Former Oakton students earn degrees from Roosevelt University
(Jan. 3, 2017) Ten former Oakton Community College students earned their bachelor’s degrees from Roosevelt University, and were joined by Joianne Smith, Oakton’s president, at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago for a commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 17.
The list of graduates includes two each from Des Plaines and Evanston in addition to Chicago, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Park Ridge and Schiller Park:
- Laura Smokoska, Chicago, Elementary Education;
- Mariah Ball, Schiller Park, Psychology;
- Kelly Barrett, Northbrook, Integrated Marketing Communications;
- Thomas Chaplin, Park Ridge, Psychology;
- Thomas Foydel, Evanston, Psychology;
- Shanique Martinez, Evanston, Psychology;
- Julia Mills, Des Plaines, Psychology;
- Stephanie Molini, Glenview, Biology;
- Hanna Dzhomardov, Lincolnshire, Accounting; and
- Rahaf Rihani, Des Plaines, Hospitality & Tourism Management
“Earning a bachelor’s degree is a major life accomplishment and a joyous achievement to be proud of,” said Smith. “It is even more exciting when it is a culmination of hard work across several years and two institutions – and when it is another step completed toward great successes in the years ahead.”
Oakton and Roosevelt have partnered to provide several ways to earn higher education credentials in an affordable manner. The Dual Degree Program is one innovative pathway for students to earn an associate degree at Oakton and a bachelor's degree at Roosevelt. Additionally, 2+2 programs allow Oakton students to plan the first two years of selected majors to assure that the classes they take will transfer into Roosevelt and meet the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
Additional information about Oakton partnerships with Roosevelt and other universities can be found at www.oakton.edu/studentservices/advising/transfer/dual_agreements.