34 Notable alumni of
Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University is 949th in the world, 355th in North America, and 333rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 34 notable alumni from Roosevelt University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Amy Madigan

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    Amy Madigan
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    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    singerstage actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Amy Marie Madigan is an American actress, producer, and singer. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1985 film Twice in a Lifetime. Her other film credits include Love Child (1982), Places in the Heart (1984), Field of Dreams (1989), Uncle Buck (1989), The Dark Half (1993), Pollock (2000), and Gone Baby Gone (2007). Madigan won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her portrayal of Sarah Weddington in the 1989 television film Roe vs. Wade.

  2. Merle Dandridge

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    Merle Dandridge
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    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    singerstage actortelevision actorfilm actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Merle Dandridge is an American actress and singer. She is best known for performing in Broadway musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Spamalot, Rent, and Once on this Island, as well as her video game roles as Alyx Vance in Half-Life 2 and Marlene in The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II. She has had recurring role on television series such as Sons of Anarchy, The Night Shift, and The Flight Attendant, and began starring as Grace Greenleaf in the drama series Greenleaf in 2016. She will reprise her role as Marlene in the upcoming television adaptation of The Last of Us.

  3. Robert Lamm

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    Robert Lamm
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    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwritercomposerpianist
    Biography

    Robert William Lamm is an American keyboardist, guitarist, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago. He wrote many of the band's biggest hits, including "Questions 67 & 68", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Beginnings", "25 or 6 to 4", "Saturday in the Park", "Dialogue (Part I & II)" and "Harry Truman". Lamm is one of three founding members (alongside James Pankow and Lee Loughnane) still performing with the group.

  4. Bobby Rush

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    Bobby Rush
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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Roosevelt University
    In 1974 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianinsurance brokerpriest
    Biography

    Bobby Lee Rush is an American politician, activist, pastor, and the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district, serving in Congress for more than two decades.

  5. Harold Washington

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    Harold Washington
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    Years
    1922-1987 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Harold Lee Washington was an American lawyer and politician who was the 51st Mayor of Chicago. Washington became the first African American to be elected as the city's mayor in April 1983 after a multiracial coalition of progressives supported his election. He served as mayor from April 29, 1983 until his death on November 25, 1987. Born in Chicago and raised in the Bronzeville neighborhood, Washington became involved in local 3rd Ward politics under Chicago Alderman and future Congressman Ralph Metcalfe after graduating from Roosevelt University and Northwestern University School of Law. Washington was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1983, representing Illinois's first district. Washington had previously served in the Illinois State Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives from 1965 until 1976.

  6. Rick Yancey

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    Rick Yancey
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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    writerscience fiction writerchildren's writernovelistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Richard Yancey is an American author who writes works of suspense, fantasy, and science fiction aimed at young adults.

  7. Herschell Gordon Lewis

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    Herschell Gordon Lewis
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    Years
    1929-2016 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwritercinematographeractor
    Biography

    Herschell Gordon Lewis was an American filmmaker, best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror films. He is often called the "Godfather of Gore" (a title also given to Lucio Fulci), though his film career included works in a range of exploitation film genres including juvenile delinquent films, nudie-cuties, two children's films and at least one rural comedy. On Lewis' career, AllMovie wrote, "With his better-known gore films, Herschell Gordon Lewis was a pioneer, going further than anyone else dared, probing the depths of disgust and discomfort onscreen with more bad taste and imagination than anyone of his era."

  8. Mike Quigley

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    Mike Quigley
    Born in
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Roosevelt University
    In 1981 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerteacherlegislative assistant
    Biography

    Michael Bruce Quigley is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district, serving since the April 7, 2009 special election. The district includes most of Chicago's North Side, as well as several of the city's western suburbs. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Quigley is a former member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, where he represented Chicago's northside neighborhoods of Lakeview, Uptown, and Rogers Park. He also teaches environmental policy and Chicago politics at Loyola University Chicago.

  9. Anthony Braxton

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    Anthony Braxton
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    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposerclarinetistmusic pedagoguejazz musician
    Biography

    Anthony Braxton is an African-American experimental composer, improviser, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist. Braxton grew up on Chicago’s South Side and was a key early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. He won acclaim for his 1969 recording For Alto, the first full-length album of solo saxophone music.

  10. Carla Hayden

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    Carla Hayden
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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    librarianteacher
    Biography

    Carla Diane Hayden is an American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to hold the post. She is the first professional librarian appointed to the post in over 60 years.

