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Student Spotlight: Alex on Finding His Voice at Roosevelt

Alex Fruin
BA Vocal Performance ('19)
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"Roosevelt University goes beyond Chicago. It affects society and we have a choice as students here … to make that our goal as we continue forward. That’s something I take with me every single day."

Five years ago, Alex Furin (BA Vocal Performance, ’19) had no idea he’d end up singing opera. At Roosevelt, Alex not only discovered a passion for the art, but a commitment to improving society. Listen to his story — you never know what you might learn here.

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Performing Arts, Academic & Artistic Excellence, Alumni

Modic stepped onstage at the Marriott Theater outside of Chicago in October 2016 to perform in the musical Singin’ in the Rain, and she was ready.

Performing Arts, Academic & Artistic Excellence, Current Students

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.

Arts and Sciences, Business, Academic & Artistic Excellence, An Inclusive Community, Current Students

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.