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tH e B rYant LeadersH i P COU nCi L Bryant thanks the community of donors who generously contributed to the University in 2010 –2011.

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VisiOn 2020 Bryant charts a bold course for expanding the world of opportunity.

sPOtLigHt On: FaCU Lt Y The University welcomes new faculty and recognizes excellence in teaching and research.

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aLU M n i engageM ent Alumni involvement is critical to the University’s success.

sPOtLigHt On: CaM P Us Bryant announces new Master of Arts in Teaching and a partnership with Boston-based WGBH .


sPOtLigHt On: atH LetiCs Women’s crew, once a student’s dream, is launched at Bryant.

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inVesting in tHe neXt g e n e r at i O n Helping deserving students make their hopes come true, Bryant alumni, parents, and friends support scholarships.

sPOtLigHt On: stU dents Welcome Class of 2015, whose members speak 18 languages and dialects and represent 40 countries.


sPOtLigHt On: aLU M n i Alumni New Venture Competition is a winner with alumni.

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Bryant’s College of Business is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which recognizes those institutions that meet its rigorous standards of excellence.

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E NGAG E I NSPI RE I NVEST To engage with the life of Bryant University is to share our bold vision for the future. This year, more than 9,500 alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty, and staff demonstrated their passion for Bryant and made a difference by generously giving back. Together, their philanthropy will change the lives of generations of students to come. We are on the threshold of a pivotal time in Bryant’s history. In 2013, we will recognize Bryant’s sesquicentennial and 150 years of advancement. As we plan to celebrate the past we are laying the foundation for a future of even greater success. Our strategic plan, Vision 2020: Expanding the World of Opportunity, charts the University’s course for a decade of growth and expansion which promises to be every bit as dynamic as the past decade. But this bold plan can succeed only with significant funding that is beyond our current resources; a new capital campaign will propel us to achieve historic levels of giving. We hope that the individuals and organizations featured in this issue of Bryant magazine inspire you. Their generosity turns our ambitious vision into reality, and we offer our deepest thanks to each of you who has contributed. We are grateful for the alumni and friends who give back to the University in transformational ways — sharing their expertise by returning to campus to speak with students, providing internship opportunities, and hiring Bryant graduates for positions in leading organizations around the world. The members of the Bryant family who invest in our success by contributing philanthropically help us achieve new levels of excellence and build our momentum. I hope you will consider joining Bryant’s leadership donors who make a difference for the University — transforming our campus and enriching lives, one student at a time. Sincerely,

Ronald K. Machtley President

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ryant today is the culmination of nearly 150 years of con­

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tinuous growth and innovation. Throughout the University’s history, our academic programs have integrated theoretical

and applied concepts in ways that empower our students and are highly

InspIrIng valued in the marketplace.

The interconnectedness of nations, cultures, and economies creates

unlimited opportunities for graduates who are prepared to meet the emerging global needs of industry and society. Bryant’s rigorous and innovative education — one that instills not just information but values,

Educati n

that develops not just technical skills but critical thinking and reasoning


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ability, and that inspires not just competence but character, leadership,


and service — will prepare our students to meet these new challenges. The entire Bryant community must be bold in reimagining the

future, and relentless in pursuing our ambitions. VI S ION 2020 will ensure that our recent accomplishments are not remembered merely as a bright


period in our long history, but as the foundation for a Bryant of even

greater enduring strength in the future — a Bryant University that contributes significantly to the larger world through the leaders we produce.

Bryant University will be unmatched in educating students to become


leaders of character who make a difference around the globe.


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Academic-Student Life Excellence

Vision 2020 will take Bryant to the next level, strength-

The University will also imbue students with an over-

ening the University’s competitive position as we earn

arching commitment to the greater good and will

and receive recognition for the excellence of our rigorous

encourage alumni to become leaders who make a dif-

and innovative academic and student life programs.

ference in the world.

A distinctive Bryant experience, purposefully integrating

Innovations within the curriculum will include

academic and student life initiatives within a 360° learning

academic programs to cultivate the qualities of charac-

environment, will introduce new forms of teaching

ter needed to make a positive difference in the world,

and learning that prepare students for a life of success.

and an annual award will recognize distinguished

Signature intradisciplinary programs, new models

character and celebrate the worldwide contributions

for collaborative and experiential learning, and robust

of alumni.

internship opportunities will fuse into an exceptional Bryant education that transcends classroom walls and goes beyond books, beyond boundaries, beyond borders, and beyond the basics. Innovative programs of active learning, under the aegis of The Center for Program Innovation, will serve as a catalyst for educational change.

e du c a t i n g for Global Engagement

In an age of unlimited global opportunity, the essential characteristics of leadership for the 21st century are being

By 2020, Bryant’s visionary global alliances and curricular

redefined in real time. By 2020, Bryant will be recognized

innovations will position the University as a leader in

and respected for the work of its Center for Character

international education. A powerful network of strategic

and Leadership. This Center will foster self-confidence

outposts and international collaborations will facilitate

and maturity in our students as well as the ethical stan-

robust exchange opportunities for students and faculty.

dards and qualities of character required for successful

A growing percentage of students will study abroad,

careers in a global context.

and 100 percent will be immersed in significant programs to cultivate an international perspective. The entire Bryant community will be fully engaged in the successful internationalization of the campus, and as part of an increasingly diverse student population, our undergraduate student body will include 20 percent international students.


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O N 2020 enhancing

Bryant’s Facilities and Technology T

Bryant University will continue to provide a modern and technologically superior, energy efficient campus in Smithfield, RI . By 2020, the contemporary campus will include enhanced academic, student life, and athletic facilities as well as additional international facilities to accommodate the increasing international population

e x pa nd i ng Alumni Engagement

educated on the campus. We envision an academic innovation center, designed to give form to our dynamic ideas about learning that transcends traditional boundaries and extends beyond classroom walls. The Shu Fang Zhai Forbidden City reconstruction, an unparalleled landmark facility, will serve

We seek to provide Bryant alumni with all of the rights and privileges of a Bryant education, and to continuously support our graduates in the ongoing achievement of their personal best as they attain a lifetime of success and fulfillment.

as a prominent and public symbol of our commitment to

The power of our alumni network, more than 40,000

cultivating a global perspective. Leading technologies

members strong, is one of Bryant’s most treasured

and strategic partnerships with industry thought leaders

strategic resources. By 2020, Bryant University will have

will support new modes of learning on the Bryant

implemented compelling programs of alumni engage-

campus and around the world.

ment. These programs will foster lifelong relationships and enhance the value of a Bryant education.

MISSION The Bryant experience is student-centered and promotes academic excellence while cultivating the leadership skills, qualities of character, and diverse perspectives required to succeed in an age of unlimited global opportunity.


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Alumni play a crucial role in the life of Bryant University from attracting and supporting exceptional students, to sharing their experience, to providing internship and career opportunities.

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By John CastelluCCi

Internships are a way of introducing good financial managers and financial analysts to our sector.


lthough it had been 40 years since he graduated, Steve Hill ’71 had never been back to Bryant. He had never visited the Smithfield campus or written the University a check. His main contact with his alma mater took place at the reception Bryant gives every year for alumni in Houston, where Hill is a Texas oilman, serving as senior vice president for new ventures at the energy company CAMAC . He attended the event regularly but never felt moved to offer Bryant his support. Then everything changed when Hill offered to come to campus to speak, and Associate Director of Planned Giving Edward Magro took him up on the offer. Hill toured the campus, gave a speech encouraging students to seek jobs in the energy industry, and met with President Ronald K. Machtley. He was so moved by the beauty of the campus and the response to his speech, he not only made a gift to Bryant but also encouraged Bryant students to apply for summer internships in Beijing, where CAMAC has an operation, and in Houston, where the company is based. “Internships are a way of introducing good financial managers and financial

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analysts to our sector,” he says, “because we’ve already got all the good engineers.” Hill’s transformation into a fully engaged Bryant alumnus came as people such as Magro and Director of Alumni Relations Robin Torbron Warde intensify efforts to involve more of Bryant’s 40,000-member alumni community in the vibrant life of the University. Increasing alumni involvement is a critical imperative as outlined in Vision 2020: Expanding the World of Opportunity, Bryant’s recently unveiled 10-year plan.

That is why one of the goals of Vision 2020 is to double the percentage of Bryant alumni who make philanthropic contributions to the University, bumping the rate up to 20 percent over the next decade. A series of steps are being taken to accomplish that goal. Among them: •

Using a wider variety of media to deliver news about Bryant

Providing opportunities for alumni to connect with one another through Bryant’s online community and live events

Encouraging events that link alumni with students and faculty

Developing programs that offer guidance to alumni on topics vital to their career interests

Creating more opportunities that enable alumni such as Hill to become engaged

Alumni Engagement Matters

The connection alumni have with a university is partly emotional, based on school spirit and nostalgia for their student days. But it’s also practical, because alumni participation is a factor in the rankings compiled by publications such as U.S. News & World Report that prospective students and parents use when choosing a college.


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When those steps were outlined, one of the things that became clear, Warde says, was “we’re already doing 90 percent of what we need to be doing.” The Office of Alumni Relations was already arranging workshops and panel discussions — opportunities for alumni to provide career-focused forums and networking events in response to the needs of alumni, she says. The office was supporting interaction between alumni and students and faculty, for example, through the Student Alumni Association, which Hill addressed when he came to campus. And it was delivering news about Bryant through social media, such as Facebook and LinkedIn; Bryant magazine; the Alumni Bulletin, published quarterly, and a monthly electronic newsletter. What was missing was amplification (the use of technology to find a wider audience), structure (a central clearinghouse for alumni contacts), and sufficient occasions to get alumni involved. “If you look at top schools that have engaged and involved alumni, they have a multitude of opportunities for these accomplished alumni to lend their expertise. They have venues for them to be a sounding board for curriculum development and other things,” Warde says. “We were barely scratching the surface there, because — shy of the National Alumni Council and the University’s Board of Trustees — there haven’t been a lot of opportunities for alumni to lend their expertise.” She has developed a program to keep better track of the alumni invited by students and faculty to speak on campus, thus addressing the structure issue. And she is continuing to look for ways to



use technology, such as video webcasts, to reach a larger audience when the Office of Alumni Relations has an event. “Right now, if we hold a program on campus, we might have 80 people there, but those are the only 80 people who benefit from it,” she says. “We want to use videoconferencing and the Web to their full potential. We want to do more to expand the audience beyond Smithfield. That way an accounting alumna in California can participate in a seminar on salary negotiation, for example.” Promoting the Bryant Brand


The purpose of all this heightened focus on alumni engagement is not just to get alumni to contribute financially, although Warde acknowledges that money is important. “Because tuition doesn’t pay for the full cost of education, for Bryant to really do new and innovative things —  build new innovative buildings, engage in new academic activities — you need seed money, and that seed money can’t come from current students. It has to come from alumni,” she says. The purpose is also to recruit alumni for leadership roles in the University, which include fundraising campaigns and promoting the Bryant brand. In her office, Warde displays a widely published photograph of Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter greeting fans after becoming the first Yankee in history to score 3,000 hits. In the background of the photo is one fan, clearly visible in a Bryant T-shirt. It caught the attention of Stephen Tully ’98, who sent it along to Warde. “That’s why I give away Bryant memorabilia,” Warde says. “Everything I give away says Bryant.”

Top schools have a multitude of opportunities for accomplished alumni to lend their expertise.


R o b i n T o rbr o n w a r d e Director of Alumni Relations


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In addition to keeping an eye out for all references to Bryant, Tully has been working to get Bryant graduates jobs on Wall Street, where he believes Bryant is underrepresented. “I feel like the students at Bryant, including the students from when I graduated, are very well-trained for many types of Wall Street jobs, but

cheap, he says, so every year he asks Warde and the Amica Center for Career Edu­ cation to recommend a student he can help get an internship or ultimately, a job. Besides building the brand, and provid­ ing critical work experiences for students, Tully has contributed generously finan­ cially as well. His loyalty as an alumnus

It’s very important to me that every year there’s someone who’s going to benefit in the same way I did. S t e p h e n T u l l y ’98 Director of North American Client Services, Cantillon Capital Management

there’s not a great many of them down here,” he says. “It occurred to me right when I got to Wall Street and got an opportunity at a good firm that not too many people I inter­ viewed with at the time were familiar with Bryant. It became almost a challenge to me to make sure they remember Bryant, through my work and through my success.” Tully is now director of North Amer­ ican client services at Cantillon Capital Manage­ment, a boutique global equity asset management firm on West 57th Street in Manhattan. His first Wall Street job was with Sanford C. Bernstein, now AllianceBernstein, on the Avenue of the Americas, a few blocks away. He came up with the idea of getting Bryant graduates jobs on Wall Street as a way of promoting his alma mater. Talk about the quality of a Bryant education is

comes partly from his family ties — h is grandfather, the late John Tully, graduated in 1939 — and partly from his positive expe­ rience at Bryant, which was made possible by a generous financial aid package. “I’ve always said that the first chance I have, I’m going to give back to a student in the same situation. It’s very important to me that every year there’s someone who’s going to benefit in the same way I did,” he says. As a student, Tully was very involved on campus. “I was able to get to know my professors on a one-on-one basis in a way I couldn’t at a large university,” he says. If there was anything Bryant lacked that he missed, it was a football team. So Tully mounted a campaign to bring varsity football to Bryant. He met with President Machtley, who had just been appointed, and presented him with facts and figures showing that annual giving




increased and on-campus enrollments rose at institutions with varsity teams. He also became head student athletic trainer and lobbied for football during his senior year. When the football program was finally announced, Tully was hired as a graduate assistant coach, helping to assemble the team and prepare it for its first season. He left Bryant to take the job with Sanford Bernstein and went on to earn an MBA at Fordham University. He looks back on his year as assistant coach as a great expe­ rience, and remains committed to Bryant football and to getting graduates jobs. Grooming a Third-Generation Bryant Graduate

Like Tully, Anthony D. Portanova ’61 is a loyal alumnus. Unlike Tully, he had to be re-engaged by Bryant to become active in alumni affairs. Portanova, who attended Bryant when it was still on Providence’s College Hill, remembers it was a warm but serious place, where professors were approachable and students were addressed by name. “Those years that I spent in Providence, Rhode Island, were a very happy time in my life. I have very fond memories of everything there.” After graduating from Bryant, he did a two-year hitch in the Army, then went to work for the Chevron Oil Corporation in Bridgeport, CT, where he had grown up. In 1966, Portanova’s father, who operated a small lumber-trucking busi­ ness, became ill. Anthony was asked to become part of the family business and left Chevron to assist. Over the next 32 years, he transformed the business from a one-truck operation into a regional warehousing and distribution company,


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changing the name from Portanova Trucking to Portanova, Inc. Warehousing and Distribution Services. At the same time, he married, raised a family, acquired real estate, and became a big-game hunter and fisherman. His extensive civic involvement includes serving as a director of the Anderson Boys Club and the Naugatuck Valley Develop­ ment Corporation; chairman of Troop 45 Boy Scouts of America; president of Safari Club International, Connecticut; and as an active committee member of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association. Retiring in 1998 from his lifelong business, Portanova was appointed deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, with primary responsibilities for the commercial vehicle safety division. Both of Portanova’s sons, Daniel ’84 and Michael ’01, graduated from Bryant. On a couple of occasions, the Office of Alumni Relations recruited Portanova to come to campus to speak to a class. Nevertheless, Anthony Portanova drifted away from the University, distracted by the demands of running a business, raising a family, and subsequently serving with the state DMV. So it has only been recently, thanks to outreach by the Office of Alumni Relations, that Portanova has become actively involved at Bryant. “I’ve gone to some of their functions. I’ve met some very nice people I didn’t know, who graduated before and after me,” he says. “I have lunch with a representative from the Office of Alumni Relations every year.” A generous donor and member of the Bryant Leadership Council, Portanova






We definitely have much more proactive approaches to try to engage alumni, to try to get them to stay involved or to reconnect.

