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40 Outstanding Alumni Honorees

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RAZVAN A. MIRICA

Hope High School '00

Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial B.S., Computer Engineering, Brown University Co-founder, Brown University Romanian-American Society Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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VICTOR K. HERNANDEZ

Mount Pleasant High School '01

Banking Analyst - Latin America, JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management B.S., Finance, Bentley College

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BETTY JEAN SINGLETARY

Hope High School '68

Program Development/Cultural Issues Administrator, Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England, Brown University B.S. Health and Physical Education, Rhode Island College

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KRISTIN S. STREET

Hope High School '72

Continuing Education Faculty, Rhode Island School of Design C.S. Faculty, Assistant Director, MFAST Program, Maryland Institute College of Art M.F.A., Studio Art, Maryland Institute College of Art B.F.A., Textile Design, Rhode Island School of Design Director, Krause Gallery Artist, Photographer, Educator

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PATRICIA HINCAPIE MARTINEZ

Central Falls High School '78

Director, Department of Children, Youth, and Families in Rhode Island M.S., Management and Human Services, Springfield College B.S.W., Rhode Island College A.S., Human Services, Community College of Rhode Island Member, Pawtucket Juvenile Board Member, Governor’s Commission on Race and Police-Community Relations

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HENRY CHANGO

Central Falls High School '79

Civil Engineer – Superintendent, D’Ambra Construction M.S., Transportation Engineering, University of Rhode Island (expected date of graduation 2006) B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Rhode Island Member, American Society of Civil Engineers – Rhode Island Chapter Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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ALBERTO APONTE CARDONA, ESQ.

Central Falls High School '82

Senior Partner, The Law Offices of Aponte Cardona & Kerrigan J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law B.S., Criminal Justice, Johnson & Wales University Commissioner, Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights Board Member, Central Falls Square Mile Coalition

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DELORIS DAVIS GRANT

Central Falls High School '82

Teacher of English and Literacy Coach, Central Falls High School M.A.T. – C., Secondary Education, Rhode Island College B.A., English, Rhode Island College Member, Central Falls High School Literacy Committee Co-founder, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund

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CLAUDIA E. MOTEN

Mount Pleasant High School '82

Residential Director, Re-Focus, Inc. Attended Rhode Island College, Psychology Major Past Girl Scout Leader and Past Program Coordinator for Girl Scouts of Rhode Island/Lincoln Honorary Member and Past Chair, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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JUAN DAVID TAMAYO

Central Falls High School '82

Director, Information Technology, DCS Corporation M.S., Management in Information Technology, University of Virginia B.S., Computer and Information Technology, George Washington University Volunteer with the Masonic Home of Virginia and the Masonic Child ID Program in Virginia

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WENDY PENNINGTON MARQUARD

Central High School '83

Regional Sales Representative, grace ormonde Wedding Style magazine B.A., Communications, Boston College Co-founder, The Bahama Babies Relief Fund

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IVAN D. MEZA

Shea High School '83

Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Pronovias USA, Inc. B.A., History, Boston College Honorary Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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LUIS F. SAN LUCAS

Mount Pleasant High School '83

Lieutenant, Providence Police Department Major, Rhode Island Army National Guard M.S., Administration of Justice, Salve Regina University B.A., Justice Studies, Rhode Island College B.A., Sociology, Rhode Island College Co-founder and Member, the Rhode Island Hispanic Officers Association Chair, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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VIOLA DAVIS TENNON

Central Falls High School '83

Multi-award-winning Actress of Film, Stage, and Television Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree, Rhode Island College Advanced Certificate in Acting, The Juilliard School B.A., Theatre, Rhode Island College Co-founder, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund

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CARLOS BRITO, ESQ.

Central Falls High School '84

Director, Criminal Defense – Litigation Division; Committee for Public Counsel Services – District Court Unit in New Bedford, Massachusetts J.D., University of Maine School of Law B.A., Economics, Boston College Member, Massachusetts Bar Association Past Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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ANDRES A. TEJADA

Central High School '84

Director, Finance/Tax, Sapient Corporation M.S., Taxation, Northeastern University B.S., Finance, Boston College Member, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Member, Tax Executive Institute

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EDMANUEL GIL

Central Falls High School '85

Teacher of Mathematics, Central Falls High School B.A., Secondary Education/Mathematics, Rhode Island College B.S., Business Administration, University of Rhode Island Member and Past Chair, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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JULIAN QUERO

Central High School '85

Head, Fund Compliance Monitoring Group and Assistant Treasurer, Columbia Management Group/Bank of America – Boston B.A., Economics, Boston College Vice Chair, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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KENIA FRANCO, SPHR

Central High School '86

Director, Human Resources and Executive Committee Member, Westin Copley Hotel Special Studies in Administration and Management, Harvard University, Division of Continuing Education B.A., Psychology and Spanish Literature, Boston College Member, Northeast Human Resource Association Member, Society for Human Resources Management Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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CESAR A. ZULETA

Central Falls High School '86

Branch Manager, Vice President, Citizens Bank B.S., Economics, University of Rhode Island Member, Nickerson Community Center Board Member, Mount Pleasant High School Finance Academy Board Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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ELKIN O. ESTRADA, M.D.

