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Center for Program Innovation view schedule of loyal guard:
with Mike Roberto Reunion @ Homecoming 50th-year reunion
and register online at
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Re·un·ion [ree-yoon -yuh n] @ Homecoming:
a gathering of friends and classmates every year on Bryant’s campus in Smithfield
“Like most people I know, I loved all four “I reached out to Donna Harris (asso- during spring ous the school makes an effort to make it
years of college and didn’t want it to end,” ciate director of Bryant’s alumni relations break of their a special event for us.”
says erik Constantino ’86 (Islip, NY). office) a few months ago because I wanted senior year. Yet Ann is no stranger to campus. She
“I formed life- to make sure something is planned for my he is looking returns to Bryant regularly for alumni
long friendships class that will be engaging and fun,” he forward to the events. “Bryant is a very special place
that remind me says. “Thirty years is a long time!” Bryant-run to me, and it has always been important
how lucky I am.” Jeff is part of a wealth management team event. “I’ve for me to stay connected,” she says. “I’m
The wealth man- at Merrill Lynch Private Client Group and attended proud to be an alumna, and I’m proud of
agement advisor says he is most looking forward to recon- Reunion for how the school has evolved over the years.
at Northwestern necting with old friends on campus and hav- several years,” Even with so many changes, it still feels
Mutual hasn’t ing drinks at Parente’s for old time’s sake. says Steve, Steven Manocchio ’01 like the same Bryant it was 20 years ago.”
ever lost touch a member of
with his friends. a PlaCe oF MeMoRIeS Bryant’s National Alumni Council (NAC). ConneCtIng on a deePeR level
In fact, there’s Another, more recent alumnus, Steven “I enjoy tailgating, touring the campus, ann-Marie Harrington ’86 (Pawtucket, RI)
erik Constantino ’86
a core group of Manocchio ’01 (Newington, CT) is also and I look forward to seeing all the folks is also a member of Bryant’s NAC, so she
20+ Bryant alumni from 1986 (and planning a visit to local favorite Parente’s. who made Bryant a great place to learn, stays very
thereabouts) that reconnects every year But he’ll spend most of his time on campus grow, and develop.” involved with
for a golf outing. reliving memories with fellow classmates. This year marks the 20th reunion for her alma mater.
“It doesn’t seem like we all graduated “Reunion @ Homecoming is a well- ann neumann ’91 (Canton, MA), and “Six years ago,
25 years ago,” says Erik. “I’m looking coordinated event,” he says. “Although the the portfolio coordinator at Wellington I was looking
forward to sharing memories and laughs campus is a place of memories, I’ve really Management Company in Boston is for volunteer
with people I don’t stay in touch with enjoyed seeing the transformation the excited to see a big turnout from the Class opportunities
regularly.” University has made, as well.” of 1991. “There are so many classmates I at Bryant,” she
Jeff Ferrante ’81 (Newburyport, MA) Steve, director of risk assurance at would like to run into and catch up with,” says. “I wanted
became part of his class’s reunion plan- PricewaterhouseCoopers, gets together she says. “Especially now with the foot-
ning committee because he had some ideas with a group of friends every year outside ball game and tailgating area, Reunion @ continues
about activities to feature. of Reunion – a tradition that started Homecoming is a great day, and it’s obvi- on page 6 ann-Marie Harrington ’86
naC president Jim Magee ’88 in their first alumni event. We continue
to experiment with a mix of programs
no more waiting
reflects on tenure
representing various demographics and
interests. Our overarching goal is to pro-
vide services that sustain alumni involve-
ment and instill pride in Bryant.
As my term as Bryant University Alumni A special section of the parking area
On-campus programs have also been
Association president ends, I want to share has been set aside for you to gather
enhanced. We expect to welcome back
some of the accomplishments of the National before the big game. In an effort
record numbers of alumni to Reunion @
Alumni Council (NAC) and Alumni Office. to welcome alumni on campus for
Homecoming in 2011, our signature
Several key initiatives grew from our Reunion @ Homecoming and to
alumni event. Our annual Alumni Achieve-
2006 strategic plan – to engage alumni, allow ample time for both visiting
ment Awards and Leadership Weekend
expand leadership opportunities, Com- with former classmates and cheer-
continues to expand with the addition of
municate effectively, and evaluate our ing on the Bulldogs football team,
an Alumni New Venture Competition.
progress. we are opening the tailgate section
Alumni programming has expanded “-2+3” – AddIng uP one hour earlier this year, at 10 a.m.!
tremendously. In each of the last two As we move forward, our top priority is Tailgating promptly closes at 1 p.m.
years, the alumni relations office, assisted making sure that we introduce current for the start of the game, which you
by Regional Alumni Network (RAN) students to the Alumni Association and can watch in person or on a large
Steering Committees, held more than keep recent graduates involved and in touch. screen in the Alumni Reunion Tent.
