Benedictine honors graduates at 124th Commencement Convocation

May 10, 2015

Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University celebrated the achievements of more than 800 graduates who participated in the 124th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 9.

University faculty, staff and parents came together to recognize student achievement and watched as students turned their tassels before embarking on the next stage of life.

Benedictine students are called to make an impact on the world after they graduate, applying a unique values-based education that prepares them to confront and find solutions to the variety of challenges that await them.

President William J. Carroll, Ph.D., who is stepping down at the end of 2015, gave the Commencement address, acknowledging the great strides and achievements that have made Benedictine a leading regional, national and international institution and the fastest-growing university in the country.

After more than two decades of exemplary leadership, Carroll will pass the torch to a new leader who will embrace the University as he has and guide new generations of students to continued success in the future.

Service and an appreciation for living in community are key Benedictine values, and the Class of 2015 reflected these during the ceremony when they presented a monetary gift to the University as a remembrance of their time at Benedictine.

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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 more than 5,000 students in 59 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the seventh consecutive year in 2017. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.

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