J E N N I F E R S. P A R K H U R S T ’97, ’06 M B A Regional Human Resources Manager, Fidelity Investments President of Bryant’s National Alumni Council and Alumni Association

became actively engaged in planning his 50th class reunion in September. He is encouraging his 15-year-old granddaughter, Taryn, to apply to his alma mater, hoping to have a third-generation Portanova attend Bryant. “If she’s able to go and graduate from Bryant, it would be a tremendous legacy of the Portanova family,” he says. The Prodigal Daughter Returns Jennifer S. Parkhurst ’97, ’06 MBA is

incoming president of Bryant’s National Alumni Council and Alumni Association. In March, she received the University’s Young Alumna Leadership Award. Regional human resources manager for Fidelity Investments, Parkhurst was inspired to go into the field by the late Professor Hinda Pollard, who taught employee relations at Bryant and took Parkhurst under her wing. “You know, everybody can always think back to that professor who gave the extra effort, gave the extra time. I think for me, during my time as a student, she was definitely that person,” Parkhurst says. Pollard got Parkhurst involved in the

Society for Human Resource Management, helped her make the connections that gave her entrée into the profession, and resulted in Parkhurst holding a couple of internships during her senior year. Yet it wasn’t until 2006, when Parkhurst completed her MBA at Bryant, that she became actively involved in alumni affairs. “Interestingly, I’m probably one of the success stories about re-engaging alumni,” she says. “I did what a lot of students do today. I graduated, and I went away. I was focusing on my career. It was through the Bryant MBA program that I started to get re-engaged.” Parkhurst has been active in alumni affairs for the past five years. During that time, she has soaked up the warmth of the institution, becoming a frequent, well-known visitor to University students and staff. At a 2007 dinner for higher education officials sponsored by Fidelity, a coworker was stunned when President and Mrs. Machtley greeted Parkhurst and gave her a hug.


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“My colleague asked, ‘Are they related to you?’” I replied, “That’s Bryant’s president and his wife!” I think that’s what’s so unique about Bryant and the leadership team here. I don’t think twice about the Machtleys greeting me so warmly,” she says. Parkhurst believes one of the tasks facing the Bryant Alumni Association is to keep recent graduates from drifting away, to prevent them from becoming the kind of prodigal child that she became when she left the University to pursue a career. “I think we didn’t have as big of an alumni push back then. It was there, but now we definitely have much more proactive approaches to engage alumni, to get them to stay involved, or to reconnect,” she says. “What alumni leaders do differently now is interact with students through a variety of student programming events, such as athletic games, guest lecture series, and student / a lumni networking. The Alumni Association begins early to highlight the value of staying connected, the vast network available to them, and how they can impact the University in many ways.” Of course it works both ways. Newly minted Bryant graduates may not respond to contact from the Alumni Association because they’re busy, or because they feel they aren’t able to make a substantial gift. What people don’t realize, Parkhurst says, is that it’s not the dollar amount that matters. It’s the participation rate. A key factor in the rankings of institutions of higher learning is the rate at which alumni participate in their alma mater’s fundraising campaigns. “Whenever we talk about philanthropy, people think, ‘Oh, they’re asking for big dollar amounts,’ which certainly is not the case,” says Parkhurst. “Even small amounts raise the participation rate. It’s a way to give back that actually impacts the value of a Bryant degree.”

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IN THE NEXT GENERATION Scholarships play an important role in attracting and supporting exceptional students regardless of their financial means.


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There are many ways to give to Bryant, but one of the surest ways to create a living legacy is to contribute to scholarship aid for the students of today and tomorrow. Bryant alumni, parents, and friends in increasing numbers are honoring the University’s excellence and their own educations by donating to help students.

Bill and susan Pappas P’11 Every successful person got a break in life


ryant parent Bill Pappas knows firsthand that paying college tuition can be a challenge. When his 13 months in Vietnam were up in 1970, he came home to Connecticut and took night courses at Central Connecticut State College while working full-time. “My young life wasn’t as prosperous as our children’s,” says the father of two. Today Bill Pappas is president and CEO of Fosdick Fulfillment, the company he first began working for as a teenager at 65 cents an hour. “If you watch a T V infomercial and see ‘Wallingford, CT ’ at the bottom of the screen, that’s us,” he explains. His success as an entrepreneur meant he and his wife, Susan, could afford to send son Chris ’11 to Bryant. “My business career gave Chris more choices than I had at that age,” Pappas says. Mr. and Mrs. Pappas first began giving to the University’s Partners in Scholarship program as a way of saying thanks for what they saw as Chris’s personal growth after participating in Bryant’s Sophomore International Experience. “We were surprised when Chris chose to go to China,” Bill Pappas says. “He had been something of a homebody. Being there changed his entire

perspective on the world. It’s all he talked about for months after he came home.” The couple’s donations have helped fund international study opportunities for other Bryant students who might not otherwise be able to go abroad. For their generosity, the University honored them in 2010 with the Outstanding Parent Champions for Philanthropy Award. Recently the couple took their giving to the next level, establishing an endowed Bryant scholarship in the family’s name. Generosity is a way of life for the Pappas family — and for Fosdick employees. “Since he was five, Chris has been with me at the YMCA serving food at holidays,” Bill Pappas says. “There is a lot of pressure on young people to make money these days, but I can almost

guarantee that our son will volunteer his time throughout his life. At Fosdick, all upper-management staff are involved in a volunteer activity — Little League, a community board, a charity. Fosdick’s corporate culture reflects our values.” Helping other bright young people attend Bryant, Pappas says, “is our way of thanking the school for what it offered our son. Chris succeeded due to the culture of the school — its friendly atmosphere and excellent professors. There are students who deserve to go, but can’t afford it without shouldering considerable debt.” Pappas frequently reflects back on those who helped him achieve his current level of success. “I believe every successful person got a break in life,” he says. “We have a mandate to give back so that others can succeed.”

We have a mandaTe To give Back so ThaT oThers can sUcceed. Bill Pappas P ’11


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Tricia Farrand Kordalski ’83, P’15 Bryant is one of the great choices


ryant Trustee Tricia Kordalski didn’t start out to be an entrepre­ neur. In college, she played basketball and majored in market­ ing. Her first job was selling computers for Digital Equipment Corporation, but her difficulty in finding appropriate clothing for her five-foot, 10-inch frame planted the seed of an idea that eventu­ ally became an $ 8 million-plus business, Long Elegant Legs — a clothing company for tall women. “It was our 20th anniversary this summer,” Kordalski says from her office in Hillsborough, NJ. “As a small com­ pany, we can change with the times —  be dynamic and responsive.” What started out as a mail-order business, for example, now relies mainly on Internet sales. While Kordalski has been giving to the Bryant Fund for five years, last year, for the first time, she donated money to the Trustee Scholarship Fund. She was inspired, she says, by her academic expe­ rience at the University, which “opened my eyes to small businesses and entre­ preneurship.” A senior-year marketing internship at a children’s clothing store in Providence showed her there were ways to make a living other than working for a big corporation. “I talked with the owners and got to know their challenges and helped them arrive at solutions,” she recalls. “It was very satisfying.” In light of her professional success, Kordalski now sees her Bryant education


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We are all faced with different opportunities to give —  there is so much need. Trustee Tricia Farrand Kordalski ’83, P’15

as “a great gift,” one she believes in pass­ ing on. “When I was starting my own business, I asked other entrepreneurs to share advice and they were very help­ ful. Now, perhaps my gift is helping some future entrepreneur.” With her daughter, Lauren ’15, now at Bryant and a son applying to colleges this year, Kordalski is more aware than ever of the financial challenges facing families of college-bound young people. “I see that many of our kids’ friends have had to make difficult college choices based on the financial-aid packages they are offered. Bryant is such a wonder­ ful institution; if I can help make that decision easier for someone, I’m happy to do it.”

Describing her donation as “substan­ tial for me,” Kordalski notes that she takes philanthropy seriously. Her uncle is a priest serving in Liberia, and she supports his mission financially. “We are all faced with different opportunities to give — there is so much need,” she says. “In thinking about where my dona­ tions go, I feel Bryant is one of the great choices. The University’s global and entrepreneurial direction is well-suited for future employment. Its placement rate is phenomenal — 97 percent of Bryant graduates from the Class of 2010 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement. It makes sense,” she says, “to invest in someone’s future.”


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It Is Incumbent on us to gIve, so that others can follow In our footsteps. P. James “Jim” brady ’81

P. James “Jim” brady ’81 It was my time to give back


James “Jim” Brady’s professional story is a saga of travel and suc­ cess. A CPA , he has risen through the ranks at multinational accounting firm Deloitte and Touche to become CEO of operations in India, which employs several thousand people and has allowed Deloitte to extend its hours of operation around the clock. He and his family recently returned to the Atlanta area after living in Hyderabad, India, for nearly two years. They also have lived in Rhode Island, South Florida, and North Carolina, and, from 1995 to 1998, in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Previously a regular donor to the Annual Fund at Bryant, Jim established a scholarship in 2009, the P. James ’81 and Barbara Brady Partners in Scholar­ ship Fund. He had reached a point in his professional life, he says, when he began to think back to his experience in college. Brady grew up in New Jersey and then western Massachusetts. “I chose Bryant because I wanted to go into busi­ ness,” he says. “I knew it offered a great program in accounting, and I didn’t want to be in a city. The campus is fabulous.” A financial­aid recipient himself, he credits Bryant with being “an enormous component in my success. At Bryant I got the passion and the tools to become a CPA , and I’ve had a great run,” he says. “I’ve been in senior leadership positions for a dozen years, ever since I came back from Russia. I felt it was my time to give back. With all the traveling and living overseas I’d been doing for my job, I wanted to reconnect with the University in a meaningful way.” Without Bryant, Brady says, “my career with Deloitte would not have been possible. The University made an impact on my life in a real way.” Acknowledging that not every deserving student can afford a private university of Bryant’s cal­ iber, he and wife Barbara have stepped up to help. “It is incumbent on us to give,” says the father of two young teens, “so that others can follow in our footsteps.”

Janice wilbur sullivan All in the (extended Bryant) family


rom the time she could walk, native Rhode Islander Janice Wilbur Sullivan felt at home on the Bryant campus, first in Providence and later in Smithfield. Her grandfather, Elmer Wilbur, was a Bryant dean for many years in the 1940s and 1950s. “My grand­ mother used to bring me to campus,” she recalls. “It was my grandfather’s dream to have everyone in the family go to Bryant!” While Sullivan herself is not a Bryant graduate, she married one — Peter Sullivan ’74 — and is now a member of the Bryant Board of Trustees. She and her husband live in East Greenwich, RI, where they raised their children and where she now runs an interior design business, Colors By Design. “My boys used to talk about their friends with tuition loans,” Sullivan says. “I was grateful they never had to take on

such a burden.” Through the support that she and Peter give to the Janice Wilbur Sullivan Scholarship Fund, Sullivan helps young women attend Bryant. “I’ve been fortunate in my life,” she says. “It’s rewarding to help someone else find their hopes and dreams, and walk away with a great education.” Janice and Peter Sullivan also have reaped tangible personal awards from their philanthropy. “There was one young lady who received the scholarship for three and a half years,” Sullivan says. “Kristen lived at home in Rhode Island and com­ muted to campus.” “We became very close; she’s a part of our family now. I even went to her wed­ ding. She will always be dear to my heart.” Kristen has gone on to do work that truly makes a difference, Sullivan notes. “She went on to graduate school in

It’s good to help someone else fInd theIr hopes and dreams, and walk away wIth a great educatIon. trustee Janice wilbur sullivan


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It has been so rewarding for us to give back and see the difference it makes in a young person’s life. Ed Capasso ’77

Ed ’77 and Bonnie Capasso Supporting global education psychology after Bryant,” she says. “She’s a social worker now, working with children who have Asperger’s. Her skills are so needed.” Sullivan feels that Bryant is still her family. “No one else in our family got as involved with the University as I have,” she says. “My mom always said, ‘I know your grandfather is smiling down on you. He’d be so proud you’re a Bryant trustee.’’’ Elmer Wilbur would also be proud and amazed at today’s Bryant, she adds. “He wouldn’t recognize Bryant, it has changed so much from the very small school it once was. He’d be so proud to see that the students are extremely motivated and involved. What Bryant has to offer, academically and socially, is wonderful.” Giving to scholarship aid is special, Sullivan says, because even a small gift translates into “a great thing” for a young person. “To help another human being through school is profound,” she says. “For me, it goes back to my grandfather and his love of education. There are so many bright students out there, and many of them would love the chance to come to Bryant if they just had some help.” Thanks to Grandfather Wilbur’s inspiration, Janice and Peter Sullivan are providing that help.


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s senior vice president of finance and operations for Henkel, an electronics manufacturing firm based in Dusseldorf, Germany, Ed Capasso oversees 15 plants around the world. It’s a career that helps him appreciate the global academic direction Bryant has taken in recent decades. “Bryant has stayed ahead of the curve,” Capasso says proudly. “The business world has become global, and none of us can function well unless we understand how other parts of the world do business.” The University’s international initiatives, such as semesters abroad and academic ties with China, are cases of “perfect timing,” he says. That wasn’t so much the case when Capasso came to Bryant from Trumbull, CT, in the 1970s to study accounting. “People from my era probably remember it as a small New England college,” he recalls. “Now it has become an internationally known university. President Machtley has done wonders.” Even though it was smaller then, Bryant directly influenced Capasso’s successful career in business. “Bryant gave me a well-rounded education,”he says. “I was an accounting major, but we also had to take marketing, computer science, and

other subjects that have helped me in my career. I now reflect back on the professors who influenced my life.” One in part­ icular, he says, told him frankly that he needed to try harder in his coursework. “That brought out my competitive urge,” he recalls. “It was a wake-up call.” While Capasso, a member of the National Alumni Council, and his wife Bonnie had been making small gifts on an annual basis, four years ago he sat down with a member of the University’s fundraising staff to determine how to make a bigger difference. “As my own financial position continued to take a positive turn, I thought giving to scholarship aid would be a good cause. We had two kids in college ourselves, and we saw their friends coming out with tens of thousands of dollars in debt.” The Capassos established the Edward T. Capasso Partners in Scholarship Fund, which is used to help one student pay tuition each year. Capasso enthuses about the fruits of his donations. “I learn about the recipient and get to have lunch with him or her,” he says. “It’s exciting. We correspond by e-mail.” Capasso says his heart is warmed by the gratitude expressed by his scholarship recipients. “It has been so rewarding for us to give back and see the difference it makes in a young person’s life,” he says. “I would say to other alumni, ‘Consider what Bryant has given you and make a decision on how to give back. What’s going to be your legacy?’”


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Vincent McDonald Honoring the memory of a spouse


incent McDonald and Joan Tomlinson were teen sweethearts from Central Falls and Pawtucket, RI , in the late 1940s. He went on to Providence College, and she enrolled at Bryant. Now a remarried widower, McDonald remains proud of his late wife’s achievements. “She got a degree in accounting in 1954, when very few women studied accounting,” he says from his home in northern Virginia. “Joan was one of only two women at Bryant majoring in it at that time.” The recipient of a gold medal for distinction in accounting at graduation, she was hired right out of college at General Electric’s Providence plant. After the couple married, McDonald was stationed by the Army in New York so GE transferred Joan to its New York headquarters. “That was unusual in those days,” he says. “Companies didn’t move women employees around the way they did with men. In every accounting position Joan held, she was always confident that her Bryant degree in accounting had prepared her to excel.” She later earned an MBA from Long Island University. McDonald served in the Army for 30 years, including stints in Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan. During that time, Joan served as a tutor in a military off-duty education program. McDonald retired from the Army in 1985 and the couple settled in the Washington, D.C ., area, where Vincent worked for a private nonprofit association for 13 years and

Joan herself was a beneficiary of scholarship help; it MaDe the Difference in her being able to attenD. Vincent McDonald

Joan joined the Army Corps of Engineers as an accountant, rising to be the Finance and Accounting Officer for the Corps headquarters. A self-professed devotee of higher education, McDonald says he had once thought of being a college professor — and, while in the Army, he taught history at West Point for four years. Through Joan’s continuing involvement, he admired the evolution of Bryant from a small proprietary school to a college to a dynamic international university. “We have family in Rhode Island, and when we visited them we’d drive up to Bryant,” McDonald says. “We were always amazed by the growth of the campus and the leadership of the current president. Joan was pleased with the education she had received, and impressed by the school’s development over time.” For many years she gave to the annual fund and

attended alumni events in the D.C. area. In February of 2010, Joan McDonald died. “I was aware of scholarship giving opportunities at Bryant,” McDonald says, “so after Joan passed away, I signed up for one.” The Joan A. McDonald Partners in Scholarship Fund is in its second year of supporting a woman majoring in accounting at Bryant. It is an especially appropriate memorial to a woman who came from “a family of modest means,” McDonald says. “Joan herself was a beneficiary of scholarship help; it made the difference in her being able to attend.”

