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.

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  • A headshot of Willhem Delventhal

    Technical Entrepreneur

    Willhem Delventhal, RWU Class of 2015


    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


    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


    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


    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.

  • A headshot of Nicholas Cmaylo

    Serving the Community

    Nicholas Cmaylo, RWU Class of 2017

    Public Health

    Through experiential learning collaborations that fulfill the needs of community partners, Nicholas Cmaylo is building the practical skills and leadership experiences college graduates need to be successful in the workforce.

  • A headshot of Emma Guillot explains her project

    A Therapeutic Rider

    Emma Guillot, RWU Class of 2018


    In 2017, thanks to a generous gift from Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC, seven Roger Williams University students took on leadership roles at several community projects across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Among them was Emma Guillot.

  • A headshot Kelsey Rogers working in the RWU kitchen

    Raising Awareness

    Kelsey Rogers, RWU Class of 2017

    Graphic Design Communication

    At Roger Williams, Kelsey Rogers discovered there are almost endless ways to get involved and make an impact in the university and surrounding community while gaining the experience necessary for the professional world.

  • A headshot of Angelina Ferrari giving a speech.

    Expanding Her Reach

    Angelina Ferrari, RWU Class of 2017

    Public Health

    Students at Roger Williams try to make life better not only for people in their immediate area but beyond it as well. For example, Angelina Ferrari is taking that passion and bringing it to the greater community as one of this year's Hassenfeld Fellows.