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Student commencement speaker dealt with hardships to become leader

Sam Grzelak was quiet, largely keeping to himself as a high school student growing up in Plainfield, Illinois.

The situation is quite different today as the 22-year-old biology major has become one of Roosevelt’s most involved students - a leader who will deliver the commencement address to more than 400 fellow graduates on Dec. 15 at the University’s Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

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Sam Grzelak
Estrella Medina
12/14/2017

For much of her life, Estrella Medina has worried about this day possibly being the last to be united in Chicagoland with her mother, father, sister and one of her older brothers.

Lonnie Bunch
12/4/2017

Lonnie Bunch III,  a leading voice and scholar on African American issues and history, will deliver Roosevelt University’s Dec. 15 Commencement address and receive an honorary degree.

Wabash Building and Auditorium Tower
12/4/2017

Roosevelt University announced Monday that its College of Education is the first provider of teacher preparation training in Illinois to be accredited by the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

 

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