Anne Diffley is a freelance writer and editor. She wrote “Doing Well and Doing Good: Bryant Alumni in the Social Sector” for the Summer 2011 issue of Bryant.


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F I E L D of

D R E AM S eyond the warm brick of the Elizabeth and Malcolm Chace Wellness and Athletic Center, past the Bryant University parking lots and the manicured lawns of Bulldog Stadium, Conaty Park beckons. What was once only a vision has turned into reality. The newly upgraded and refurbished baseball and softball complex waits in anticipation for the 2012 season to begin. Thanks to the generous support of one man, Bryant University Trustee and alumnus Bill Conaty ’67, when the Bryant University baseball team opens its home schedule on March 20 Conaty Park’s true residents — 33 players wrapped in proud Black and Gold — will take the field in a completely renovated space. No longer just a diamond set on a vast expanse of open land, Conaty Park


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is not a field at all. Now, it is a stadium. Already considered to be one of the top collegiate baseball settings around, its enhancements will be felt by more than just the student-athletes who play on Bryant’s softball and baseball teams. “We are so appreciative of Bill Conaty’s support of his alma mater in making this dream a reality,” said

Director of Athletics Bill Smith. “The renovations to our baseball and softball complex enrich our facilities and our program, not only for our student-athletes and coaches, but for our fans as well, who will finally be able to enjoy the comforts of a stadium as they come out to enjoy another successful Division I baseball season this spring in Smithfield.”

The renovations to our baseball and softball complex enrich our facilities and our program, not only for our student-athletes and coaches, but for our fans as well.

bill smith

Director of Athletics


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Baseball co-captains Bill Conaty ’67 and Tony DeQuattro ’67 with coach Wally Camper.

he $1.3 million donation Bryant Trustee and alumnus Bill Conaty ’67 made to Bryant this year is tangible evidence of the impact of “leadership giving,” the practice of making a significant philanthropic gift which inspires others to contribute at levels higher than they had previously considered possible. As the University looks to make our bold vision for the future a reality, those who give generously and serve as role models for others are especially vital to our success. Bill Conaty, who served as captain of Bryant’s 1967 baseball team and was recognized with Bryant’s 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award, is a member of the 1863 Society. His gift, which transforms Bryant’s own Field of Dreams into impressive facilities for our Division I baseball and softball teams, will serve as a lasting physical symbol of his loyalty to Bryant. A spring dedication ceremony is expected. Conaty, retired from the position of senior vice president for human resources at General Electric, joined GE upon his graduation from Bryant in 1967. Over the course of a distinguished 40 -year career, he moved through a steady progression of leadership roles in the company’s transportation, aerospace, and aircraft engine businesses. As the human resources leader for GE employees worldwide, Conaty was widely acclaimed for his track record of innovation. He was the architect behind many of GE’s frequently cited HR practices in the areas of workforce differentiation and succession planning, and served as a role model for others in turning HR organizations into strategic business partners. Bill Conaty served as Chairman of both the National Academy of Human Resources and the HR Policy Association, and continues to serve on the advisory board of Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. He is co-author of The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers, published in 2010. Among many other activities, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and has been lauded as “one of the most highly respected people in his field and a true business leader,” by Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Kramer.


Mother Nature cooperated with ren­ ovation efforts throughout the fall, as unseasonably warm weather allowed for construction to stay right on sched­ ule. The renovations, which spill over next door to include a similar facelift to the softball complex, feature bleacher seating for 500, including 200 chair­ back seats and a state­of­the­art sound system, as well as a new press box to amplify Bryant’s in­game operations, public address and video broadcasts. Come March 20, Conaty Park will be teeming with life. Baseball and softball fans will fill the stadium with noise and support, bubblegum and pop­ corn — all the sounds and smells of America’s favorite pastime. The Bulldogs will take the field, and the crack of the bat will interrupt the air filled with the hints of spring. But for now, Conaty Park waits. With all the bells and whistles that were once just a dream, it is ready for spring.


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The BryanT Fund

Immediate Impact b y S ta S i a b. W a l m S l e y

PreParIng The nexT generaTIon To lead and serve The gloBal communITy oF The 21sT cenTury


he unprecedented growth at Bryant over the last decade could not have occurred without the strategic pairing of visionary leadership and fiscal responsibility along with generous philanthropic support of The Bryant Fund, the University’s unrestricted giving program. The Bryant Fund makes an immediate impact on the Bryant community, enabling the University to stay at the forefront of higher education in an age of unlimited global opportunity. Innovative teaching methods, international experiences, access to the latest technology and information, and collaborating with expert faculty are all the result of generous contributions to The Bryant Fund. annually, The BryanT Fund suPPorTs Programs ThaT are crucIal To BryanT and ITs sTudenTs, IncludIng:

• Annual scholarships to provide much-needed financial assistance to deserving students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Bryant • Library and technology enhancements to keep pace with evolving curriculum needs and advances in information technology • Faculty and curricula support to recruit and retain renowned faculty • Student living and learning opportunities that expand academic, professional, and cultural enrichment options


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suPPorTIng FuTure success

Gregory Steiner ’85 and his wife, Christine, have been giving to The Bryant Fund for nearly a decade. Even in the face of the economic downturn, Steiner, the third generation owner of Steiner, Inc. (a Connecticut-based building company) and vice president of Berkshire Industrial Corporation (a third-generation family company that owns and manages a 300acre mixed-use office and industrial park), says it is important to give back to an institution that taught him so much. “Those four short years prepared me for a lifetime of family, community, and work habits,” says Steiner. “I could not have succeeded without the experiences that I had at Bryant.” By contributing to The Bryant Fund, Steiner believes he is providing opportunities for students to have the same chance for success that he now enjoys. “Strong alumni involvement can only help the school, and, in turn, a strong school is helpful to its graduates’ careers,” he says.


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A large part of the inspiration and joy for those who get to work with these remarkable young adults is to see the maturity and intellectual growth taking place in the few short years they share with us. Observing those advances in such a compressed period of time challenges all of us to make the best possible use of every minute students are here on campus. Gifts to The Bryant Fund have contributed to making that achievable. José-Marie Griffiths, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs and University Professor

CapItalIzIng on opportunIty

Contributions to The Bryant Fund from the Steiners and many other donors have a direct effect on the life of the University — and Bryant students reap the benefits. In the past academic year, they have made impressive use of these opportunities:

Hundreds of students have studied abroad in one of 46 countries available through the University’s global programs.

Bryant won the 2010 Boston Security Analysts Society’s New England Investment Research Challenge ( NEIRC).

They’ve expanded their understanding of the international community and learned about other cultures and how businesses operate globally.

Nearly 2,000 students from more than 425 universities participated in Global Investment Research Challenge competitions around the world. Previous NEIRC winners were MIT (2009) and Boston University in(2008).

For the third time in four years, Bryant’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) was named “Best in the Nation.” The team prevailed against 140 chapters from business schools at top colleges and universities around the country.

In the nationwide xTAX competition, Bryant’s student accounting team triumphed against 904 teams from 82 colleges and universities across the country. In the finals, Bryant defeated the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of CaliforniaBerkeley, and the University of Houston, coming in a close second to Brigham Young University.

Bryant’s chapter of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) won the 2011 Northeast Regional Competition. Bryant beat out teams from Cornell, Loyola, Quinnipiac, and Seton Hall, to become one of only 12 teams from 470 competing colleges and universities to advance to the nationals. This placed Bryant in the top 2.5 percent of all institutions fielding teams. Stasia B. Walmsley is a writer/editor in the Office of University Relations at Bryant.

MEMorIal BooK unVEIlED

At the Alumni Memorial Service during the 2011 Reunion @ Homecoming, Bryant unveiled a new Memorial Book in the Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center. Members of the University community who have chosen to remember family and friends with a memorial gift of $ 1,000 or more to Bryant now have their loved ones’ names inscribed in The Memorial Book. The handmade leather volume, which will be updated annually by a nationally renowned calligrapher, is permanently displayed in the Interfaith Center. Anyone interested in viewing the book in person may make an appointment. The Memorial Book can also be viewed online at www. To memorialize a loved one with a gift of $ 1,000 or more, please contact Jennifer Fusco, Associate Director of Stewardship, at or 401-232-6812.


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THE BRYANT LEADERSH IP t H a n K yO U to the more than 9,522 inspiring members of the Bryant community

who engaged in the transformative education of our students by contributing more than $3.3

million in annual and capital gifts in the 2010 – 2011 fiscal year.

Cham pions for ph i lanth ropy Inspiring new levels of success


ryant University celebrates its Champions for Philanthropy who help to enrich our students’ lives intellectually and socially, personally and professionally. Each year at the Bryant Leadership Council Gala, the University’s signature event for those who donate $1,000 or more annually, Bryant pays special tribute to the visionary giving of alumni, parents, and friends of the University, naming them Champions for Philanthropy.

champions for phi lanthropy 2011 

Douglas S. Krupp ’69, ’89 H is a Trustee who, together with his wife, Judith, provided the generous gift to the University’s last capital campaign, The Campaign for Bryant, that helped create the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library, in addition to ongoing scholarship support. Ernest E. Stempel P ’84, ’98 H (1916–2009), Diana and Lars Bergquist P ’13, and The Ernest E. Stempel Foundation continue a family tradition of supporting Bryant that spans three generations, helping to establish the actuarial mathematics department, supporting scholarships and the Library, and contributing a leadership gift toward construction of a replica of China’s Forbidden City’s Shu Fang Zhai on campus. Sovereign|Santander Universities is providing generous support for Bryant’s Sophomore International Experience over three years, while serving as a Gold Level Sponsor of the 15th anniversary Women’s Summit in 2012.

lifetime champions for phi lanthropy 2011 The first Lifetime Champions for Philanthropy award went to Elizabeth Z.  and Malcolm G. “Kim” ’09 H (1934 – 2011) Chace in recognition of their work to better their community and the lives of people in need, as well as to transform the University. Bryant Leadership Council charter members, they made the leadership donation for the Elizabeth and Malcolm Chace Wellness and Athletic Center, and have provided generous support of scholarships and other initiatives, most recently launching the women’s rowing program. From top: Douglas S. and Judith Krupp; Diana and Lars

— Catherine Memory

Bergquist flank President Ronald K. Machtley; Eduardo Garrido, director of Santander Universities, with President Machtley; Elizabeth and Malcolm G. “Kim” Chace


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Visit to read the citations for this year’s honorees.


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SH IP COUNCIL 2010-2011 BRYANT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS The Bryant Leadership Council (BLC) comprises individuals who have made gifts of $1,000 or more in support of any area of the University. We thank these leaders and all of our contributors for their generous support that ensures our students have an enhanced experience at Bryant University.

Founder’s Society ($100,000+)

Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Lars Bergquist Mr. and Mrs. William J. Conaty Mr. and Mrs. Neil F. Stempel

Chairman’s Society ($50,000-99,999) Mr. and Mrs. Alan G. Hassenfeld

Trustee’s Society ($25,000-49,999)

Mr. and Mrs. David E. Allardice Mr. and Mrs. Gregory P. Barber Mr. and Mrs. David M. Beirne Mr. Malcolm G. Chace† and Mrs. Elizabeth Z. Chace Ms. Carolyn Rafaelian Mr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Rafaelian Mr. and Mrs. John S. Renza, Jr. Mrs. Marie Renza Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Riblet * Mrs. Virginia Riblet Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. David C. Weinstein

President’s Society ($10,000-24,999) Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. George E. Bello Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bohnsack † Mr. Alfred Buckley Mrs. Eleanor Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Capobianco Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. DeLomba Mr. and Mrs. Mark DeViney ° Mr. Michael deWeger Ms. Mary L. Dupont and Mr. Robert K. Decelles Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Fisher Mr. John H. Joyce Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Krupp President and Mrs. Ronald K. Machtley Mr. and Mrs. James S. Richardson Dr. and Mrs. John W. Rowe

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Schmitt Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Sullivan

Dean’s Society ($5,000-9,999)

Mr. and Mrs. Dana N. Barron Mr. Robert J. Calabro Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Capasso Mr. and Mrs. Erik Constantino Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Dailey Mr. and Mrs. Siro T. DeGasperis Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Della Grotta Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Fahey Mr. and Mrs. H. Kent Goetjen Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Graham Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd W. Granoff Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hanson Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hanson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Hewitt Mr. Paul Keeley Mrs. Lucille G. Killiany Mr. Alan Kluger and Ms. Amy Dean Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kordalski Mr. and Mrs. John M. LaRocca, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Livingston Mr. and Mrs. H. James Magee Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Marotta Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Mead Mr. and Mrs. Kristian P. Moor Mr. and Mrs. Wayne K. Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Nassaney Mr. David Olney and Ms. Denise Chakoian-Olney Mr. and Mrs. Victor Primavera, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Schindler Mr. Daniel Schobel Mr. Chris Shouler Ms. Marguerite Smiley Ms. Gina M. Spencer * Mr. and Mrs. George A. Vecchione Mr. Kevin P. Walsh * Mr. and Mrs. William E. Warrin

University Society ($1,000-4,999) Anonymous (1) Mr. George Agostini

Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Alberg Mr. Vernon Alden Mr. and Mrs. David C. Allen * Mrs. Deborah M. Alphin Mr. Abdulaziz Alrashed * Mr. and Mrs. Jose Altgelt Dr. and Mrs. Roger L. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Andrew G. Andrews Mr. Jarrod O. Ashton Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Ashton * Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Atkins Mr. and Mrs. Rodney R. Baillargeon Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Baran Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Barber Mr. Emanuel E. Barrows * Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Barton Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Battista Mr. and Mrs. Roger N. Begin Ms. Diane Belcher * Mr. Sam Beldona Mr. Jean Belhumeur Mr. Joseph Beretta Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Bernier Mr. Eric J. Bertrand * Mr. Harvey C. Bixon * Mr. Jerry Blau * Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bodine * Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Boise Mr. Francis J. Boucher Mr. John J. Bowen Mr. and Mrs. P. James Brady, III Mr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Brenner Mr. Brian Britton Mr. James H. Bryson Mr. and Mrs. José C. Buenaga * Ms. Carrie Burr Mr. and Mrs. Raymond T. Bush Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Butler Mr. and Mrs. Reid B. Cameron * Mr. and Mrs. Todd G. Carey Mr. and Mrs. Gene A. Carlone Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Carriere † Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Carter * Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Cerilli Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chin Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Cingari Mr. Michael J. Cintolo Ms. Judith Clare

