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DINEwOrleans honored by college association

September 24, 2010

Loyola University New Orleans has been recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers for a cutting-edge program that helps students gain insight into different careers through interaction with Loyola alumni. DINEwOrleans, a joint venture between Loyola University New Orleans’ Career Development Center and the Office of Alumni Relations, is a dinner series that occurs once a semester and provides networking opportunities for junior and senior students within the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences with Loyola alumni.

Selected as a best practice and innovative program by the SoACE, students learn the art of networking and witness the value of a Loyola degree by hearing the personal and professional successes of alumni. The spring 2010 program was hosted by Jo Ann Cruz, Ph.D., dean of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences.

Alumni that have previously hosted include Grace Wilson ’04, director of communications and marketing at the New Orleans Museum of Art; David Crais ’88, president of Crais Management Group, a Chicago-based business development firm focusing on growth, start-up and new product launch businesses; and Amy Cyrex Sins ’98, author of “Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family & Food after Katrina.” Sins is president-elect of the Loyola University Alumni Board of Directors for 2011-12.

Career Development Center staff members Roberta Kaskel, director, and Tamara Baker, associate director, along with David Robinson-Morris ’06, associate director of Alumni Relations, will present the program in December at the annual SOACE conference in Dallas.

SoACE is an 800-plus member organization of human resources, college relations and career services professionals representing employers and universities throughout the South. Their mission is to promote partnerships between career service professionals and employers by providing innovative resources, professional development and networking opportunities that facilitate career development and employment of students and alumni.

For more information, contact Tamara Baker at 504-865-3860 or tbaker@loyno.edu.

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