Forty-two Benedictine graduate business students inducted into honorary society

Forty-two Benedictine graduate business students inducted into honorary society
June 10, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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6102010_sbdkey16jpgForty-two students who completed a graduate business program at Benedictine University were inducted into the University’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta on June 6.

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.) were inducted into Sigma Beta Delta:  

Jiminez Shaul Allen (Plainfield), Karen Lee Arredondo (Aurora), Joshua Theodore Bream (Chicago), Lawrence M. Budnik (Downers Grove), Arlene G. Burns (Westchester), Olivia Baby Ekeh (Las Vegas, Nev.), Jacquelyn Kay Gastecki (Wadena, Minn.), Melinda Glaze (Springfield), Pamela Ann Goodling (York, Pa.) and Barbara A. Gorman (Algonquin).  

Also, Angela Seeliger Hernandez (Shreveport, La.), Krystal Elizabeth Hudson (Sycamore), Stephen D. Hylka (Batavia), Michael J. Kelnosky Jr. (Aurora), Lisa Ann Kelsey (Aurora), David Kinlow (Aurora), Dan Kittivanichkulkrai (Chicago), Katherine Krol (Elmwood Park), Sergio S. Lareza Jr. (Stafford, Va.), Christ T. Makris (Palos Hills) and Sohail A. Maqsood (Naperville).  

Also, Christine Alice Marcotte (Naperville), Sarah E. McDannold (Columbia), Mary Elizabeth Messenger (Normal), Tracie Morris (Plainfield), John Ngoc Nguyen (Glendale Heights), Neena Parashar (Aurora), Akhil B. Patel (Naperville), Kristy Joy Paul (Woodbury, Minn.), Christine B. Petitti (Winfield), Peter Joseph Pilafas and Michael Daniel Robinson (Schaumburg).  

Also, Nicole Romano (Naperville), Abrar A. Salam (Lombard), John T. Schade (Plainfield). Kristi-Warren Scott (Chicago), Lorraine A. Stahl (West Seneca, N.Y.), Brian W. Stockard (Chicago), Amy Lee Strater (Oswego), Anita S. White (Bellwood), Herman Woo (North Aurora) and Julia Eileen Yaeger (Naperville).


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.