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Oak Lawn Resident Stephanie Korbas Graduates from Butler University

Stephanie Korbas, from Oak Lawn, has graduated from Butler University. Korbas, an English Writing major, was one of 126 students to participate in the December 22 Commencement Ceremony. Butler graduate Nadja Halilbegovich '02, a peace advocate for children caught in the violence of war, served as the ceremony's speaker.

Indianapolis-based Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Together, these colleges offer more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, eight pre-professional programs, and 19 graduate programs. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their communities. Butler's overall placement rate for the class of 2012 was 94 percent, including 19 percent who went on to graduate or professional school.


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