Alumni and Giving

The Office of Alumni Relations is a resource for alumni long after graduation, from career development to events and networking opportunities. Although we each have focused initiatives, we work together to find the best ways to connect, support and serve our alumni throughout their lives.

Kristy Kotek (MA '14)

Title: Director of Alumni Engagement

Alumni programs: Women’s Leadership Council, Parents & Family Association, Lifelong Lakers (our lifelong learning program)

Favorite thing about Roosevelt: “The heart and spirit of the Roosevelt community are one of a kind. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are equally committed to supporting each other and creating an equitable world.”

Kristy Kotek and Jessica Mueller

Jessica Mueller

Title: Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Alumni programs: Young Professionals Association, Professional Mentoring Program

Favorite thing about Roosevelt: “The mission and vision of Roosevelt University are felt throughout the student and alumni bodies. I am proud to contribute to this team and deliver ongoing resources so that our community can continue to act in the name of social justice and provide opportunities for themselves and others to belong and prosper.”

For more information on connecting with fellow alumni, getting involved or sharing your story, please contact us. We welcome suggestions on how we can support alumni locally and nationally.

You can also learn more about special alumni programs and benefits on our website and social media accounts.

Additional Stories...

Dr. Laura Licari, assistant professor of clinical sciences
Science, Health and Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Real World Experience, Faculty and Staff

Dr. Laura Licari, assistant professor of clinical sciences at Roosevelt University, did not follow a traditional path to pharmacy school. She started college at Augustana College, a small liberal arts school in the Quad Cities. There she enjoyed a tight-knit learning community with hands-on professors. “Everybody there wanted to interact with their students,” she said.

Roosevelt alumna Sheila Chalmers-Currin
Roosevelt's Chicago, Alumni, Arts and Sciences

Even while she was still working in the corporate world, Matteson village president Sheila Chalmers-Currin (MS ’98) found ways to serve the community.

Second-year pharmacy student Tobi Ayodae
Science, Health and Pharmacy, Pharmacy, An Inclusive Community, Current Students, Faculty and Staff

Pharmacy student Tobi Ayoade was in his final undergraduate semester when he woke up one night, unable to breathe. In 2019, Ayoade was in his early twenties and had never had any major health problems.