Bryant University. Alumni Connections.
Upcoming Events

Feb 9th, 6 p.m.
FL Regional Alumni Network
Bryant2U, Tampa
Join Dean of the College of Business Jack Trifts at Columbia Restaurant.

Feb 13th, 12 p.m.
NC Regional Alumni Network
Bryant Bulldogs vs. UNC Tar Heels
Come watch men's lacrosse take on the Tar Heels at Fetzer Field UNC Chapel Hill.

Feb 16th, 6 p.m.
CA Regional Alumni Network
Bryant2U, San Diego
Join Dean of the College of Business Jack Trifts at the Marriott San Diego Del Mar.

Feb 17th, 6 p.m.
CA Regional Alumni Network
Bryant2U, Santa Monica
Join Dean of the College of Business Jack Trifts at the Wilshire Restaurant.

Feb 18th, 6 p.m.
CA Regional Alumni Network
Bryant2U, San Jose
Join Dean of the College of Business Jack Trifts at the Grill on the Alley.

Feb 18th, 7 p.m.
President's Cultural Series
Bryant University Campus
This talented quintet will bring you to your feet with the sound of New Orleans -- a blend of R&B, zydeco, roots, and jazz.

Feb 19th, 6 p.m.
NY Regional Alumni Network
Bryant Alumni Pub Night
Join alumni and friends for a night at the Katwalk and re-live your college nights.

Feb 28th, 2 p.m.
Fiesta for Berta Hysell
Dorado Beach East, Puerto Rico
Berta Hysell is coming to Puerto Rico to see all her former students and their families.

Mar 3rd, 6 p.m.
TX Regional Alumni Network
Bryant2U, Houston
Join Dean of the College of Business Jack Trifts at the Voice Restaurant, Hotel ICON.

Mar 4th, 6 p.m.
TX Regional Alumni Network
Bryant2U, Dallas
Join Dean of the College of Business Jack Trifts at the Crescent Club in the Rosewood Crescent Hotel.

Mar 6th, 8:00 a.m.
Bryant Alumni
Ski Trip to Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH
Join us for a great day on the mountain!

Mar 13th, 9 a.m.
FL Regional Alumni Network
Naples St. Patrick's Day Parade
Be part of a great tradition! March alongside or enjoy a trolley ride with former classmates, other alumni, family and friends.

Mar 13th, 11 a.m.
FL Regional Alumni Network
Red Sox Spring Training Camp Game and Barbeque
We have a limited number of tickets for the Red Sox Spring Training Camp as Boston takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Join other Bryant alumni for a barbeque prior to the game.

Mar 14th, 4 p.m.
FL Regional Alumni Network
Reception at Loblolly Yacht Club
Bryant trustee Corey Durling ’75 and his wife Lili welcome President Ron and Kati Machtley along with Bryant alumni and friends.

Mar 21st, 1:00 p.m.
CT Regional Alumni Network
Hartford Wolf Packs vs. Providence Bruins
Bring family friends to cheer on the Wolf Packs or the PBruins!

Mar 31st, 5:30 p.m.
MA Regional Alumni Network
Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Join fellow alumni for a 5:30 p.m. pregame gathering at Boston Beer Works before heading to the Garden for the 7:30 p.m. game.

Jun 11th
Bryant University Alumni

2010 Bryant Alumni Trip to China
Join fellow alumni in China for a guided tour of famous sites in Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanghai sponsored by Bryant's own US-China Institute and the Alumni Association.

OCT. 8-10, 2010

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Your Alumni Newsletter
Volume 4, Issue 1
February 2010

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Announcing the 2010
Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

Save the date for Alumni Leadership Weekend, April 16-17, 2010

Major General (retired) Robert C. Dickerson, Jr. '73Diana (Policastri) Marro '58Nicholas G. Bohnsack '00Peter J. Nigro

Three notable alumni and one faculty member join the ranks of Bryant’s Alumni Achievement Award Recipients for 2010.  A celebratory dinner kicks off the Fourth Annual Alumni Leadership Weekend on campus in April.  Receiving this year’s awards are Major General (retired) Robert C. Dickerson, Jr. '73, the Distinguished Alumnus Award; Diana (Policastri) Marro '58, the Nelson J. Gulski Service Award; Nicholas G. Bohnsack '00, the Young Alumni Leadership Award; and Peter J. Nigro, Sarkisian Professor of Finance, the Distinguished Faculty Award.  Saturday’s Alumni Leadership Forum – Career Development 360 °, “Achieving Success in your Life and Chosen Profession,” features a full slate of panels, breakouts and speakers. 

