Benedictine University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Lisle, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The school was founded in 1887 as St. Procopius College by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in the Pilsen community on the West Side of Chicago. The institution has retained a close relationship with the Benedictine Order, which bears the name of St. Benedict , the acknowledged father of western monasticism. The school secured its charter from the state of Illinois in 1890, and moved to its current location in 1901. St. Procopius College changed its name to Illinois Benedictine College in 1971, and became Benedictine University in 1996 adding a third school color of black to their existing colors in which the home football team wears a black jersey. Benedictine University is minutes from Metra's Burlington Northern train station in Lisle and a 30-minute drive from O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. The university is in proximity to the many social and cultural offerings of the Chicago metropolitan area, including museums, professional athletic teams, broadway shows and the Morton Arboretum. Also nearby are two national research facilities—Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The university's location in the high-tech East-West Tollway corridor provides various internship and employment opportunities for students. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 27, 2017
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Mary Kate Smith, RN, BSN, MSN, LNC, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Mary Kate Smith is a Staff Nurse currently serving patients within the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. With over two decades of experience in nursing, she is a specialist medical/surgical and oncology nurse, and is an expert in progressive care. Mary Kate’s career in nursing began in 1995 when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University. An advocate for continuing education, she attended Benedictine University, gaining her Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Administration in 2013. Mary Kate holds additional certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Life Support. Alongside her work as a Registered Nurse, Mary Kate is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. She attributes her success to her passion for nursing, as well as the satisfaction she gets from seeing her patients get better. When she is not working, Mary Kate likes to relax with needlepoint. Learn more about Mary Kate Smith here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4136109/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
News Article | May 5, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College National Louis University North Central College North Park University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Trinity Christian College Trinity International University-Illinois University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Wheaton College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Black Hawk College Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College College of DuPage College of Lake County Danville Area Community College Elgin Community College Frontier Community College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College John A Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Oakton Community College Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Rend Lake College Richland Community College Rock Valley College Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College Triton College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | February 15, 2017
YA, the industry market leader in delivering flawless, omni-channel marketing promotions for the nation’s most respected brands, today announced that it has hired Mark Allen to take on the role of Senior Vice President of Marketing. Allen brings with him more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience and has worked with and for some of the world’s leading brands, including, GE, ServiceMaster, AT&T, Citi, USAA, Wells Fargo, American Express, Hudson’s Bay, ADT, McDonalds, Nike, Anheuser Busch, NASCAR, Leo Burnett (Frankel & Co) and many others. Prior to joining YA, Allen served as Vice President of Sales at TruGreen Lawncare, a $1.3B company, where he led a sales force of more than 4,000 field-based and call center associates throughout North America. Prior to that, Allen ran the Enterprise Marketing Group at ServiceMaster, a $4.2B company, whose brands include Terminix International, TruGreen, American Home Shield, Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean and Amerispec. In that role, he was responsible for all digital and direct marketing efforts, as well as decision sciences and business intelligence for the organization. He was also President of ServiceMaster Gift Card LLC., the incentive based arm of ServiceMaster. Allen is an industry expert and has spent his entire career refining ways to stimulate consumer demand and then converting that demand into profitable sales. He sits on several industry boards, including the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Board. He was also an initial member of the Experian Client Advisory Board. “Mark truly understands how the marketing and sales functions can work hand-in-hand to approach the unique needs of each client, and how YA can help clients achieve not only their marketing promotions goals, but how to help clients strategically forge meaningful and long-term relationships with their customers,” said YA President and CEO Chris Behrens. Allen was born and raised in Chicago, and was a Business Administration major at Benedictine University in suburban Chicago. About YA For 45 years, YA has been a leader in the promotional marketing services space. We deliver flawless digital, social, mobile and traditional promotions such as rebates/rewards, enter to win and loyalty programs for the nation’s most respected brands. Our end-to-end management of 3,500+ promotions that reach tens of millions of consumers annually makes us experts at turning even first-time customers into loyal brand advocates. For more information, visit: http://www.yaengage.com.
News Article | February 25, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in the state of Illinois. Of the four-year schools that were ranked, 35 made the list with Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and DePaul University positioned as the top five. Illinois’ top 19 two-year schools were also included on the list, with Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Kaskaskia College, Harper College and Waubonsee Community College coming in as the top five. “As online programs become more readily available at Illinois schools, the options for students who want to earn a degree on their own schedule become more difficult to choose from,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list have proven themselves to be the most high-quality options for an online education in Illinois.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Illinois colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also scored based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, total online program offerings and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Illinois for 2017 include the following: Aurora University Benedictine University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Judson University Lewis University Lincoln Christian University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Moody Bible Institute National Louis University North Park University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Quincy University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Illinois’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Frontier Community College Harper College Illinois Central College John A. Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kaskaskia College Lincoln Trail College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Olney Central College Richland Community College Shawnee Community College Southeastern Illinois College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | December 8, 2016
SALEM, OR, December 08, 2016-- Shelley D. Richards, P.E., Associate and Senior Project Manager for HDR, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Shelley D. Richards, P.E. will be featured in the upcoming edition of the Women of Distinction Magazine in 2016.Over the course of Shelley D. Richards's career, she has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects that have included many different types of clients. She's worked on transportation projects, including highways, local roads, bridges, and railroads, as well as all types of environmental projects, such as solid waste, soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous waste, NEPA, sustainability, permitting, and more. She also works with stakeholders and clients that have included federal and state regulatory agencies, tribes, state agencies, and private clients."From major programs to smaller projects, I have learned something new every time and I love what each one brings," Richards said. "It has been the variety that has kept me yearning to do more all these years. "Everything I do I see as a learning experience and that is what helps me improve both myself and my company."As Associate and Senior Project Manager of HDR, a civil consulting business that handles infrastructure, water, oil and gas, waste, federal, power, industrial, mining, architectural, and construction projects, Richards is responsible for maintaining projects on schedule and within the scope and budget, while also keeping clients happy. As a consultant, she focuses exclusively on the client, allowing for effective change management. Additionally, Richards mentors a team of members so that they can continuously grow in their careers. Continued mentorship also helps the company grow and helps employees expand further into other roles.Taken on board with HDR in August 2002, Richards first began her career with Westinghouse Hanford Company on a NORCUS grant while still in college. She later worked for Cascade Pacific Engineering as a Technical Lead and for Oregon Department of Transportation as a Project Leader. She has written approximately a dozen articles and has given over 30 presentations over the last decade, and is currently a member of American Society of Civil Engineers and Women's Transportation Seminar where she formerly served on a variety of their boards and committees. She is past member of Society of Women Engineers and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), where she served as National Chair and on many local offices, including President, and was named NAWIC's 2004 Region 9 Future Leader of the Year.Richards earned her BS in Civil Engineering at Washington State University, her MS in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) at Portland State University, and her MBA in International Studies at Benedictine University. She is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona, has a Construction Associate Certification and Construction Industrial Technician Certification through Clemson University, and has an ISI Envision Sustainability Professional Certification and Greenhouse Sustainable Transportation Professional Certification.About Women of Distinction Magazine:Women of Distinction Magazine strives to continually bring the very best out in each article published and highlight Women of Distinction. Women of Distinction Magazine's mission is to have a platform where women can grow, inspire, empower, educate and encourage professionals from any industry by sharing stories of courage and success.Contact:Women of Distinction Magazine, Melville, NY631-465-9024 firstname.lastname@example.org