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Heller College of Business: News and Events
Roosevelt University - Ashgar-Sabbaghi

Dear friends,

Greetings from Roosevelt University’s Heller College of Business! I am once again excited to share with you the recent developments and achievements enjoyed by the college, including expanding our experiential education opportunities, updating our state-of-the-art facilities, and strengthening our mentorship and business partnerships.

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Recent News

Second Executive-in-Residence Welcomed to Roosevelt

Second Executive-in-Residence Welcomed to Roosevelt

This year’s Executive in Residence, Robert van Brugge, shared with the HCB community his fascinating educational journey from Roosevelt University to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as a Palmer Scholar, and insights as chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein, LLC.
Watch here.

Financial Trading Room Relaunches

Financial Trading Room Relaunches

In October, we celebrated the grand re-opening of our Financial Trading Room, which now incorporates interactive touch screen presentation boards, cameras, and the most sophisticated hardware and financial software on the market.
Read more here.

Marshall Bennett Institute Hosts 17th Real Estate Gala

Marshall Bennett Institute Hosts 17th Real Estate Gala

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill of their eponymous architecture firm were honored with the Lifetime Industry Leadership Award at the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate’s Annual Gala. More than 450 industry leaders attended the event, hosted at the Four Season Hotel Chicago.
Read more here.

Roosevelt Earns State’s First Bloomberg Designation

Roosevelt Earns State’s First Bloomberg Designation

The College of Business became the first Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner in Illinois, recognized for our leadership in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg Terminal exercises in our curricula.
Read more here.

Roosevelt Hosts Discussion with Richard Marriott

Roosevelt Hosts Discussion with Richard Marriott

Legendary hospitality magnate Richard Marriott was welcomed to Roosevelt to provide personal and professional career insights to a roomful of students, faculty and staff.
Read more here.

Roosevelt Holds Freshman-Sophomore Mentoring Event

Roosevelt Holds Freshman-Sophomore Mentoring Event

Students enjoyed lunch with full-time faculty mentors and discussed professional plans and goals. Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and a member of our Business Advisory Council, delivered the keynote address.
Read more here.

Roosevelt Students Provide Free Tax Assistance Services

Roosevelt Students Provide Free Tax Assistance Services

Partnering with Ladder Up’s Tax Assistance Program (TAP), five Roosevelt students volunteered their time at 15 sessions and delivered over $80,000 in tax refunds to low-income families in our community.
Read more here.

Student Group Presents at Clinton Global Initiative 2018 Conference

Student Group Presents at Clinton Global Initiative 2018 Conference

A group of Roosevelt students attended the Clinton Global Initiative 2018 Conference at the University of Chicago in early November. These eight students developed and submitted proposals on addressing social, economic and environmental challenges facing our society.
Read more here.

Alumna Sharee Zlatkova Reflects on Roosevelt Education

Alumna Sharee Zlatkova Reflects on Roosevelt Education

Zlatkova (BSBA, '17) shares how she was able to unleash her full potential while studying at Roosevelt, including studying abroad in China and maximizing her professional skills as a member of the CCCF Fellows program.
Read more here.


Briefly Noted

Eligibility Application for AACSB International Accreditation Accepted

This fall, the Initial Accreditation Committee of AACSB International accepted the eligibility application for accreditation of our business programs. The ACBSP accreditation of our business programs have also been reaffirmed through 2023.

Student-Managed Fund Created

HCB’s new student-managed fund will provide our students with the opportunity to not only research, analyze and recommend potential investments, but to make real investments, thereby understanding the risks and rewards of their personal portfolio management and decisions.

HCB Adds Six New Faculty and Staff Members

Please join me in welcoming these new talented additions to the Heller College of Business! Read more about their accomplishments here.

Graduate Student Awarded Delta Mu Delta Scholarship

Ioana Ardelean, a human resource management graduate student, was awarded the Geico Award scholarship by the International Business Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta, recognized for her outstanding academic performance.
Read more here.

To read more about the college's most recent updates, please visit the College of Business news page.

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