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MEET OUR GRADUATES: Duarte Says Her Degree Will Further Her Life and the Life of Her Family and Community

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“I’m happy to see my father reach his goal of having all four of his children earn a degree from Rhode Island College,” Duarte says.

Commencement Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

Elizabeth Burke Bryant, former executive director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, will give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree. The late philanthropist Edward Avedisian will also receive a posthumous degree.

MEET OUR GRADUATES: A High GPA Leads to Greater Opportunities 

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Celin-Rodriguez graduates with high honors, debt free and as a proud example of success for her son.

MEET OUR GRADUATES: Triple Major in Only Three Years

“My experiences have definitely guided me." — Alexandra Wilson

MEET OUR GRADUATES: Her Rocky Path Paved the Way to New Opportunities

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Gonzalez plans to use her interest in behavioral psychology to work with children in underserved communities.

Class of 2021: Graduate Student Finds Herself at Home (Again) at RIC

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“I connected with Upward Bound through my high school guidance counselor. For me, that program was essential in my growth as a young professional.”

Class of 2021: Justice Studies Grads Work to Improve Policing

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Lindsay Tahan, Allison Barry and Kaisha Luciano are putting their justice studies major into action through a series of webinars intended to help train law enforcement officers.

Class of 2021: Language Graduates Prepared to Take on the World

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These award-winning 2021 graduates will leave behind a lasting legacy on the World Languages Education Program at RIC.

Class of 2021: Computer Science Grad (Re-)Learns in a New Language

Oliver Feliz-Lima refused to let a language barrier become an obstacle to his education.

Class of 2021: An Orientation to Graduation Love Story

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Ananya Jantawan and Jeffery Kinnie met during freshmen orientation. As college careers come to an end, their love story continues.