Three Benedictine students inducted into philosophy national honor society

Three Benedictine students inducted into philosophy national honor society
November 11, 2009

Marcus Pass, Marketing and Communications
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Three Benedictine University students were recently inducted into the Phi Sigma Tau national honor society in Philosophy. Phi Sigma Tau seeks to award distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy; promote student interest in research and advanced study; provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit; encourage a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in the field; and popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public. Students must complete at least three university-level courses in philosophy, maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average in philosophy courses and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 to qualify for membership. The new members of Phi Sigma Tau at Benedictine are: David Thomas Ebeling, a May 2009 magna cum laude graduate of Benedictine with a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology and the son of Thomas and Susan Ebeling of Naperville; Tonia Rucker of Warrenville; and Michael Thomas Shumaker, the son of Thomas Schumaker of Wheaton and Annette Capuani of Glen Ellyn.


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.