As I look out my window across the Quad, I see the beautiful colors of blossoming trees and flowers. Despite the cold and snow that blanketed our campus through much of this semester, Loyola is alive and vibrant as our students engage in their academics and many co-curricular activities.
I am excited to share the stories in this newsletter. You will discover an interesting academic project in which students tracked books in Baltimore. As we celebrate the diversity within our community, our students have planned and participated in many outstanding heritage programs. And Loyola student-athletes continue to perform well as we participate in our first year of Patriot League competition. It has been an exciting spring for our community as both our men’s and women’s lacrosse teams have been competing well on the field.
The selection of our Commencement speaker marks the arrival of graduation plans for our seniors. To continue to assist our students as they plan for the future, Loyola hosted a Career Fair on campus in Reitz Arena on March 24. There were more than 60 employers present and interested in hiring our outstanding graduates. I encourage you to check out the article and take a look at the list of employers who were involved.
If your student is graduating, please also encourage him or her to stay in touch after Commencement and let us at Loyola know how they are doing! My colleagues and I always love to hear from our graduates.
As final exams approach, I hope that you will encourage your student to make healthy decisions as he or she engages in all the year-end closing activities while keeping academics a priority.
I look forward to meeting some of you who are parents of seniors as you participate in Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement. It is an exciting time of year!
I want to thank you for another successful and productive year with your students. Thank you for entrusting them to us for their University experience.
Have a wonderful summer.
Sheilah Shaw Horton, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students