Sheelah O'Neill, BA 74, a Montreal native, is the Assistant to the Chair and Undergraduate Academic Advisor in Concordia's renowned Department of Communication Studies.
Sheelah began to work at Concordia University a year after graduating from Loyola College in 1974. In the subsequent 35 years, she has become an integral part of Communication Studies, served on many committees and given countless hours to the university community.
As the first point of contact for Comm Studies undergraduates, Sheelah ensures that each student's experience is a positive one, from before he or she is admitted until long after graduation. She frequently attends convocation to support students and remains in contact with many alumni.
Sheelah serves on the Department BA Committee and has been the staff representative for the Search Committee for the Chair of Communication Studies three times and for the Review Committee for the Dean, and was a member of the Graduate Studies Committee on web registration. She currently sits on the Loyola Alumni Association Board of Directors. From 1988 to 1992, Sheelah was a member of the Board of Directors, including a term as president, at Les P'tits Profs daycare on the Loyola Campus.
In 1993, Sheelah won the Concordia Council on Student Life award and in 2007 received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement to Faculty and Staff.