Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)

Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)


Alumni mentorship is a way to ensure that RIC students are not only successful in college but in their chosen professions. The Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC) Career Empowerment Opportunity (CEO) program is making that happen.
RIC alumna Leonela Felix '13 is leading from experience.
Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)
We couldn't agree more: Both Viola Davis '88 and Deloris Grant '87, MAT '94 are Rhode Island treasures – and both are RIC alumni!
Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)
Central Falls City Council President Jessica Vega '10 reflects on the impact her RIC education had on her life and career. She is a 2022 Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC) Honor Roll award winner.
Alumna Maria Ducharme '87, President of The Miriam Hospital, will deliver our commencement address on May 14. She made history as the first female nurse to become head of a hospital in RI.
Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)
RIC alum LIsa Garcia '92, MEd '01 has been chosen by the Rhode Island Department of Education - RIDE as 2022 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year!
Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)
"RIC is a powerhouse when it comes to creating our future teachers," says Javier Montañez, M.Ed. ’03, Superintendent of Providence Public Schools in this Alumni Q&A.
Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC) Providence Public Schools Rhode Island Department of Education - RIDE
Throughout his tenure at RIC, management major Joshua Laguerre '10 helped transform student government into a more diverse and inclusive organization. Now he's helping to lead the newly formed Black Alumni Network at RIC.
Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)
The Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC) is currently accepting nominations for its 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

Are you interested in serving or is there a graduate you'd like to nominate? Please submit your nomination(s) by Friday, April 22:
"S*x Ed Debunked," hosted by Shannon and Christine Curley MA ’19, is an entertaining and educational cross-generational podcast that covers a range of topics related to s*x and s*xuality; each week, the mother-daughter duo tackles and debunks a different s*xuality myth.
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RIC Professor of Music Samuel Breene and two of his former students got a taste of high society as orchestra players in the HBO series "The Gilded Age."
Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)
It's no surprise to see RIC alumni winning the national Milken Educator Awards, known as "the Oscars of teaching," but having two in the same day is incredible! Congratulations to Nancie Lawrence '06, MEd '12 of Steere Farm Elementary School in Pascoag and John Rosenbaum '08, MA '11 of Segue Institute for Learning in Central Falls!

Read more: https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/
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Congrats to alumna Dr. Cara McDermott-Fasy '99 who received this year’s Decoding Dyslexia Educator Ally Award for her dedication to raising dyslexia awareness! Share your news with us!

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Jamie Lemon '23 has been on a transformative journey towards a career in the mental health field, and Anthony, his mentor, has been an absolute game-changer.

Jamie shares, "Anthony has been an eye-opener in this journey of working toward being in the mental health field. His guidance has been monumental, and his ability to create an environment that allows me to express my goals and thoughts has been an experience I'll never forget."

Mentoring isn't just about knowledge; it's about creating a safe space for dreams to flourish, and Anthony has done just that!

Join us in celebrating this dynamic mentor-mentee duo and the incredible impact they're making together. We can't wait to see Jamie's journey unfold, thanks to the support and wisdom of our alum.

Apply here:https://www.ric.edu/department-directory/office-alumni-relations/alumni-mentoring-program

Photos from Rhode Island College Alumni Association (RIC)'s post 10/25/2023

UPDATE- Take a look at the newly remodeled student spaces in the Student Union!
Beestro Cafe & Lounge, 1st Floor
Student Union Lounge, 2nd Floor

John Ciccone serving as new president of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School 10/24/2023

Big congratulations to John Ciccone '93 who recently began serving as the fourth president of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, a coeducational Catholic high school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.

Read the article here: https://cathstan.org/news/local/john-ciccone-serving-as-new-president-of-our-lady-of-good-counsel-high-school?bbeml=tp-EPUywNrf-kqWkmJxoJEY_g.j60bfji49nE2PL0we1Cuu4g.rbfQ3ndR5NEmKQI_fSkFkGQ.lyNlf-_arQk6X15cIqy9q2w

John Ciccone serving as new president of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School John Ciccone began serving as the fourth president of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland on July 1, 2023, succeeding Dr. Paul Barker, who led that school for the past 12 years....


Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening of dance as the RIC Dance Company teams up with KAIROS Dance Theatre, under the guidance of choreographer Paula Josa Jones.

