2011 News Articles
Three Benedictine students named recipients of King scholarships

Three Benedictine students named recipients of King scholarships 
January 25, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Lisle, Illinois~ Three Benedictine University students were honored as scholarship recipients during the 16th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine and the College of DuPage on January 17.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria including scholarship and community service.

Awarded a King scholarship were Maraea D. Mason, a junior Writing and Publishing major and the daughter of Galvin and Kimberly Mason of Lombard; Idene S. Serushan, a senior majoring in Biology and the son of Idene and Laya Serushan of Oak Brook; and Eric D. Taylor, a junior Business and Economics major and the son of Sandra Gardner of Chicago.

The King Breakfast is one of the largest events of its kind in DuPage County. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund at both schools.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.