CHICAGO – Nearly 500 people joined Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business on Sept. 15 for an innovative, multi-level event to celebrate its new home — the John and Kathy Schreiber Center — and to support scholarships for business students.
The Schreiber Center Grand Opening Celebration featured several special guests. General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), gave the keynote remarks and received the Sword of Loyola, the University’s most prestigious recognition. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered his congratulations. Also speaking were John and Kathy Schreiber, Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Ronald Gidwitz, and Edward Wehmer.
All 10 floors of the Schreiber Center hosted the event, with speakers and dinner service on four floors. All the speakers were broadcast on the dining floors.
“This is no ordinary business school building, and this is no ordinary event. Tonight, we are harnessing our whole building to showcase our new ‘vertical campus,’” said Kevin Stevens, Quinlan’s dean. “This event will be innovative, collaborative, and cutting edge, just like our education.”
All told, the event raised $750,000, with the proceeds supporting business student scholarships.
Submitted by Loyola University Chicago