🗓️ When: October 27, 2023
🕢 Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
📍 Where: Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center

🌟 Supported by NEFA 🌟
This performance is made possible in part by the New England Foundation of the Arts , reflecting their commitment to nurturing the arts.

🎟️ Get Your Tickets Today! 🎟️
Don't miss out on this enchanting evening of dance. Tickets are selling fast. Secure yours now at https://www.ric.edu/news-events/events/ric-dance-company-kairos-dance-theatre


Join us at RIC Fall Open House to see what's new on campus:
🔬 Exciting programs like Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, and Sports Management.
⚽ State-of-the-art sports facilities.
🎓 The Hope Scholarship - 2 years of free tuition for eligible RI residents.

Save the date:
📅 Date: Sat, Nov 4, 2023
🕒 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
🏢 Location: The Murray Center

Tour our 180-acre campus, meet faculty, and explore our top-notch academic programs.

Need accommodations? Contact Admissions 72 hrs in advance at [email protected] or 401-456-8234. Learn more here: https://www.ric.edu/news-events/events/ric-fall-open-house

Don't miss this chance to reconnect with your RIC community on Nov 4! 🤝

2023 RICFest Video Recap 10/23/2023

Missed our 2023 RICFest event? Don't worry, we've got you covered! The Alumni Relations team is here with an exciting recap of all the fantastic moments from this year's unforgettable celebration.

Watch the video now to relive the magic and see all the amazing things that took place at RICFest 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdQRPbZD3DQ

From the energetic performances to the delicious food and the fantastic community spirit, it was a day to remember! We can't wait to see you at the next one! Stay tuned for more exciting events and updates from Rhode Island College.

2023 RICFest Video Recap We are excited to share a recap of our annual RICFest event for the 2023 year!!! We had a blast and enjoyed delicious food, activities, student & alumni perf...


Congratulations to Dylan Brobisky '20, a former standout in cross country and track and field at Rhode Island College, who proved his excellence by winning the recent 5K race at Slater Park. He blazed through the course, finishing in an impressive 19:09. Congratulations, Dylan, on your remarkable achievement! 🥇🎓


Calling all RIC alumni! 📣 Join us for an enchanting evening at "Bat Boy: The Musical" 🦇🎭 from November 15th to 19th at the Helen Forman Theater.

Witness the extraordinary journey of Bat Boy, a half-boy, half-bat creature, as he navigates a world filled with prejudice and unexpected surprises. This sensational production is a must-see!

🎟️ Secure your tickets now and invite your friends and family to join us: https://www.ric.edu/news-events/events/bat-boy-musical

Don't miss out on this incredible musical comedy/horror show! 🌟


Join us for an exciting evening with The Rhode Island College Foundation as we present the "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations" fundraiser! Purchase your ticket today: https://www.ric.edu/news-events/events/fundraiser-aint-too-proud-life-and-times-temptations

Date: Thursday, January 25
Timings: 6:30 PM - Pre-show Gathering
7:30 PM - Show Starts
Venue: Providence Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $150 (includes a pre-show cocktail reception with delicious hors d'oeuvres, show admission, and complimentary parking, with a total value of $132).

If you're a current season ticket holder, please call 401-456-8984!

Don't miss out on the fun, invite your friends, and let's groove together!


- Congratulations to Myranda Rose Silva '23 for landing a role in the enchanting ensemble of Disney's The Little Mermaid at THE BLACK BOX! 🌊🐠 This is an incredible achievement, and we're thrilled to see you take part in this beautiful story.

Directed and choreographed by Broadway's Christopher Rice-Thomson and featuring Musical Direction by Hallie Wetzell, it's clear that this show is in excellent hands.

Don't miss the chance to witness Myranda and the entire cast bring this beloved tale to life on stage. Get your tickets now at FPAConline.com or by calling the box office at 508-528-3370! 🎟️✨

Franklin Performing Arts Company


Join us for an enchanting night of dance with the RIC Dance Company and KAIROS Dance Theatre, featuring renowned choreographer Paula Josa Jones.

