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Liliana Ascencio

Adult Learning Admissions

Phone: 630-829-6328

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Liliana Ascencio Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University In 2014. She plans on commencing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in January of 2016 at Benedictine University.

Benedictine University isn’t only a great University to attend, but a great University to work for. I felt very welcomed by everyone the first day I started working at Ben and, I want our students to feel the exact same way when they attend our campus. It is my ultimate goal to make sure the students receive an exceptional educational experience here at Benedictine.

“I would advise students to look at Higher education as the best investment that you can make in yourselves and to never let the appearance of the impossible distract you from the bigger picture”
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Andrew Carl

Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

Phone: (630) 829-6356

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Andrew Carl earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management at Benedictine in 2011 after completing his general education at a local community college. Carl enjoys watching Chicago sports, hanging out with his wife and family, and occasionally indulging in some video games.

"One of my favorite things about the University is the openness and diversity of the community. All walks of life and ways of thinking are represented and respected. This serves to strengthen our academic and social environment as a whole. My two favorite buildings on campus are the Coal Ben and the Rice Fitness Center. You can fuel up at one location and burn it off at the other!

"As cliché as it sounds, the best advice I received as a student was to take control of my own destiny. True motivation to succeed must first come from inside."

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Anne Green

Undergraduate Freshman Admissions

Phone: (630) 829-6305

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Anne Green earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at North Central College, where she worked as a Student Ambassador and tour guide for two years before joining the Benedictine community.

"Benedictine offers more than an education, it offers the experience of a lifetime. You are not a number here, you are an important contributor to the campus and community. There are many opportunities to get involved in student organizations, obtain an internship and study abroad. This campus is full of kind and welcoming staff, faculty and students who make you feel like you are truly home."

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    Michael Kalynyuk

    Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

    Phone: (630) 829-6331

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    Michael Kalynyuk earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Benedictine and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

    "I have many great memories studying and meeting friends in the main hallway of Kindlon Hall, and the Kindlon Coffee Shop has gotten me through some of the most difficult tests. I tell incoming students to take full advantage of every opportunity that they get. We have so many resources on campus that will help them succeed in achieving their goals."

    Kalynyuk works with students who are considering transferring to Benedictine from Moraine Valley Community College, Harper College, Oakton Community College and Joliet Junior College.

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    Amanda Skarosi

    Graduate Admissions

    Phone: (630) 829-6311

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    Amanda Skarosi graduated from The University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree.

    "If you're a working professional or a recent college graduate, an advanced degree is a great way to enhance your current career path, or expand your skill set within another area. The graduate programs at Benedictine are designed for the working adult and offer students the options and flexibility they need to fit classes into their already packed schedules."

    At a recent college graduation ceremony I attended, the keynote speaker told the new graduates "by the time most of you are 38 years old you will have had 10 - 16 jobs." With that prediction it seems obtaining an advanced degree - building and/or adding to your skill set takes on a new importance.

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    Alyssa Szynal

    Graduate Admissions

    Phone: (630) 829-6399

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    Alyssa Szynal earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. Before joining the Benedictine community, she worked as a teaching assistant at various grades, including elementary school and college levels.

    “One of the best things about Benedictine is that it’s a welcoming, close-knit community. Whether you’re a recent college graduate or you’re working full-time, the faculty and staff are supportive and encouraging. The graduate programs at Benedictine offer flexibility, resources and support, which not only help you succeed, but also feel like you’re right at home.”

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