2008
Thirteen Benedictine students chosen for membership in honor society

Thirteen Benedictine students chosen for membership in honor society
January 24, 2008

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

The Tau Rho chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education at Benedictine University announced that 13 students were recently chosen for membership. Kappa Delta Pi members exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions. Selection is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. The new members are: Ayat Abuakar, a transfer from Moraine Valley Community College and the daughter of Awni and Ayat Abuakar of Orland Park; Sharon L. Collins, a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) candidate from Oswego; Lisa Christine Fetting, a graduate of Lyons Township High School and the daughter of John and Carol Fetting of Willow Springs; and Elizabeth Maria Garza, a graduate of Romeoville High School and the daughter of Juan and Martha Garza of Bolingbrook. Also, Scott K. Hall, a transfer from Lewis University and the son of Kenneth Hall of Elgin; Paula Ann Karales, a transfer from Waubonsee Community College and the daughter of Peter Karales and Darlene Dionne-Karales of Montgomery; and Javeriya Mansoor, a transfer from the University of Illinois and daughter of Masood Mansoor and Asma Akther of Glen Ellyn. Also, Erin Nicole Rohlik, a transfer from Waubonsee Community College and the daughter of Patrick and Jolene Rohlik of Batavia; Seth Michael Stevenson, a transfer from Loyola University and the son of Randhel and Janis Stevenson of Hinsdale; and Raymond D. Ruginis, a transfer from the University of Illinois and the son of Raymond Ruginis and Jeanette Ivanovas of Lisle. New members also include: Kristine Marie Thilly, a transfer from College of DuPage and the daughter of Emil and Kristina Thilly of Wheaton; Azfar Z. Uddin, a transfer from College of DuPage and the son of Zin and Alya Uddin of Glendale Heights; and Kiera O’Brien Vizza, a 2004 graduate of Queen of Peace High School (Burbank, Ill.) and the daughter of Vincent Vizza and Patricia O’Brien of Evergreen Park.

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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.