📅 Date: Fri, Oct 27, 2023
🕢 Time: 7:30 PM
🏛️ Location: Sapinsley Hall

This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the NEFA

Get your tickets now and let's dance the night away! 💫

RIC Learning 4 Life- Food Pantry 10/16/2023

A joyful crowd of supporters gathered at The Learning 4 Life Food Pantry to celebrate the pantry's new, spacious location, which is three times larger than its previous one and now includes a comfortable lounge area for students to study. Since relocating, the pantry has seen increased activity, serving 237 students last year.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1upLsBUhj0

Keep an eye out for this year's Giving Tuesday Campaign, which aims to raise funds for the pantry, building upon last year's successful effort that raised over $10,000. To learn more or donate, visit https://www.ric.edu/department-directory/center-health-and-wellness/learning-4-life

RIC Learning 4 Life- Food Pantry A joyful crowd of supporters gathered at The Learning 4 Life Food Pantry to celebrate the pantry's new, spacious location, which is three times larger than i...


Prepare for a musical experience like no other! Join us for DVOŘÁK: A Bohemian Rhapsody, a captivating play-within-a-concert™ by the talented Judith Lynn Stillman.
📅 Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
🕧 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
🏛️ Location: Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center

🌟 What to Expect: 🌟
🎶 Immerse yourself in the rich melodies of Dvořák's compositions.
🎭 Witness a unique blend of theater and classical music in a mesmerizing performance.
🆓 Pre-registration is required. Secure your FREE tickets now using the "REGISTER" link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dvorak-a-bohemian-rhapsody-tickets-704634419517?aff=oddt


Investigando / Doing Research, RIC's Library special Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month series featuring Dr. David Ramírez, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, who shares invaluable insights for budding researchers! 💡

Dr. Ramírez's wisdom:
While working on your project keep always in mind that research is a collective enterprise, that you are always expanding or revising or recovering other people’s ideas.

Celebrate his journey during Hispanic Heritage Month at RIC Library's Instagram - ! 🌟🔍


Join us to uncover the rich history and treasures of RIC in our Special Collections. Explore rare books, photographs, historical documents, and objects from the College Archives and Cape Verdean collections. Be part of this unique journey.

Session 1: Monday, October 30, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 2: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Adams Library, 4th Floor, Room 413
For more information: Veronica Denison, Assistant Professor, [email protected]

Come and connect with the stories that define our beloved community. We look forward to seeing you there.


Hope Scholarship Ceremonial bill-signing, 2 years tuition free beginning this fall 2023-2024. Read more about the scholarship at RIC.edu

‘I need to set the example’: Maria Rivera on her unexpected journey to becoming the first Latina mayor in Rhode Island 10/12/2023

Proud of our recent alumna, Lorraine Quintero '23, for leading this conversation with Mayor Maria Rivera. Read or listen to her story below!

‘I need to set the example’: Maria Rivera on her unexpected journey to becoming the first Latina mayor in Rhode Island Ten years ago, Maria Rivera was terrified of public speaking. Running for office was never in the plan. Years later, Rivera found herself on the city council – and in 2021 she became the first Latina mayor in Rhode Island. Rivera talked about what motivated her to run in this recent conversation w...


Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to your alma mater? Join the CEO program – Career Empowerment Opportunity Program at RIC and become a mentor today!

Jonathan Fonseca '11 shared his inspiring mentoring journey with us: "Watching the next generation succeed and knowing that I played a part in their journeys is like the ultimate high-five from the universe. Giving back to RIC as a mentor is simply the best!"

Being a mentor means being a guiding light for RIC students, offering them valuable insights and helping them achieve their dreams. It's a chance to share your expertise and experiences with the next generation.

If you're eager to inspire and empower the future leaders of RIC, we invite you to apply for the CEO program today. Your support and knowledge can make a world of difference in a student's life.

Apply today: https://www.ric.edu/department-directory/office-alumni-relations/alumni-mentoring-program


Hope is Here ⚓️ A beautiful day on the quad as we celebrate the official signing of the Hope Scholarship! Hope will provide tuition funding for juniors and seniors who qualify.


Calling all RIC alumni! We're thrilled to announce a fantastic opportunity to enhance your online learning expertise. Our very own alumna Jenifer Giroux '95 '06, and our Asst. VP for Adult and Online Education, Miko Nino, Ph.D., will be sharing their insights at the session on "Allocating Resources for the Development of Your Online Learning Program."

In this session, Miko and Jenifer will guide you through a comprehensive ten-step process for the development and management of online learning programs, from the initial concept to the final evaluation.

This is your chance to gain valuable knowledge and practical skills that can transform your approach to online education.