(L-R) Jim Magee ’88, Jennifer Parkhurst 60 events that reached 1,000 alumni in We have branded “-2+3” to focus our
20 states and four countries. During 2010- continues on page 6
’97, ’06 MBa, and Chris Pintarich ’02
at Reunion 2010. 2011, a third of our attendees participated continues on page 6
The Class of 1961 gets inducted into Loyal Guard this year
Travel to Central Europe and Alaska with alumni!
“Catch up with” two alumni and one faculty member
Inside this issue:
at Providence, RI
Smithfield, RI 02917-1284
Pa I d 1150 Douglas Pike
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Center for Program Innovation at Bryant university
“Ultimately, we will distinguish Bryant from various departments, the Center will our students,” says Professor Roberto.
University through how we teach more become a clearinghouse for information “We want them to not just memorize
so than what we teach,” says Michael on program innovation taking place at facts and theories, but actually build the
Roberto, DBA, Trustee Professor of Man- other educational institutions. The center capacity to apply knowledge to solve
agement and director of the newly created also will host seminars and workshops to challenging problems. In so doing, we
Center for Program Innovation. provide a forum for discussion on these will nurture and develop leaders who
The Center was founded to be a cata- issues. The goal is not to create an innova- can make a difference in the world.”
lyst for educational change. With a steer- tive program of study, but to think about To explore ways alumni can be
ing committee comprising faculty from delivering education in a whole new way. involved, contact alumni relations at
the College of Business and the College “We aim to create innovative and email@example.com.
of Arts and Sciences and administrators active, hands-on learning experiences for
For more information, go to Trustee Professor of Management
www.bryant.edu/programinnovation Michael Roberto, DBA, is director of Bryant’s
new Center for Program Innovation
By tHe nuMBeRS | Reunion @ Homecoming 2010
of reunion attendees the class year
from 2010 gave to with the most attendees
the bryant annual fund at 2010 reunion
miles were traveled
states were represented by an alumnus from
at reunion 2010 mumbai, india,
to attend reunion
Alumni Alumni (RAN) events
RegionalRegionalNetwork Network (RAN) and other alumni events
The 12th Annual Jason Constantino
Golf Tournament was held on May 13
at the The Ranch Golf Club in
Southwick, MA. The Jason Constantino
Scholarship Foundation provides
annual scholarships to qualified
students at Bryant. In the photo
are (L-R) erik Constantino ’86,
Mike Fabbo ’88, Rich Pavano ’86,
Nicholas Johnson, and Stu Johnson ’86. March 30 –
north attleboro, Ma
A group of alumni
enjoyed Bowling Night
at the North Bowl.
Taking a break from
A group of APK/Phi Sig Sig Alumnae from the the sport are (L-R)
Classes of ’92 and ’93 recently got together for John garcia ’02, Rob
a mini reunion in Naples, FL. Back Row (L-R) Rock, Jeff Renga ’03,
Wendy (Haynes) Jenkins ’93, lauren (Batchelor) March 30 – Westport, Ct and Matt Shedlock ’03.
Cayer ’93, Karen (Boland) Harz ’92. TD Bank hosted a lovely reception in Westport, CT,
Front Row (L-R) Beth (Jarema) Flynn ’92, that was enjoyed by area alumni and friends.
valerie (Campolieto) templeton ’93, In the photo are (L-R) Cara (Falango) Brook ’92;
Suzanne (Fay) garwood ’93, Kelly (Harrigan) Joe Culos ’92; Patti (Mcandrews) Brill ’85;
Welch ’93, Melissa (Mcenerney) vallila ’93, John leonard ’85; Beth Carter ’85; and
and Kathy (dempsey) Paquette ’92. Rob Covino ’92.
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CatCHIng uP WItH...
david Silk ’03 Steven Paré ’90 lori Coakley, Ph.d.
