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On Sunday, June 16, Rev. José Alberto “Chepe” Idiaquez, S.J, president of the University of Central America (UCA), a Jesuit institution in Managua, Nicaragua, received an honorary degree during the undergraduate commencement ceremony at Seattle University. The degree was conferred by Seattle University’s president, Rev. Stephen Sundborg, S.J., at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to welcome Jenny Smulson as Director of Government Relations. A proud Georgetown University graduate with nearly two decades of experience advocating on higher education issues, Smulson comes to AJCU from the American Psychological Association (APA), where she served as senior legislative and federal affairs officer.
On Wednesday, June 5, members of the AJCU Career Service Leaders affinity group gathered at the 2019 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conference in Orlando, FL. The AJCU Career Service Leaders hosted a panel discussion and networking reception for guests, exploring the theme of Professional Humans: Jesuit Education and the Future of Work.
On Tuesday, May 7, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), became an honorary Rambler when he received an honorary degree from Loyola University Chicago. The degree was conferred during the commencement ceremony for graduates of Loyola’s Graduate School and Institute of Pastoral Studies, for which Fr. Sheeran served as commencement speaker.
It's that time of year again! The following is a list of speakers and dates for the 2019 commencement ceremonies at all twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
Jesuit campuses have been busy this week with eco-friendly themed events, many of which coincided with Earth Day on Monday, April 22.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to name Markus Howard of Marquette University and Makenzie Mason of the University of Scranton the National Jesuit Basketball Players of the Year. This award honors two student-athletes, one man and one woman, who best display excellence on the basketball court while maintaining core values of Jesuit education: men and women for others who are committed to academic excellence, service, leadership and caring for the whole person.
On Wednesday, Dr. Michael Mihalyo, Jr., president of Wheeling Jesuit University, announced that the University will remain open for the 2019-2020 academic year. Yesterday, in a follow-up e-mail to the campus community, Dr. Mihalyo announced that eight programs will be offered next fall; all others will be suspended.
As we mourn the passing of Cyndy Littlefield, who served as vice president for federal relations at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) for more than two decades, we are reminded time and again about the extent of her work on behalf of low-income students across the country. To honor Cyndy’s advocacy for financial aid programs to help low-income students attend college, AJCU has partnered with her alma mater, Loyola University New Orleans, to endow a need-based scholarship there in her name.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is pleased to announce its newest associate member: Newman College of the University of Melbourne in Australia. The AJCU Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept Newman as an associate member during its annual winter board meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 2. Newman joins two associate members: Campion College at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan and St. John’s College in Belize.