Forty-four Benedictine graduate business students inducted into honorary society

Forty-four Benedictine graduate business students inducted into honorary society
May 21, 2009

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

Forty-four students who completed a graduate business program at Benedictine University will be inducted into the University’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta on May 31. Sigma Beta Delta is a national honor society in business, management and administration. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average in the top 20 percent of their graduating class to be eligible for membership. Benedictine University became the 200th chapter of Sigma Beta Delta on April 11, 2003. The following students who earned either a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) or Master of Science in Management Information Systems (M.S.M.I.S.) will be inducted into Sigma Beta Delta: Jeffrey Alexander (Springfield), M.B.A.; Delphine Lauranne Bacot (St. Martin D’Heres, France), M.B.A.; Derek R. Benz (Suwanee, Ga.), M.B.A.; Peter A. Bergstrom (Plainfield), M.B.A.; Francisco J. Bornacini Hervella (Division del Norte, Mexico), M.B.A.; Ben M. Brower (Sycamore), M.B.A.; and David C. Byrd (Naperville), M.B.A.. Also, Anthony Michael Cervini (Naperville), M.B.A.; Gregory John Cheaure (Downers Grove), M.B.A.; Lisa Cook (Montgomery), M.B.A.; Nancy J. Crawford (Springfield), M.B.A.; Pragna Dungrani (Bartlett), M.P.H.; James H. East (Plainfield), M.B.A.; Valerie L. Floyd (Chatham), M.B.A.; Mary Beth Foster (Willow Springs), M.B.A.; and James P. Ghiglieri (Toluca), M.B.A. Also, Barbara L. Gold (Sherman), M.S.M.O.B.; James Edward Graham (Frisco, Texas), M.B.A.; Eva K. Gubala (Wood Dale), M.B.A.; Jonathan R. Immordino (Howard Beach, N.Y.), M.B.A.; Rickey L. Lamb (Lincoln), M.S.M.O.B.; Rory Douglas Langefeld (Wheeling), M.B.A.; Michael R. McCormick (Naperville), M.B.A.; and Anna R. Miller (Girard), M.B.A. Also, Venkata Muthineni (Naperville), M.S.M.I.S.; Rachael L. Narel (Plainfield), M.S.M.O.B.; Derek Dean Neumann (St. Paul, Minn.), M.B.A.; Domenica Piragine (Westmont), M.B.A.; Sunita Qumari (Jammu & Kashmir, India), M.P.H.; Nicole L. Ross (Buford, Ga.), M.B.A.; Erin Elizabeth Ruden (Wheaton), M.S.M.O.B.; and David C. Schwalm (Naperville), M.B.A. Also, Pooja R. Shah (West Chicago), M.B.A.; Kyle J. Sitko (Springfield), M.B.A.; Brauder Gale Smith (Decatur), M.S.M.O.B.; Phillip Jay Smith (Waianae, Hawaii), M.B.A.; Bettie J. Sylvester (Naperville), M.B.A.; Peter A. Szumski (LaGrange Park), M.B.A.; Nicole Yvonne Taylor (Plainfield), M.B.A.; and Deana Renee Williams (Springfield), M.B.A. Also, Robert L. Williams (Springfield), M.S.M.O.B.; Kelly Lynn Wright (Trussville, Ala.), M.B.A.; Matthew C. Wunner (Minneapolis, Minn.), M.B.A.; and Michelle Yanahan (Lisle), M.S.M.O.B.


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.