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 Cayley Dorr

    Exploring Refuge

    Cayley Dorr, RWU Class of 2017


    Learning an art form is a difficult task in and of itself, but using that art form as a tool for social justice is the work of artistic activism. Cayley Dorr worked with Professor Cathy Nicoli and her Advanced Choreography class to express what they’d learned about the refugee crisis through the medium they are passionate about.

  • A headshot of Kamille Gentles-Peart, Ph.D.

    Incorporating Real-World Lessons

    Kamille Gentles-Peart, Ph.D., Associate Professor

    Communication & Media Studies

    At RWU our faculty incorporate real world topics that underscore classroom lessons, making the work both relevant and impactful. Dr. Gentles-Peart strives to make her classwork applicable for all students.

  • A headshot of Bill Tracey

    Staying Connected

    Bill Tracey, RWU Class of 2000

    Construction Management

    With an alumni base that’s constantly growing throughout the state, country and around the world, it’s easy to get and stay connected. Bill Tracey, a Construction Management alumnus and President of Trac Builders in Providence, knows the importance of these connections.

  • A headshot of Kevin Cameron

    Prepared for a Career

    Kevin Cameron, RWU Class of 2016


    When our students graduate, they’re ready to tackle the world and build a successful career. Kevin Cameron talks about how his hands-on experience while at RWU prepared him to land a job at Zeal Hockey.

  • A headshot of Sarah Agnalt

    Affording Excellence

    Sarah Agnalt, RWU Class of 2018


    With RWU’s Affordable Excellence initiative, you’re guaranteed a fixed tuition rate throughout your four years, saving you thousands of dollars and allowing you to more easily plan your college investment.

  • A headshot of Reggie Estinvil

    Combining Marketing and Music

    Reggie Estinvil, RWU Class of 2017


    At RWU, we encourage you to pursue your interests with another major or minor that will give you an edge on your career path. Reggie Estinvil, a senior from Holbrook, Massachusetts, is a perfect example.

  • A headshot of Jospeh Mckenna

    The Foundation

    Joseph Mckenna, RWU Class of 2011

    Criminal Justice

    Joseph McKenna says it was his hand-on, personalized experience in the Roger Williams' Criminal Justice program that laid the foundation for his success as an associate director of research and evaluation for the Texas School Safety Center.

  • A headshot of Phil Devitt

    Breaking into the Field

    Phil Devitt, RWU Class of 2009

    Communication & Media Studies

    Many of our students find that getting involved on the Roger Williams campus often provides key experiences and skills they can use to build the skills employers want in order to secure future jobs.

  • A headshot of Daymar Rosser

    A Champion Networker

    Daymar Rosser, RWU Class of 2018

    Public Relations

    At RWU, we actively seek students who are willing challenge themselves, try new things and develop real-world experience. Daymar Rosser, a West Philadelphia native who was captain when RWU's National Polo Team went on a championship run, is a prime example.

  • A headshot of Blair Carroll

    Gaining Experience on Campus

    Blair Carroll, RWU Class of 2013

    Graphic Design Communication

    At Roger Williams, it's not just our academic courses or off-site internship programs that helps us prepare students for a successful life and career.