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Graduating Greyhounds

More than 1,200 students will officially become the Class of 2018 at Loyola University Maryland’s 166th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 19. Health care entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike Fernandez will deliver the Commencement address.

As they embark on the next chapter, meet some of our undergraduate and graduate students who will be receiving their diplomas and learn how their Loyola experience will shape their future.

Antonio

Antonio

A graduate student in the Sellinger School, Antonio is gaining a business education to complement his background in industrial engineering

Avnish

Avnish

Avnish appreciates Loyola’s emphasis on developing leadership skills and studying real-life business situations

Blest

Blest

When he's not perfecting his tennis serve, Blest can be found learning about business in emerging Asian markets or writing his own song lyrics

Blythe

Blythe

Blythe fell in love with service early on at Loyola, which shaped her student experience, her academic path, and her plans for the future

Bryan

Bryan

Bryan decided to pursue his M.A. in Emerging Media after seeing the ways social media is impacting his work as a video producer

Carly

Carly

As a graduate student in Loyola’s speech-language pathology program, Carly says the hands-on experience she’s gaining is preparing her for her future career

Chazz

Chazz

Chazz’s role as graduate assistant for the accounting department has reinforced his knowledge of—and passion for—the subject

Francesca

Francesca

The president of Loyola's Student Government Association is impassioned about serving her fellow students

Frank

Frank

A double major in accounting and finance, Frank has his sights set on working in Dubai's financial district

Garth

Garth

As a graduate student in the Sellinger School of Business and Management, Garth is learning crucial leadership skills and valuable techniques that he is already applying to his career

Grady

Grady

The president of the Ultimate Frisbee Club planned on majoring on psychology—until he discovered theology through Loyola's core curriculum

John

John

Following a career shift, John found his passion for and a future in school counseling

Julia

Julia

Julia is gaining knowledge, field experience, and graduate school preparation for her career in nursing leadership through Loyola's Pre-Health Programs

Julie

Julie

Julie earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2016; she returned to Loyola to pursue her master's, because she believes Loyola offers an unparalleled education

Keenan

Keenan

During her time at Loyola, Keenan has found a home on both the rowing team and in the history department

Kelly

Kelly

An Honors student who is double majoring in classics and history, Kelly will pursue her graduate and doctoral degrees in history after she graduates from Loyola, with hopes to become a professor

Lauren

Lauren

While pursuing her MBA, Lauren is also taking advantage of Loyola’s networking and extracurricular opportunities

McKenzie

McKenzie

This Greyhound is a Paralympic gold medalist whose future plans include breaking more world records and practicing law, with a focus on disability rights and advocacy

Michael

Michael

Michael is studying to become a psychologist so that he can one day treat patients, teach, conduct socially relevant research, and advocate in the legal system

Michael

Michael

Through the Professional's MBA program, Michael aims to further his career, advance his business education, and study abroad

Precious

Precious

An aspiring accountant who hopes to start her own cyber security company, Precious is passionate about social justice and advocacy

Ryan

Ryan

Ryan is combining his passion for music with his interest in psychology to pursue a career in music therapy

Tyler

Tyler

A graduate student in the Sellinger School's Master of Accounting program, Tyler is preparing for her CPA and a career in accounting