  11. Eddie Harris

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    Eddie Harris
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    Years
    1934-1996 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musiciansaxophonistpianist
    Biography

    Eddie Harris was an American jazz musician, best known for playing tenor saxophone and for introducing the electrically amplified saxophone. He was also fluent on the electric piano and organ. His best-known compositions are "Freedom Jazz Dance", popularized by Miles Davis in 1966, and "Listen Here."

  12. Melissa Bean

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    Melissa Bean
    Born in
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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Roosevelt University
    In 2002 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianconsultantbusinessperson
    Biography

    Melissa Luburich Bean is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district from 2005 to 2011. Bean is a member of the Democratic Party.

  13. Gus Savage

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    Gus Savage
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    Years
    1925-2015 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    politicianeditor
    Biography

    Augustus Alexander "Gus" Savage was an entrepreneur, publisher and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois.

  14. Ron Williams

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    Ron Williams
    Born in
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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Ronald Allen Williams is an American businessman, entrepreneur and management consultant, and board director on corporate, public sector and non-profit boards. Williams is the author of Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization, which appeared on The Wall Street Journal's best seller list. He is founder, chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises, LLC. He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Aetna Inc., a diversified benefits company. Aetna is now part of CVS Health.

  15. Robert McFerrin

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    Robert McFerrin
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    Years
    1921-2006 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Robert Keith McFerrin Sr. was an American operatic baritone and the first African-American man to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. His voice was described by critic Albert Goldberg in the Los Angeles Times as "a baritone of beautiful quality, even in all registers, and with a top that partakes of something of a tenor's ringing brilliance." He was the father of Grammy Award-winning vocalist Robert McFerrin Jr., better known as Bobby McFerrin.

  16. Jesse Brown

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    Jesse Brown
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    Years
    1944-2002 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jesse Brown was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served as United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.

  17. Toni Harp

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    Toni Harp
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Toni Nathaniel Harp is an American politician who served as the 50th Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut. Harp, a Democrat, was previously a state senator in Connecticut from 1993 to 2013. A resident of New Haven, Harp represented the western half of the city as well as part of West Haven while in the Connecticut Senate.

  18. Emil Jones

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    Emil Jones
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    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Emil Jones Jr. is an American politician who was the President of the Illinois Senate from 2003 to 2009. A Democrat, Jones served in the Illinois Senate from 1983 to 2009, where he served as President of the Illinois Senate from 2003 to the end of his term. Previously, he was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1973 until 1983.

  19. Art Porter, Jr

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    Art Porter, Jr
    Born in
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    Years
    1961-1996 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Arthur Lee Porter Jr. was an American jazz saxophonist. He was the son of jazz musician Art Porter Sr. and the namesake of "The Art Porter Bill".

  20. Clarice Assad

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    Clarice Assad
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    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musician
    Biography

    Clarice Assad is a Brazilian-American composer, pianist, arranger, and singer from Rio de Janeiro. She is influenced by popular Brazilian culture, Romanticism, world music, and jazz. She comes from a musical family, which includes her father, guitarist Sergio Assad, her uncle, guitarist Odair Assad, and her aunt, singer songwriter Badi Assad.

  21. Jake Bernstein

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    Jake Bernstein
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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    day trader
    Biography

    Jake Bernstein is President of Network Press, Inc. in Santa Cruz, California. Bernstein claims expertise in seasonal trading and has developed methods of trading in futures markets, and has been a featured speaker at many investment conferences and trading seminars. In 1999, Bernstein was fined by the National Futures Association $200,000 and permanently barred from NFA membership for using misleading and deceptive Promotional Material.

  22. Irving Slosberg

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    Irving Slosberg
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Irving Slosberg is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 91st District, which stretches from Boynton Beach to Boca Raton in southeastern Palm Beach County, from 2012 to 2016. Slosberg ran for state Senate twice: In 2006, when he lost a bid to the state Senate in the Democratic primary, and in 2016, when he again lost a bid to the state Senate in the Democratic primary, only earning 32% of the vote. He represented the 89th District from 2000 to 2002 and the 90th District from 2002 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2012. Slosberg returned to run for the State senate again, this time for district 29 being vacated by Kevin Rader, Slosberg lost to incumbent representative Tina Polsky in the primary.

  23. Patricia Van Pelt

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    Patricia Van Pelt
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Patricia Van Pelt Watkins is a member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 5th district, which is located on the West Side of Chicago. Prior to her service as a member of the Illinois Senate she was a community activist and ran for Mayor of Chicago.

