Graduate students Loryn Kimbrough and Rolonda Washington opted to return to college recently for master’s degrees at Roosevelt University in order to buttress chances for success in professional careers.
Roosevelt University alumnus Brian Shepard (BS Computer Science '00) was recently named the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Librarian of the Year. The award recognizes "distinguished service and leadership in Illinois libraries." Shepard is the executive director of the Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, IL. After earning his degree in computer science from Roosevelt, Brian went on to earn his master's degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois.
Four new Roosevelt University graduates who recently participated in the prestigious Al Golin Fellowship program have been placed in paid internships with Chicago area companies.
Roosevelt alumna Jennifer Turner (MPA ’12) was recently named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center after a competitive national search. Turner assumed her new role this month. In an article in The Tennessee Journal announcing her appointment, Tracy Kane, Tennessee Performing Arts Center Board Chair, said “[Jennifer’s] experience and expertise, as well as her vision for TPAC, makes her the ideal candidate for our new President and CEO.”
On April 25th, 80 first-year AP Human Geography students from McHenry East and West High Schools boarded buses early in the morning to make their way to Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus for an annual visit. For the past five years, this visit has allowed students from the northwest suburb to learn more about the opportunities and benefits that a college education can provide, as well as giving students the chance to visit an urban university campus. The annual visit is the result of a contact between Roosevelt alumna Sandee Dwire (BA history, with honors, ’04 and MA history, ’11), who teaches social studies at the McHenry High Schools, and Roosevelt history Professor Chris Chulos, who had Sandee in several of his classes.