Abdel Jerez of Pharr earned a M.P.H. in Master of Public Health from Benedictine University.

Benedictine University awarded Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees to 679 students who completed their degree requirements on or before May 2011.

The University also awarded Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees to 800 students who completed their requirements on or before May 2011.

Twelve students were awarded a Ph.D. in Organization Development and five were awarded an Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change.

Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Forbes magazine has named Benedictine University among the top 20 percent of America's colleges for 2011. Benedictine University is also ranked as a "Top School in the Midwest" by U.S. News & World Report.