Hinsdale resident is first African-American woman to receive Medal of Excellence from Loyola School of Law

  • Jackie Taylor Holsten

    Jackie Taylor Holsten Courtesy of John Reilly

Updated 1/30/2021 12:18 AM

Jackie Taylor Holsten has been awarded the Medal of Excellence by the Law School of Loyola University -- Chicago. She is the 5th woman to receive the award since it was first introduced in 1964, and is the first African-American female to receive this award. The Medal of Excellence is given annually by the Law Alumni Association to an alumnus/a or faculty member for distinguished service to the legal profession and for loyalty and service to the School of Law. Award winners have demonstrated privately and professionally the quality of character, intellect, and social or professional responsibility that the School of Law nurtures. Ms. Holsten is a longtime member of the board of trustees of Loyola University -- Chicago.

Jackie Taylor Holsten is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation, where she spearheads its property management and administration divisions. She also is Board Chair and Executive Director of HHCD, a not-for-profit social service agency providing social services to over 3,000 residents of twelve sites throughout Metropolitan Chicago. It is through her commitments to Holsten and Loyola University as a trustee, that she has found her purpose -- -- serving people and building communities.

Jackie is married to Peter, an affordable housing developer; she has one son and, through her blended family, three daughters.

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