Our Science alumni consist of diverse individuals who share a common goal - to further the professional, educational, and social interests of the College of Science at Benedictine University and its current students as well as its alumni.

The achievements of our Science alumni are astonishing. From physicians to scientists to researchers to educators, the list continues to grow each year. We want to learn all about you and where your life experiences have taken you and where you are now.

Donate to the College of Science

All alumni, parents and friends who support Benedictine share one important reward for their gifts: the personal satisfaction from making an investment in human potential. There are many ways to give to Benedictine and the College of Science! The Office of University Development will work with you to help provide a better future for the University. Gifts of all sizes are important to Benedictine’s mission, no matter how – or how much – you give; your generosity changes lives. Visit the "Why Give" page and pledge your support!

  • David J. Rausch Chemistry Endowment Fund - This endowment was established by alumni, colleagues, family and friends of Dr. David Rausch, Professor Emeritus, in recognition of 40 years (1966-2006) of outstanding teaching, research, advising and mentoring undergraduate students at St. Procopius College / Illinois Benedictine College / Benedictine University. 
  • College of Science Students in Need Fund - This fund was established to help students who have fallen on hard times. When you visit the "Ways to Give" page and click on the Online Giving Form, please type in "COS Students in Need Fund" in the "Other Designations" box.
  • The Fr. Theodore D. Suchy Fund - This fund was established in honor of Fr. Ted, Museum Curator Emeritus, who dedicated his life to educating students through the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. When you visit the "Ways to Give" page and click on the Online Giving Form, please type in "Fr. Theodore D. Suchy Fund" in the "Other Designations" box.
  • The Dr. Peter K. Healey Fund - This fund was established in honor of Dr. Healey, who  brought the original Exercise Physiology program to Benedictine University from George Washington. He dedicated his career to educating students in this highly respected masters program. When you visit the "Ways to Give" page and click on the Online Giving Form, please type in "Dr. Peter K. Healey Fund, Clinical Exercise Physiology" in the "Other Designations" box.



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With College of Science alumni scattered across the globe, we want you to stay in touch! Please contact us at trucker@ben.edu to share your story, your experiences or just to say "HI".

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 Alumni Who's Who

Dr. Sr. Beatrice Kayombo (Heath Science '09, MPH '14) and Sr. Afra Mgwama (Education '09,  MEd '11) making a difference in Tanzania.

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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119