The URI Alumni of Color Network (ACN) was founded in 2007 to provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration among alumni, students, staff, and faculty of color. The ACN provides professional and personal development, networking, advocacy, and community-building opportunities. These include:
April 26, 2013- CANCELLED
Alumni of Color Network Night at Waterplace
Enjoy the opportunity to network with fellow alumni of color at Waterplace Restaurant. For just $13, enjoy appetizers, great music, and a cash bar. All registered guests will receive complimentary entrance to the night club on the second floor which opens at 10 p.m. The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Register today! Contact Jericka Fernandez at 401-874-5573 or email@example.com with questions.
March 28, 2013
Alumni of Color Network • Alumni Panel
URI Alumni of Color Network hosted their annual Spring 2013 Alumni Panel in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Panelists from a variety of careers spoke to students about their experiences and challenges as professionals of color in today’s society and their experiences while attending URI. Students had the opportunity to network and learn from alumni who are currently in the workforce.
Panelists included: Victor Capellan ’92, Deputy Superintendent of Transformation for Central Falls High School, Melissa Fajardo ’12, Graduate Assistant of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Melissa Husband MPA ’10, Executive Director of the Providence Community Action, Etienne Kotey ’04, Managing Partner at Effortless Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Darryl Mensah ’08 MS ’10, Electrical Engineer of Torpedo System Department at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), John Newson ’92, Judge at Connecticut Superior Court, and Leslie Tavares ’05 MOS ’12, Validation Specialist/R&D Microbiologist at Rapid Micro Biosystems.
See photos from the Alumni of Color Network Spring 2013 Alumni Panel event.
The ACN invites you to participate in its mission and programs. If you are interested in getting involved, or in joining one of the following subcommittees, please contact us.
ACN Executive Committee
Chair: Ray Watson
Vice Chair: Margarida DaGraca ‘09
Secretary: Tyrene Jones ‘10
Parliamentarian: Brandford Davis
Michelle Fontes-Barros ’96 MS’11
Student Affairs: TBD
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