* Mr. Donald Clarke Ms. Kathleen Clarkin and Mr. Michael Clarkin Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Cleathero ° Mrs. Frances Coffey Mr. W. Timothy Coggins Mr. and Mrs. William R. Cohen * Mr. Brandon Cole Dr. and Mrs. M. Cary Collins ° Mrs. Anne M. Congdon Mr. and Mrs. Delbert S. Conner * Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cooper * Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Corrigan, IV * Mrs. Susan Coscina * Dr. William Coscina Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Cosgrove Mr. and Mrs. Ralph O. Cote Mr. and Mrs. J. Steven Cowen Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Cowley Mr. and Mrs. David L. Craine Ms. Maureen L. Creasia * Ms. Sheryl Crowley Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Cummings Mr. and Mrs. James Damron Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Davidowitz Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Don De Angelis * Mr. Scott E. De Pasquale * Ms. Martha Dellenback Dr. Carol W. DeMoranville Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Desaulnier Mr. and Mrs. John M. Deshaw * Mr. John DeSimone Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Doppelt * Mr. and Mrs. David M. Duchesneau Mr. and Mrs. Bernard G. Dumont Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Dunlap, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. C. Correll Durling Dr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eakin Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Eannarino Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Eaton Mr. Richard Edick and Ms. Georganne Goldblum Mrs. Rebecca Eggers Mr. and Mrs. Karl F. Ericson Mr. and Mrs. Dustin J. Everson Mr. and Mrs. William J. Fagan Mr. and Mrs. William Famiglietti * Ms. Sari Fishman Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fogarty Dr. Lookman Folami * Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fox Mrs. Elaine Franks Mr. William J. Franks Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Freed Mr. and Mrs. David M. French Ms. Marilyn Fuller * Mr. Thomas Gaidimas * Mrs. Sharon Garavel and Mr. Jerry Garavel

* Ms. Brooke Garnett * • Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Charles Garnett * Mr. Ronald Gendron Mr. and Mrs. Charles German * Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gilmartin Mr. and Mrs. John L. Giorgi Dr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Gloster Mr. and Mrs. David M. Gold Mr. and Mrs. W. Dustin Goldstein Ms. Jane L. Grayhurst * Mr. and Mrs. David Greenan Ms. Barbara Gregory and Mr. John Gregory * Dr. José-Marie Griffiths and Mr. Donald King Mr. and Mrs. James W. Grzybowski Ms. Deborah Guthrie and Mr. Allan Stein Mr. and Mrs. David T. Hansen Ms. Donna Harris * Mr. and Mrs. Neil I. Harris Mr. and Mrs. J. Dennis Heipt Mr. William H. Heisler, III * Mr. Thomas Henderson * Mr. Steven Hill Dr. Kathleen Hittner and Mr. Barry Hittner Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Hochberg * Mr. and Mrs. James Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Holmes, Jr. Mrs. Lorna Hunter Mr. T. Abraham D. Hunter Ms. Roberta Hysell Mr. Bernard A. Jackvony Dr. E. Gardner Jacobs, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis F. Jacques Mr. Jason A. Jaffe Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas W. Janikies * Mr. Andrew Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keating, Jr. Mr. Robert Keeley Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelm Dr. and Mrs. David C. Ketcham Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Kirkwood ° Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Lafleur Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Lagarce Mr. and Mrs. Alan E. Lang Dr. Gaytha A. Langlois Mrs. Mary C. Lapeyrouse Ms. Joanna T. Lau and Mr. Denis Berube Mr. Kevin M. Lavalla Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Leduc Mr. and Mrs. David H. Leigh Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Leonard Mr. and Mrs. David M. Lieberman

These pages recognize those who made leadership gifts to Bryant University between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. Despite making every effort to list all donors correctly, errors and omissions may have inadvertently occurred. If your name appears incorrectly or is not listed, please contact the Office of Development at (877) 353-5667 so we can correct our records for future recognition. Thank you. Visit to view the full Honor Roll listing.

† Deceased * New Members • In Honor ° In Memory

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THE BRYANT LEADERSH IP Dr. Judy Barrett Litoff Ms. Kathy Lopes Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lulli Mr. and Mrs. John L. Lundy Dr. and Mrs. David S. Lux Mr. William Lynch ° Dr. Mary Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Jason P. Macari Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mac Farlane * Mr. Donald Macaulay Ms. Judith Mack Mr. and Mrs. William R. MacKay Mr. Raymond MacKowski Mr. and Mrs. Keith S. Mahler Mr. and Mrs. Suresh Mani * Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maniscalco Mr. and Mrs. Autino O. Maraia

Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Marin * Ms. Helene S. Markoff Mr. and Mrs. Glen P. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. May, III Mr. John Maynard Mr. and Mrs. Martin McCabe * Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. McCarthy * Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCarthy Ms. Teresa McCarthy † Mrs. Joan McDonald Mr. Vincent McDonald Dr. Judith McDonnell * Mr. Kevin McGillivray Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McNamara Mr. and Mrs. William P. McQuinn

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Melillo Mr. Anthony Mignanelli Mr. and Mrs. James E. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Mitchell * Mr. and Mrs. John W. Montalbano Mrs. Patricia A. Monti * Mr. F. Paul Mooney Mrs. Susan Mooradian Mr. and Mrs. Barry Morrison * Mr. Edmond Morrison Dr. and Mrs. Robert Muksian Mr. Raymond Murphy Dr. Keith B. Murray and Kathy Murray Mr. and Mrs. J. Terrence Murray Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Nash Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Newell

DaviD allarDice ’61: Opening DOOrs fOr the next generatiOn Three years into retirement, David Allardice ’61 enjoys gardening with his wife Barbara and fixing up their old farmhouse. But homebodies they are not. In fact, they love serious travel. They already have been to all seven continents and 45 of the 50 states. And they still manage to visit Bryant twice a year from their home on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Since 2000, the Allardices have annually supported several scholarships through the Bryant Partners in Scholarship program. Whenever they are on campus, they invite recipients of their scholarships to join them for dinner. “We look at it as developing a friendship with the student that could last well beyond the college years,” explains Allardice. “We want to be role models for the next generation.” A financial consultant for 22 years, Allardice certainly has the makings of an ideal mentor. Allardice majored in management at Bryant. After serving in the Army, he worked at Lincoln National Bank, and then as assistant director of development for his wife’s alma mater, Keuka College. After partnering with another financial consultant for a time, he launched Allardice & Associates Inc., a municipal financial consulting business in Canadaigua, NY. “Education opens doors,” says Allardice. “Bryant gave me the confidence that I could do the job, and that I could be successful in whatever role I wanted.” It is fitting then that the Allardices support scholarships, given that it is one of the biggest endorsements and boosts of confidence, that an undergraduate can receive. “I was fortunate my parents provided the money I needed to go to school,” says Allardice, who, with his wife, is also a member of the 1863 Society. “Education is a need, and students today have financial challenges. It’s important to us that students realize there are people out there to help ease the financial burden, and then one day, they will give back in the same way as the people helping them.”

Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Nicholson, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Peter Nigro Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nocera Mr. and Mrs. Roger T. Nolan Dr. Elaine Notarantonio and Mr. Ralph Charello Mrs. Olga O’Brien * Mr. John O’Connor Dr. and Mrs. William T. O’Hara Ms. Elizabeth O’Neil * Mr. Timothy O’Neil Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O’Shea * Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Pagano Ms. Catherine M. Parente Ms. Jennifer Parkhurst Mr. and Mrs. Harold N. Patch * Mr. Tarang Patel Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Paulino Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Pendleton * Mr. and Mrs. Laurence A. Percz Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pereira Mr. and Mrs. Marc Perlman Mr. and Mrs. Mills C. Perry Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Petrarca Mr. William Phillips * Mr. Vicente Pina * Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Pintarich Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Portanova * Mr. David Porter Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Powell Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Powers Mr. and Mrs. James J. Prescott ° Dr. Janet Prichard Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Puishys Mr. Donald Quattrucci Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Raccuia * Mr. Nicholas Raho * Mr. Tyler Ray Mr. Sean Reardon * Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Redpath Mr. Richard Rein * Mr. Gerald Renza Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ricci * Mr. and Mrs. Barry Ringelheim Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Roberto Mr. Thomas Rosedale Mr. Richard Roy * Mr. James Russell Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Santos Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Santos Mr. Gerald Santos * Mr. Jamie Scanlon Mr. and Mrs. Bruce N. Schatz Ms. Cynthia Schmitt-Sprinkle Dr. and Mrs. James C. Segovis * Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Senecal Ms. Christina S. Senecal

* Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Shapiro Mr. Orville Sheldon Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Shippee Ms. Toby Simon Dr. Kathleen A. Simons Ms. Gretchen Dow Simpson * Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Sipperly Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Smith * Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. William R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Roland H. Snead Mr. Solomon A. Solomon Dr. Kenneth Sousa Ms. Debra Srdoc Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. St. Onge Mr. and Mrs. Gregory L. Steiner Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Stern Mr. and Mrs. Shivan S. Subramaniam Mrs. Mary Sullivan Mr. Patrick Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Szostak Mrs. Hope Talbot Mr. James Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Bentley Tobin Dr. William E. Trueheart and Ms. Carol Word Trueheart Mr. William Tsonos * Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Tully Mr. and Mrs. Ted J. Ujazdowski Dr. V.K. and Dr. Nirmala Unni Mr. and Mrs. Laurent J. Vernerey Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Vierra Mr. Francis Visgatis Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Voss Mr. Donald Walsh† and Mrs. Pauline Walsh Ms. Eleonora C. Walsh Ms. Robin Torbron Warde Dr. Newell E. Warde Mr. and Mrs. Alan Wardyga Mrs. Barbara Warrington Mr. and Mrs. Jay Weinberg Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Weisman Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Weiss * Mr. Walter Wiacek Ms. Irene Wielgus • Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Wienkoop Ms. Rita A. Williams-Bogar and Mr. Lawrence Bogar * Mr. William Wolcott Mr. and Mrs. John E. Wolfe Mr. and Mrs. Blair L. Worrall Dr. Elizabeth J. Yobaccio and Mr. Ronald Yobaccio

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† Deceased * New Members

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sH iP cOuNciL 2010-2011 1863 SOCIETY MEMBERS The 1863 Society recognizes those individuals who name

The 186 3 SocieTy: honoring BryanT MeMorieS

Bryant in their will or trust, or through a life income plan. Through their generosity, the 1863 Society members create a wonderful and enduring legacy at Bryant.

Anonymous (10) Mr. and Mrs. David E. Allardice Ms. Judith V. Allen Mr. and Mrs. James Backus Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.G. Batchelor † Mrs. Helen Sito Bochenek Mr. Armand C. Bonneau Mrs. Blanche Brown † Mr. Kenneth K. Brown † Mr. Alfred S. Buckley, Jr. † Mrs. Agnes J. Carr Mr. John D. Claypoole † Mr. Carlton Clewley Mr. and Mrs. William J. Conaty Mr. and Mrs. J. Steven Cowen Mr. Wallace J. Crooks Mr. David E. Daw Mr. and Mrs. Siro T. DeGasperis † Mr. Nicholas A. DeRienzo † Mrs. Patricia C. deWeger Mr. Robert C. Dobbins Mr. Joseph T. Duffy Mr. Philip T. Dunk, Jr. † Mrs. Eleanor L. Emery † Mr. Kirke B. Everson Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand J. Fay, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Freed Mr. David J. Gardam, Jr. † Mr. Bruce B. Gravitt Mrs. Edith C. Gold Ms. Marjorie B. Gore Mr. Robert E. Goudreau † Mr. Richard M. Greifer † Mr. and Mrs. Hans E. Gwinner Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hallock, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Hershkowitz Ms. Paula J. Hogan † Mr. Winston Hsiang Ms. Roberta Hysell Mr. John H. Joyce Mrs. Lucille G. Killiany † Ms. Edna B. Kilcup † Mrs. Elvira M. Knight † Mr. and Mrs. Sol Koffler Mr. and Mrs. Alan E. Lang Mr. Roy E. Lange † Ms. Dorothy M. Lapham Mr. and Mrs. David H. Leigh † Mr. Mario M. Libutti Mr. Stanley F. Lomangino † Dr. Celeste (Ignatio) Loughman † Ms. Lola MacLean

† Ms. Myra Menagh † Ms. Helen L. Merrifield Mr. Kenneth R. Middleton Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Mignanelli Mr. Robert F. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. E. Ronald Mosca Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Mulvehill Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Nadeau † Ms. Marguerite North Mrs. Dorothy F. O’Connell Mr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Papitto Mr. and Mrs. Harold N. Patch † Mrs. Vera C. Perrella † Mr. and Mrs. William Posemann † Ms. Stefanie Prigge † Ms. Elizabeth A. Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. John S. Renza, Jr. † Mr. Emile C. Riendeau Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ringold Mr. Frederick M. Rounds Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Santos † Mr. William J. Sheehan † Ms. Louise A. Shuster Mr. and Mrs. John A. Skoglund † Mrs. Elisabeth R. Smart Ms. Dorothy (Hill) Smith Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Stark Ms. Joyce Suleski Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Sullivan The Honorable Bruce Sundlun† and Ms. Marjorie Sundlun † Ms. Jean Swift Mrs. Hope C. Talbot † Mr. Joseph M. Tavares, Jr. Mrs. Nancy N. Tedder Mrs. Stella Z. Testa Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Townsend Mr. Richard S. Urquhart Mr. Edmund Viele † Mr. George J. Vieira Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Vitale Mr. Donald Walsh† and Mrs. Pauline Walsh Ms. Eleonora C. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Alan Wardyga Mrs. Dale Whiting † Mr. George W.B. Whiting Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Wienkoop † Ms. Dorothy Willard † Ms. Jane Woods Mr. and Mrs. John R. Wright

A member of the greatest generation, Max Gold ’49 was wounded in Europe during World War II . “He served his country,” says his wife, Edith Gold. “Thank God he came back alive.” Max attended Bryant on the GI bill. “He worked hard and became quite successful in the manufacturing business,” says Gold. The Golds endowed a scholarship in 1989, and when Max died in 1998, he left a bequest to support the scholarship. Honoring her late husband, Edith gives to Bryant’s annual fund and also has made a provision for Bryant in her will. “He felt he owed Bryant a great deal,” explains Gold. “The education he received was beneficial all his life.” Vietnam-era veteran Jim Backus ’69 shares Gold’s long view. Backus joined the Marine Corps after graduation. “The ability of After the military, he worked in management and sales while studythe University ing yacht design. In the early 1980s, he opened his own practice and soon to expand and was recruited to the Westlawn improve comes Institute of Marine Technology, where he ultimately became president. directly from Backus started investing on his own in 2008. “Because my Bryant alumni support.” education allowed us to invest successfully, [my wife Helen and I] believe it – J i m B a c k u s ’6 9 should be remembered,” he says. A trust will provide Bryant with $ 50,000 upon their deaths. “We’d like to help others seek their future,” says Backus. “The ability of the University to expand and improve comes directly from alumni support.” Named for the year of Bryant’s founding, the 1863 Society recognizes alumni and friends of the University who remember Bryant through their estate plans or through a life income gift. To join this special group, or if you have already named Bryant in your will or trust, please contact Edward Magro, J.D., associate director of planned giving, at emagro or call (401) 232-6528.

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CORPORATIONS / fOUNDATIONS The support of corporations and foundations is vital to the success of many of the University’s programs and projects, and has increased Bryant’s national prominence. We are grateful for these sustained partnerships and the continued support of Bryant’s core mission. founder’s Society ($100,000+)

Amica Insurance Company Fred M. Roddy Foundation, Inc. New York Community Trust Rhode Island Foundation Riblet Family Foundation

Coface CVS Caremark FM Global Granoff Family Foundation Hamel & McAlister, Inc. HB Communications Inc. Hinckley, Allen & Synder, LLP National Grid Navigant Credit Union Raytheon Company RI Economic Development Corporation Schneider Electric Shawn M. Nassaney Memorial Foundation Strategas Research Partners, LLC Structure Tone, Inc. TD Bank Travelers Companies, Inc. United Parcel Service Washington Trust Charitable Foundation

President’s Society ($10,000-24,999)

University Society ($1,000-4,999)

Alex and Ani, Inc. Amica Companies Foundation Bank of America Citizens Bank Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Dunkin Brands, Inc. Fidelity Investments GTECH Corporation J.R. Group, Inc. Maddalena and Joseph Perella Scholarship Fund Providence Society of Financial Analysts RIMES Sodexo Target The Krupp Family Foundation Triangle Community Foundation, Inc. United Way of Southeastern NE Wells Fargo

Advanced Data Technology Agostini Construction Co., Inc. Alnasco Anna M. Posemann Trust Arrow Electronics, Inc. Automotive Investment Group Banneker Industries, Inc. Barclay’s Capital, Inc. Barton Executive Search, Inc. Beneficial Energy Products Berkshire Property Advisors Blum Shapiro Foundation, Inc. BRL Law Group, LLC Cameron Charitable Trust Carousel Industries Chris Bodine Associates, LLC Chris Corrigan Moving, Inc. Coppage Management, Inc. Cowen & Associates Davidowitz Foundation Dec-Tam Corporation Deloitte & Touche, LLP Delta Dental of Rhode Island DiSanto Priest & Company Diversified Project Management Duffy & Sweeney, LTD. Fab-Braze Corporation FGX International Follett Higher Education Group Franklin Paint Co., Inc. French American Cultural Exchange Gold Realty Company

Anonymous (1) Banco Santander, S.A. Ernest E. Stempel Foundation Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)

Chairman’s Society ($50,000-99,999) Edna B. Kilcup Trust Hassenfeld Foundation Hermann Foundation, Inc. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Trustee’s Society ($25,000-49,999)

Dean’s Society ($5,000-9,999) Amgen Bank Rhode Island Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln Bond Brothers, Inc.


