Roosevelt University To Award First Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies

After less than two years as a formal degree program, Roosevelt University’s Sustainability Studies Program is proud to announce that our first graduate walks across the stage at the Auditorium Theater tomorrow morning. Congratulations to Heather Diedrich!

In November, the Chicago Tribune interviewed Heather about her choice to come here:

Heather Diedrich didn’t know what she wanted to do after high school, so she entered the workforce instead of going to college. “I didn’t want to waste time or money until I knew what I wanted to do,” she says.

But after several years of working as a server and in retail, Diedrich was ready to get serious about her education. She stumbled upon an announcement for Roosevelt University’s brand-new undergraduate sustainability studies program and was intrigued. “It was just perfect for me. The topics to be studied — food, water, social responsibility — are what I like to read about and what I care about in life.”

We are delighted that Heather made her choice and proud to see her complete the program. Next semester, several more students are poised to join her as graduates; if you are interested in becoming a Roosevelt University student, we encourage you to investigate our degree options, and our course listings. For more information, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email

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