Institutional equities Sales trader Public Safety Commissioner associate Professor of Management
new york Stock exchange City of Providence, RI Bryant university
David Silk ’03 (New York, NY) believes working as an Steven Paré ’90 (Cranston, RI) knew from the time he Since 1993, Management Professor Lori Coakley, Ph.D.,
independent broker on Wall Street provides him with was a little boy that he would follow in his father’s foot- has provided Bryant students with the best of all worlds
the opportunity to use all of the skills he acquired while steps and become a Rhode Island State Trooper. – academic research and expertise with practical experi-
pursuing his degree in business administration. “Hav- At the time he entered the training academy, Rhode ence and a commitment to helping her students achieve
ing our own firm allows me to tap into every sector of Island was offering all its law enforcement officers the their goals.
business, from accounting to marketing,” he says. “I’ve opportunity to receive a free college education. Steven “I know all of my students by name, and their inter-
always felt that finance was the most encompassing of quickly saw the value of bringing a broader perspective ests,” she says, “which makes it very easy for me, or any
the business disciplines.” to his job. of my colleagues, to match a student with an internship,
David serves as an equities trader on the floor of the “Bryant was the more challenging option of the two job, or research opportunity.”
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). “Working in such colleges offering degrees in criminal justice because For example, one student told her of his enthusiasm
a fast-paced and dynamic place constantly keeps me on you had to go to classes, do homework, take exams, and for sports management before Bryant offered this as an
my toes, and my mind at its sharpest,” he says. “I am participate,” he says. area of study, so she arranged for him to intern with a
reminded every day, when I walk down Wall Street, just And Steven has never backed down from a challenge. local professional indoor football team.
how lucky I am to work in one of the most iconic and He spent 15-hour days on the job, and then most eve- Lori is author/co-author of many refereed journal
historic business venues in the world.” nings in the classroom or studying. All of this, he asserts, articles and proceedings. She is an accomplished presenter
A graduate of the Honors Program, David firmly was worth it because his degree helped pave the way for at professional conferences and has received awards for
believes that his decision to attend Bryant and take part his promotions from trooper to superintendent of the service and leadership. A professor at both the under-
in this program set him on the path to a successful career Rhode Island State Police. graduate and graduate levels, she also has served as
that he loves. “The opportunity to work in close con- Steven retired after 26 years with the state police a consultant and facilitator for businesses seeking to
tact with some of the most enthusiastic faculty was an and briefly enjoyed a career in the private sector. But it address organizational issues.
extremely rewarding experience,” says David. “Professor wasn’t long before his vast experience in public admin- “What makes management so interesting is that it
Patricia Odell had a respect for education and a degree istration was in demand. “Angel Taveras had announced constantly changes,” says Lori. “There are so many ways
of professionalism that I still carry with me today in my his intention to run for mayor of Providence in 2010,” he to look at a problem, and even more ways to attempt to
career. I received my National Association of Securities says, “and he was determined to persuade me that I was solve it.”
Dealers licenses before I graduated, which gave me a the right person for the position of public safety commis- What’s her latest venture that adds to the real-life
distinct advantage.” sioner of Providence.” examples she provides in the classroom? She is a faculty
Though he is perfectly content in his career, he What ultimately convinced Steven was the chance to member for the Bryant Institute for Public Leadership.
doesn’t reject the thought of making changes. In fact, he work with some really talented people. “I coordinate the “We are providing a valuable service to various pub-
recommends everybody be on the lookout for the next activities of 1,200 police, fire, communication, and Emer- lic officials and organizations that previously have looked
development, business plan, or learning opportunity. gency Management Agency personnel,” he says. “Our to institutions in Massachusetts to find programs of this
“The idea to open an over the counter trading desk was approach is to view ourselves as one team, rather than work type,” she says. “We can tailor each workshop to specific
born while watching CNBC one morning,” he says. in individual silos. It’s a new dynamic for those agencies.” groups, such as the mayors of Providence and Pawtucket
“It’s good to shake things up once in a while.” The approach seems to be working. “People have been and their staffs. The faculty are very flexible in deliver-
nothing but professional,” says Steven. “I look forward ing seminars that underscore the skills each group would
For more information on the Honors Program at Bryant,
to advancing the positive relationships.” like to foster and enhance.”
go to: www.bryant.edu/honorsprogram
to read Steven’s full profile, go to: For more information on Bryant’s Institute for Public lead-
www.bryant.edu/stevenpare ership, go to www.bryant.edu/InstituteforPublicleadership
View more pictures at www.bryant.edu/alumniphotos
March 31 – new york, ny april 19 – Bryant Campus
Nearly 100 alumni came out to the University Club Alumni joined students on campus for a
to hear a panel of esteemed alumni at the Bryant 2U: round table dinner discussion and to hear
Advice for Aspiring Leaders reception led by moderator, keynote speaker Steven Hill ’71. Shown are
Professor Mike Roberto. Pictured are (L-R) Mike Roberto; (L-R) Marisa (titus) Hurley ’04, Jin Park ’13,
nancy deviney ’75, trustee; Robert Holland ’84; ernie almonte ’78, ’85 MSt, ’09H; and
daniel Schmitt ’73; and amir Bozorgmir (lear) ’83 MBa. Sol Solomon ’56, ’64.
