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Alumni and Friends Home


Welcome to the Benedictine University alumni and friends website. Here you will find the latest updates about alumni programs, upcoming events, student-alumni networking opportunities, scholarships, donor awareness and much more!

Office of University Development
The Office of University Development is home to Alumni Development, University Development Events, Scholarships, the Annual Fund and Research & Development. Click here to learn more about what we do or view our staff directory.
Donor Impact Report 2013
Learn how your donations invigorate students by providing them with exceptional academic, spiritual, and social growth opportunities. We truly appreciate everything our alumni and friends do for our University! Be sure to check out our entire 2013 Donor Impact Report.
Andy Ayers: Computer Science C94
Ray Konopka: Computer Science and Mathematics C89
Andy Ayers

Andy Ayers is a principal software development specialist and team lead in Argonne’s Environmental Science division. He has been significantly involved in developing a new online tool called the Energy Zones Mapping Tool that will help identify geographic areas suitable for the development of clean energy resources, such as solar, wind and biomass. Read more.

Ray Konopka

Ray Konopka founded Raize Software in 1995. He started as a consultant for the Walt Disney Co. in 2002 and has worked on several software projects for them, most notably, the Fastpass system, which is used in all of the Disney Parks worldwide. He was honored in 2012 with the first ever Mathematical and Computational Sciences Alumni Achievement Award.  Read more.

Deborah Pagel: M.S.'92 in Management and Organizational Behavior
2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner
Brian Walker: Political Science C96
2013 Spirit Alumni Award Winner
Deborah Pagel

Deborah Pagel is the Senior Organizational Development Advisor for Boeing Company and has over 20 years of strategic business experience. She is a leader in her field, and has published a dozen articles focusing on organizational development, human resources, culture change and nuclear energy. Deborah has received a number of awards from the Organizational Development Institute, most notably, the 2006 Outstanding OD Project of the Year Award; and has been recognized by the Boeing Company for Human Resource Excellence Awards in both 2011 and 2013.

Brian Walker

Brian Walker is the CEO of AE Marketing Group and Chairman of the AE Foundation Group. Throughout his career, Brian has won numerous awards and led brand marketing strategy and creative across a number of B2C industries. An avid philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Brian is a member of the Young Associates Board at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Brian led our July webinar about branding and its career benefits.

Dana Wright: M.S.'12 in Leadership, Management C10
2013 Service Alumni Award Winner
Donald Wyma, Ph.D.: Biochemistry C97
2013 COS Alumni Achievement Award
Dana Wright

Dana Wright is the 1st Deputy Chief of Police for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. She has nearly 14 years of Law Enforcement experience and over 8 years of Administrative, Managerial and Leadership experience with one of the largest Sheriff’s Offices in the nation. She is also a graduate of the highly competitive FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the founder of Wright Vision Consulting, LLC.

Donald Wyma

Donald Wyma has led a unique and impressive career that includes pharma consulting, project management and operations. Wyma spent almost a decade in various leadership positions within the Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community. He currently works at AbbVie as Assistant Director of Planning and Portfolio Support. Watch video.

Let your Voices be heard.

Every Benedictine graduate has a unique story to tell, and we would love to share yours with your fellow alumni as well as students, parents, donors and the rest of the Benedictine University community. New career? Promotion? Baby? Met the person of your dreams? Finally retired? Share your news with us, and we'll include you in the Class Notes section of Voices magazine.


Click here to fill out our Class Notes form.
Annual Fund
Annual Fund gifts through direct mail, phonathon, online, faculty/staff giving and other programs are vital for Benedictine University's most immediate needs. Learn more about the Annual Fund here.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Virtual Networking Hour
Wednesday, April 29
12pm | Register Now!

College of Business: A Tradition of Success Dinner

Wednesday, April 29
5:30pm Reception | 6:30pm Dinner

Tuesday, June 9
5:30pm | Chicago, IL

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