Annual Alumni Awards

Roosevelt University takes pride in the amazing accomplishments of our alumni.  We want to celebrate and share their significant contributions through our Alumni Awards program.  The Office of Alumni Relations oversees the alumni awards review process and committee and can't wait to read about all the amazing things are alumni are doing in their communities.

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Distinguished Alumni Award is bestowed to an outstanding alumnus/a and is the highest alumni honor recognized by Roosevelt University. The award salutes the achievements of alumni whose professional accomplishments and community service exemplify Roosevelt’s social justice mission. Distinct preference is given to one whose achievements have a significant impact on their field and the community at large.  One RU and RMU alum will be honored.

Young Professional Achievement Award honors an alumnus/a who exemplifies extraordinary commitment and growth in their field and is under 35 years of age.
Alumna of Influence Award recognizes an alumna whose contributions and professional achievements to the community align with the mission of the Women’s Leadership Council of advancing and supporting women in leadership. This award will be selected by the Women’s Leadership Council.
Social Justice Award is presented to an alumnus/a who strives to improve social justice through their personal, professional, or continuous academic experiences by helping to foster and create a community that is inclusive and equitable.
Future Alumni Award recognizes a current student who is committed to their academic and professional success, and who embodies the mission and vision of Roosevelt now and in the future as alumni.
Dean’s Alumni Award recognizes alumni whose service, dedication, leadership and support have been exceptional to students, the college, and Roosevelt University. These awards will be selected by the Dean’s.


View our 2022 AwardeeS


  • Must have attained notable achievement and meets the requirements of the award
  • Must complete the nomination form and submit supporting documentation for awards including an application.  
  • Earned a degree from Roosevelt University or Robert Morris University
  • Each recipient is expected to attend the awards ceremony to accept his or her award, except in extraordinary circumstances.
  • Recipients cannot currently be employees of the University or on the Board of Trustees.

2020 Alumni Awardees

Distinguished Alumni Award
Hans Zigmund, MA Economics ’04

Young Professionals Award
Ricardo Torres, MA Journalism ’11

Social Justice Award
Élider DiPaula, Piano Performance ’19

Alumna of Influence Award
Annie Warshaw, MA History ’10

Heller College of Business
Joseph Ament, MS Accounting ’59

College of Education
Dana Andre Butler, MA Educational Administration and Supervision ’98

College of Pharmacy
Valerie Glodowski, PharmD ’14

Chicago College of Performing Arts
Mary Sauer, BM Piano ’53

College of Arts and Sciences
Juli Rowen, MA History ’97

View the 2020 Alumni Award recognition

2021 Alumni Awardees

Distinguished Alumni Award
Sheila Chalmers-Currin, MS Integrated Marketing '98
Bradley Kirouac, RMUI BBA '16

Young Professionals Award
Rebecca Moss, BA Special Education '16

Social Justice Award
Evelyn Shelton, MPA '99

Alumna of Influence Award
Melissa Bean, BA Political Science '02

Future Alumni Award
Poonam Rahman, Psychology '22

Heller College of Business
Daniel Schuette, BSBA Finance '05

College of Education
Phyllis Cavallone, MA Educational Administration and Supervision ’99

College of Science, Health and Pharmacy
Dr. Jo-Ann Jose, Biology '08

Chicago College of Performing Arts
Patricia Pates Eaton, BM Piano '60

College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Antu Segal, MA Clinical Psychology '12, PhyD. '15

View the 2021 Alumni Award recognition ceremony



2022 Award Timeline


Announce Awards & Application Process Opens

The Application period is now closed

Application Deadline

Friday, April 29, 2022

Application Review & Selection

May 2022

Announce Recipients

July 2022

Awards Ceremony

Fall 2022