Twenty-two students inducted into national honor society in nursing

Twenty-two students inducted into national honor society in nursing
October 23, 2009

Marcus Pass
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Twenty-two Benedictine University students were recently inducted into the Lambda Upsilon-at-large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing. The mission of Sigma Theta Tau is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide, and create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. The new members of the Lamdba Upsilon chapter are: Rebecca Lynn Cazzato, Bloomingdale; Kimberly Charo, Hillside; Patricia Cruz, Naperville; Mariola Dilauro, Oak Park; Kimberly Hertzmann, Crest Hill; Joy Holtz, Lisle; Rosemary Kalchbrenner, Lemont; Lynne Madonna Kolasny, Wheaton; Jessica Lee, Forest Park; Princess Lomax, Chicago; and Tebe Ogba, Hillside. Also, Brandi Nicole Mounts, Brookfield; Marilyn Ortiz, Hanover Park; Donna Tracey Perchatsch, Naperville; Kimberley Riley, Chicago; Jo Anne Marie Robertson, Norridge; Shania Saleem, Stone Park; Cynthia Renee Shaird-Watson,Westchester; Victoria Marie Shink, Yorkville; Julisa Lai On Tsang, Chicago; Joanne Marie Turner, Aurora; and Mary Valadka, Elmwood. Also inducted were James D. Witt, M.B.A., FACHE, R.N.; and Margaret Cross of the Nursing Education Department at Edward Hospital.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.