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RIC’s 2022 Commencement Speaker: Maria Ducharme '87, President of The Miriam Hospital

Rhode Island College Impact

Ducharme is the first female nurse to become a hospital president in R.I.

"I am Providence students through and through. I am from the community."

Rhode Island College Impact

An Alumni Q&A with Javier Montañez, M.Ed. ’03, Superintendent of Providence Public Schools

Returning Adult Students Are Finishing What They Started

“It’s easy to get comfortable in a job that’s going nowhere and allow the current to carry you down the river, while on the bank are all these opportunities passing you by.” — Joshua Brown ’13

Joshua Laguerre: Academic and Campus Leader

Throughout his tenure at RIC, management major Joshua Laguerre excelled academically and helped transform student government into a more diverse and inclusive organization.

RIC Professor, Alums Experience the ‘Gilded’ Life

RIC Professor of Music Samuel Breene (pictured) and two of his former students got a taste of high society as orchestra players in the HBO series "The Gilded Age."

RIC Alumna and Daughter Team Up to Debunk Common Sex Ed Myths

Rhode Island College Impact

Even in 2022, sex is still often regarded as a taboo topic, so the idea of talking about sex with one’s parent might draw shudders. But that’s exactly what Shannon Curley and her mother, RIC alum Christine Curley MA ’19, do every week on their podcast “Sex Ed Debunked.”

Alumna Sarah Cote Works to Heal a Community

This year’s national theme for Women’s History Month is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” Social worker Sarah Cote ’18 exemplifies that maxim in her work with Cranston residents.

From President of Student Gov’t to Councilwoman: A Q&A with Alumna Hillary Lima

“I can never completely leave politics. Once it’s in your blood, it stays there.”

Alumnus Promotes the Bold Heritage of Rhode Island Black Women

Rhode Island College Impact

“Black women have for centuries risen against the challenges of systemic racism and gender oppression. They are ‘women who dared,’” says Vice President Kimberly Dumpson.

Arts Grad Finds Success On a Path She Never Knew Existed

Rhode Island College Impact

"No matter what your field is, you have to have a deep trust in yourself." -Tracey Woods