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Alumni and Friends

The Benedictine University Alumni and Friends website is organized to provide you with the latest updates about alumni programs, upcoming events, alumni networking opportunities, scholarships, donor awareness and much more!


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Upcoming Events

Apr
19
Guest Speakers and Discussion "Introducing Sikhs and Sikhism"
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

Guest Speakers and Discussion "Introducing Sikhs and Sikhism"

Date: April 19

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Zoom Meeting

Event Sponsor: Center for Mission, Ministry, and Inclusion and Sikhs of Illinois

Contact: Manmohan Kaur    mkaur@ben.edu

Event Description:

“Sikhi, Service, and Social Justice,” featuring Simran Jeet Singh (Union Seminary) and Mallika Kaur (UC Berkeley).

Monday April 19, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Registration link here: https://benu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zJ45LLBMTby7sN-h4C-ogQ

2021 SAAM Guest Speakers Ben U

Apr
20
Diversity Speaks
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Diversity Speaks

Date: April 20

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Zoom Panel

Event Sponsor: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, ACE, Alumni Relations and BenU Alumni Association

Event Description:

Register Here

Disability Awareness Zoom

Apr
26-1
Week of Giving
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Week of Giving

Date: April 26

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Jill Poskin     630-829-6366    jposkin@ben.edu

Event Description:

We are excited to announce that we are reinventing our annual one day of giving to be a WEEK OF GIVING! This change will allow us to highlight more than one University need.

Due to Covid-19, Benedictine University faced and overcame a mountain of challenges these past 12 months. With the support of so many of you, we met a goal set for our Mission Fund to help BenU students. However, during this time, funding for other critical needs has suffered and the need for our most impacted students has increased.

Because you want to know how your gifts are helping, below are the needs we will highlight each day.

Day 1, April 26 is FOR THE STUDENTS
We will focus on our scholarships and the Mission Fund. After a difficult year, we see an increase in requests by both new and returning students. With your support, you are helping BenU students remain in school and finish their degrees.

Day 2, April 27 is FOR THE COLLEGES AND ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS
We will focus on support needed for the University’s colleges or departments of study. Your gift will provide resources to expand our academic programs which prepare BenU students to reach their goals.

Day 3, April 28 is FOR ATHLETICS
We will focus on Benedictine Athletics and our teams. It has been a challenging time for our athletes and coaches. With your support, you can play a vital role in their continued success.

Day 4, April 29 is FOR THE BENU COMMUNITY
We will focus on the University’s efforts to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion. We will highlight our new program, The Belong Scholarship Program, which will support our underrepresented students.

Days 5 and 6, will be the WEEK OF GIVING WRAP UP
Help us meet these needs (or the designation of your choice) and surpass our goal of 400 donors. You can give one day or each day.

An anonymous alumnus has offered a $100,000 challenge gift in support of our Week of Giving.This challenge gift will match all gifts 1:1 with the matched proceeds designated to the Mission Fund.  It is a wonderful opportunity to double the impact of your gift and help our students!

If you wish, you can be counted in NOW, as an early bird donor, using the link below. Remember, a gift of any amount is meaningful here.
 

GIVE NOW

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Why join the Alumni Association?

As a member of the Benedictine University Alumni Association, you receive many great benefits! To see the variety of benefits available to help each of you get the most out of your alumni experience
click here


Voices

Within the pages of Voices, you will find news items, updates, upcoming events, alumni stories and more. Voices is a great way to keep up to date with BenU and discover what makes it such a special place.

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Welcome Home, Alumni!

The Alumni homepage is your online "home away from home," whether you attended St. Procopius College, Illinois Benedictine College or Benedictine University.

Looking for information on networking opportunities? Want to volunteer on campus? Get involved with the alumni association? Attend a class reunion or one of our other alumni events? You'll find all these things on our site, along with other information tailored specifically to fit your needs as a Benedictine graduate!

We're here to help you connect and reconnect with former classmates, faculty, staff and current students. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.

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Alumni Achievement Awards

Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations presents awards to some of the best and brightest members of the Benedictine University Alumni family. Learn more about the awards available and how to nominate an alumnus.

Click here to view all of the 2020-2021 Alumni Achievement Award recipients.

Click here to view all of our former Alumni Achievement Award recipients.

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Homecoming 2021

Details to follow!


Golden Eagles Celebration!
50th Year Reunion for
the Class of 1971

Would you like to join the planning committee for your reunion festivities?
Contact J.P. Bradley,
Director of Alumni Relations
at jbradley@ben.edu or (630) 829-6077
 


get connected

Join the Benedictine University Alumni Community to stay connected with alumni and Benedictine University. By creating an account you'll be able to find old friends and classmates, register for upcoming events, create and customize your own profile page, search and post to alumni-only job boards, network with other alumni in your geographic area or career field and much more!

No matter where you live or where you are in your career, Benedictine University makes it easier than ever for alumni like you to make a direct impact on the lives of current students. We've partnered with Wisr to bring you the Benedictine University Network, a mentoring and networking tool that makes it easy for caring BenU alumni to guide students through questions about their career paths, industries and graduate school choices. As a member, you will also have the benefit of connecting with fellow alumni.

Many of our alumni are also looking for ways to give back to their alma mater through volunteer opportunities. Money may be tight, but sharing a little of your time will go a long way!

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Donate Now

Annual Giving support through direct mail, phonathon, online, faculty/staff giving and other programs are vital for Benedictine University's most immediate needs.  While your contribution can be directed to a specific academic department, scholarship, athletic department or building campaign, we also appreciate gifts to either our General Scholarship Fund or the Benedictine Fund.
Make and impact

No matter the designation, the dollars raised through Benedictine University Annual Giving are significant and add up to make a big impact here. Thank you for your support!

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Your Alumni Board... 

is here to promote and strengthen lifelong relationships with the entire Benedictine University community through communication, activities, and service, and a network of alumni engaged in supporting each other and acting to advance the mission of Benedictine University. Meet your Alumni Board


Know someone who would make a great BenU student?

Recommendations from alumni are very important to us. You taking a moment to send us information about a potential future Eagle speaks volumes about your time and experiences here. Fill out the form below with their contact information and past education. We'll reach out to them with more information about the University! We accept referrals for all levels, ages and degrees. Students who have been referred by an alumnus will also have their application fee waived. 
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Alimni Relations

Jon-Pierre (J.P.) Bradley
Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: (630) 829-6077
Email: jbradley@ben.edu