Don't miss out! Register now: https://atdnewengland.com/

Combined Arms in the Civil War | Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington, VT | October 15, 2023 10/11/2023

📚 Calling all history enthusiasts! Our very own Robert Grandchamp '08 '10 is taking the stage at a Vermont history museum. 🎤 He's a published author and a Civil War expert with a passion for Rhode Island's role in the conflict. 📖 Don't miss his upcoming lecture! For more details, please visit https://happeningnext.com/event/combined-arms-in-the-civil-war-eid3a0aosd471

Combined Arms in the Civil War | Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington, VT | October 15, 2023 Combined Arms in the Civil War happening at Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, 1 Ethan Allen Homestead,Burlington,VT,United States on Sun Oct 15 2023 at 02:00 pm to 03:15 pm


📚🎓 Discover Your Path at the Grad School Fair! 🎓📚

Are you pondering grad school as your next adventure? 🌟 Don't miss this opportunity to explore your options! Whether you're a junior, senior, or just starting your career.

📅 Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
🕦 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
🏢 Location: Student Union Ballroom

🎓 What's in Store: 🎓

🔹 Connect with representatives from various colleges and universities, including RIC.
🔹 Discover a wide array of graduate programs tailored to your ambitions.
🔹 Get insights, ask questions, and chart your academic future.

Ready to take the next step? 🚀 Register for this event now to secure your spot at ric.edu


Visit your alma mater and enjoy the beautiful music of our RIC Symphony Orchestra Live Performance! 🎶🎻

📅 Date: Fri, Oct 13, 2023
🕢 Time: 7:30 PM
🏛️ Location: Sapinsley Hall

Prepare for a mesmerizing night! Join us as the RIC Symphony Orchestra takes the stage. Program details coming soon, visit RIC.edu


Investigando / Doing Research, RIC's Library special Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month series! 🌟

Dr. M. Gabriela Torres, an ACE Fellow at RIC and a Professor at Wheaton College shares her inspiring advice for budding researchers:

"I do research because I want to affect change in the world. Learning to do research is like learning a new language and, like any new language, once you speak it, you can share your perspective in a new way."

Explore Dr. Torres's impactful work, including "Guatemalan Women's Asylum in the United States." 📚

Join us in celebrating her journey and stay tuned for more RIC community research highlights at RIC's Library Instagram account- 🌟🔍

🔗 Link in bio for details! 📌


Congratulations to Charles Hewes '06, our distinguished alum, on his appointment as Deputy Commissioner for Academics and Innovation at the Connecticut State Department of Education, where he will undoubtedly shape the future of education in the state.

Read more about his achievement: https://world.einnews.com/pr_news/655263192/connecticut-state-department-of-education-commissioner-charlene-m-russell-tucker-announces-the-appointment-of-charles-e-hewes-to-serve-as-deputy

Message us your story today!

2023 RIC ReuNite...Recap 10/05/2023

Excited to share our recap of the jazzy RICReuNite this past Friday, September 29, 2023! Hope to see you next year! https://youtu.be/3yv5R_rCmDc?si=DssUKjcaUUsN64ed

Big shoutout to the band members:
Claudius Cooper Jr. '19
Jenkins Cooper '17
Chase Ceglie
Jude Chery

2023 RIC ReuNite...Recap This year we traveled back in time, throughout the decades, with our alumni who graduated from Rhode Island College. This was a chance for our alums to see f...


Alumni, you still have time to get your ticket: https://www.ric.edu/news-events/events/machinal-sophie-treadwell

We hope to see you there!

It’s time! The Rhode Island College Theatre production of Machinal, a journey through the life of Helen Jones, opens tonight with shows running through the weekend ⚓️


All alumni, you are invited to the RIC Wind Ensemble Live Performance!

📅 Date: Fri, Oct 6, 2023
🕢 Time: 7:30 PM
🏛️ Location: Sapinsley Hall

Get ready for an enchanting musical night! 🌟 Join us as the RIC Wind Ensemble takes the stage. Program details coming soon!

🎟️ For more information, please visit ric.edu


The Rhode Island College Adams Library is working on a social media series celebrating , showcasing accomplished researchers from our RIC community who are advancing knowledge through their work.

Featuring Keesha Sanchez '03, Dr. Joise Garzon, Dr. M. Gabriela Torres and Dr. David Ramírez.

Follow them on IG and FB!

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