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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

         BRYANT AlumNi BulleTiN                                                   Vol. 14 | No. 3 | July 2011

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-
                                                                                                                                                    for tailgating!
                                                                                                  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
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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 
 of Arts and Sciences and administrators       active, hands-on learning experiences for
                                                                                              For more information, go to                    Trustee Professor of Management
                                                                                                   Michael Roberto, DBA, is director of Bryant’s
                                                                                                                                             new Center for Program Innovation

   By tHe nuMBeRS | Reunion @ Homecoming 2010

             45%                                                                                          1985
        of reunion attendees                                                                          the class year
         from 2010 gave to                                                                       with the most attendees
      the bryant annual fund                                                                         at 2010 reunion
                                                                                                     (63 classmates)

                                                               23                                                                                     7,680
                                                                                                                                                   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:
                                                             to read Steven’s full profile, go to:                            For more information on Bryant’s Institute for Public lead-
                                                                                           ership, go to

                                                                                                                            View more pictures at

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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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,
                                                                                                                                                       , 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
                                                                              and “like” the page to enter as many photos
                                                                              as you’d like. (Put “Bryant Spirit Day” in your
                                                                              photo description)

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1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1284. Periodicals Postage Paid at Providence, Rhode Island.
postmaster: Send address changes to: Alumni Bulletin, Bryant University Alumni Office, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1284.

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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.                           
    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
                                                                         Bulldog Stadium
    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
                                                                                               Group Pictures
    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
    Don’t wait!
                                       $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,            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)

                                                                                     BRyant aluMnI BulletIn | 5
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 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

                                                                                                      TAILGATING SUGGESTIONS
                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                      the party.
    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 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

                                                                                                                                                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
                                      were alumni
                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                  6 | BRyant aluMnI BulletIn
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, 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

                                                                                                                                       ReMeMBeR BRyant
                                                                                                                                       In your estate plan
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   •

Ron Mosca                   Roger Plante                    Paula (vigeant) Powers       ellie (Cardarelli) Walsh

      loyal guard reunion @ homecoming registration

      FIRST NAME                                                          MAIDEN NAME                                                           LAST NAME                                             CLASS YEAR

      STREET                                                              CITY                                                                                                STATE                   ZIP

      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
          number attending:                             X   $25* per person = $                                                      number attending:                       X    $5 per person = $
      *Price will increase to $30 per person on September 1                                                                          *Price will increase to $30 per person on September 1

      Check enclosed for $                                                         Please Charge $ to my:                   AmEx         Visa          MasterCard

      Credit Card no.:                                                                        Exp. Date:                           Sec. Code:

      Please make checks payable to Bryant University         MaIl to: Bryant University Alumni Office, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1284

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Calendar                                       Partnerships
                                               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
Hartford, Ct
July 20, 6-8 p.m.                              2001
The Hartford Club Patio Reception
                                               Jessica Leduc and Jason Halpert ’01 on 4/30/11
nashville, tn
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
Providence, RI
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 or by
Wine Tasting                                      entering a class note via our online direc-
Biltmore Hotel                                    tory at
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!
Location TBD
                                                  “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
Check for
                                                                                                                                                  ’72, dana Campbell ’09, Christopher
athletic contests in your area
                                                                                                                                                  dandaneau ’90, Kerri Moriarty ’10,
new alumni events are added weekly.                                                                                                               Steven Kilsey ’05, and Robin Warde,
Check 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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