Alumni Awards 2019 Honorees
Making a special gift to the Rhode Island College in your reunion year is a way to pay tribute to your RIC memories while affording today’s students the opportunity to make their own.

Reunions encourage us to pause and reflect on the many formative experiences made possible by RIC. Those years instilled in us core values that have guided our lives ever since. We continue to offer students a learning community that challenges and inspires, and our gifts to RIC strengthen this community.

A robust Giving program helps keep Rhode Island College competitive. Now, more than ever, there is a considerable gap between the college’s resources and aspirations and #GivingToRIC helps bridge this gap. Annual Giving can act as a “living endowment” allowing 100 percent of your gift to support today’s needs. Increased giving from reunion classes can have a great impact on RIC students — right now.

As you consider giving a gift to honor your reunion year, think back on how RIC changed your life — alumni support played a big part. Now is a perfect time to pass it on and reinforce the tradition of alumni giving back to the college.


Class of 1972

 

This year, we're thrilled to welcome back to Rhode Island College, the Class of 1972. Learn more about upcoming events and celebratory opportunities. 

1972 Reunion

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Reunion Planning

Be a part of the celebration! Whether you are celebrating your 5th or 50th reunion, sign up to be a part of your class reunion planning to commemorate your time at Rhode Island College.

50th Reunion Class of 1971

Class of 1971

As said in a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens, ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ As many of you will remember in December 1969, it was the near height of the Vietnam War and many of the male members of the class were drafted upon graduation, eliminating student deferments at the peak of our optimism for the future. On campus, protests interfered with classes, and provided a backdrop for the confusing times – these were the realities our class faced. Fraternity life and class activities became trivial as we faced the realities of the era.

Class of 1970

Class of 1970

In a year where the average price of a house was $23,600 and a gallon of petrol cost just 0.36 cents, there were a lot of events that happened in 1970 that shaped everyday life. From the first Boeing 747 commercial flight to London, the disbandment of The Beatles and the Apollo 13 space mission, these 1970 events are ones to never forget. 50 years later, facing a worldwide pandemic we took the time to celebrate, and leave our legacy.

Class of 1969

Class of 1969

What happened in 1969? The war ended. The swinging sixties quivered with change. A chain of famous events in 1969 would change the world for the good and bad, leaving its mark in history as one of the most culturally defining years to date. 50 years later we gathered to celebrate and look back on our time as RIC students. We also came together to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

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Contact

Chris Schuler

Christopher Schuler

Director of Leadership and Major Gifts