Three Benedictine students inducted into philosophy national honor society

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

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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 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.