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Golfer’s Warehouse Grade A Markets, Inc. H & L Bloom, Inc. H H D Foundation Hampton Inn Hasbro, Inc. Heipt Family Trust Hill & Associates International, Inc. Hochberg Foundation Inc. Honeywell, Inc. IKON Office Solutions, Inc. Jan Co., Inc. KPMG, LLP Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi & DeRienzo P.C. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Luke Charitable Foundation Lundy & Co., CPA P.C. Marotta Controls, Inc. Matrix Metal Products MetLife Insurance Mignanelli & Associates, Ltd. Murdock Webbing Co., Inc. Murray Family Charitable Foundation Narragansett Improvement Company National Grid Newport Tent Company, Inc. Norking Company Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation OceanAir, Inc. Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, LLC Purchasing Management Association of Rhode Island RC Research, Inc. Reilly Electric Rhode Island Airport Corporation RTF Associates SIFE SJ Advisors, LLC Straetz Foundation The Barber Family Foundation The Hanover Insurance Group Wealth Management Resources, Inc. William Palumbo Insurance Agency Worthing Companies

investment for the future is higher education.” JORgE MOR áN PRESIDENT AND CEO SOvEREIgN BANk SANTANDER HOLDINgS, USA

MATCHINg gIfT CORPORATIONS / fOUNDATIONS Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and match charitable contributions made by their employees. Thank you to all alumni, parents, and friends who use the matching gifts programs in the workplace. Bryant University is grateful to the following companies and corporations that provided matching gift dollars of $1,000 or more from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Aetna Foundation Inc. Alliance Capital Management Amica Companies Foundation AXA Foundation Bank of America Citizens Charitable Foundation Covidien Delta Dental of Rhode Island Ernst & Young Foundation Exxon Education Foundation FM Global Fidelity Investments GE Foundation GTECH Corp. Hasbro, Inc. IBM International Foundation

† Deceased * New Members

Johnson & Johnson Inc. KPMG Foundation Moody’s Foundation New York Life Foundation Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Pfizer Foundation Pitney Bowes PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Raytheon Company Square D Company Texas Instruments Travelers Companies, Inc. UNUM Corporation Verizon Foundation

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SH IP COUNCIL 2010-2011 PARENTS COUNCIL Parents who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more are members of the Parents Council, and play an integral role in strengthening Bryant’s reputation through philanthropic support, admission outreach, and special event participation. Founder’s Society ($100,000+) Anonymous (1) Mr. and Mrs. Lars Bergquist

President’s Society ($10,000-24,999) Anonymous (1)

Dean’s Society ($5,000-9,999) Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Schindler

University Society ($1,000-4,999) * Mr. and Mrs. Jose Altgelt * Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Atkins Dr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Baran Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Battista * Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Boise Mr. John J. Bowen Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chin * Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Corrigan, IV * Ms. Susan Coscina * Dr. William Coscina Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Davidowitz * Mr. and Mrs. David M. Duchesneau Mr. Richard Edick and Ms. Georganne Goldblum Mr. and Mrs. William Famiglietti * Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fox

* Mr. and Mrs. Clifford C. Garnett * Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gilmartin Mr. and Mrs. H. Kent Goetjen * Mr. and Mrs. Neil I. Harris * Mr. and Mrs. James Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Holmes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelm Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Lagarce Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Leonard Mr. and Mrs. David M. Lieberman Mr. and Mrs. William R. MacKay Heckles Mr. and Mrs. Suresh Mani * Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maniscalco Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Marin Mr. and Mrs. Martin McCabe * Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCarthy * Mr. and Mrs. John W. Montalbano Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nocera Dr. Elaine Notarantonio and Mr. Ralph Charello * Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Pagano Mr. and Mrs. William J. Pappas Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Paulino * Mr. and Mrs. Laurence A. Percz Dr. Janet Prichard Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Raccuia * Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Redpath Dr. Allene J. Scott and Mr. Jeffrey A. Scott * Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Sipperly Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Blair L. Worrall

The ParenTs CounCi l : seTTing an examPle of PhilanThroPy For a couple of Babson alumni, Clifford and Kim Garnett P ’13 have become pretty proud Bryant parents. Their daughter Brooke is an accounting major with an eye for the fashion industry. In Brooke’s first year at Bryant she participated in a fashion immersion program in New York, shadowed professionals at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, and nabbed a competitive —and lucrative — summer job with Nordstrom. “She always says ‘I love it!,’ when asked about Bryant,” says Kim. “She really respects the learning environment.” “A strong educational institution needs a synergy between administrators, faculty, students, and parents,” says Clifford. For the Garnetts, the Parents Council supports that synergy. “Our decision to participate in the Parents Council with a gift to Bryant sets an example for our children,” says Kim. “These are such important years to stay involved.” Bruce and Patti Schindler P ’13 agree that parent involvement fosters a distinctive quality of community at Bryant. “We have found Bryant to be open and family-like,” says Bruce. Their son Blake intends to go into his family’s business, a Ford / Lincoln dealership in Baltimore. “Blake is getting a great education which will help us prosper,” he says. “We believe in giving back to the community that gives to you. Our child is getting great benefits from Bryant, so if we can help a little bit, the hope is that others will follow the lead and help also.” The Schindlers recognize that tuition alone cannot cover the full cost of educating a college student today. Patti says, “We understand the nuts and bolts of it, and we think all Bryant students should have as many opportunities as possible.” Parents Council contributions benefit the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library Fund. Members receive special invitations to campus receptions and events and are recognized with a library bookplate bearing the name of their son or daughter, or their family name. For information about the Parents Council, contact Kathie Hart at (401) 232-6251 or khart3@

FY 2011

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Distribution of Support

Giving by Constituency

The Bryant Fund




Designated Program Support



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Friends and Other

Library and Scholarship Endowment









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Around And About A out

SPOTLIgHT ON: FACuLTy the Bryant faculty comprises engaged educators and dedicated researchers whose work is recognized internationally.


Jeffrey Cabusao, Ph.D., third from left, meets with students.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS As experts in their fields, Bryant professors are often asked to share their knowledge on newsworthy topics of the day. Here are some recent examples of our faculty in the news. C-SPAN’s Book TV featured a “book talk” by Associate Professor of History bradford Martin, Ph.d., about The Other Eighties: A Secret History of America in the Age of Reagan, published earlier this year. He also contributed a commentary on Christianity, social justice, and politics for Salon, the online news and culture magazine. In an article about the effect of Japan’s earthquake on auto dealers, Bryant supply chain management expert teresa McCarthy, Ph.d., tells the Providence Business News that the Japanese crisis will send corporate executives and aca-

demics scurrying to reexamine the risks associated with lean manufacturing and producing components at just one location. In an online story for the American Association of Individual Investors, Professor of Mathematics robert Muksian, Ph.d., takes a look at the dilemma facing workers who have reached their full retirement age. He reviews the choice between taking the Social Security benefit and continuing to work, or waiting to take advantage of an increased regular benefit and a significantly delayed retirement credit. Andres ramirez, Ph.d., assistant professor of finance, recently published two research papers on the topic of business and technological opportunities in the aftermath of earthquakes. Ramirez shared a commentary about his research on Northeast

Public Radio’s “Academic Minute,” heard on NPR stations throughout the country. In a article about how to say no at work, Trustee Professor of Management Michael A. roberto, d.b.A. , recommends offering alternatives or seeking ways to limit the scope of an assignment when declining a project. In a story for Providence Business News, Edinaldo tebaldi, Ph.d., assistant professor of economics, and ray Fogarty, director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant, contributed to the discussion of whether Rhode Island’s global exports will pull the state out of its economic recession. ron Washburn, J.d., a legal studies lecturer, who teaches Bryant’s popular course “Sports and the Law,” was invited by

Bradford Martin, Ph.D.

Teresa McCarthy, Ph.D.

Andres Ramirez, Ph.D.

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several media outlets, including WEEI Sports Radio Network, WPRI, and CNBC, to discuss the professional league lockouts. Read more at www.bryant. edu/news. UNIVERSITY NEWS AND NOTES Jeffrey Cabusao, Ph.d., assistant

professor of English and cultural studies, received the 2011 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE ). As a recipient, Cabusao attended the NCTE summer institute in Denver, CO, that focused on the topic of literacy education. tom Chandler, MFA, professor of creative writing and poet laureate emeritus of Rhode Island, is the subject of a full-length interview in the fall 2011 edition of Southern California Review. The issue also features two new poems written by Chandler: “Aloha Airlines Flight 243” and “Two Looters.” Another faculty member from the Department of English and Cultural Studies, Maura Coughlin, Ph.d., was named to the Board of Directors of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association ( NCSA). She has presented papers at several NCSA annual conferences and has served on the Article Prize Committee, which she will now


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chair. As a board member, Coughlin AWARD-WINNING RESEARCH will also be a liaison to the AssocTwo members of Bryant’s College iation of Historians of Nineteenth of Business faculty have been Century Art and will help to honored for a research paper organize and publicize panels that sheds new light on cultural on 19th century art and visual factors contributing to the growth culture at the annual conference. of women-owned businesses. Research by Economics Sam Beldona, Ph.D., associate Professors Jongsung Kim, Ph.D., professor of management and associate dean of the Graduate and Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., School of Business, and Crystal about immigrants’ odds of slipping into poverty was pubJiang, Ph.D., assistant professor lished in the Eastern Economic of management, investigated how Alex Perullo, Ph.D. Journal. cultural differences influence W. Mellon Foundation through resources and competence in the Qin Leng, Ph.D., associate Indiana University’s Center for growth of women-owned busiprofessor of plant biology, the Study of Global Change, to nesses in the United States and presented her research about conduct research on intellectual in India. Grace Chun Guo, assisfossilized biomolecules at property rights and globalization. tant professor of management the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Minneapolis, MN. Alex Perullo, Ph.D., a former BRYANT WELCOMES NEW FACULTY U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania who is now associate Three faculty members have joined Bryant this fall. They are professor of anthropology, among the nearly 130 tenured and tenure-track University ethnomusicology, and African studies at Bryant, has published professors, 98 percent of whom hold a Ph.D. or the highest a new book. Dar es Salaam: terminal degree in their respective fields. Popular Music and Tanzania’s Music Economy explores the world of the bands, music Aziz Berdiev distributors, managers, and clubs Assistant Professor of Economics in the lively and creative music Ph.D., University of Kentucky industry of Dar es Salaam, one of Africa’s most dynamic cities. In addition, Perullo was Donald W. Holder recently invited to give a series Associate Dean of the College of lectures at Chr. Michelsen of Arts and Sciences and Institute (CM I ), a policy and Distinguished Lecturer Ed.D., Vanderbilt University research institute in Bergen, Norway, which is recognized for generating knowledge relevant Stephen Perreault, CPA for fighting poverty, advancing Assistant Professor of Accounting human rights, reducing conflict, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts and promoting sustainable social development. The lectures address issues of youth, politics, and urbanization in Africa. Perullo is also the recent recipient To read more about Bryant’s newest faculty members, of a five-year Framing the Global visit Fellowship, funded by the Andrew

Crystal Jiang, Ph.D.

at Sacred Heart University, was the paper’s third author. An exploratory case study revealed that women entrepreneurs in the United States developed and used intangible resources to build legitimacy and credibility, which ultimately led to business growth. Specifically, human and social capital were developed first and formed the basis of reputational capital. Using a cultural dimensions theory developed by social psychologist Geert Hofstede, the authors then tested hypotheses regarding the expected differences between women entrepreneurs in the two countries. For their work, the authors received the Emerging Scholar Award in Women’s Entrepreneurship presented by the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship (IJGE) and Women in the Academy of International Business. They have been invited to submit their paper, titled “The Effects of Resources and Competence on Growth of Women-Owned Businesses: A Study of Two Countries,” to IJGE for possible publication. The award was presented at the annual Academy of International Business conference held in Nagoya, Japan.


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Around And About A out

Spotlight on: CampuS the fall semester at Bryant was highlighted by several exciting announcements and events that build on the University’s dedication to excellence and innovation.

From left: WJMF General Manager Ricky McLaughlin ’12, WJMF Programming Manager Tyler Pepe ’12, WGBH hosts Cathy Fuller and Laura Carlo, and Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley at the ribbon-cutting on October 6.

WJMF PARTNERS WITH WGBH-BOSTON WJmF , Bryant’s student-run radio station, has expanded its coverage under a partnership between the university and Boston-based WgBh . in September, round-the-clock classical broadcasts returned to Rhode island for the first time since 2009 as the university’s station, WJmF 88.7 Fm, began retransmitting the signal from WgBh 99.5. Bryant’s studentrun station continued uninterrupted on a variety of new technology platforms, including WJmF hD-2, smartphone applications, and the use of one of WgBh’s mobile DtV channels. WJmF is the first student-run station in the region to be available on the new mobile service.


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Bryant students will have internship opportunities at WgBh and the chance to work alongside recognized industry leaders. “this groundbreaking partnership gives us the unique opportunity to become pioneers in digital broadcasting by enabling a multiplatform approach,” said WJmF general manager ricky McLaughlin ’12 (hudson, nh ). Bryant will maximize the 88.7 signal by increasing its power from 225 watts to 1200 watts by virtue of a recently awarded construction permit from the FCC. WJmF is exploring opportunities with itunes Radio, aol Radio, and other online streaming sites, a move that will increase its national exposure. WJmF began broadcasting 60 years ago and has grown into a

high-caliber organization that twice in the past three years has been named Bryant’s major organization of the Year. more than 100 students volunteer as on-air talent or to work behind the scenes as sales associates and technical staff. in addition to music, programming includes live broadcasts of Bryant Bulldog athletic events, talk shows, and cultural programs such as the bilingual “China today.” BRYANT AMONG BEST U.S. UNIVERSITIES U.S. News & World Report has ranked Bryant university among the region’s top 20 universities, coming in at number 16 in the Regional universities (north) category. this is the seventh consecutive year Bryant has been ranked among the top 20 schools in its category. “Bryant’s innovative, globally focused education provides the training and insight our students seek in order to be successful and

active citizens of the world,” said José-Marie Griffiths, Ph.d., vice president for academic affairs and university professor. “this ranking — along with other designations that point to Bryant’s excellence — affirms the quality of the Bryant experience.” the university was also named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Best 376 Colleges, the 2012 college guide released by The Princeton Review. in the two-page Bryant profile, students say the university is “all about real-world application” and is “a technologically-advanced school that prepares you in every way for a competitive job market and / or competitive graduate schools.” only about 15 percent of america’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the united States are included in the book, which includes detailed profiles of each college, along with ratings for each school in eight categories.


Bryant’s annual Parents and Families Weekend allowed students and parents to reconnect and enjoy the University’s vibrant community through a variety of cultural experiences and events.


