Alumni of Color Network

RWU Alumni of Color Network aims to build community among alumni and students of color through initiatives that strengthen fellowship and mentorship, and support the University’s equity priorities related to the enrichment of its students and alumni of color.

Leadership Structure - Founding Leaders

Melissa Husband '00
Melissa Husband '00,
Alumni Advisor 
Willie Borkai '14
Willie Borkai '14,
Jeronima Panjoj-Nix '15
Jeronima Nix '15,







Striving Toward Equity

"Having this space is going to be powerful for all of us to reconnect and be able to share with students that I was there, too, and this is how I navigated some of the challenges and this is how we can help guide you through your next four years."

-Jeronima Nix.

Now with a sizable network established, the founding leaders are officially introducing the RWU Alumni of Color Network to the greater alumni community. Borkai and Nix are serving as co-chairs and Husband as alumni advisor.    Read the full story here.

Alumni of Color Network Events

Racism Stops with Me: Virtual Event with Stephanie Akunvabey
Racism SJoin us for a conversation with Stephanie Akunvabey, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer to learn more about how the university-wide antiracism campaign “Racism Stops with Me” is bringing forward the full commitment of our senior leadership, our faculty and staff, and our students in learning and engaging in antiracist practices and showing up with their support for our BIPOC community members across our campuses.

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Event was held via Zoom.

Click here to learn more about the campaign: "Racism Stops with Me"
Click here to learn more about Stephanie Akunvabey

Register to Participate


Alumni and Reunion Weekend - Alumni of Color Happy Hour
Date & Time: Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 2:00 - 3:00pm
Reiners Bar and Game Room, Providence, RI

Enjoy happy hour at Reiners in the Graduate Hotel, then check out the sights of 
Providence, visit PVDFest, or soak up some sunshine before catching the shuttle back to campus.
Registration for this event includes appetizers and two drink tickets. 

Shuttle service will be provided to/from campus as a part of the Alumni and Reunion Weekend schedule. 

Pre-registration required. To participate in this event or other parts of the weekend click here

For more information on Alumni and Reunion Weekend click here

2022 RWU Alumni Association Awards
Call for Nominations

Many graduates of Roger Williams University have brought extraordinary credit to their alma mater through both professional and personal achievements. Each year, we are honored to recognize and celebrate members of our community who have had a beneficial impact on society and our campus, advancing the common good and inspiring others to address challenges with insight and creativity. The actions of award recipients communicate the dynamic excellence of a Roger Williams education and the importance of Service as one of our core values.

Learn more about the awards and submit a nomination

Nominations are due April 15, 2022


    If you are interested in joining the Alumni of Color Network and/or would like to learn more, please contact Willie Borkai & Jeronima Nix at

    For general alumni questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 401.254.3735.