Eight Benedictine students inducted into national honor society in biology

Eight Benedictine students inducted into national honor society in biology
November 17, 2009

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Eight Benedictine University students were recently inducted into the Iota Pi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta national honor society in Biology. Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. TriBeta requires a member to be an undergraduate major in the biological sciences, be enrolled in at least the second semester of the second year of courses, have taken at least three biology courses (at least one beyond the introductory level) and have an average grade of at least “B” in all biological sciences courses. A member must also maintain good academic standing. The new members of TriBeta are: Ammar Ahmed, the son of Fazal and Farah Ahmed of Lombard; Belinda A. Baffour, the daughter of Richard and Maggie Baffour of Naperville; Caroline Vanessa Bunge, the daughter of Fredric and Barbara Bunge of West Chicago; and Jennifer Marie Finch, the daughter of Stephen and Nancy Wuellner of Mt. Zion, Ill. Also, Amy Elizabeth Lindberg, the daughter of Regina Lindberg of Aurora; Michael T. Stanek, the son of Larry and Laura Stanek of Oak Lawn; Habeeba Sirajuddin, the daughter of Khaja and Sarwat Sirajuddin of Clarendon Hills; and Joseph James Williamson, the son of Morris and Saroj Williamson of Lombard.


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.