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PRESIDENT MACHTLEY NAMED RI “DRIVING FORCE” In celebration of its 25th anniver­ sary, the Providence Business News selected 25 “driving forces” of the Rhode Island business community of the last 25 years. Bryant Presi­ dent ronald K. Machtley was among the distinguished honorees. President Machtley was recog­ nized for leading an institution that is synchronizing “the local economy, the job market, and the work of schools and colleges,” PBN wrote. He was lauded for turning “a business college into a university,” expanding its size, diversity, and global reach. Machtley has served as the University’s seventh president since 1996. BOARD OF TRUSTEES WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS This year, Bryant welcomed two new members to the Bryant Board of Trustees. Cristian Balestrieri ’11 A standout athlete and an active member of the student body, Balestrieri was named the Recent Alumni Trustee during Bryant’s 148th Commence­ ment ceremony in May. He was the 2010 recipient of the Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship and served as vice president of that organization during his senior year. He also received the 2010 Bulldog Award for men’s tennis, the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award, the 2010 – 11 NEC Scholar Athlete of Year Award, and the 2010 – 11 Male Athlete of the Year Award. Balestrieri, who is originally from Mar Del Plata, Argentina, is working for Pricewaterhouse­

Coopers while he completes the Master of Professional Account­ ancy program at Bryant. In addition to his position on the Board of Trustees, he is a member of Bryant’s National Alumni Council, the governing arm of the Alumni Association. David C. Weinstein Weinstein returns to the Bryant Board of Trustees after serving previously for nine years (2000 – 2009) and acting as vice chairman during his last term. He is also a past member of Bryant’s National Council on Philanthropy. Weinstein retired as executive vice president for government relations at Fidelity Investments in 2008. During his career at Fidelity, he also served as the chief of administration, and chaired the Committee on Ethics and the firm’s Political Action Committees. He is a fellow at the Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard University and is a member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He also serves on the advisory board for the school’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he serves on the Investment Committee. He chairs the board of overseers at Boston College Law School and serves as a trustee of Boston College and the Belmont Hill School. He is also a former trustee and current member of the board of overseers of Hebrew College.

Bryant’s DraGOn DanCE tEaM taKEs tHIrD In sHanGHaI COMPEtItIOn

After days of intense training, the Bryant University Dragon Dance Team placed third at a China University of Geosciences competition in Shanghai this fall. The nine-member team, which is made up of students and a recent alumnus, was the only group of participants from the United States. One of the judges at the competition noted that Bryant’s performance was “very creative” and exhibited “a combination of Chinese and American culture, which sheds new light on how to introduce this sport outside of Asia.”

RECORD DONATIONS TO CAMPUS CAMPAIGN Helping students to achieve their academic dreams and prepare for future success is the goal of each member of the Bryant community. Nearly 40 percent of faculty and staff demonstrated their support of this goal with record­breaking contributions to the Campus Campaign in 2010 – 2011. Donations totaling $95,512.14 provide scholarships for stu­ dents whose families are facing financial challenges. Jennifer Harding ’13 (Lancaster, MA) says she owes a debt of gratitude to the Bryant faculty and staff who support the Student Scholarship Campus Campaign.

She is one of the four recipients who received scholarships solely supported by members of the Bryant community. “I wish I could shake everyone’s hands and say thank you because this scholarship is a huge help to me and my family,” she says. President Machtley thanked members of the Bryant community for generously supporting Bryant’s efforts to prepare future leaders: “It really is encouraging that to so many people this is not just a place to work and then go home. They believe in our mission to help students.” The 2011 – 2012 Campus Campaign is currently under way with goals of exceeding last year’s record and topping a 50 percent participation rate.


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Spotlight on: CampuS (Continued) neW maSteR’S in teaChing pRogRam Bryant’s College of Arts and Sciences has announced it will offer a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with courses expected to begin in the summer of 2012. The one-year graduate program will lead to teacher certification in grades 7 – 12 in the areas of Chinese, English, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish, pending approval of the Rhode Island Department of Education. donald W. Holder, Ed.d., recently hired as Bryant’s associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will direct the new MAT program. Holder has had a distinguished career as an educator and administrator — most recently as assistant superintendent of Smithfield (RI) Public Schools. “The scope of education is changing greatly, and the need for exceptional educators who have deep knowledge in the content areas of science, technology, engineering, and math is critical,” said Holder. “The Bryant MAT program will produce such teachers. They will be skilled in the use of new technology in the classroom and will understand how children of different abilities and backgrounds acquire knowledge.” “As we work to ensure that we have excellent teachers in all Rhode Island classrooms, one of our goals is to improve the quality and the rigor of educatorpreparation programs in our state,” said Deborah A. Gist, RI Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. “I am excited that Bryant University has elected to develop a graduate program that will emphasize


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The Hutchins Consort performed a wide range of music on a collection of eight acoustically-matched violins as part of the President’s Cultural Series this fall. Such cultural experiences enrich our students’ lives and build an understanding of the arts that is central to personal development.

mathematics, science, technology, and world languages. I look forward to working with Bryant officials to make sure that this new program is of the highest quality, and I hope to welcome Bryant University as the newest teacher-preparation program in Rhode Island.” Teachers certified in science and mathematics will have the best employment prospects in the coming decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( BLS), with most job openings resulting from the need to replace tens of thousands of teachers expected to retire through 2018. Currently, many school districts have difficulty hiring qualified teachers in the subject areas of mathematics, science, bilingual education, and foreign languages, the BLS notes. The MAT program “is a natural for Bryant and plays to our strength in the liberal arts,” said david Lux, Ph.d., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Bryant has a very strong tradition of pre-professional education, and our students have indicated a great deal of interest in becoming certified to teach.”

hutChinS ConSoRt maKeS muSiC magiC A collection of eight acousticallymatched violins ranging in size from the tiny treble to the sevenfoot-tall contrabass, took center stage at Bryant when the Hutchins Consort performed as part of the President’s Cultural Series. The musicians and their handcrafted instruments produced an astonishing palette of sounds. Based in Southern California, the Hutchins Consort brings together a group of extraordinary virtuosi to tackle the challenge

of adapting the techniques of traditional strings, as well as inventing new techniques, to master the instruments. The group plays music ranging from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the music of the modern masters. With original compositions and transcriptions commissioned by the Catgut Acoustical Society for the octet of violins, and new transcriptions by members, the Consort displays a breadth and depth that few traditional groups match, and a sound that is truly unique.


Baseball’s “Iron Man,” Cal Ripken, Jr., shared the keys to his perseverance with a packed house at Bryant. The Hall of Famer’s presentation was based on his 2007 book, Get in the Game: Eight Elements of Perseverance That Make a Difference, and was sponsored by Bryant’s Student Arts and Speaker Series.


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PRESIDENT MACHTLEY AND vP GRIFFITHS WELCOME STUDENTS Convocation is one of the oldest of all academic traditions, with rich pageantry and meaning for the academic community. Each fall, the Bryant Convocation celebrates the first gathering of the entire campus community during the new academic year and reaffirms a commitment to the shared values and purposes that set Bryant apart in its dedication to the educational enterprise. At Convocation, President Ronald K. Machtley welcomed

AUTHOR REMEMBERS ANDREW MAMEDOFF ’32 Best-selling author Alex Kershaw spoke to the Bryant community about the wartime adventures of Bryant graduate Andrew Mamedoff ’32, one of three Americans who flew for Britain’s Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940.

Later, Mamedoff joined the American Eagle Squadron and was killed in the fall of 1941. Kershaw is the author of The Few: The American “Knights of the Air” Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain; The Envoy; and Escape from the Deep.

Judy Barrett Litoff, Ph.D., professor of history and distinguished World War II historian, introduces Alex Kershaw.

POWER PLENARY SESSION Women’s Health: Mind/Body Wellness ALICE D. DOMAR, Ph.D..



new and returning students to Bryant. In her address, Vice President for Academic Affairs and University Professor JoséMarie Griffiths, Ph.D., challenged students to “stretch in new directions” and to try on “new ideas and see how they fit.” “You will be challenged by different people to integrate multiple perspectives — social, cultural, ethical, spiritual, intellectual,” she told future Bryant graduates. “You will collaborate with peers and mentors, and, in the synergy of those interactions, you will discover abilities you didn’t know you had, stretching to take on new roles and expand your accomplishments.” Learn more about Bryant’s newest students, the Class of 2015, on pg. 37.




Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Spotlight on: AthleticS with one more year until full nCaa Division i membership, Bryant continues to make a name for itself in 2010–2011 in the northeast Conference and across the country.

Coach Arthur “Archie” Boulet

SCHOLARSHIP HONORS “BRYANT’S MR. GOLF” After nearly five decades as a Bryant educator and one of the most successful collegiate golf coaches in new england, Arthur “Archie” boulet officially signed his final scorecard at the end of the 2011 spring season, concluding a remarkable career as the first and only golf coach in Bryant history. “Bryant’s Mr. golf,” as a Providence Journal sports writer once referred to Boulet, has a storied history marked by innumerable trophies, awards, and recognitions. Since he founded the program in 1964, golf team highlights include 11 new


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england Division ii titles, 31 ncAA tournament appearances, an ecAc all-divisions title, four new england all-divisions titles, and 20 northeast-10 conference titles out of a possible 27. Boulet also won many individual coaching honors, including ne-10 conference coach of the Year honors 18 times. however, none of these achievements surpass a lifetime dedicated to changing the lives of Bryant students. “Archie instilled loyalty and dedication in his students, and developed lifelong relationships,” said bill Smith, Bryant’s director of athletics. “he was more than a coach — he was a caring mentor and friend.” to ensure that the values and athletic rigor he personifies remain a legacy at Bryant, the Arthur “Archie” Boulet endowed Scholarship is being established by alumni, colleagues, and friends. it will provide life-changing experiences to generations of Bryant student-athletes. to make a gift and help Bryant continue to transform lives in the classroom and on the playing fields, please call Edward Magro, J.d., at (877) 353-5667 or e-mail

WOMeN’S CReW MAkeS A SPLASH Bryant’s newest club sport, women’s crew, owes its existence to a tenacious student, an enthusiastic president, and helpful benefactors. in spring 2010, nicola deschamps ’14 (Avon, ct ) attended a campus event with her dad when President ronald K. Machtley joined them. Asked about her activities, she said she rowed in high school and while she wasn’t sure about rowing in college, she was definitely interested. “i was completed shocked when he said if i decided to attend Bryant, i could start a crew team with his full support,” recalls Deschamps. “After a lot of thought, i e-mailed him the next night and said, ‘game on, president Machtley — let’s start a women’s crew team at Bryant.’” thanks to generous financial support from elizabeth and Malcolm ’09 h (1934–2011) chace, two “eights” and a “four” were purchased (boats are named for the number of rowers

in them). Accomplished master rower George Shuster helped train the team as the search for a head coach began. Deschamps, then a freshman, reached out to other students. next was the team’s maiden voyage on nearby Woonasquatucket Reservoir, commonly known as Stump pond. in the fall, head coach Mark Labossiere began full-time water training. “i can feel the potential,” says Deschamps. “to be part of something that is so much bigger than i am is truly remarkable.” on october 29, less than two years from Deschamps’ request, the Bryant University Rowing team raced in the Quinsigamond novice challenge in Worcester, MA . Deschamps is grateful for the opportunities Bryant has afforded her. “the respect and regard that i have received as a student have been overwhelming. this encouragement and support is true of Bryant’s nature overall and reflected in the relationships between students, faculty, and staff.”

Bryant’s women’s crew trains on nearby Woonasquatucket Reservoir.


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DIVISION I ACCOMPLISHMENTS Bryant has entered its final year of a four-year transition to NCAA Division I as a member of the Northeast Conference. The University’s 22 varsity teams have amassed a number of stellar accomplishments

during the switch to D-I , including: • 7 Division I Athletic and Academic All-Americans • 6 Northeast Conference or All-Independent Players of the Year across five different sports • 22 major athletic award recipients • 83 All-Northeast Conference selections in the past two years • 24 All-Region or All-Independent selections • 466 Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifiers, including 70 named to the prestigious NEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll • 4 Northeast Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year

HALL OF FAME HONORS 2010 AND 2011 INDUCTEES The Bryant University Athletics Hall of Fame inductees of 2010 and 2011 were recently honored at the 16th annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony. Bryant inducted seven new members this year. The fivemember Class of 2011 includes Heidi Chirigotis ’04 (field hockey), Max Good (men’s basketball coach, 2001– 08), Mark Verille ’87 (men’s soccer), Mike Williams ’04 (men’s basketball), and Jon Yuengling ’04 (men’s lacrosse). In addition, Bryant welcomed two new Legacy members, Andy Sundberg ’67 (tennis) and Phyllis Cicchelli ’51 (women’s basketball) into the Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement and dedication. They join the three-member Hall of Fame Class of 2010: Britta Beckman Durow ’04 (volleyball), Mike Florest ’04 (baseball),and Allison Kelly ’04

(women’ssoccer). The Bryant University Athletics Hall of Fame honors alumni who

have attained outstanding recognition or superior accomplishments in a varsity sport. The Hall of Fame has inducted 102 members since its inception in 1987. More information about the inductees is available online

Check out Bryant Bulldogs sports schedules at www.

COACH REILLY TO COMPETE IN 2012 OLYMPICS Bryant Track and Field Coach Stephanie Reilly began racing in the steeplechase just three years ago. Now, she’s headed to the Olympics. A native of County Wicklow, Ireland, Reilly will represent that country at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after qualifying at the New York Adidas Diamond League Grand Prix in a personal best time of 9:42:91. Her time also earned her a spot at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, this summer. “I am absolutely thrilled,” says Reilly. “I am looking forward to representing my country and Bryant University at the 2012 Olympic games.” A 2001 graduate of Providence College, Reilly was a member of 1997’s Big East Conference Championship team and two New England Championship teams (1998 and 1999). Last summer, she represented Ireland at the European Championships in Barcelona, Spain, running in a time of 9:48.94.

SPORTS AND SCHOLARSHIP The Bryant Bulldogs had a stellar year on the playing fields during the 2010 – 2011 fall, winter, and spring sports seasons with 44 All-Conference Selections and 68 Northeast Conference (NEC) weekly honors. Just as impressive was the performance of the University’s sports stars in the classroom. Here are a few of their accomplishments:

• Six varsity athletes received a perfect 4.0 GPA for one or both semesters during the 2010 – 2011 academic year. • Bryant boasted 30 NEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll honorees, who each maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. • A total of 172 varsity athletes were named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll by maintaining a GPA of 3.2 or higher.


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Spotlight on: StudentS Bryant students participate in a myriad of learning experiences that reach far beyond campus.

Christopher Brida ’12

CHRISTOPHER BRIDA ’12 NAMED NEWMAN CIVIC fEllOW For his leadership and commitment to making a difference, Christopher brida ’12

(Southampton, MA) was one of 135 college students from across the united States to be selected as a newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. the award, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank newman, honors “the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders,” said Campus Compact president Maureen F. Curley. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. in nominating Brida for the award, president ronald K. Machtley noted Brida’s devotion to community service: “he is interested not only in educating


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himself in the issues of the day but also in understanding what it takes to make a difference.” A business administration major interested in social entrepreneurship and education in the developing world, Brida leads campus chapters of Amnesty international and oxfam. he also manages the tanzania education Resource network ( teRn ), a nonprofit organization that collects new or slightly used collegelevel textbooks and ships them to tanzanian universities. teRn also recently purchased and opened a building in tanzania to serve as an afterschool facility for students. last year, Brida was named one of five national liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars, awarded to students who have started sustainable service projects that benefit the college campus and larger community.

