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 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.