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Student Spotlight: Valuing Diversity

Angelica Marrufo
MA Mental Health Counseling ('17)
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Angelica Marrufo is one of our thousands of students who has found a place of belonging at Roosevelt. By embracing and celebrating our differences, we come together to create socially conscious leaders in an institution grounded by strong values.

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Performing Arts, An Inclusive Community, Alumni

Charles Joseph Smith sat at the piano in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University and began to play. It was the first time he’d played there in many years, but he did so with such comfort and ease that it would be reasonable to think otherwise.

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.

An Inclusive Community, Our Story, Alumni

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.