2007
Associate provost for academic affairs receives Benedictine Life Award

Associate provost for academic affairs receives Benedictine Life Award
March 23, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

David Sonnenberger, associate provost for academic affairs at Benedictine University, was honored as the recipient of the Benedictine Life Award during ceremonies held recently at Benedictine University. The Benedictine Life Award is presented to the employee who has fostered the spirit of community among students, faculty and staff; demonstrated the Benedictine qualities of life by helping create a warm and hospitable atmosphere; and who has demonstrated the balanced spirit of prayer, work and creative leisure in his or her own life. “Benedictine University has been a big part of David’s life,” said Benedictine University President William J. Carroll. “He is very passionate about the University, cares deeply for its values, and has exemplified the living of those values.” Sonnenberger graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/Chemistry. He earned a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from State University of New York-Buffalo in 1982 and joined the Benedictine University faculty as an assistant professor in Chemistry/Biochemistry in September 1985. Sonnenberger and his wife, Carol Fendick, live in Downers Grove and have three children – Andrew, Jessica and Michelle.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.