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  • Linda Gendron

    Achieving Her Lifetime Goal

    Linda Gendron, RWU Class of 2012

    Public Administration

    For Linda Gendron '12, earning a college degree had been a lifetime goal that RWU helped her achieve.

  • Joe Mattiello

    Staying Current

    Joe Mattiello, RWU Class of 2013

    Technology, Leadership and Management

    Although he already had earned an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Joe Mattiello '13 was focused on advancing his career and expanding his options as a Field Application Engineer for Taco hydronic systems in Cranston, RI.

  • Kashia Jennings

    Pursuing Her Goals

    Kashia Jennings, RWU Class of 2015

    After completing a 12 week Legal Assistant Certificate Program in the fall of 2015 with University College, Kashia Jennings was offered a part-time position with the RI Department of Human Services.

  • Johanna Bravo

    Keep Looking Forward

    Johanna Bravo, RWU Class of 2013

    Technology, Leadership and Management

    Johanna Bravo '13 shares her story at the 2014 Student Recognition Event and offers a piece of advice for future students that find themselves in a similar situation. 

  • Jennifer Lin

    Family Success

    Jennifer Lin, RWU Class of 2017

    Paralegal Studies

    Jennifer Lin '17 worked full-time as a paralegal while she earns a bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies at University College. Her degree will help her advance in her career and set her on a path toward her ultimate career goal: becoming a lawyer.

  • China Yang

    Capitalizing on Opportunity

    China Yang

    China Yang, a senior at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, has taken a number of courses at University College including one where she helped start a certified nonprofit.

  • Starlyn Nunez


    Starlyn Nunez

    For the first time in a long time, Starlyn Nunez is hopeful about the direction his life is headed. The reason, he says, is his education.

  • Allison Raine

    Utilizing Her Knowledge

    Allison Raine, RWU Class of 2018

    Health Care Administration

    Allison Raine's prior knowledge has put her well on her way to her degree by allowing her to earn free credits at University College through a process called Prior Learning Assessment.

  • Greg Ehlinger

    Saving Time & Money

    Greg Ehlinger, RWU Class of 2017

    Public Administration

    Going back to finish a degree can seem overwhelming as students worry about how much time or money it might require. At University College, it can be a lot less than you think.

  • Andrew Kong

    Changing His Career, Changing His Life

    Andrew Kong, RWU Class of 2018

    Andrew Kong felt stuck. On the surface, everything was fine. Kong was a recent college graduate, and he had just started an internship at a local mental health treatment center as a counselor. The