Mesa branch campus recognizes first-ever graduates

January 5, 2015

Benedictine University at Mesa inaugural graduates

In a brief, informal reception, the Mesa branch campus honored its first four graduates

 Mesa, Arizona ~ Benedictine University at Mesa is pleased to announce that its first-ever graduates were honored in a brief reception at Gillett Hall on Thursday, December 4.

Four students earned degrees from the branch campus – the first Catholic university in Arizona. Graduates were Krystin Newman, of Gilbert, Ariz., who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology; David Edwards of Mesa, Ariz., who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Chelsea Brumby of Chandler, Ariz., who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice; and Megan Doherty of Frankfort, Ill., who earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.

Students are invited to come back to campus for the formal Commencement Convocation scheduled

for Saturday, May 9.

The University is accepting applications for spring 2015 enrollment. Classes begin January 12.


Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the fourth consecutive year in 2014.

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