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Join Jack Trifts, Dean of the College of Business, for an evening of networking. Dean Trifts will bring the university's news and perspective to lively gatherings of alumni and friends in elegant settings across the nation. Dean Trifts is passionate about your alma mater, and he wants to build connections between Bryant today and our alumni.

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Supporting Scholarships
Gathering in Puerto Rico for Berta Hysell will help raise funds for multicultural students

Berta HysellAlumni in Puerto Rico are hosting a "fiesta" for Berta Hysell and her former students and their families. Join us for this special day packed with memories. There will be swimming and fun for the children and good food and music for everyone.

For more information and to register for this event, please click on "Fiesta".

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(on donation form select “other designation” and write in Berta Hysell Scholarship)

The Bryant Annual Fund
Your gift impacts our students today and in the future

Peter W. Jacques '10
Peter W. Jacques '10

“It means so much to me that there are people like you who would be so giving during times like these to help support a student like myself.”

Every day we hear stories from our students of the financial challenges they face in order to pursue an education.  Recently, Peter Jacques `10, a Dean’s List student and member of the cross country and track teams, shared how grateful he is for all the opportunities that are available to him through the Bryant experience.  He is most appreciative of the alumni, parents and friends who helped pave the way for his success through their contributions to the Bryant Annual Fund last year.

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> REGISTER NOW for the Women's Summit® 2010

Alumni Profile

Michael Falter '99 '00 MBARunning an enterprise: Michael Falter ’99 ’00 MBA

Bryant alumnus in Germany is managing partner of four companies and is in the process of acquiring another business.

Many young men want to model themselves after their fathers, and Michael Falter ’99 ’00 MBA is no different. In high school, Michael admired the way his father managed his business and the people who worked for him, so he set forth on a path to mold himself in this same vein.

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Alumni Profile

Robert '88 and Traci (Gustafson) '89 McNeilRobert ’88 and Traci (Gustafson) ’89 McNeil hit a hole in one

Alumni couple build successful golf course architectural firm together using skills they developed at Bryant.

Robert McNeil ’88 always knew his career would revolve around golf. While other 8-year-old boys dreamed of becoming firemen, policemen, or astronauts, Robert was digging up golf holes or playing with his mother's old wooden-shafted 9-iron in his backyard in Northbridge, MA.

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Bryant Alumni Ski Trip at Loon Mountain, March 6

Make it a weekend or join us for the day. We've reserved our own Bryant Slope-side space -- the perfect spot to start and finish a great day on the mountain, Saturday, March 6. Loon is 2 short hours from downtown Boston, 3 from Providence and 5 from Manhattan. Take advantage of special overnight pricing atLoon Mountain the Loon Mountain Club Resort & Spa. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10 AM allowing for varying arrival times. You can pick up your discounted ski tickets at our Bryant table in the Greenhouse. Need equipment? We've secured a discount ski/boot rental rate as well. Lifts run from 8 AM to 4 PM and we’ve arranged for Bryant Alumni Après Ski from 3:30 – 5:30 PM. We hope you’ll come out and play.

To register for this event, please click on "Loon Mountain".

For information on discounted overnight accommodations, please click "Accommodations".

The Bryant Alumni Travel Program
China, June 2010

Alumni in China

Dreaming of traveling to China? We can help get you there in the company of fellow alumni and experienced guides, with great accommodations and reasonable pricing.

Last chance to register for June 2010 trip. Deposit deadline extended to
February 15, 2010.

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Bryant Athletics

Bryant opens Men’s Lacrosse season at national powerhouse the University of North Carolina

Bryant Bulldogs LogoHead coach Mike Pressler and his Bulldogs take on their biggest challenge in the season opener, as the Black and Gold will kick off the 2010 campaign against 2009 Elite Eight participant and ACC powerhouse the University of North Carolina on the road in Chapel Hill on Saturday, Feb. 13 at noon. 

"In very similar fashion to our Division I debut a year ago, we will open with one of the top-four teams at the Division I level in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill," said Pressler.  Alumni and friends in the Raleigh/Durham area are invited to stop by the game to cheer on the 2010 Bulldogs. 

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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.

January Job Openings >

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