Central Falls High School '87

Staff Physician – Internal Medicine/Nephrologist, Hypertension & Nephrology, Inc. M.D., Howard University College of Medicine B.A., Chemistry and Biology, Brandeis University Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine Member, American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine Member, American Society of Nephrology

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ESTELLE L. LEBEAU

Central Falls High School '87

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Central Michigan University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill B.S., Chemistry, Bates College Author of Numerous Scholarly Publications and Grants

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PRISCILLA COTTO ALICEA

Shea High School '88

Associate Director for Admission – Multicultural Recruitment, Bryant University B.A., Providence College President, New England Counselors of Color Bridging Access to College President, Rhode Island Association of Admission Officers Member, National Association for College Admission Counseling

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EDWARD ANTONE COOLEY

Central High School '88

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Fairfield University B.A., History/Education, Stonehill College Past Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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VILAI OR

Mount Pleasant High School '88

Assistant Principal, Providence School Department M.A., School Administration, Cambridge College B.A. Secondary Education/Mathematics, Rhode Island College Founder and Officer, Project AIDS Khmer

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SAMNANG KEA-OR

Mount Pleasant High School '89

Special Needs Educator, Providence School Department M.A., Special Education, Providence College B.A., Elementary/Special Education, Providence College Member, Southeast Asian Women’s Group Past Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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EUGENE HERBERT JOHNSON III

East Providence High School '91

Client Services Team Manager, Fidelity Investments B.A., English, University of Notre Dame Member and Past Chair, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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CECILIO ANTONIO THOMAS, M.C.S.D.

East Providence High School '91

Senior Systems Business Analyst, Public Consulting Group, Inc. M.S. Candidate, Computer Information Technology, Regis University Microsoft Certified Trainer (M.C.T) Certified Microsoft Solution Developer (M.C.S.D.) B.S., Computer Science, Providence College

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TERINNA WALKER HARTNETT

Mount Pleasant High School '92

Teacher, Providence School Department B.A., Elementary Education with Teaching Concentration in Mathematics, Rhode Island College Member and Past Chair, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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ANA KARANTONIS

Shea High School '92

Research Assistant, Center for Educational Assessment, University of Massachusetts Doctoral Student in the Research and Evaluation Methods Program, University of Massachusetts M.Ed., Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, Boston College B.A., African American Studies, Yale University

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VIMAL SHAH

Shea High School '93

Senior Technology Consultant, EMC Corporation M.B.A., University of Michigan Business School Graduate Certificate, Administration and Management, Harvard University Extension School B.S., Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Past Chair, 2004 Upward Bound Fundraising Activities

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MAKSIM SHAPIRO, M.D.

Shea High School '93

Resident, Combined Neurology/Diagnostic Radiology/ Neuroradiology Program, NYU Medical Center M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine B.S., Chemistry, Yale University Pre-doctoral Research Assistant, National Institute of Mental Health

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MONICA TEIXEIRA DE SOUSA, ESQ.

Shea High School '94

Staff Attorney, Rhode Island Legal Services Adjunct Professor, Roger Williams University School of Law J.D., Georgetown University Law Center B.A., International Relations and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University Recipient of the Skadden Fellowship 2006 NEOA/TRIO Achiever Chair, Roger Williams Law School Racial Justice Task Force Education Subcommittee Past Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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KARLA C. RODRIGUEZ

Mount Pleasant High School '95

Teacher of Spanish and English, The Neighborhood Charter School in Massachusetts M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College B.A., English and Human Development, Boston College

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BRENDA NIMOH-ROGERS

Shea High School '95

Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life, Spelman College Nonprofit Executive Management Certificate Program, Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University M.Ed., Educational Administration and Policy K–12, Howard University B.A., Government and Sociology, Georgetown University

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ROSA C. TABOADA, PH.D.

Mount Pleasant High School '95

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Stonehill College and Bridgewater State College Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Yale University Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Connecticut B.S., Chemistry, Rhode Island College Author of Numerous Scholarly Publications Member, American Chemical Society

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ADERITO C. DOS SANTOS

Shea High School '96

Control Systems Engineer, CDM B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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LUCIALINA M. GOMES

Hope High School '97

Registered Nurse, Rhode Island Hospital B.S., Nursing, Rhode Island College Past Member, Rhode Island College Upward Bound Scholarship Committee

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PAULA C. ROSARIO, ESQ.

Central Falls High School '98

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office J.D., Law, Technology, and Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law B.A., Government, Georgetown University

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MAXIMO LORA

Central High School '99

President, Maximum Graphics LLC B.A., Art/Graphic Design, Rhode Island College Regional Director, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. After-School Art Teacher, John Hope Settlement House

Page last updated: January 25, 2013