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2022-2023 Graduating Senior Award Winners!

The Honors Committee is pleased to announce the selection of the Senior Awards for 2022-2023. These students will be honored at the Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 14th, 2023. The Benedictine University Senior Awards annually recognize outstanding students who are earning a bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University. The Awards and the Recipients are as follows:

Benedictine Hallmark Award: Aymun Khan
Awarded to a student whose life, activities and achievements while at Benedictine University exemplify one or more of the 10 Benedictine Hallmarks.

Overcoming Adversity Award: Kierra Pendill
Awarded to a student who demonstrated substantial achievements during their time at Benedictine University despite a personal or financial hardship, which is so significant that in most cases it would have prevented a student from attending and succeeding at Benedictine University.

Community Service Award: Samreen Hussain
Awarded to a student for outstanding community service; for example, religious, educational, social or political activities. The student must have worked effectively with others and commanded the respect of the organization or activity with which they worked.

Benedictine University Service Award: Asbah Moosani
Awarded to a student for outstanding service to the University in general and to fellow students in particular. The student must have worked effectively with others and commanded the respect of the University community.

Thomas J. Dyba Leadership Award: Karen Doniz
Awarded to a student for outstanding ability to initiate and organize worthwhile activities, to encourage and direct the cooperative efforts of others and to command respect as a campus leader.

Awards in Academic Honors:
The awards in academic honors are conferred on students from across the University who have distinguished themselves by positive achievements in the realm of their major field of study. It is recommended that candidates for these honors should have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Students should have completed research or a scientific procedure of some consequence, conducted an experiment or investigation of positive value to their field of study, published in the field or won an election on the basis of competence in their field.

College of Liberal Arts: Jesus Cortez

College of Science and Health: Hiba Durrani

School of Education: Taylor Healy

College of Business: Mollie Vizintos


Procopian Award: Jacqueline Alcantara
The highest honor that can be bestowed on a student is the Procopian Award. This award is given for consistently outstanding curricular and extra-curricular activities while at Benedictine University. The award signifies that scholarship, leadership, and service are exemplified by the student.

The Honors Committee is composed of: Dr. Darya Aleinikava (Chair), Dr. Mary Kate Holman, Dr. James Davis, Dr. Isobel Lobo, Dr. Elaine Davies, Director of Multicultural Student Affairs, and Marco Masini, Dean of Students.

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