  24. Amy Leslie

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    Amy Leslie
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    Years
    1855-1939 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    actoropera singerjournaliststage actor
    Biography

    Amy Leslie was an American actress, opera singer, and drama critic who was the first wife of Frank Buck.

  25. Teri Clark Linden

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    Teri Clark Linden
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Teri Clark Linden is an American actress, best known for her film roles in Super 8, Jack Reacher and Love & Other Drugs. From 2003–2004, Clark Linden appeared in five plays at actor Jeff Daniels's Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan, including the world premiere of Tim Clue's Leaving Iowa and Mitch Albom's Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. In 2007, she co-starred on stage with Laverne & Shirley's Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka in the comedy Kong's Night Out. Clark Linden has narrated over 100 audiobooks for Audible.com and Brilliance Audio, mainly recorded from her home studio.

  26. Raymond F. Clevenger

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    Raymond F. Clevenger
    Born in
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    Years
    1926-2016 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Raymond Francis Clevenger was a U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan between 1965 and 1967.

  27. Florence Cole Talbert

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    Florence Cole Talbert
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    Years
    1890-1961 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Florence Cole Talbert-McCleave, also known as Madame Florence Cole-Talbert, was an American operatic soprano, music educator, and musician. Called "The First Lady in Grand Opera" by the National Negro Opera Guild, she was one of the first African American women and black opera artists performing abroad who received success and critical acclaim in classical and operatic music in the 20th century. Through her career as a singer, a music educator, and an active member of the National Association of Negro Musicians, she became a legendary figure within the African American music community, also earning the titles of "Queen of the Concert Stage" and "Our Divine Florence."

  28. Hussein al-Araj

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    Hussein al-Araj
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Roosevelt University
    In 1981 graduated with master's degree
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hussein Abdallah al-Araj is a Palestinian former mayor and government minister. He was the acting mayor of Nablus, one of the largest cities in the West Bank. He was in office, heading a local government committee, from April 2004 to April 2005. He was succeeded by another local government committee led by Ghassan Hammouz. Al-Araj was also the Palestinian National Authority's Deputy Minister of Local Government in 2004-05.

  29. Rey Colón

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    Rey Colón
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    politician
    Biography

    Rey Colón was an alderman of the 35th Ward of the City of Chicago. He was first elected in 2003. He served three terms and was defeated in a reelection bid on February 24, 2015.

  30. Moshe Kletenik

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    Moshe Kletenik
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    rabbi
    Biography

    Moshe Kletenik is an American rabbi. He was born in Chicago in 1954 to Rabbi Shya and Rochelle Kletenik. After studying in the Hebrew Theological College and Yeshivas Brisk of Chicago, he received "Yoreh Yoreh" semicha from Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik. Kletenik received semicha in the areas of gittin and Even Ha'ezer and "Yadin Yadin" semicha from Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz in 2004 and 2009 respectively.

  31. Kenneth Slowik

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    Kenneth Slowik
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Roosevelt University
    Graduated with Master of Music
    Occupations
    conductorcellistcuratorhistorian
    Biography

    Kenneth Slowik is an American cellist, viol player, and conductor, Curator of Musical Instrument Collection at the National Museum of American History and Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. He took an interest in music and organology from an early age. He studied at the University of Chicago, the Chicago Musical College, the Peabody Conservatory, the Salzburg Mozarteum and, as a Fulbright Scholar, the Vienna Hochschule für Musik, guided by (among others) Howard Mayer Brown, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Antonio Janigro, Edward Lowinsky, and Frederik Prausnitz.

  32. Sharon Patton

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    Sharon Patton
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    historianart historianmuseum directorcurator
    Biography

    Sharon F. Patton is an American historian who specializes in African art. She was born in southern part of Chicago in 1944, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1966 from Roosevelt University. Patton attended University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where she got her master's degree three years later. The same year, she became a student at the University of Chicago and by 1980, obtained her Ph.D. in the history of African art at the Northwestern University.

  33. Don Hahnfeldt

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    Don Hahnfeldt
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    Years
    1944-2017 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Don Hahnfeldt was an American politician.

  34. Louis A. Lerner

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    Louis A. Lerner
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    Years
    1935-1984 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    publisherdiplomat
    Biography

    Louis Abraham Lerner was an American businessman, publisher, political activist and ambassador. He received a B.A. in 1960 from Roosevelt University. In 1956–57, he studied Scandinavian affairs in Denmark. Lerner's father was publisher Leo Lerner.