100-PlUS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN 4MIlE ORIENTATION to ease the transition to university life for international and multicultural students, the intercultural Center ( iCC) at Bryant offers 4 Mile , a weeklong program that provides connections to the resources and support networks that are the foundation for a successful fouryear college journey. participants met with academic advisors, attended sessions about adjusting to the college classroom, and journeyed off-campus to explore city life in Boston and providence. they were also introduced to a mentor, a fellow student and counselor who stays connected throughout that critical first year. Mentors provide advice about the four areas of focus, or “pillars,” of 4 Mile support: cultural, academic, personal, and social. the Class of 2015 comprises nearly 25 percent multicultural and international students, 140 of whom participated in 4 Mile . they hailed from 11 states and 28 countries, and include 11 students from india, eight from China, five from Vietnam, and

three from Myanmar, among students from many faraway locations. ongoing staff support for international and multicultural students is also available throughout their first year on campus. “the iCC is a home away from home for students and a place where they can grow as individuals during their time here,” says iCC director Shontay delalue King. “it is designed to make students feel welcomed, supported, and advocated for.” fIRST BRYANT STUDENT RECEIVES RI-SURf Alejandro Vando ’13 (San Juan, puerto Rico) spent 10 weeks this summer immersed in a biochemist’s world of dnA, proteins, and bacteria. he was one of 25 winners of a Rhode island Summer undergraduate Research Fellowship (SuRF ), and worked alongside Christopher reid, Ph.d., an assistant professor in Bryant’s department of Science and technology, conducting proteomics research. Specifically, Vando was involved in gene amplification, a laboratory method for creating multiple copies of small segments

Bryant’s 4 MILE orientation is a helpful and fun program that acclimates international and multicultural students to life at Bryant.


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of DNA that encode protein. He learned to clone a gene and how to express, purify, and begin characterization of the encoded protein. At the end of July, Vando presented his findings at a SURF conference. While enrolled in an introductory chemistry course at Bryant, Vando had a light-bulb moment about his future. He decided to combine his management major with a biology minor, and hopes to head to graduate school and a career in pharma-

cology. He considers SURF , a program offered through RI EPSCoR , “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” that could launch him on his way. Vando is Bryant University’s first SURF recipient. Through the program, he and other participants also took part in career-building seminars conducted by leaders in academia and industry. They offered tips and strategies for selecting and applying to graduate school, as well as tours of local industries.

Working with Christopher Reid, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Bryant’s Department of Science and Technology, Alejandro Vando ’13 spent his summer conducting proteomics research as a Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow.

BrYanT WelCoMes THe Class of 2015 inTeresTinG faCTs • Students from the Class of 2015 speak 18 different languages and dialects. • One student pitched an idea at Bryant Start-up weekend 2010 and won second place, beating seasoned entrepreneurs. • Another is a member of the USA Gymnastics National Team. She won a bronze medal at the trampoline World Age Group Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2009 . • Among the 40 countries represented in the class, three students are from Myanmar, one incoming freshman is from Rwanda, and another student is sponsored by the Kuwaiti Cultural Mission. • The University also welcomes its first female Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship recipient this year. • The student who is traveling the farthest to study at Bryant is from In September, Bryant welcomed members of the Class of 2015 and new transfer students to campus. Over the next four years, the University’s newest students will benefit from innovative teaching methods and Bryant’s philosophy of student-centered and engaged learning. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the world and its cultures through Bryant’s global initiatives.

Singapore, and joins the University after serving in his country’s military. • Another member of the Class of 2015 with a faraway homeland hails from New Zealand. She is one of the newest players on the Bulldogs Field Hockey team. • The class also has 10 Eagle Scouts among its ranks, and two students have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Class of 2015 profile

Top 5 CounTries of oriGin (Outside U.S.)

resident students: 95%

Multicultural students: 16.2%

Men: 60%

average Gpa: 3.31

Women: 40%

average class rank: Top 26%

international students: 8.2%

Countries: 40

india: 12

China: 11

Vietnam: 5

Myanmar: 3

Bolivia: 3


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Spotlight on: Alumni Bryant alumni are making an impact around the globe, in their local communities, and as active participants in University programs and events.

BECOME AN ALUMNI CAREER CHAMPION Bryant alumni are one of the university’s greatest resources. the knowledge and career expertise of our 40,000-plus alumni are invaluable to our students as they explore career options, develop critical skills and experience, and embark on their job search or postgraduate educational plans. the Amica Center for Career Education at Bryant provides many ways for alumni to connect with our students. Alumni can help their employers to connect with students who are exceptionally wellprepared, motivated, and eager to succeed by encouraging the recruitment of Bryant

graduates, hiring students as interns, and mentoring them in their career development. Some of the opportunities for alumni to experience the satisfaction of helping talented Bryant students while advancing the university’s reputation for excellence are below. Visit for more information. • Alumni Career Link: Join this directory of alumni who volunteer to assist fellow alumni and current students with their career exploration process. • Alumni Career Panels: Share an insider’s perspective about your industry and career-path with like-minded students.

One of the University’s greatest resources, alumni enrich the lives of our students by sharing their expertise.

• Attend the Annual Career Fair: meet Bryant students and prospective employees each march at the Amica Center’s Annual Career Fair. • Internships: offer internship opportunities at your organization to provide students with valuable experience. • Job Shadow Program: invite a student for a short observational visit, giving a glimpse of a professional work environment in his or her career field of interest. • Post a Job: include the Amica Center among the places you list career opportunities for graduating seniors, full-time graduate students, and alumni. Alumni postings are listed in the Job Source, a weekly e-newsletter.

Alumni connect with students in many ways, including mentoring students as they consider graduate school or career options, or allowing students to shadow them in a professional environment.


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• recruit Graduating Seniors: Encourage your organization to hire graduating seniors through the university’s recruiting programs, videoconference interviews, and/or career fairs.

ALUMNI NEW VENTURE COMPETITION 2012 Based on the success of its inaugural year, Bryant’s Alumni new Venture Competition returns as part of the Sixth Annual Alumni leadership Weekend in 2012. From the business plans, due December 31st, finalists will be selected. Final presentations will be held at Bryant on April 20, 2012. During the 2011 Alumni leadership Weekend, alumnus Stephen Fitch ’09 became the first winner of the new Venture Competition and the recipient of $10,000 to bolster his start-up business. Fitch was among more than a dozen Bryant graduates to submit entries. he was one of five finalists who

brYAnt ALumnI new Venture ComPetItIon Finalists will make presentations April 20, 2012, during the Sixth Annual Alumni Leadership weekend. presented a business pitch to a group of judges and sponsors. one of those judges was brian Cowley ’82, CEo of Comparenetworks, inc., as well as an investor and advisor to early stage digital media companies. “the new Venture Competition demonstrates that Bryant alumni and students have as much talent, desire, and creativity as entrepreneurs found in Silicon Valley and elsewhere,” he said. the 2011 finalists raved about the value of feedback from judges.


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The Office of Alumni Relations, in conjunction with Bryant’s entrepreneurship and management programs, is seeking mentors/sponsors to underwrite the $10,000 cash award and cover expenses for the 2012 competition. Sponsorships are available at the $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 levels. Contestants are judged by competition sponsors, who also are invited to serve as mentors. Competing individuals and teams will be assigned an alumni or faculty mentor with business sector expertise. After an internal review, up to five finalists will be invited to present their business plans on campus on Friday, April 20, 2012, competing for the $10,000 cash prize. Teams and their plans will be judged on the likelihood of creating a successful, significant new venture. To become a mentor/sponsor or for contest information, contact Robin Warde — Office: (401) 232-6253; Cell: (401) 439-6090; E-mail: Visit AlumniNewVenture for program details and to enter. JOURNEY TO ALASKA Travel with Bryant alumni on an amazing summer adventure to Alaska, June 19 – June 29, 2012. An expert tour guide will take care of all the details while you enjoy the excursion. Participants will visit El Dorado Gold Mine in Fairbanks and Denali National Park & Preserve before boarding the Celebrity Millennium for a 7-night cruise. The ship will travel to the Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier on the North American continent; Juneau, Alaska’s capital, which boasts an interesting mix of cosmopolitan

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sophistication and frontier ruggedness; historic Icy Strait Point to experience Tlingit culture as well as view its abundant wildlife; picturesque Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” with its 2.2 million acres of wilderness nirvana and the world’s largest collection of totem poles; and, finally, the Inside Passage of Alaska that features rainforests, glaciers, fjords, and white-capped peaks, all of which create the perfect setting for viewing whales and sea lions. The tour will end in Vancouver. Visit alumnitravel for more information about alumni travel opportunities.

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A myriad of activities during Reunion@Homecoming reunited old friends for a celebration at Bryant. Rain gave way to sunny skies and fans crowded into Bulldog Stadium to cheer on the football team as it bested Wagner in a hard-fought 30 – 28 matchup.


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Class notes is a great place to share news about professional and educational accomplishments. Keep Bryant University informed by submitting information online through the Class notes page at you can also send an e-mail to alumni @ or call (877) 353-5667. 1962 arthur wasserman has Judith (Fernandes) and joined TD Wealth Frank del torro of Windermere, Management, a FL, recently joined the Windermere subsidiary of TD office of Suzi Karr Realty, luxury Bank N.A., as vice home Realtors. president, private banking officer, 1968 in Providence, RI, responsible for edward st. John of Middlebury, working with high-net-worth CT, won the Republican Primary individuals and institutions throughfor First Selectman in Middlebury. out Rhode Island. Prior to joining He previously was first selectman TD Wealth Management, he served for 24 years. in a similar role at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Boston. 1967 donald Bishop of Coldspring, 1973 TX, recently retired as a pilot and david greenan ’04 mBa of captain from Continental Airlines. Warwick, RI, was recently voted In 42 years as a pilot, he was rated “Best Professor” by the students in 10 different jet aircraft, flew in at Bryant University. A full-time and out of more than 60 countries, lecturer in the College of Business and logged more than 23,400 teaching freshmen and senior hours of jet time with more than classes for the past seven years, 12 million miles. Greenan has also been the recipient of the “Teacher Excellence” award, william Conaty of Sunapee, “Faculty Advisor of the Year” NH, Bryant Trustee and retired award (twice), and the Students In senior vice president of human Free Enterprise (SIFE ) “Community resources for the General Electric Spirit” award. Company, has been elected to the board of directors of The Goodyear 1975 Tire & Rubber Company. lieutenant general John “tom” sheridan 1969 of San Pedro, CA, thomas Celona of North was recently interKingstown, RI, was recently elected viewed by Milsat to the New England Institute Magazine, the of Technology board of trustees. world’s leading military satellite news publication. 1970 Sheridan is the Commander of thomas tighe of Jamestown, RI, Space and Missile Systems Center, recently retired from the Jamestown Air Force Space Command, Police Department after 44 years Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA. in uniform, the past two decades as He also manages the research, chief. Tighe served as interim town design, development, acquisition, manager twice. He says his job and sustainment of space and was “to keep the ship sailing” and, missile systems, launch, command as chief, he also headed the Harbor and control, and operational Commission and the Jamestown satellite systems. Emergency Management Agency. General Sheridan is the Air Force He has offered to stay on in the Program Executive Officer for Space latter position. and oversees the Air Force Satellite


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Control Network, space launch and range programs, the SpaceBased Infrared System Program, military satellite communication programs, the Global Positioning System, intercontinental ballistic missile programs, Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, the space superiority system programs, and other emerging transformational space programs. The Space and Missile Systems Center was the prestigious 2009 SpotBeam Award recipient of the National Security Space Award for its Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. marCy (galinsky) slye of Windsor, CT, was chosen Manager of the Year 2010 – 2011 at Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). Marcy is the program manager of the River Street Autism Program at Coltsville in Hartford, CT. 1977 Charles Boulier, iii, of Wolcott, CT, has been named president and chief financial officer of Naugatuck Savings Bank. He has served the past several years as the bank’s executive vice president and CFO . Boulier is also the vice president and treasurer of Nutmeg Financial, MHC , the parent company of Naugatuck Savings Bank and the Sutherland Insurance Group. He has served as a director of the Bank and the MHC since 2010. lieutenant general riChard FormiCa, a native of Cheshire, CT, was recently appointed commanding general, Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Armed Forces Strategic Command / Joint Functional Component Command - Integrated Missile Defense. His record includes serving as special assistant to the chief of staff of the Army, working on the Air and Missile Defense Task Force, and service as commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan.

patriCk sullivan of Lenox, MA , was appointed executive vice president, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. 1978 ernest almonte ’85 mst, ’09h of North Scituate, RI, joined the Rhode Island Pension Advisory Group formed by Governor Lincoln Chafee and Treasurer Gina Raimondo to review the state’s current pension issues. Almonte is the chief executive officer of the Almonte Group LLC, a fraud and public finance accounting firm. He is the former Auditor General of the State of Rhode Island. ronald Cross of Worcester, MA, president of Mayfield Plastics in Sutton, MA, was mentioned in Worcester Business Journal Online. 1979 david dolCe of Jamestown, RI, has been named interim town administrator for Portsmouth, RI. Previously, he was the Portsmouth tax assessor and collector. mark lamountain of Worcester, MA, has been named assistant vice president, mortgage originator, at Clinton Savings Bank. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bankers Association and sits on the Real Estate Finance Committee. 1980 Bill monte of Warwick, RI, retired as advertising salesman from The Herald News of Fall River, MA, after a 44-year career with the newspaper. geno piCColi of Greenville, RI, was presented with a Rhode Island Department of Corrections longevity award. Piccoli, a probation officer, was among four honorees who have been with the Department for 30 years. Joseph puishys of Huntington, CA, joined Apogee Enterprises, Inc., as CEO and president. Puishys, who also became a member of Apogee’s board of directors, previously led Fortune 100 manufacturer Honeywell.


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1981 Michael Oleksak of Feeding Hills, MA, has been appointed executive vice president, commercial banking, at PeoplesBank in Holyoke, MA. Oleksak will also be part of the senior leadership team at PeoplesBank. He brings 30 years of banking experience and is recognized for his entrepreneurial mindset and strong analytic skills. 1982 Brian cOwley of Mill Valley, CA, is now CEO of CompareNetworks, Inc., a global online B2B media company. Cowley has 25 years of experience in media sales and business development. Previously, he was general manager, North America, for Velti. 1983 J. alBert handfOrd of Center Sandwich, NH, has published a book, The Dawn’s Early Light, and the Kindle version is now available on Amazon. A cast of characters was added for the Kindle version of this “quintessential tale of the American Dream.” JaMes naBer Mst of Boston, MA, has been hired as Office Managing Principal for Reznick Group, a top-20 national CPA firm. Naber joins Reznick Group from Wilmington Trust Corporation, where he was the chief audit executive. 1984 dennis PerrOn recently earned a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Boston College. 1985 e. elizaBeth carter of Fairfield, CT, has been quoted in the book Mogul Mom — How to Quit Your Job, Start Your Own Business, and Join the Work-at-Home Mom Revolution, by Andrea Clayton. harvey dikter of Ponte Vedra, FL, has been named senior vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel of First Coast Service Options.Dikter is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the

U.S. Tax Court. He is board member and chairman of the finance committee for Jewish Family and Community Services, Inc. ( JFCS) and a board member for JFCS Charities, Inc., where he is the chairman of the finance and the investment committees.

JOyce suleski, MBa, ceBs, hia, of Westbrook, CT, has been named vice president of Barnum Benefits Advisors, a benefits consulting company. 1986 valerie littlefield of Barrington, RI, has been appointed president of the Rhode Island Free Clinic’s board of directors. She will lead the board in overseeing the clinic’s operations. Littlefield is an organizational quality-services manager for AIPSO , an insurance services organization in Johnston, RI. She holds certificates in project management, leadership, and human resource management. Bill vangel of North Scituate, RI, is the new Rotary Club governor for District 7950. He will work with 67 clubs in Rhode Island, the Cape and Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts. The post came to him after a series of nominations, interviews, and endorsements. He continues to work at his Scituate store, Vangel Jewelers, IGA Plaza, with his brother. 1987 nOreen (klaPPrOth) caMPanarO of Stafford Springs, CT, has joined Narragansett Bay Insurance Co. as assistant vice president – territory manager for Western Massachusetts. Prior to joining Narragansett Bay Insurance Co., she was the personal lines territory manager for Safeco Insurance Co.

thOMas hughes, J.d., of Alexandria, VA , has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Thompson Hine LLP as a partner in the firm’s business litigation practice group. Hughes focuses on consumer protection and competition, and counseling clients on federal and state consumer protection statutes, and regulations and enforcement issues. He represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission ( FTC), Antitrust Division, state attorneys general, and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He also prosecutes unfair and deceptive advertising, under the Lanham Act. Prior to entering private practice, Hughes was a staff attorney with the FTC. sandra (lacrOix) Maynard, of Shelburne, VT, associate at Stage 2 Planning Partners, is now one of a select group of financial advisors trained in the area of Financial Transition Management through the Sudden Money® Institute. SMI Advisors have met the high standards and rigorous training required to be part of a global network of top advisors who implement strategies designed to deal with financial turbulence brought on by life-changing events. Mark verille of Canton, MA, has joined TD Insurance, Inc., a subsidiary of TD Bank as a vice president - regional market producer in Boston. He is responsible for cross-selling insurance products and developing a sales team serving customers throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Prior to joining TD Insurance, he served as a vice president at Dearborn National in Braintree, MA . Verille has earned the distinction of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS ).

