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Congratulations, Class of 2014!

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More than 1,200 baccalaureate and advanced degrees were conferred during Loyola University Maryland’s 162nd Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Baltimore Arena.

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Commencement Address: Mark K. Shriver

Mark ShriverMark K. Shriver is the senior vice president for strategic initiatives and senior advisor to the CEO of Save the Children, a non-profit organization that advocates for and achieves large-scale change for children with a focus on health, education, and emergency preparedness.

Shriver joined Save the Children in 2003 as vice president for U.S. programs and created the agency's early childhood development, literacy, and health programs in the United States. Under his leadership, the programs expanded to 220 schools in 17 states, benefitting 165,000 children, including more than 400 children at four Head Start centers. In 2005, Shriver created Save the Children's domestic emergencies programs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children before, during, and after disaster strikes. He led a national coalition that convinced Congress to create the National Commission on Children and Disasters and was appointed to the Commission by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). He was elected chairperson by his fellow commissioners and served in that role for the life of the Commission (2008-11).

Shriver was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002. He was the first chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families, and was appointed chair of the Children and Youth Subcommittee of Maryland's House Ways and Means Committee. He was repeatedly recognized as Outstanding Legislator of the Year by prominent advocacy and civic organizations.

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Graduating Greyhounds

Meet some of our graduating Greyhounds:

Kasey Seymour

Kasey Seymour

Senior Kasey Seymour looks forward to starting her career as an operations analyst at Morgan Stanley in Baltimore and living life to the fullest despite being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

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Kerry Rogers

Kerry Rogers 

Senior Kerry Rogers enjoys the remaining days of college before embarking on a year of service through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC).

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Kevin Seltzer

Kevin Seltzer 

Following graduation, senior Kevin Seltzer plans to pursue a Ph.D. in physics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Jonathan Pannachia

Jonathan Pennacchia

As Loyola’s head sacristan, senior Jonathan Pennacchia devotes nearly 20 hours a week to campus liturgy.

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Serwaa Mensah

Serwaa Mensah

Growing up in Ghana inspired senior Serwaa Mensah to devote her education and career to making affordable dental care accessible to underserved communities.

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Senior men's lacrosse player Justin Ward has found a blend of sports, academics, and faith.

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Annie Bolan

Annie Bolan

Senior Annie Bolan is bringing Loyola students into the national education conversation.

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Ixchel Ochoa

Ixchel Ochoa

Senior Ixchel Ochoa is moving abroad to Thailand to embark on an adventure in service, teaching, and self-discovery.

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Christina Fisher

Christina Fisher

Senior Christina Fisher celebrates Commencement 50 years after her grandfather graduated from Loyola.

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Justin Hagerman and David Russell

Justin Hagerman & David Russell

Justin Hagerman and David Russell, the first two full-time students of Loyola's MTS program, anticipate their next chapters.

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Thurman VanRiper

Thurman VanRiper

Senior Thurman VanRiper will apply what he learned on the soccer field as the Greyhounds’ captain and goalie to his future as an accountant.

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Brenda von Rautenkranz

Brenda von Rautenkranz

Brenda von Rautenkranz will use her Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling to practice equine therapy in Maryland.

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Mark Pierson

Mark Pierson

After research on a screening tool to help diagnose and treat postpartum anxiety, Mark Pierson sets his sights on doctoral programs in biostatistics.

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Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Jason Brown will graduate with his master’s in liberal studies and plans to publish his memoir.

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French Reese

Everett “French” Reese

French Reese, who will receive his Master of Arts in Teaching from Loyola, always knew that he wanted to be a teacher.

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Honorees

The Milch Award
Reservoir Hill Improvement Council

The Newman Medal
Mary Catherine Bunting, Mount Saint Agnes College '64

Honorary Degree
Ellen M. Hanway

Honorary Degree
H. Edward Hanway, '74

The President's Medal
Mark K. Shriver
Doctor of Humane Letters
honoris causa '94