After chatting with guests, RUNWSAC Chapter President and Roosevelt University Alumni Association President Larry Bullock explained how Roosevelt has become an important educational institution thanks to its visibility with its flagship Chicago and Schaumburg campuses along with 15 alumni chapters in the United States and China. Beaming with pride, Bullock said a new Loop area chapter is coming this fall.
“The chapters are growing and enthusiasm is high,” he said. “We’re trying to get the word out about the alumni chapters. There are over 85,000 alums at Roosevelt University. The new definition of an alum at Roosevelt University is that if a person takes at course there, he or she is considered an alum. That would give us another 15,000 alums. We need your help and support.”
Bullock said that he is proud of RUNWSAC and its accomplishments. Currently, the chapter is raising money to furnish a floor at the University’s new vertical campus.
Board members William Hetrick, Angelique Draftz, Kim Garnett, Zanell Roberts and Marie Lazzara also took time to explain their committees and asked guest alumni to volunteer. Being a volunteer could be a simple as helping the Events and Program Committee brainstorm ideas; assisting the Membership Committee with its phone tree calls for meetings; or helping the Marketing or Development Committees with a project. Please consider being one.
Bullock recognized alum Sean Bourke for his loyalty to our chapter. Bourke, who began coming to meetings since the chapter’s creation two years ago, has been a longtime volunteer working with the Membership and Events and Program Committees.
Bullock also gave the floor to alumni Becky Lo Bosco and Joan Santana, who are both in the financial services field, talked to the group how Roosevelt changed their lives. Both want to share their knowledge to help alumni during a depressed economy.
With their knowledge and assistance from the Career Center in Barrington, a nonprofit group which helps those on their job searches, Bullock briefly mentioned planning the chapter’s second annual Alumni Career Fair to be announced this year.