Bryant University. Alumni Connections.
Upcoming Events

May 3rd, 8 a.m.
RI Regional Alumni Network RI Special Olympics
Join Bryant students and staff to volunteer for the Special Olympics.

May 7th, 5 p.m.
CT Regional Alumni Network
The Hartford Funnybone
Have a laugh with fellow Bryant alumni while listening to comedian Jim Breuer.

May 21st, 5:30 p.m.
MA Regional Alumni Network
The Harpoon Brewery

Join Bryant alumni and sample a great selection of lagers, ales and stout.

June 6th, 4 p.m.
RI Regional Alumni Network
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. at McCoy Stadium.

July 17th, 8 a.m.
Crystal Lake Golf Course
Black & Gold Golf Tournament
Join Bryant University alumni for a Texas Scramble in The Black & Gold Club Golf Tournament in Harrisville, RI.

Aug 7th, 5:30 p.m.
NY Regional Alumni Network
Hiland Park Country Club
Join Bryant alumni for a networking reception in the Lake George Area. Come early to play a round of golf at the club.

Oct. 2nd - 4th
Bryant University Alumni
2009 Reunion @ Homecoming

Alumni, students, friends, and family mingle on Bryant's dynamic campus.

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Your Alumni Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 4
May 2009

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Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino to address Class of 2009

Bryant University will hold its 146th Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m., with 808 students expected to participate in the graduation ceremony. Graduate School Commencement will be held for 187 students on Thursday, May 14, at 5 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place in the Main Tent adjacent to the Bryant Center and will be broadcast live on the Web.

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Hire Talent, Hire Bryant!

Be a Career Champion for students from your alma mater

With graduation approaching, Bryant seniors are confronting a highly competitive job market, as evidenced by a significant decrease nationally in recruitment opportunities for new graduates.  Despite the challenging market conditions, Bryant has continued to offer a solid recruiting program for seniors, as well as a myriad of career programs, career fairs, alumni-student networking events and expanded collaborations – all designed to maximize opportunities for students.

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Bryant MBA: An outstanding return on investment

One-year MBA program provides skills and hands-on experience recent grads will need to launch a successful career.

Whether recent college graduates have earned a degree in business, arts, sciences, or humanities, they are entering the toughest job market in decades. Today’s job-seekers need credentials that will make them stand out in a crowd. Recognizing this need, Bryant is offering a one-year MBA program to recent college graduates.

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Connecting with former classmates has never been easier

Facebook users can join Bryant Alumni Association groups organized by state.

Also, if you are a regular on Facebook, you can create a link to Bryant's online alumni directory to search for classmates or industry contacts using the keyword and other search features.  Click here for step by step instructions to add this application.

Alumni Profile
Serving up a successful family business: Diane Belknap ’84 MBA
Ali Belknap ’10, Diane Belknap ’84 MBA, and Jackie Belknap ’13

Diane Belknap ’84 MBA is a people person. With a warm smile, she welcomes and entertains guests, which makes her perfectly suited for her career. Diane and her husband, James, own The Greenville Inn, a family restaurant in Greenville, R.I., where he designs the menu and is the chef and she greets guests and successfully oversees the business side of the operation in this competitive industry.

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Alumni Profile
On a mission to build a better society: David Caprio ’91
Bryant alumnus uses his business background to operate a social service agency and help his community.

By helping others, we are essentially improving ourselves and our community says David Caprio ’91, executive director of Children’s Friend and Service, a social service agency in Providence, R.I. “I see how important it is to support families to overcome obstacles. We all need to reach out to better the world in which we live.”

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Senior Class Gift Campaign
Every dog has its day: 2009 Class Gift
Undergraduate seniors create a culture of philanthropy as they work together to raise money for the bulldog statues they’ll donate to Bryant.
Almost as old a tradition as Bryant itself, the Senior Class Gift Campaign allows each class year to leave a legacy to the University while instilling in students the importance of giving back and staying connected.

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Bryant Spring Sports Up Close

Four Bryant University student-athletes have been named to the Northeast Conference Winter Commissioner's Honor Roll and 18 additional student-athletes have been named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll.

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Regional Alumni Network Events

Register now for the 2009 PawSox Alumni and Family Game Saturday, June 6, 2009; 4 p.m barbeque;
6:05 p.m. game: PawSox vs. Durham Bulls
For more information and to register, visit the Bryant/PawSox registration page.

Save With the

All Bulldog Pass purchasers will receive a valuable gift.

Reunion @ Homecoming planning is in full swing, with special activities planned for the classes ending in '4 or '9. In addition, a special all-Greek reunion will coincide with Bryant's traditional Reunion @ Homecoming celebration. Register early and reserve your local hotel room as space is filling up fast. View the schedule for a link to hotels with special rates when you mention "Bryant Alumni."

Reunion@Homecoming 2009 Schedule

Reunion@Homecoming 2009 Registration

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

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.

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