May 7 – Bryant Campus
RI Special Olympics is always
a popular volunteer opportunity
for alumni and their families.
Volunteers were spread
out all over campus, but our
photographer caught up
May 3 – Washington, dC with Renee Pratt ’04 and
Alumni gather at JP Morgan in Washington, DC, for a reception Jessica adams ’08, ’12 MBa
april 19 – oakland, Ca hosted by don Irwin ’89. Professor Mike Roberto, Director of outside the main tent.
Alumni and friends in the the Center for Program Innovation, was the guest speaker for
Bay Area came to cheer on the evening. Pictured are (L-R) Jeff Munns, Richard Moylan ’09,
the Boston Red Sox against tenley Peterson ’03, Maria Musarskaya ’09, ’10 MBa,
the Oakland A’s in California. erica lawton ’09, and laura nadeau ’06.
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r e u n i o n @ h o m e c o m i n g
Friday, September 23 Saturday, September 24
2nd annual alumni Reunion golf Challenge tailgating Section opens Campus tours
Crystal Lake Golf Club – Cost per player: $80 Reserved area in parking lot - $15 fee covers Admission Atrium in the Administration Hall
11 a.m. – Registration reserved spot and one football ticket. 10 a.m. to noon
noon – Shotgun start Cars only; no buses, RVs, or campers See the exciting changes on campus. Tours depart
Join Bryant alumni and friends for a golf outing at the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the half hour, 10 through 11:30 a.m.
Crystal Lake Golf Club. Cost includes 18 holes of golf, A limited number of spots are available; preregistra-
lunch, a cart, and a commemorative reunion baseball cap. tion is required. Please note: tailgating is a pre-game Reunion Barbecue
Funds raised will support an alumni scholarship. activity. The section will close promptly at 1 p.m. Alumni Tent in Parking Lot –
Price will increase to $90 on September 1. Cost per person: $20 (children 5-12: $5;
Registration opens under 5: free)
Women’s Soccer vs. Wagner Tent near football field 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sutton Field 10 a.m. Bring the family and your appetite for an afternoon
3:30 p.m. Pick up your Reunion @ Homecoming information of food and fun with classmates and fellow alumni.
packets, and if you preregistered, your special gift. Price for adults will increase to $25 on
alumni Welcome Reception and Buffet September 1.
Heritage and Papitto Dining Rooms, Bryant Center – alumni vs. Student games
Cost per person: $10 (children 5-12: $5; under 5: free) Various athletic fields and complexes Student leader Reunions and
6 to 9:30 p.m. 10 a.m. Homecoming Parade
If you arrive early on campus, join other alumni for a welcome Several varsity teams will hold alumni games. Sign up, South Dining Hall
reception featuring a hearty buffet and cash bar. Cap the and watch for news from coaches about baseball, soft- 11 a.m. reunion; noon parade
evening with a spectacular bonfire and fireworks display. ball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, soccer, and football. Share your ideas and experiences with the current
Price will increase to $15 on September 1. leaders of student organizations. Join your favorite
aluMnI InFo SeSSIonS student organization and march in the Homecom-
Bryant leadership Council of donors gala ing Spirit Parade!
(by invitation only) develop a Winning Business Plan
Stepan Grand Hall, George E. Bello Center Papitto Dining Room, Bryant Center Memorabilia tent
6 to 9:30 p.m. 10 a.m. Near Alumni Tent
Dinner and a salute to our 2011 Partners in Philanthropy Take our business plan boot camp, and position your- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(The Bryant Leadership Council of Donors comprises self for growth. Use the skills you learn here to enter Alumni receive a 10% discount on Bryant clothing
those who contribute $1,000 or more each year). the annual Alumni New Venture Competition, where a or other memorabilia.
grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded in April 2012.
evening Performance – tBd Bulldog Fun Zone
Janikies Auditorium Helping your Children Choose Bulldog Stadium Area
8 p.m. the Right College noon to 4 p.m.
Evening entertainment is organized by the Student Bryant Center 2C Kid-friendly games, performers, and great activities
Programming Board and is FRee for alumni. 10 to 11 a.m. for all ages.
Find out how Admission offices at all colleges review
Bryant Fires and Fireworks applications for enrollment and get insiders’ tips for
Bryant Center Patio helping your child stand out at any college he/she
9:30 p.m. applies to. Open to alumni and family members.
