- Dixon, IL
2011 Dec 15
Leah Hilderbrand of Dixon was among 103 Aurora University sophomores inducted into the AU chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society this fall.
Hilderbrand, a nursing major who graduated from Dixon High School, earned above a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for at least one semester freshman year to earn a place in the honor society.
Founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, the society recognizes freshman academic achievement. The AU chapter, founded in 1990, is among 300 chapters nationwide.
Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. Approximately 4,400 degree-seeking students are enrolled each year on the university's Illinois and Wisconsin campuses, and the university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.