Bryant University. Alumni Connections.
Upcoming Events

Mar 3rd, 7 p.m.
MA Regional Alumni Network
Boston Bruins

Mar 5th, 6:30 p.m.
CT Regional Alumni Network, Bryant 2U
Cobb's Mill Inn

Join other Bryant alumni to network and learn tips to uncover the hidden patterns that could mean big trouble in your business.

Mar 7th, 7 p.m.
MA Regional Alumni Network
Worcester Sharks
Join Bryant Alumni and watch the Worcester Sharks take on the Albany River Rats. Alumni will gather before the game at McFadden's.

Mar 10th, 6:30 p.m.
NY Regional Alumni Network, Bryant 2U
MI Post, New York, NY

Join other Bryant alumni to network and learn tips to uncover the hidden patterns that could mean big trouble in your business.

Mar 12th, 6 p.m.
CA Regional Alumni Network, Bryant 2U
Delancey Street Restaurant
Join other Bryant alumni to network and learn tips to uncover the hidden patterns that could mean big trouble in your business.

Mar 14th, 9:30 a.m.
FL Regional Alumni Network
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Naples, FL
Join Bryant alumni and march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade In Naples!

Mar 15th, 11 a.m.
FL Regional Alumni Network
Red Sox Training Camp,
Ft. Myers, FL
We have a limited number of tickets for the Red Sox Spring Training Camp as Boston takes on the Baltimore Orioles. Join other Bryant alumni for a barbeque prior to the game.

Mar 30th, 6:30 p.m.
FL Regional Alumni Network
Ritz Carlton Golf Club and Spa, Jupiter, Florida
Join Bryant University alumni for a networking reception with President Ronald Machtley.

Apr 2nd, 5:30 p.m.
Student/Alumni Career Night 2009
Bryant University Campus
Informally share career information, advice, and strategies with Bryant undergraduates and network with alumni.

June 6th, 4 p.m.
McCoy Stadium
Pawtucket Red Sox Game and Barbecue

There will be a FREE Youth Clinic, for children 14 years and younger, from 2 - 3:15 p.m.

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Your Alumni Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 2
March 2009

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April 17th Dinner Recognizes Alumni Leaders

Three alumni and one faculty member will be recognized for distinction in their careers and for their service to Bryant at the annual Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner on Friday, April 17, 2009. This year's honorees are:

Thomas A. Taylor '63, Distinguished Alumnus Award
J. Steven Cowen '69, Nelson Gulski Service Award
James A. Warner '99, Young Alumni Leadership Award
Gaytha A. Langois, Distinguished Faculty Award

Click here for the Alumni Leadership Weekend Schedule and to register to attend.

Alumni Leadership Forum
In "the Know" at Bryant

More than 100 alumni are expected to converge on campus for the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner and the Saturday Alumni Leadership Forum,
April 17-18, which features a full slate of sessions designed to engage alumni in discussions and dialogue.  “Whether you want to improve your knowledge base, hone your skill set or just network with Bryant friends and colleagues, the Leadership weekend offers a variety of ways for you to connect,” notes Ray Grigelevich, president of the Bryant University Alumni Association. 

View the full Saturday Schedule and Register.

Update Your Skills
Strengthen Your Network

Join fellow alumni for one of three lively evenings of networking. Meet Bryant Trustee Professor of Management Michael Roberto as he leads a discussion on his latest book, Know What You Don’t Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen.

Weston, CT  
March 5   

New York, NY    
March 10

San Francisco, CA 
March 12

Tired of “fighting fires” all the time? Start “detecting smoke” after attending one of these special “Bryant 2U” sessions. To register, click on and select the location of your choice above or call (401) 531-6661. A registration fee of $15 per person includes a networking reception with hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

US/China Professional Exchange
Jo Zhang

Bryant University welcomes Zhe "Jo" Zhang to the Alumni Relations and Development offices. Jo, here on a professional development exchange, is the Deputy Director of Alumni Affairs at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China.

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Alumni Profile

Building better lives: Melissa Radcliff ’90

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Melissa Radcliff ’90 describes that conceptual community as an environment that offers children hope, support, and an opportunity to grow and reach their full potential.

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Alumni Profile

Running a museum is more than child’s play: David Penn ‘88

As CEO of Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida,  1988 Bryant alumnus David Penn’s sense of fulfillment goes deeper than a job well done. He is an educator who values the opportunity that being CEO affords him.

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Bryant Student Book Fund supports classroom success

If you graduated recently, or have children entering college, you know that the cost of an average textbook is more than $100.  Multiply that by five classes, and you have a major – and necessary – financial outlay each semester at college.  To help ease the economic burden facing students, the Bryant Student Book Fund was established in 2001 by Abraham Hunter, specifically for our multicultural and international students.  The fund has been sustained over the years through the generosity of members of the Bryant community.  

Click here to support the Bryant Student Book Fund

Golf tournaments--a fun way for alumni to help Bryant

Friday, May 15, 2009
10th Annual Jason Constantino Golf Invitational
Newport National Golf Course
324 Mitchell's Lane
Middletown, RI
For more information: Stu Johnson (203) 314-3302

Saturday, June 27, 2009
4th Annual Shawn M. Nassaney Golf Outing
Swansea Country Club
299 Market Street
Swansea, MA
Registration will be open in the spring.
For more information:

Monday, June 29, 2009
6th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
Newport Country Club
280 Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI
For more information: Ed Magro (401) 232-6528

Friday, July 17, 2009
2009 Black & Gold Golf Outing
Crystal Lake Golf Club
100 Broncos Highway
Burriville, RI
For more information: Ruth Nicastro (401) 232-6071

Bryant Spring Sports get ready to Kick-Off Season

Although snow still remains on the ground in Smithfield, the Bryant spring sports teams are getting ready to start their seasons as we head into the month of March.

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Playing for a Cause: Touch Football in New York
“A great way for young professionals living in New York to get out of the office and meet other like-minded individuals in a fun, sporty environment.” 
Matt Kelleher ‘08

Although they didn’t win their division – Bryant’s very casual touch football team got off to a great start this winter, with more than a dozen alumni participating in our inaugural season with Zog Sports.  Bryant will participate in the Spring season, beginning in March – so if you live or work in the greater New York City area – sign up now.

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AMICA Center for Career Education (formerly Career Services)

Career resources for alumni are available from the Amica Center for Career Education. You can register to join the Bryant Alumni Career Link and  share career information with fellow alumni and current students. To see the site and learn more, go to:

The Job Source is a weekly list of available positions in a variety of fields published by the Amica Center and is available to alumni via email. To subscribe, send an email to the Amica Center for Career Education and ask to be put on the electronic distribution list.  For a complete list of the last month's Job Source listings, please click on "Job Openings" below.

February job openings >

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