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Andrew Carl

Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

Phone: (630) 829-6356

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Andrew Carl earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management at Benedictine in 2011 after completing his general education at a local community college. Carl enjoys watching Chicago sports, hanging out with his wife and family, and occasionally indulging in some video games.

"One of my favorite things about the University is the openness and diversity of the community. All walks of life and ways of thinking are represented and respected. This serves to strengthen our academic and social environment as a whole. My two favorite buildings on campus are the Coal Ben and the Rice Fitness Center. You can fuel up at one location and burn it off at the other!

"As cliché as it sounds, the best advice I received as a student was to take control of my own destiny. True motivation to succeed must first come from inside."

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Inside Illinois
  • ALL 4-year Illinois Universities
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Lisa Darnell

Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

Phone: (630) 829-6338

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Lisa Darnell is a 2008 graduate of Benedictine University. Darnell earned a Master of Business Administration at Benedictine in 2012.

"My advice to transfer students is to know thyself and plan ahead. You want to choose a school that feels like home and has an environment where you can succeed. And whether you plan to transfer in a semester or in two years, I am here to make your life easier ... from personalized advising to providing clarity in the financial aid process.

"I look forward to meeting you on campus and helping you make this important next step in choosing where to finish your bachelor's degree. Go Eagles!"

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Inside Illinois

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

Michael Kalynyuk

Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

Phone: (630) 829-6331

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Michael Kalynyuk earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Benedictine and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

"I have many great memories studying and meeting friends in the main hallway of Kindlon Hall, and the Kindlon Coffee Shop has gotten me through some of the most difficult tests. I tell incoming students to take full advantage of every opportunity that they get. We have so many resources on campus that will help them succeed in achieving their goals."

Kalynyuk works with students who are considering transferring to Benedictine from Moraine Valley Community College, Harper College, Oakton Community College and Joliet Junior College.

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Inside Illinois
  • Black Hawk College, Moline
  • Danville Area Community College, Danville
  • East St. Louis Community College Center, East St. Louis
  • Harper College, Palatine
  • Heartland Community College, Normal
  • Highland Community College, Freeport
  • Illinois Central College, East Peoria
  • IL Eastern Community Colleges, Olney
  • Frontier Community College, Fairfield
  • Lincoln Trail College, Robinson
  • Olney Central College, Olney
  • Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel
  • IL Valley Community College, Oglesby
  • Joliet Junior College, Joliet
  • Kankakee Community College, Kankakee
  • Kaskaskia College, Centralia
  • Kishwaukee College, Malta
  • College of Lake County, Grayslake
  • Lake Land College, Mattoon
  • Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey
  • Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield
  • John A. Logan College, Carterville
  • McHenry County College, Crystal Lake
  • Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills
  • Oakton Community College, Des Plaines
  • Parkland College, Champaign
  • Rend Lake College, Ina
  • Richland Community College, Decatur
  • Rock Valley College, Rockford
  • Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg
  • Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon
  • Shawnee Community College, Ullin
  • South Suburban College, South Holland
  • Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg
  • Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville (formerly Belleville Area College)
  • Spoon River College, Canton
  • John Wood Community College, Quincy
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Anthony Scola

Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

Phone: (630) 829-6319

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Anthony Scola graduated from Dominican University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication before joining the Benedictine community. Anthony started working in Financial Aid where he was able to assist incoming students and families. Shortly after that he took on a role within our Ben Central division and is now currently working in Admissions.

Scola also graduated from Benedictine in 2009 with a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior.

"Benedictine University is diverse institution where students from all different backgrounds come together as one. Students at Benedictine are given the opportunity to grow mentally, physically and spiritually throughout their time on campus. When students leave Benedictine they will be prepared to tackle the many challenges that lie ahead."

"Don't be scared or nervous about the admissions process. Everybody at Benedictine is here to make this an enjoyable transition."

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Inside Illinois

All Students Returning to Benedictine University