Many chapter members mingled and reconnected with several guests as they noshed on appetizers and drink beverages during the event. The Chapter also held a raffle for an electronic tablet
The Rev. Larry Bullock, chapter president and President of Roosevelt University’s Alumni Association, welcomed guests with prayer for a good year and general information about the three-year-old chapter which is situated on the Schaumburg Campus.
“One of the things that we are excited as a chapter about is that we also have a campus that helps us do the things that we need to in order to give services to alum,” Bullock said.
Alumni should know that there is no fee to join our chapter and that they are welcome to come to the chapter’s monthly meetings which are held at 6:15 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Schaumburg Campus. President Bullock emphasized that we, as a chapter, have access to Roosevelt University leadership and to other successful alumni to come as monthly guest speakers to share upcoming university projects and news.
Other benefits include membership to Roosevelt’s Schaumburg fitness center; several health, life and travel insurance plans; career development, counseling, resume critiquing & e-Recruiting; and library and computer lab privileges.
Besides a supportive campus, President Bullock relies on the gifts and talents of his committee members who also took time to introduce themselves to alumni. Committee members in attendance were William Hetrick, vice-president; Kim Garnett, executive committee secretary; Marie Lazzara, membership chair; Zanell Roberts, development chair; and Kim Kidd, newly appointed events and programs chair. Though not in attendance, the chapter congratulates Melissa Hetrick, marketing chair and Bill’s wife, for the recent birth of the family’s baby boy.
Committee members like Lazzara encouraged alumni to find time to share their talents by joining a committee to give back to the university.
“Sometimes when you’re not involved in your university chapter, you don’t know what it’s doing,” she said. “We are very dynamic in accomplishing projects and we need your help. If you can make that hour and a half meeting once a month, you can get to know your members.”
The chapter’s signature annual project is its annual career fair. Kidd and John Good, events and program co-chair, spoke briefly about planning the chapter’s this event, tentatively planned for this spring at the Schaumburg Campus.
Bullock also mentioned possible projects such as a classic car show and a musical recital for this year. Being close to our $60,000 pledge to furnish a whole florr of dorms in the Wabash Building, we are also asking alumni to help us to the finish line of reaching that goal.
In addition to presenting the chapter’s goals, the chapter also held a small raffle with several folks winning prizes. Angelique Draftz, former events and programs chair, took the top prize of an electronic tablet.
Angelique Draftz, took the top raffle prize of an electronic tablet.
Please consider joining our chapter this year to make your voices and ideas heard. You can find more information about our chapter on www.rooseveltnwsac.com.
By Marie Lazzara
RUNSWAC Membership Chair