Undergraduate Stories

The RWU student experience is packed with hands-on projects, real-world opportunities, unique program offerings, personalized interactions with faculty, and much more. All of it meant to help students discover their passions while preparing for a successful career and a fulfilling life. Our students are independent thinkers, scholars, leaders, scientists, architects, artists, researchers, world travelers, athletes, and more.

Filter Stories

  • A headshot of Judith Suffrard

    Looking to Make Her Mark

    Judith Suffrard, RWU Class of 2021

    International Business

    When Judith Suffrard, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, visited RWU in the summer between sixth and seventh grade, RWU made such an impression that – even though she received full-tuition scholarships to three other universities – it was still an easy decision to become a Hawk.

  • A student speaking with a faculty member.

    Thriving in Science

    Kiserian Jackson, RWU Class of 2018

    Biology

    Kiserian Jackson worked on cutting-edge research at RWU and presented his scientific research projects at a number of conferences. It prepared him well for post-graduated studies in molecular and cell biology at UMass-Amherst.

  • A headshot of Amanda Keane '15

    Reaching a Childhood Dream

    Amanda Keane, RWU Class of 2015

    Journalism

    Ever since she was a child, Amanda Keane knew one thing about her career: she wanted to be on TV. After graduating from RWU's journalism program and working for the last two years as an on-air reporter, Keane got her wish, and so much more.

  • A headshot of Chelsea Boulrisse, Class of 2016

    Embodying a Reporter

    Chelsea Boulrisse, RWU Class of 2016

    Journalism

    When Chelsea Boulrisse landed a job in Wabash, Indiana as a reporter, she knew her first months would be spent establishing herself as a trusted journalist in the community. With her comprehensive degree from RWU, Chelsea did just that.

  • A headshot of Willhem Delventhal

    Technical Entrepreneur

    Willhem Delventhal, RWU Class of 2015

    Management

    In selecting a university that would help him get to Silicon Valley, Delventhal chose RWU.

  • Finance alumna obtains industry experience on campus

    Bringing Industry on Campus

    Carla Puchini, RWU Class of 2017

    Finance

    Gaining industry experience while still in college is the perfect way to jump start your career. Just ask Guilford, Connecticut native Carla Puchini, who had a job lined up before she graduated as a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in Manhattan.

  • A headshot of Laura Vincent

    A Community Liaison

    Laura Vincent, RWU Class of 2017

    Psychology

    A remarkable trait shared by faculty, staff, and most importantly students at Roger Williams, is a strong commitment to improving the community. Just ask Laura Vincent.

  • A headshot of Em Adler

    Breaking In

    Em Adler, RWU Class of 2017

    Visual Arts

    As a visual arts student, Em Adler learned making great art is only part of a successful career as a professional artist. Knowing how to share your craft effectively is just as important.

  • A headshot of Virgina Albert

    Passion and Drive

    Virgina Albert, RWU Class of 2017

    Philosophy

    Recent graduate Virgina Albert, like many RWU students, shows great passion for working on community issues and using her education to positively impact the lives of individuals and families.