Recipient of scholarship for women of Italian-American descent named

Recipient of scholarship for women of Italian-American descent named
July 2, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Marianne Iannotta of Lisle, who is pursuing a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree at Benedictine University, has been awarded the Christine Frances Rocco Memorial Endowed Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. Ms. Rocco was a graduate of Illinois Benedictine College (now Benedictine University) and this scholarship, established by her family, is helping women of Italian-American descent complete their college education. The award is available to Italian American women age 28 and older and recognizes the special challenges facing women who return to school after personal or practical reasons forced them to delay or interrupt their college education. Ms. Iannotta is a 1999 graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago and is employed by Centocor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and a leader in providing critical biologic therapies to patients suffering from debilitating immune disorders. For more information about the scholarship, contact Denise West, Director of University Relations, at (630) 829-6027 or visit the University Web site at www.ben.edu/scholarships and click on Education, English or Business.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.