Join students, alumni, and staff for a pep rally.
Bryant class years are going social! Happy Shirts!
If your class year ends in a ‘1’ or a ‘6’, you Purchase a Commemorative Reunion t-Shirt!
can find a Facebook page dedicated specifically
get in the spirit! Working with Bryant alumnus eric anderson ’08
to your class by searching “Bryant Class of ____.”
MBa and his social enterprise organization,
Post photos, suggest activities, and encour- Saturday, September 24,
happyshirts.com, Bryant’s Alumni Relations Office
age others from your class to “like” the page is Bryant University Spirit Day!
commissioned special commemorative Reunion
so that you can be involved in YOUR Reunion Wear black and gold, or don your most cher-
T-shirts. Each $5 shirt purchased will provide
@ Homecoming activities. ished Bryant gear (or be creative and dress up a new T-shirt
your children, grandchildren, or family pets)! for an under-
Post photos now until September 25, and privileged child
our mascot, tupper, will decide the winners! in Ethiopia.
Winners will receive new Bryant gear.
Go to www.facebook.com/BryantAlum
and “like” the page to enter as many photos
as you’d like. (Put “Bryant Spirit Day” in your
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Sunday, September 25 R eg I St e R
Chace Wellness Center Pool alumni Memorial Service onlIne:
Chace Wellness and Athletic Center Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center
noon to 4 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. www.bryant.edu/reunion
Lifeguard on duty. Parental supervision is required Remember and celebrate the lives of Bryant alumni
for children under 12. who are no longer with us. Special reflections are
planned for members of the Class of 1961 and
FootBall: Bryant vs. Wagner former classmates from reunion classes, along
Bulldog Stadium – Cost per person: $5 with the unveiling of the Bryant Memorial Book.
(this is a special discount ticket price for alumni) Refreshments will be served following the service.
1 to 4 p.m.
Cheer the Bulldogs to victory on our home turf. Women’s Soccer vs. Monmouth
Post-game alumni Celebration – 1 p.m.
Wine tasting, dinner, and live Band
Alumni Tent in Parking Lot – Cost per person: $30
4 to 7:30 p.m.
After the game, kick back at the Alumni Tent
for a casual night of great food and wine tasting,
reconnecting with classmates, and listening and SPeCIal SatuRday SCHedule
dancing to a live band, “Overdrive Horns.” A buffet
FoR ClaSSeS oF 1961 and eaRlIeR
dinner and cash bar will be offered. Don’t miss
this opportunity to join all of the classes who are
loyal guard luncheon 2 p.m.: Special tribute to
back for Reunion!
Stepan Grand Hall, George E. Bello Center – gertrude Meth Hochberg
Price will increase to $35 on September 1.
Cost per person: $25
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Post-game alumni Celebration –
Waterfire Providence 10 to 11 a.m.: Continental Breakfast and dinner and live Band
Downcity Providence – Cost per person: $5
Reminiscing Alumni Tent in Parking Lot
7:30 to 11 p.m.
11 a.m. to noon: Induction Ceremony for the Cost per person: $25
Take a round-trip shuttle from the Bryant campus to
Class of 1961 4 to 7:30 p.m.
the world famous Waterfire in Providence. Enjoy a
Noon to 2 p.m.: Served Luncheon & Price will increase to $30 on September 1.
stroll along the fire-lit Providence River. Shuttle leaves
campus at 7:30 p.m. and returns from WaterFire at
Join President and Mrs. Machtley as we celebrate Upon arriving on campus, Loyal Guard
11 p.m. for stops at local hotels.
the Class of 1961’s induction into the Loyal attendees can go directly to the George E.
Guard in honor of their 50th Reunion. All alumni Bello Center to pick up registration materials.
from 1961 and earlier are encouraged to attend.
Price will increase to $30 on September 1.
nearby Hotels for Reunion @ Homecoming Make Bryant your designated driver
Mention Bryant Smithfield/lincoln area Parking on campus can be challenging. With
Reunion @ Homecoming Holiday Inn express Hampton Inn & Suites Courtyard by Marriott more than 3,300 students – most of whom
for these special rates Smithfield, RI Smithfield, RI Lincoln, RI have cars – trying to find a parking spot on
401-231-6300 401-232-9200 401-333-3400 an ordinary day is difficult. Get chauffeured
$109.00+Tax $119.00+Tax $123.00+Tax door-to-door on Saturday, September 24!
