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Program Partners

Joise Garzon, MSW, LICSW
Interim Director
Learning for Life
Holly L. Shadoian
Vice Provost for
U​ndergraduate Affairs
Academic Affairs





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 Office, OASIS and the Bursar's Office and headed by a staff member from Learning 4 Life​. Each representative is a specialist who can focus on the specific needs or barriers you may face to complete your degree.

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!​​​

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Fill out the form below to help us help you to finish your degree!​

Page last updated: June 22, 2018