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Sister Jean's 100th Loyola University

Sister Jean's 100th Loyola University School Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Sr. JEAN's 100th August 21, 2019 Loyola University Chicago CSICSKO
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Illustration of Sister Jean with black text on yellow background.

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Sister Jean, BVM (née Jean Dolores Schmidt) is a chaplain for the men’s basketball team at Loyola University.  Sister Jean has become an institution at the university’s basketball games and was celebrated with cake, songs, buttons, tee shirts and more at her 100th birthday party attended by hundreds of students, staff and community members in August 2019. In honor of “Chicago’s basketball-loving nun,” as she’s become known, the university matched an alumni donation of $250,000 in her honor to be used as an endowment fund for student athletic excellence. Even Legoland Discovery Center Chicago got in on the celebration, building a miniature likeness of the sister out of Legos.


Armour, N. (2019, August 22). As Loyola's Sister Jean turns 100, she continues to be example of life well lived. Retrieved from

Zdanowicz, C. (2019, August 22). Loyola's good luck charm Sister Jean just turned 100. Retrieved from

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