Reserve your room now! Hot Buffet Breakfast Hot Buffet Breakfast Full Hot and Cold Buffet
with Indoor Pool/ with Indoor Pool/ Breakfast (not included
For more information Routes will run continuously among
Fitness Center Fitness Center in room rate),
on hotel amenities Indoor Pool/Fitness Center the area hotels:
and what these rates Providence area Courtyard Marriott – Lincoln
include, check the Hampton Inn & Suites – Smithfield
Providence Biltmore Hotel Renaissance Providence
Reunion Web site at Holiday Inn Express – Smithfield
Providence, RI downtown Hotel
www.bryant.edu/reunion, 401-421-0700 Providence, RI
or call the hotel directly. $119.00+Tax Deluxe King 886-630-0704 For added convenience, from 8 p.m. through
Full Restaurant $159.00+Tax midnight, the shuttle will stop at Parente’s.
$139.00+Tax Junior Suite Full Restaurant
Online Booking code: Bryant
(Under Corporate Rates)
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Reunion @ Homecoming naC President, Jim Magee
continued from page 1 continued from page 1 no more waiting for tailgating!
to do more in terms of community attention on value added programs and continued from page 1
involvement and was thrilled to be offered networking opportunities for juniors and Spaces are limited and advance passes will be issued on a first-come,
a chance to connect with the University seniors (the minus 2) and recent graduates registration is required. The fee of first-served basis and will be mailed
on a deeper level.” (the plus 3). $15 includes one ticket to the football in early September.
What she loves most about Reunion @ On the communications front, Bryant’s game. Designated tailgate parking
Homecoming is reconnecting with people. alumni office maintains a Web site and
“Even in this age of social media, it’s a secure online directory of graduates.
special to be able to speak with classmates LinkedIn and Facebook continue to be impor-
face-to-face,” says the founder/owner tant social and professional tools. The Bryant
of Embolden Design, a web development, Alumni Association group on LinkedIn
design, and online communications group. grew by more than 50 percent in 2010-11.
“I like to hear from them firsthand We endeavor to make this your Alumni
what they’ve been doing, and it’s great Association and want to hear from you,
to be able to meet their families.” through surveys and personal feedback to
Want to know what youR class is RAN and National Alumni Council members.
planning? go to Facebook.com and search I am grateful for the opportunity to
“Bryant Class of XXXX,” or call donna Harris, serve as National Alumni Council presi-
associate director of alumni relations, dent. A heartfelt “thank you” to all the
at (401) 232-6375. alumni, students, faculty, and staff I had
the pleasure of working with during my
NAC involvement. Go Bulldogs!
the Bryant alumni Travel Program
1. Come extra Prepared. It’s New ers with plenty of food and snacks,
England, folks. The weather can turn especially if you plan to indulge in a
on a dime. Bring everything from par- few “adult” beverages. Be sure to also
kas to flip-flops. Ok, maybe not quite have plenty of nonalcoholic beverages
that extreme but be aware of those all on hand to prevent dehydration.
Central europe I october 5-14, 2011 too common windy days on campus.
5. don’t litter. Clean up before kickoff.
Explore Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; and Budapest, Hungary. This
2. tag your location. Use a tall pole, Bring your own trash bags, and water
10-day excursion perfectly blends the old and the new. Space is still available.
colorful tent, or anything that stands down hot coals before heading to the
out so others can spot you and join stadium.
alaska I June 19-29, 2012
We’ll begin by touring the infamous El Dorado Gold Mine in Fairbanks, 6. Stay after the game. No sense in
and then on to Denali National Park, home to the tallest mountain in North 3. Show some Bulldog spirit. After all, rushing off to sit in traffic. Come to the
America, Mt. McKinley. Next, we board the Celebrity Millennium to begin you are there to support your team, Alumni Tent and enjoy the live band,
our seven-night cruise. We’ll see rain forests, glaciers, fjords, and white-capped so wear lots of black & gold for the a wine tasting, afternoon snacks, and
peaks, all of which create the perfect setting for viewing whales and sea lions. occasion. an overall fun party.
We wrap up our Northwest journey in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 4. eat. Don’t go to the game on an 7. give up the keys. If beer drinking
empty stomach. The Alumni Tent has gets the best of you, make sure some-
visit www.bryant.edu/alumnitravel for additional information and
a full BBQ buffet or pack your cool- one sober takes the wheel.
to register for either trip.
