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Preferred Name: Blake
Hey everyone, my name is Blake and I am from Orlando, Florida. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a sophomore here at Benedictine majoring in Marketing. I am a Resident Assistant in Ondrak Hall and I’m looking forward to welcoming new students onto our campus as well as reuniting with returning students. I’m a student-athlete on Benedictine’s men’s football and lacrosse teams, returning member of Student Senate, and an Eagle Scout. In my free time, I really enjoy playing the piano, spending time with friends, calling my family, and surfing when I am home over the break. There are so many great opportunities that Benedictine has to offer students and I hope to make some awesome memories with our residents while making them feel safe and at home on our campus.
Preferred Name: Allanna/Lanna
Major: Psychology & Sociology
Hello, my name is Alanna and I’m from Carol Stream, Illinois. For the 2020-2021 school year I will be a senior majoring in psychology and sociology. This year I will be the third floor RA in Jaeger Hall. I am also one of the Greek Council representatives for Theta Phi Alpha, BenU’s first sorority on campus, and a member of BenU’s Programming Board and Black Student Union. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, playing video games, and spending time reading, relaxing, and coloring.
Preferred Name: Adia Dixon
Major: Health Science
Hey, I’m Adia and I will be a Senior here at Benedictine for the 2020-2021 school year. I am majoring in Health Science with a minor in Music. I grew up in Oswego, IL, which is about a half an hour from Lisle. Currently on campus, I play the Tenor saxophone with the BenU Eagles Athletic Band. In my free time, I like to watch cool science videos, play my saxophone, and spend time with my friends and family. This will be my second year as the Head RA of Jaeger Hall. I am super excited and looking forward to seeing lots of new faces and returning faces this school year. I am also looking forward to creating a safe, comfortable, and fun filled community at your home away from home.
Preferred Name: Zeffrey
Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology
Hey there everyone, I’m Zeffrey. I am from Kankakee, Illinois. I will be a Junior at Benedictine for the 2020-2021 school year. I will be one of the second floor RAs of Ondrak for the first semester. I will then be HR of Ondrak for the second semester. I am double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. In my free time I love to be outdoors. I also really enjoy being inside with family and friends. I am super excited to see brand new residents. I am also excited to see what this school year will bring. Please never ever feel afraid to approach me about anything at all.
Preferred Name: Benji
Major: Organizational Behavior
Hey, I’m Benji and I grew up on in the Scottsdale neighborhood of Chicago. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a Junior at Benedictine majoring in Business Management and Organizational Behavior. I am the 3rd floor RA for Ondrak Hall and am so excited to meet all the new residents! In my free time I like to spend time traveling, eating and spending time with my friends. I am an Executive member of the fraternity on campus, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and participate in the mission trips run by campus ministry. I love helping people and I can’t wait to meet all the incoming residents.
Preferred Name: Jacob
Major: Finance and Analytics
Hi, I’m Jacob and I was born and raised in Addison, Illinois. For the 2020-2021 school year I will be a junior here at Benedictine University double majoring in Finance and Analytics. I will be the Resident Assistant of Kucera and I can't wait to meet all my fellow residents. I am part of the volleyball team at Benedictine. In my free time I love to play video games (especially Fifa) and play any kind of sports. I really enjoy socializing and meeting new people so I hope I can get to know all of you!
Preferred Name: Anjali
Major: Health Science
Hello, my name is Anjali I grew up in Bloomingdale, IL. For the 2020-2021 school year I will be a Junior, majoring in Health Science. I am also involved in Student Senate and American Red Cross on campus. I will be a RA of Valentine in Founders Woods. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends, and watch movies. I am looking forward in meeting and having a fun year with all the new and returning students on campus! I hope you are ready to come back to school!
Preferred Name: Dayam
Major: Health Science
Hello, my name is Dayam I am from Cicero, Illinois. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a junior at Benedictine majoring in Health Science. I am the 2nd floor RA of Jaeger Hall. In my free time I like listening to music, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. I am the sisterhood chairmen for Theta Phi Alpha. I am also a part of programming board and work with student activities. I am super eager to get to know all the new residents, make some cute door decoration, and do fun programs together.
Preferred Name: Matt
Major: Accounting with a concentration in Human Resource Management
Hello, I’m Matt and I’m from Cicero Illinois. I will be a Senior for the 2020-2021 school year and am studying Accounting with a concentration in Human Resource Management. I am the first floor RA for Ondrak Hall and am excited to meet all my residents. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, watching the Chicago Cubs and attending music festivals. I am the treasurer for Tau Kappa Epsilon (Benedictine Universities first Fraternity on campus), a Business Statistics tutor, and on the board of Benedictine Universities Accounting Club. I hope my fellow RA’s and myself help to make Ondrak your home for the 2020-2021 school year.
Preferred Name: Jason
Major: Health Science with a minor in Chemistry
Hey, I’m Jason and I grew up in Barrington, Illinois. This year I will be a Senior majoring in Health Science. I am the Head Resident of Founder's Woods and am excited to get to know everyone! In my free time, I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love the outdoors; some of my hobbies include camping, hiking, snowboarding, archery and playing golf. I am a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a Learning Assistant for General Chemistry, and the Vice President of the Veteran Club. I love helping people so if there's anything I can do to help I'm always willing to lend a hand. Good luck this year and I hope to make your stay here a memorable experience!
Preferred Name: Tom
Major: Management and Organizational Behavior with a Concentration in Business Analytics
Hello! My name is Tom Samaras and I grew up in Itasca, Illinois. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a Senior majoring in Management and Organizational Behavior with a concentration in Business Analytics. In my second year as an RA, I will be in charge of Anderson Hall. I am beyond excited to work with returning and new students joining us on campus! I am very active on campus, so if you see me do not be afraid to say hello! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends, playing video games, working out, and playing chess (Open to all challenges). I am also a member of the Men's Volleyball team here at Benedictine. My goals this year will be to build a strong community and help people reach their full potential.
Preferred Name: Tyler
Hi! I'm Tyler, I am from Orland Park Illinois, I will be a Senior and my major is Communications. I am the Resident Assistant for Becker. I am very excited to have this opportunity to work and get to know all of the residence! I have been involved a lot on campus throughout my time here. I was involved with Student Senate for 3 years and I was an Orientation Leader for 2 years. I'm happy I can continue my leadership by being an RA. In my free time I enjoy listening to music and hanging out with friends. I hope I can make your experience living on campus feel like a second home for you!
Preferred Name: JT
Major: Sport and Exercise Science
Hey, I’m Jonathan but I go by JT. I’m going to be a Junior on campus studying Sport and Exercise Science. I’ve lived in Elmhurst, Illinois all my life so I’m not too far from home. I am the Resident Assistant at Thomas Hall and I’m ready to make this semester great for everyone! I am also part of the Track team here at BenU, but spend my off time playing videogames and aggressively binging Arrested Development. I really enjoy working out and getting my friends and family active and outside. I can’t wait to start the semester and make sure everyone has enjoyable time here on campus.
Preferred Name: Haley
Major: Health Education and Promotion
Hi, I'm Haley! I grew up in Lombard, Illinois. I will be a Senior at Benedictine this year. I am majoring in Health Education and Promotion. I am the resident assistant of Roman Hall for the 2020-2021 school year. In my free time, I really enjoy spending time reading and baking. I am the Historian for Theta Phi Alpha on campus and involved in Programming Board.