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:
The ACN Committee holds bi-monthly evening meetings at either the Alumni Center on the Kingston Campus or in the Shepard Building on the Providence Campus. In addition, there are three subcommittees that hold separate meetings: Student Involvement/Scholarship, Advocacy and Awareness, and Strategies for Self Development.
March 27, 2014
Spring 2014 Alumni Panel Event
Memorial Union Ballroom, Kingston Campus
Panelists from a wide range of careers came to Memorial Union to talk about their experiences and challenges as professionals of color. After the discussion, students had the opportunity to ask questions and then network with the panelists and fellow attendees at a complimentary dinner. Watch the Livestream video below!
2014 Forum Panelists:
Maxwell Adepoju ’10
Music Programming Manager, BET Networks
Asad Akinfolarin ’08, M.S. ’11
Associate Engineering Supervisor, National Grid
Gisel Bello ’13
Clinical Research Assistant, Rhode Island Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital
Antonio David ’99
Health and Physical Education Instructor, Robert L. Bailey IV Elementary School
Sixcia Devine ’99
CEO, Sixcia Business Consulting
Creative Director, Caritas Smile
Domingo Morel ’98
Ph.D. Candidate, Brown University
Kimberly Oliveira ’12
Registered Nurse, Tavares Pediatric Center
A special thank you to our partners:
Division of Student Affairs – Diversity Program Fund
Office of Community, Equity and Diversity
College of the Environmental and Life Sciences
College of Engineering
December 11, 2013
Alumni of Color Network Celebration
The ACN held a reception at the Alumni Center in honor of the URI College of Business students who recently represented URI at the 29th Annual Minority Business Conference in Boston. The group participated in the Conference’s Student Case Competition and took home first place honors, beating the likes of Babson and Bentley!
November 14, 2013
Intercultural Training – Business in Latin America
Business development expert Sixcia Devine ’99 shared her insights into the unique opportunities for success and potential challenges in the Latin American market niche. Attendees at her workshop at the Alumni Center received real-world strategies for this growing market. Sixcia is the founder of an international consulting firm that connects clients with Latin American countries, and the author of Tapping into the Hispanic Market.
Shana Greene '95, M.S. '97
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
73 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
ACN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chair: Michelle Fontes-Barros '96 M'11
Vice Chair: Tyrene Jones ‘10
Meet Marquis Jones and Cyntoya Simmons, and hear how ACN has influenced them!