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Larry Wilmore Honored at Upcoming African American Alumni Scholarship Event

Emmy Award-winning comedian, producer, writer and actor Larry Wilmore will be among the honorees at Loyola Marymount University’s African American Alumni Association 14th annual scholarship fundraiser. The Soul Train-themed event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. KJLH 102.3, DJ […]


LMU Signs Transfer Student Pact with San Mateo Community Colleges

Loyola Marymount University has signed its first-ever guaranteed transfer agreement with a community college district. The pact, reached with the San Mateo County Community College District, allows SMCCC students that meet specific academic qualifications to gain automatic admission to LMU. The goal of the agreement is to encourage well-prepared students to transfer from SMCCCD’s trio […]


LMU Students Succeed in Late Astronaut’s Scholars Program

Twenty-two LMU McNair scholars will present their original scientific research on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m., in front of their proud families, mentors and faculty members as part of the Robert E. McNair Scholars program. Ronald McNair, Ph.D., a laser physicist with a degree from MIT, was the second African-American to fly in space. […]


John Kiralla Named to New Post — VP of Marketing and Communications

Loyola Marymount University President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., announced the creation of a new Marketing and Communications unit and appointed John Kiralla as its vice president today. The appointment is effective immediately. Kiralla, an LMU alumnus, has worked in marketing, digital strategy and communications for 20 years. He served as the executive director for marketing […]


LMU Names Michael Kirst Educator of the Year

Michael Kirst, president of the California State Board of Education has been named the 2016 Educator of the Year by Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education. He will receive the award and give a keynote speech at the annual Kappa Delta Pi and SOE Awards Ceremony on April 24, 2016, at the Hilton Center for […]