When Pablo Suaste Cherizola left Mexico to study piano at Roosevelt University in 2014, he never envisioned becoming one of the university’s leading instrumentalists, or recording his first CD by age 23.
For three years, Samawi (Sam) Al Helli interpreted Arabic for the United States Marines in his native country of Iraq. Today, he is earning his second master’s degree in computer science, with plans to graduate in May 2017.
As a pioneering higher education institution in diversity, inclusion and social justice, Roosevelt University has a celebrated history of renowned African American students, faculty and alumni. As we acknowledge Black History Month, we take pride in the impact that our African American alumni have made in their professional fields, as well as their local and global communities. Representing each day of this inspiring month of black history, the following alumni are only 28 of the many respected and accomplished African American Roosevelt alumni.
Roosevelt's flexible adult degree completion program positions students like Surena Pridgen (HR Management/Personnel Admin., BSBA '19) to become influential, socially conscious leaders. With a variety of online courses and two convenient campus locations, Roosevelt fits your schedule so you can earn a degree that meets your passions.
Timuel Black has a long history of service, both to his country and community. Born in Birmingham, Alabama on Dec. 7, 1918, Black and his family moved to Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood when he was less than a year old.
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