Regional Alumni Network (RAN) events View more pictures at www.bryant.edu/alumniphotos
June 9 – Philadelphia, Pa
May 12 – los angeles, Ca
June 2 – Springfield, nJ Paul ’60 and Ruth (Hettinger) ’60 delomba
Networking in Los Angeles
A reception with President hosted President Ronald K. Machtley and
Machtley was hosted by alumni at the Philadelphia Country Club
Mark Sabatino ’92,
Bryant Trustee C. Correll on June 9. ted Bredikin ’93, valerie
May 10 – Providence, RI eleni (liapakis) Miller ’97,
durling ’75 at Baltusrol (Brauckman) Burgess ’76, dian taylor ’65,
The Bryant 2U Breakfast ’99 MBa, tracey Mager ’05,
Country Club in New Jersey. drew diskin ’95, and Howard Jonas ’85
Series wrapped up its third Kim Proctor ’95, June 1 – Boston, Ma
Pictured are Cory and Lili enjoyed getting together to reminisce
in the series with a discussion don Macaulay ’71, Blaine Fiore ’08 and
Durling with Jim Damron, about the Bryant they remember, and
about leadership in today’s Carolyn (ulrich) MaHarry ’94, Mike dee ’08 enjoy the
Bryant’s VP for University to hear President Machtley talk about the
economy at Angelo’s on anthony Rosania ’04, evening aboard the
Advancement. exciting changes taking place at Bryant.
Federal Hill. greg giacinto ’00, Seaport Elite on a Boston
King Chan ’82, and Harbor Cruise along
Bruce Beach ’70. with 75 other alumni.
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A half century flies by…
you’re part Make Bryant
When Bryant’s 50th reunion class relive some of the moments that
graduated, it was the year Cuban made you smile. of Bryant’s legacy. part of yours.
exiles, in concert with the CIA, failed
“I’m looking forward to seeing class-
to overthrow Fidel Castro during the
mates I haven’t seen in some time,”
Bay of Pigs Invasion. 1961 was also
says david allardice ’61 (Penn Yan, as a Bryant graduate, you know that business is
the year the Cold War began, with
NY). “I’d especially like to see some
the Soviets building a wall between about more than debits and credits and that education
of the older alumni, many of whom
East and West Berlin, and President takes you far beyond the classroom. You’ve learned
are veterans, who came to Bryant
Kennedy established the Peace Corps.
and showed us that it was possible that organizations succeed because of dedicated
On the lighter side, Frito’s corn chips to go to school and support a family.”
people working together toward a common goal.
were introduced, as was Barbie’s
The Class of 1961 Reunion @
boyfriend, Ken, and Dick Van Dyke
Homecoming Steering Committee
tripped his way into Americans’ Since its founding in 1863, Bryant has
members pictured below are
hearts with his sitcom, which also
David Allardice, Jim Baird, Anthony had dedicated, passionate people, all
starred Mary Tyler Moore.
Della Grotta, Audrey (Petrowitz) working together to create a legacy of
Class of 1961 graduates are encour- Della Grotta, Ron Mosca, Roger excellence in education. Share their
aged to return to Bryant to see old Plante, Paula (Vigeant) Powers, and passion for education by establishing a
friends and be inducted into the Ellie (Cardarelli) Walsh. Committee
legacy that will make a difference in the
Loyal Guard, an honor reserved for members not pictured are
lives of generations to come. Include
those enjoying their 50-year reunion. Dennis Almonte, Caryl (Whitcher)
Bryant in your estate plan.
Look through old yearbooks, bring Bingham, Frank Bingham, and
photos of your time at Bryant, and J. Daniel Powers.
Call toll free (877) 353-5667 and ask
to speak with Ed Magro, J.D., associate
director of planned giving, contact Ed
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
to learn more about establishing a legacy
of opportunity at Bryant.
david allardice Jim Baird anthony della grotta audrey (Petrowitz) della grotta
Share your Impact Build your
PaSSIon geneRatIonS legaCy
In your estate plan
Ron Mosca Roger Plante Paula (vigeant) Powers ellie (Cardarelli) Walsh
loyal guard reunion @ homecoming registration
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PHONE NUMBER GUEST NAME GUEST’S BRYANT CLASS YEAR
Saturday, September 24th
loyal guard luncheon | Stepan grand Hall, george e. Bello Center Post-game alumni Celebration | alumni tent in Parking lot
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Continental Breakfast and Reminiscing 4 to 7:30 p.m.: Post-game alumni Celebration—live Band and dinner
11 a.m. to Noon: Induction of the Class of 1961 number attending: X $25* per person = $
Noon to 2 p.m.: Served luncheon and group Pictures
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: WaterFire Providence—Shuttle to and from
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Notices received between 3/24/11 and 5/17/11
new york, ny
July 14, 7-9 p.m. 1994
Soho Spanish Wine Tasting
Tracey Lynn (Keller) ’94 and Jonathan Keith on
Providence, RI 4/30/11
July 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
Waterfire & China Institute Reception
Kasilyn Kenney to James Tillotson ’00 on 9/26/09
July 20, 6-8 p.m. 2001
The Hartford Club Patio Reception
Jessica Leduc and Jason Halpert ’01 on 4/30/11
August 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location TBD Shannon (Miemiec) ’04 and Matthew Carbray ’02
Boston, Ma on 12/31/10
August 10, 6-8 p.m. Huijun Zhu and Jarrod Slater ’02 on 8/8/10
Dog Park Outing at Peters Park, 2009
Boston’s South End
Megan Clavie ’09 and R. Andrew Parker on
new york, ny 10/18/10
August 18, 6:30-9 p.m.
