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Chris Lambert
Project Manager,
Learning for Life

Holly L. Shadoian
Assistant Vice President
Academic Affairs/ Enrollment Management

Finish Strong

Finish Strong

Did you leave RIC before completing your degree?
It's time to return so you can Finish Strong. YES, you can do it!

Finish Strong is Rhode Island College’s targeted degree completion effort begun in Academic Affairs in 2011 with August graduates who were 9 credits or fewer from graduating. We’ve expanded this degree completion program to reach out to former RIC students – especially those who earned 75 or more credits before they left the college.

Sometimes life gets in the way of completing a degree – work, family, finances, relocation or even an academic “bump in the road.” This year we have partnered with Learning for Life (L4L), a new RIC program that connects students with the supports they need (academic, financial, career-related) to navigate a direct course to college completion.

Three Primary Target Groups for Finish Strong:

Finish Strong Resource Team

Our resource team is comprised of representatives from admissions, financial aid, records, OASIS and Bursar and headed by a staff member from L4L. Each representative is a specialist who can focus on the specific needs or barriers you may face to complete your degree.

Connect With Us Here:

Tell us a bit about you – your name (including any other last name you may have had when at RIC), address, contact information, approximate year you were last at RIC, your past major, and how we can help. We will help connect you to the resource team member(s) best able to help you navigate degree completion.

Know Someone Else Who Needs to Finish Strong?

You can make a difference in someone’s life by referring a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member who could benefit from the Finish Strong program. Please encourage them to visit this website!

Page last updated: April 18, 2017