Corp (retired)

Devon Byrne, Director of Global Employee Relations, Gap Inc.

Jennifer Mounce, Program Director, Global Leadership Development, ThoughtWorks

Karen Murphy, Human Resources Director, Make-A-Wish

Gerard Sison, Senior Manager of Employee Relations, Avant

Susan Vece, Partner, 21st Century Leadership Consultants
Graduate Students
of the Year
Seth Middleton, MSHR '17
Kasia Przednowek, MBA-HR '17
Undergraduate Student of the Year Casey Ryan, BBA '17
Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient Erica Sobecki, BBA '16

The event was sponsored by Loyola’s Institute of Human Resources and Employment Relations.

Event photos

View photos from the event in the gallery below or on Quinlan's Flickr page.

The Workplace: A Case for Kindness

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