Alicia Butler, Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising
Alicia completed her bachelors degree at Western Illinois University and her Master of Education in Higher Education at Loyola University. Alicia has worked in higher education for over 10 years. She has been at Roosevelt for the past 8 years in Academic Advising and is enjoying her role as Director of Academic Advising.
In her free time, Alicia enjoys catching up on sleep, watching HGTV and spending time with her husband, their family and friends.
Favorite quote: “Laugh Lots, Love Much, and Dream Big.” Unknown
Danette Schulz – Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Career Development Center, Schaumburg Campus
SCH Room 125C
Danette is a career changer who joined Roosevelt University in 2007 as an Academic Advisor while completing her Master of Arts in School Counseling. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Northern Illinois University and is a skilled professional with over 15 years of experience in management, sales, and special projects including 10 years of experience in education.
She enjoys working in a diverse Higher Ed environment supporting students with their academic and career goals. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping farmers markets, baking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Bree Bonnema, Academic Advisor
Bree is a Roosevelt alum. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Education and her Master’s in Business Administration from Roosevelt. While at Roosevelt, she has worked as a Graduate Admission Counselor for the Heller College of Business, a Graduate Assistant for the Heller College of Business, where she tutored statistics, a Teaching Assistant for the College of Education, where she managed a literacy program for emergent readers in Chicago Public Schools, and a student worker for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.
Additionally, Bree taught as an English as a Foreign Language teacher at Boston School of Modern Languages and Education First. She loves meeting students from all over the world, and she truly enjoys helping them reach their educational goals! In her free time, she loves to travel, play kickball on her league, and take Spanish classes.
One of Bree’s favorite quotes is, “All of life is a constant education.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Angeline Jones, Academic Advisor, Testing Coordinator
Angeline received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roosevelt University. She began her work in higher education as an undergraduate student joining the front desk staff of the advising team before transitioning into her current role as an advisor. She also served as an Orientation Leader for two years as a student, earning her the Roosevelt University Torch Award and induction into Roosevelt’s Green Key Society. She is now pursuing her Masters of Education with a specialization in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Outside of her advising role, Angeline also serves as the university’s Testing Coordinator.
Outside of Roosevelt, Angeline is passionate about women’s leadership and development which she pursues through her business as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay and through her work as an Alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta International Women’s Fraternity.
“Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
Sarah Maria Rutter, Academic Advisor, Degree Works Liaison
After spending nearly twenty years working in the field of English Education as a high school teacher, university composition and literature instructor, and university education and secondary Language Arts methods instructor, Sarah Maria decided to switch gears and become an academic advisor. She spent a number of years advising in an English Education program, and became invested in helping students plan and navigate their academic careers. She appreciates Roosevelt for its mission, diversity, and students. Her research interests include learning-centered methods of teaching and advising, curriculum as text and practice, and the teaching of literature.
Sarah Maria earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, History and Secondary Education from Calvin College, a Masters of English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is PhD, ABD in English from there, as well.
She loves all things culinary and gastronomic, from homespun to haute, and enjoys reading and strolling around her Chicago neighborhood with her tiny, feisty dog, Rosie Lou. Since she’s been in school—as a student, teacher, and advisor—for almost her entire life, she finds great joy in the learning process, and that it challenges and satisfies.
A quote: “How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives.” -Annie Dillard
Roberta Singer, Academic Advisor
Roberta Singer has enjoyed being an Academic Advisor at Roosevelt for more than 10 years, after a career as a professional musician and music teacher. She has music degrees from North Park University and Northeastern Illinois University and served on the faculty of Northeastern Illinois University. She particularly appreciates the wonderful students, staff and faculty she has had an opportunity to work with at Roosevelt.