Since opening a campus in 2012, Benedictine University at Mesa has seen a number of milestones.
It’s first classes were held in August 2013 at its primary academic building, Gillett Hall, a state-of-the art facility which includes classrooms, nutrition and computer labs, faculty and administrative offices, a community room, chapel and spirit store equipped with sustainable features, including automatic lighting shutoffs, recycled materials and energy-efficient lamps.
After unveiling its Redhawks athletics logo earlier in the year, Benedictine’s Mesa branch campus athletic program was accepted to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and can now qualify and participate in national tournaments and championships. The Redhawks will compete in the California Pacific Conference. The campus previously successfully competed in club sports placing near the top in regional and national tournaments.
Most recently, students were awarded a national charter from Rotaract, a service club for young men and women, and Benedictine University at Mesa celebrated its first-ever graduates at the inaugural commencement convocation.
As part of the University’s mission to provide students a strong, values-based liberal arts education accentuated with practical, hands-on experiences, the Benedictine University at Mesa campus became an art gallery recently, displaying the interpretive works of Fine Arts and Communication Arts students on a variety of topics. Among the benefits of such events is that they allow students to develop knowledge, insights, problem-solving skills, self-confidence and a passion for learning.
To continue its commitment to the Southwestern Arizona region, beginning in fall 2015, the University will expand its academic programs to meet the needs of the changing workplace. One of the new academic programs will include a Spanish major and minor with a concentration in medical Spanish – an in-demand field that is projected to grow 46 percent within the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statics.
At Benedictine University at Mesa student learning and success is their priority. They provide their students with attentive, caring faculty, career-focused learning, scholarship assistance and service opportunities. Benedictine’s values-based Catholic education creates ethical leaders who care for the community and the world.
For more information about Benedictine University at Mesa, please visitben.edu/mesa, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 888-5533. The University is accepting applications for fall 2015 enrollment.