Hannah Jorgensen ’09 to Amr Zawawi ’07, ’08
Sunset Harbor Cruise
MBA on 4/16/11
new Britain, Ct
August 23, 6-8:30 p.m.
Rock Cats Baseball and BBQ
Wedding of Hannah Jorgensen ’09 and amr Zawawi ’07, ’08 MBa
newport, RI Hannah and Amr were married at the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa in Vero Beach, FL ,
August 27, 4:30-7 p.m. Notices received between 4/11/11 and 6/2/11
on April 16, 2011. They will make their home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In photo: L-R
Champagne Picnic First row: Hannah Jorgensen Zawawi ’09; amr Zawawi ’07, ’08 MBa; Kevin Martin ’06
Newport International Polo at Glen Farm 1996
Second row: nathan gourd ’06; Christine lorefice ’09; Francisco oliveira ’06;
Providence, RI Rafe Gerardo to Sherri (Sadowski) ’96 and Jared Mclimans ’09; Mike Carabellese ’09; tyler Fishback ’09; Hassan Zawawi ’09;
September 14, 7:45-9:30 a.m. Alejandro Lopez on 1/24/11 and dave dube ’09. Not pictured is aisha Whichard ’09.
Bryant 2U Breakfast Series Michael Salvatore to Karen and Michael Tinelli ’96
@ Angelo’s on the Hill on 1/29/11
Hartford, Ct 1998
September 21, 6-8 p.m.
Lindsey Katherine to Elisa (Christina) ’98 and
Hartford Club Reception Hosted by TD Bank
Neil Raymond ’98 on 5/3/11
October 12, 7:45-9:30 a.m.
Bryant 2U Breakfast Series Noelle Elise to Natalia (Daniel) ’99 and
@ Angelo’s on the Hill James Elam on 10/8/09
new york, ny 2000
October 19, 6-8 p.m.
Edyn Hill to Kasilyn and James Tillotson ’00 on
Lacrosse Coach Mike Pressler &
Athletics Director Bill Smith
Location TBD 2002
dallas, tX Rori Randi to Brooke (Barchard) ’02 and
October 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Randy Rossi ’01 on 4/15/2011
Location TBD Courtney Elaine to Mary (McGregor) ’02 and
Houston, tX Jonathan Flynn ’02
October 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Petroleum Club Submit your “Partnerships” and “Additions”
Providence, RI to the Office of Alumni Relations by
November 2, 6-8 p.m. e-mailing email@example.com or by
Wine Tasting entering a class note via our online direc-
Biltmore Hotel tory at www.bryant.edu/alumni.
Brighton, Ma Send wedding photos that feature a group
November 8, 6-8 p.m. of Bryant alumni to alumni@bryant.
edu. Resolution of photos should be Alumnus Steven Smith ’91 and his fiancee, Karen, have eight children between them!
“print-quality” (generally 300 pixels/inch). Pictured are (back row): Karen and Steven; (front row, L-R) Thomas, William, Matthew,
Providence, RI Michael, Rachel, Harrison, Garrett, and Isabelle.
November 9, 7:45-9:30 a.m.
Bryant 2U Breakfast Series
@ Angelo’s on the Hill
Bryant alumni gathered at the Ocean State
Savannah, ga offices of Prudential Insurance for a
November 9, Time TBD networking breakfast and to discuss career
Location TBD opportunities and internships for current
students. Pictured (L-R) are edward lanzi
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dandaneau ’90, Kerri Moriarty ’10,
new alumni events are added weekly. Steven Kilsey ’05, and Robin Warde,
Check www.bryant.edu/alumnievents for Director of Alumni Relations. Also working
the updated calendar and to register. at Prudential, but unable to join the group
are Jared tripodi ’05, Sean travis ’96, and
Chelsea daigneault ’09. Alumni seeking
career opportunities at Prudential, contact
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