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Inside Scoop: More from RWU Magazine Issue 12

December 14, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – After digging into stories of alumni finding love over pizza, students devising on-the-fly disaster aid in Peru, the impact of the growing Latino population in Rhode Island and so much more within the pages of RWU Magazine Issue 12, we’re prepared to satisfy your hunger for more content.

From extended interviews to photo slideshows and recipes to sear a perfect scup dish, sink your teeth into these extra morsels below from beyond the pages.

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GSB Business Leadership Lecture Series: Brian MacLean

Brian MacLean, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Travelers, Inc., will give a talk on business leadership and success and cyberthreats to industry. All are welcome.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Join the Student Veterans Alliance, Military and Veterans Law Association, Cramer's Saber Battalion ROTC cadets and President Donald Farish in honoring our veterans with a ceremony in the Global Heritage Hall Atrium. Please join us in honoring those within our community who have served. The ceremony will include remarks by Dr. Farish, invocation by the Reverend Nancy Soukup, a performance by student group Drastic Measures, and serving as master of ceremonies will be ROTC Advisor, Prof. Michael Fowler. Keynote speaker will be third-year law student D. Thomas Peterson. Tom Peterson is a retired Naval Officer. He graduated from the Naval Academy and the US Naval War College and served 22 years in the United States Navy with distinction. For more information, contact Michael Fowler at or (401)254-3678. With rain in the forecast, the ceremony will be held in the GHH Atrium in lieu of its original outside location.

GoingPro Professional Development Conference

GoingPro is a professional development conference geared toward college students. As keynote speaker, Tim Baxter, President of Samsung Electronics America, Inc., will share his success story as well as provide key pointers and tips. Panels will follow focusing on social media, first impressions, life after the undergraduate experience, and entrepreneurship.
This conference will provide networking opportunities as well as inspiration and motivation to encourage attendees to achieve future success in professional settings. Students at many stages of their career exploration and from a wide variety of majors will find this information useful. 
Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee of $20.00. To register, visit

Toward a Greater Good: In the Heart of Providence, Celebrating Community-Engaged Projects

October 8, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A month after the public launch of Roger’s Revolution – a bold new initiative to make a significant difference in Rhode Island’s economic future while equipping students with the experiences and skills that today’s employers demand – Roger Williams University gathered with community partners in the heart of the Capital City to celebrate the collaborative work of students and faculty in local communities.

Held at the Providence Public Library – the University’s soon-to-be neighbor, with its expanded campus at One Empire Plaza set for occupancy late next spring – the Community Engagement Celebration illustrated the myriad ways the University is fulfilling its innovative new core purpose – To Strengthen Society through Engaged Teachinand Learning – and singular goal – To Build the University the World Needs Now – to enhance the education of its students and make a meaningful impact in Rhode Island.

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Gabelli School of Business Senior Named Rhode Island Changemaker Fellow

September 14, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – In an effort to support youth entrepreneurship in Rhode Island, Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Founders League have launched the Rhode Island Changemaker Fellowship program and selected Roger Williams University senior Monica Canova as one of 10 fellows for the 2015-16 academic year.

With its official launch held Monday, Sept. 14, at a ceremony co-hosted by Senator Whitehouse at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub in Providence, the Changemaker Fellowship program aims to better integrate local students and recent graduates into the state’s startup ecosystem, open entrepreneurship opportunities to youth populations and strengthen the flow of talent that drives startup success.

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Mario J. Gabelli School of Business Networking Reception

A networking opportunity for business students, with a variety of employers from different fields. Statistics suggest that 80% of jobs are acquired through networking – making connections with people who may be able to assist you in your career. Make those connections now, in the comfort of your university, with the support of your classmates, faculty, deans, and Career Advisors in a relaxed, yet professional networking environment. Bring copies of your resume to share, and come early for the chance to participate in an industry-specific panel discussion. Professional dress is expected.

Accounting Panel: 4:00-5:00 p.m. in GHH G01
Business Panel: 4:00-5:00p.m. GSB 334
Networking Reception: 5:00-6:30 p.m. GHH Atrium

Register here for the event:

Commencement 2015: Full Coverage Available Here

May 11, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – On Saturday, May 16, the Roger Williams University Class of 2015 students completed the traditional crossing of the Commencement stage to receive their hard-earned degrees. Joining them was honorary degree recipient and keynote speaker, Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author on New England’s early history, from the Mayflower to the Battle of Bunker Hill. University Trustee and President of Samsung Electronics America Tim Baxter ’83 was also awarded an honorary degree.

A day earlier, the Honorable Roderick L. Ireland, the recently retired Massachusetts Supreme Court chief justice who was the first African-American appointed to the state’s centuries-old bench, addressed the RWU Law graduating class in a separate ceremony on the Bristol campus.

Please see the following stories, slideshows and other coverage related to this year’s exercises:

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Graduating to Silicon Valley

May 11, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – With an entrepreneurial drive backed by technical skills that saw him sell his first game at age 15 and launch his first company by the time he turned 20 years old, Willem Delventhal ’15 is sure to have a smooth transition from Roger Williams to Silicon Valley where he’ll continue his career soon after crossing the Commencement stage on May 16.

His résumé already impressive – he’s a business management major with minors in computer science and web development, and launched the new Tech-Es club on campus that has already sold its first app – Delventhal will work for San Francisco-based Lumosity, where he completed a mobile games internship last summer, while continuing to operate his own company on the side.

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GSB Distinguished Leadership Lecture: Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis

Students and faculty are invited to the GSB Distinguished Leadership lecture that will be presented by Michael Angelakis, Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chair of Comcast Corporation. A number of regional business leaders and Mario Gabelli will be in attendance. This is an excellent opportunity to network with and learn from a select group of exceptional business leaders. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Please RSVP via e-mail to Vincie Bertolino in the Dean’s Office at

About Michael J. Angelakis

Michael J. Angelakis serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer for Comcast Corporation. Michael is responsible for all corporate development, strategic planning, investor relations, internal reporting, external reporting, taxation, and other financial and administrative matters at Comcast Corporation, as well as other oversight responsibilities.