1988 larry BrOuder of Guilford, CT, recently joined INEO Relocation Technologies as director of global mobility services. He is a consultant on product and business structure and innovation. wil chin of Foxboro, MA, leads the field device consulting team at ARC Advisory Group, covering process measurement technologies. He has been with ARC since 1999 and now serves as research director. Martin cOrMier of Chester, NY, director of customer service for Customized Distribution Services, a national provider of third-party logistics and warehousing solutions, led his team to win the PepsiCo® Warehouse Excellence Award. art karalexis of Norcross, GA, ran the St. George Marathon in Southwest Utah with a time of 3:28:42. This time allowed him to qualify to run the Boston Marathon. Karalexis is vice president of SunTrust Banks, Inc., in Lawrenceville, GA. diane (tedfOrd) POMerOy of Pittsfield, MA, a pediatric nurse practitioner, won the 400-meter event at the USA Track & Field Masters Track Championships at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, OH. Pomeroy, a member of the Mass Velocity Track Club, also placed second in the 800 meters the next day. She is a member of Bryant’s Athletic Hall of Fame. 1989 J. Matthew cOggins of Lowell, MA, was named senior vice president of Enterprise Bank. He is responsible for implementing marketing initiatives. Coggins coordinates all social media and brand management in addition to his leadership in the Bank’s Celebration of Excellence program.


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lisa (Wishnefsky) Deangelis of Norwood, MA, has been selected as the new director of the UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership in the College of Management. The Center is home to the Emerging Leaders Program, an executive-level leadership development program. anDreW “anDy” Thomas of Boston, MA , has joined Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc. (CBA) as president of commercial operations. In his role, he will be accountable for all sales and marketing activities at CBA. Thomas recently served as a consultant for CBA. Previously, he spent more than 12 years at Heineken International, working with brewers and beers in more than 55 countries across four continents, most notably as president and CEO of Heineken USA from 2005–2007. 1990 John marCanTonio ’96 mBa of North Smithfield, RI, is now the executive director of the Rhode Island Builders Association. sTephanie meriWeThersleeper of Newport, RI, has been promoted to senior vice president at Citizens Financial Group. She is a senior manager of AML Operations at Citizens Financial Group and is responsible for Sanctions and Filtering Operations, which ensures compliance with policy and regulations related to U.S. sanctions. Joanne (sullivan) proTano Cpa of Grafton, MA, is vice president, chief financial and accounting officer, and treasurer of Novelos Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing novel drugs for the treatment and diagnosis of cancer.


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roB WeinTrauB, Cpa, of Ringwood, NJ, has recently been named partner at his firm, resulting in a name change to Graceffo, Hough & Weintraub, LLP. 1991 eDWarD J. Cooney msT of North Kingstown, RI, has been appointed to the board of trustees and board of directors at BankNewport, a subsidiary of OceanPoint Financial Partners MHC. Cooney is vice president and treasurer of Nortek Inc., an international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of building products. miChael Troiano of Mansfield, MA, has been named local sales manager of Citadel Communications’ ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, RI. He served as the local sales manager for WFXT-FOX 25 Boston for the past six years. 1992 sharon (keegan) BoThelo of Allen, TX, was recently hired as vice president of operations for Berkadia Investment Client Services, a brand new national service line created to enhance the current service lines provided by Berkadia Commercial Mortgage. The company is half owned by Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffet company. John DuqueTTe of Shrewsbury, MA, recently accepted a position at World Energy in Worcester, MA, as vice president of sales. sCoTT voss of Bedford, MA, has been named managing director, HarbourVest Partners, LLC. He joined HarbourVest in 1999 and focuses predominantly on primary partnership investments in the U.S., Asia, Latin America, and cleantech. Voss serves on several advisory boards, including funds managed by Advent International (Latin America), Bain Capital Ventures, Doll Capital Management, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Element Management, Insight Venture Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners, Pfingsten Partners, Southern Cross, and Sterling Partners.

1993 TheoDore “TeD” BreDikin was promoted to senior director of strategy and execution for the insurance solutions business unit of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. He is responsible for managing the development and execution of strategy, business architecture and analysis, project and portfolio management, and Six Sigma. karen (miChalski) perroTT of Bennington, VT, has joined RE / MAX Maple Leaf Realty of Bennington as a sales associate. She earned a real estate license in 2009. Previously, she worked as a loan processor, a math teacher, and basketball coach. anTonia ragozzino of East Haven, CT, has published her first novel, Taking Out The Trash. It is the first in a series of three books about life after divorce. Joan segerson of Coventry, RI , was recently appointed philanthropy officer at the VNA of Care New England located in Warwick, RI. She has more than 18 years experience in fundraising at such places as Cranston Arc, St. Mary’s Home for Children, Roger Williams Medical Center, and the Providence Public Library. 1994 louis amiTrano Jr., Cpa, of Coventry, RI, has been promoted to manager in the business resource center at DiSanto, Priest & Co. gregory Chaves of Roswell, GA, was recently promoted to commercial project manager at Cox Communications in Atlanta, GA. 1995 anThony BoTelho of Lincoln, RI, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Freedom National Bank, headquartered in Greenville, RI. With more than 25 years of banking experience, Botelho has served in a number of key senior management roles throughout his career, most recently as senior vice president of commercial real estate finance for Citizens Bank.

1996 geoffrey smiTh of Rocky Hill, CT, was appointed as Cesium product manager for Accu-Time Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of workforce management, time and attendance, and security access products. 1997 louis simon ’09 msT of Coventry, RI, was promoted to principal at the accounting firm Sullivan & Company. Simon also was included as a winner in the Providence Business News “40 Under 40” annual list. 1998 ian BoCCaCCio of Stamford, CT, and the company he co-founded, WTP Advisors, were featured in Fortune magazine in a “David vs. Goliath” column in the May issue. Prior to WTP , Boccaccio held a leadership role with the Quantitative Solutions practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, serving many Fortune 500 companies sTaCy farBer, Cpa, of Avon, CT, has been appointed a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants Advisory Council (CSCPA) for the organization’s 2011 – 2012 activity year. The Advisory Council’s charge is to counsel the CSCPA board of directors and to appoint a nominating committee each year. Farber will also chair the CSCPA’s Employee Benefit Plans Special Interest Group for the coming year. She is a manager for J.H. Cohn LLP in Glastonbury. 1999 ann giTTleman, esq., Cpa, Cff, of Rockville, NY, was promoted to director and co-chair of the Forensic and Dispute Analysis group at Kinetic Partners in New York.


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Jennifer (Welch) Morales, cPa, of Belmont, MA, recently joined Tatum, a national professional services firm, as New England managing partner. richard rebelo of Rehoboth, MA, recently accepted a position as merchandise operations analyst for CVS Caremark in Woonsocket, RI. He was previously employed at Commerce Insurance as a claims supervisor. 2000 erica nadeau, cPa, ’04 MsT, of North Chelmsford, MA, was named a firm principal of DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP, a CPA and business consulting firm specializing in the accounting and financial matters of closely held companies and high-networth individuals. Kerri-beTh sT. Jacques of West Warwick, RI, was recently promoted to senior online marketing manager at Fidelity Investments in Smithfield, RI. 2001 randy r. rossi of Johnston, RI, is Smithfield’s finance director and has led the department to being commended for a third consecutive year by an international professional group, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, for the quality of its annual financial report. The association of 17,500 government finance professionals termed its citation a reflection of “significant accomplishment by a government and its management.” 2002 GreG MccorMacK, ceM, of Irving, TX, has been hired as national sales manager for The Expo Group, a general service contractor based in Dallas, TX. Most recently, he was an account executive for Champion Exposition Services in Atlanta, GA. Kevin MorGan, Jr. of Bristol, CT, created and launched an iPhone application, Flic – the Movie Tracker, which is now available in the iPhone App Store.

sTacey (coulTer) rooT of Mansfield, MA, co-owner of Norfolk Power Equipment with her parents, Carolyn and Glen, was featured in an article about the company’s annual open house that appeared recently on Norfolk Power Equipment has two locations: Norfolk / Wrentham, MA, and Burrillville, RI. 2003 david booTh of Seekonk, MA, has been promoted to vice president, relationship manager, at Bank Rhode Island. Weslie TinG GaTchalian of Cebu City, Philippines, was recently featured on He is assistant to the president of Waterfront Philippines Inc., and is also vice president for investments and international affairs of The Wellex Group. 2004 Michelle (sTevens) cullion ’07 MsT of West Warwick, RI, has been promoted to manager at DiSanto, Priest & Co. She was the first Rhode Island graduate of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Leadership Academy. 2006 brandon ruoTolo of Providence, RI, a 2009 graduate of Suffolk University Law School, has accepted a position as in-house legal counsel with American Tower Corporation in Woburn, MA. His practice is focused on the zoning and land-use permitting of complex telecommunications infrastructure across the Northeast. Gary Perez of Natick, MA, recently accepted a position at Interbit Data located in Boston, MA, as manager of implementation and social media. He also became head of Web development for the international business fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi’s Boston Alumni Chapter. Jo ann erven Mba of Smithfield, RI, has been promoted to the position of senior accountant by Sullivan & Company. She is a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs.

JosePh hansen of Washington, DC, is now senior communications specialist, disaster public affairs, for the American Red Cross. He supports field communications efforts as it relate to everyday disasters (more than 70,000 per year) and large-scale relief operations.

Michael fradeTTe ’10 Mba of Bedford, NH, has joined wedü, a full-service advertising agency in Manchester, NH, as business development executive.

2007 Michael sKellinGer of Taunton, MA, recently completed the Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island. Ironman 70.3 races consist of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run.

Mallory MusanTe of Mystic, CT, founder and lead designer of Mallory Musante Shoes, was named one of Gladys Magazine’s “Most Inspiring People for 2011.”

Julie TéTreaulT of Broad Brook, CT, a Realtor, has been named partner at Wallace Tustin Tétreault Realty in South Windsor. Tétreault first joined Wallace Tustin as a summer intern and real estate sales associate. 2008 eMily Meyer Mba of Warwick, RI, has been appointed vice president of sales for Merk Investments LLC , manager of Merk Funds. She partners with registered investment advisors in the Eastern United States. SM

Michael oliveri of Boston, MA, was promoted to senior associate in the Boston Risk Assurance Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. alison sTevens of Oak Park, IL, is now a member of the Channel Marketing Department for Club and Cash & Carry stores at Unilever Food Solutions in Lisle, IL . Previously, she worked for Conair Corporation at the sales / marketing headquarters in Stamford, CT.

ryan sMiTh of Johnston, RI, was recently promoted to I.T. Developer I at Amica Mutual Insurance Company in Lincoln, RI. crisTina zaPaTa of Cranston, RI, a consultant for the Providencebased Small Business Development Center, was recently sworn in as a U.S. citizen. She immigrated to the United States from Colombia 10 years ago. 2010 Jessica david Mba of Providence, RI, has been promoted to vice president for strategy, planning, and special projects at The Rhode Island Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2006 as special projects officer and most recently served as director of strategy, planning, and special projects. KaTy shuberT MsT, cPa, of North Providence, RI, was promoted to supervisor at the CPA firm of Sullivan & Company in Providence, RI. She is a member of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs.

2009 KWaMe daPaah-afriyie, M.d., Mba, of Attleboro, MA, director of the Division of Hospitalist Medicine at The Miriam Hospital, was recently named the hospital’s 2011 Charles C .J. Carpenter, M .D., Outstanding Physician of the Year. He was nominated by his peers and selected by a committee of physician leaders.


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MALCOLM G. “KIM” CHACE ’09 H, one of Rhode Island’s

Dav id R . GAV IT T, 73, one of basketball’s most visionary and

leading philanthropists and accomplished businessmen, died June

influential leaders of the last three decades, died Sept. 16, 2011.

23, 2011. He was 76. He succeeded

He was a member of the Bryant Board of Trustees from 2006 until

his father as a director of Berkshire

2011. Gavitt led Providence College to the NCAA tournament five

Hathaway, a business founded by

times, including 1973, when the team reached the Final Four. He

the Chace family three generations

was the force behind the founding of the Big East Conference and,

earlier, when it produced one-quarter

as the league’s first commissioner, had it become a working partner

of the country’s finest cotton. Among

right away with another new entity, ESPN . Gavitt was selected to

his many business titles, Chace was

coach the US Olympic team in 1980, but the United States boycotted

founder and chairman of Bank RI. A

the Moscow games. As president of USA Basketball, the sport’s

Yale graduate, he first came to Bryant

national governing body, he helped bring professional stars onto

in 1958 as a student in an introduc-

the world stage as members of the Olympic team, including the

tory accounting course held in a basement classroom on the former

gold-winning Dream Team in 1992. He succeeded Red Auerbach

East Side campus in Providence.

in running the Boston Celtics. He also served as chairman of

Years later, Chace recognized Bryant’s great potential and helped

the Basketball Hall of Fame, to which he was inducted in 2006.

take it to the next level, serving as an active member of the Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2008. He and his wife, Elizabeth Z . Chace, made the leadership donation for the Malcolm and Elizabeth Chace Wellness and Athletic Center and have supported scholarships and a variety of other initiatives at Bryant. The Bryant women’s rowing program owes its start earlier this year to the generosity of the Chaces. For all they have done for the University, and for Rhode Island, Bryant recognized the couple in September as the first recipients of its Lifetime Champions for Philanthropy award.

ALBERT W. ONDIS, a former member of the Bryant Board of Trustees, died July 1, 2011, at the age of 85. Born to a poor family of mill workers in Rhode Island just before the start of the Great Depression, Ondis began working in a textile mill at 16 to help support his family, and went on to found Astro-Med, Inc., a $71 million manufacturer, where he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for 42 years. Among his civic endeavors, he served on the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Common Cause of Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Ethics Council.

GLEN D. CAMP, 80, professor of international relations and political science for 31 years before retiring in 2007, died July 14, 2011, in Providence. Camp earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Harvard University and went on to work for the United State’s Department of State, serving as a policy director in Europe for seven years. He had previously taught at Fordham, Long Island, and New York universities. A champion for human rights, he was a member of the World Affairs Council of Rhode Island and a founding member of the Rhode Island Chapter of Amnesty International. In 2007, Camp was the recipient of the Bryant Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award.

BRUCE G. SUNDLUN ’80H, 91, former governor of Rhode Island and a former member of the Bryant Board of Trustees, died July 21, 2011. Sundlun was a decorated World War II hero, who joined part of the French Resistance after being shot down, making nighttime raids on German convoys. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a law degree from Harvard University. In the 1970s, Sundlun became president and chief executive of the Outlet Company, transforming the Providence-based retail and broadcasting concern into a telecommunications company that eventually owned more than a dozen radio and television stations. Sundlun served as governor for two terms, from 1991 to 1995.

MICHAEL F. FILIPPELLI ’83 MST, died July 10, 2011, at age 79. A professor of accounting for 38 years, he served as department chairman for 13 years, retiring in 2008. A U.S. Army veteran, Filippelli earned his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island before attending Bryant. He previously taught at Brown University, Providence College, and URI . He was a practicing Certified Public Accountant for 48 years and a career member of the American Institute of CPA s and the Rhode Island Society of CPA s. Filippelli received the Bryant Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 1986.

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Bryant Magazine - Fall 2011  
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Fall 2011 edition of the Bryant Magazine