“Every spring, students like me toss graduation caps into the air, cross the University Commencement stage and accept their diplomas. Together we begin what’s next, wherever it may lead, armed with the academics, experience and connections to make our dreams a reality.
Financial support means I can write for the The Torch, Roosevelt’s student newspaper. It’s where I developed lifelong relationships with my fellow reporters and editors, and learned from professors who worked at major newspapers such as The New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Learning firsthand how to be a journalist in a changing industry has made me a better writer, student and citizen.”