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Tencher Receives Highest Award in College Athletic Administration

Tencher is the 51st recipient of the prestigious James J. Corbett Memorial Award, presented annually to a devoted college athletics administrator who works unceasingly for the betterment of intercollegiate athletics.

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2016-2017 Faculty Retirees

The impact of their contributions will be felt for many years to come, both at the college and in the lives of the alumni they have taught.

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Afterschool Day at the R.I. State House

RIC’s Youth Development Program joined with afterschool organizations across the state to talk with legislators about the value and importance of afterschool programs.

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McKamey Publishes on Youth Work and Joins D.C. Discussion

McKamey recently wrote an article on the concept of care in youth work then flew to D.C. as part of a national conversation on professionalizing the field of youth work.

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RIC Athletics Award Established in Honor of Prof. Lloyd Matsumoto and His Wife

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation has established an award in the name of Professor of Biology Lloyd Matsumoto and his wife Terri that will honor a male and female student-athlete who, over the course of their intercollegiate and academic undergraduate career, achieves the highest cumulative GPA. The award will be presented annually and a recognition plaque will honor both the Matsumotos and the honorees in perpetuity. The recognition plaque will be installed in the Student-Athlete Success Center some time this summer. The Matsumotos are widely known for their incredible support of campus initiatives, especially those engaging students. They have been very strong supporters of student-athletes over the past few years, especially as it relates to supporting their academic success and the Student Success Center. An announcement of the award was recently made at the department’s annual Senior Recognition Dinner.

2017 Summer Sports Camps – June 19 to Aug. 11

The 2017 Summer Sports Camps will run Monday-Friday, June 19 through Aug. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with registration taking place at the Murray Center. Boys and girls ages 7-15 of all skill levels can choose from the following camps: Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Volleyball and Tennis. The cost is $160 per week and includes a T-shirt. An extended day program ending at 4 p.m. is offered for an additional $30 per week. Register before Thursday, June 1, and receive a $20 discount. Click here for a brochure and registration form or contact the Department of Athletics at (401) 456-8007. Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount.

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RIC Prof. Russell Potter Featured in Providence Journal

The Providence Journal reports on RIC Professor of English Russell Potter’s new book “Finding Franklin,” which follows explorers who attempted to learn the fate of Sir John Franklin and his 129 men who disappeared in the Arctic in the 1840s.

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Alum’s Commitment to Local Artists Fueled His Passion for the Arts

Umberto “Bert” Crenca ’81, artist and founder of AS220, an alternative community arts space in Providence, shared his recipe for success at RIC’s March 22 Dialogue On Diversity lecture.

“Art and Community Empowerment”

On Wednesday, March 22, Rhode Island College’s Dialogue on Diversity Spring Lecture will feature Umberto “Bert” Crenca ’81, artist and founder of AS220.

Pres. Obama Recognizes 3 RIC Alumni for Excellence in Teaching

Graduates of RIC’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development recently flew to Washington, D.C., to receive the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching signed by President Obama.

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Jephte Wagnac Earns All-NEICAAA
 Honors in 400m Hurdles

Rhode Island College freshman Jephte Wagnac (Providence, RI) notched a fifth-place finish in the 400m hurdles (53.99) to earn All-NEICAAA honors as the men’s track and field team competed at the 2017 New England Open Track & Field Championships.