CIS major Nicholas O'Hara '17 and his "charging chair" took off running thanks to Bryant's New Venture Competition and its alumni feedback.
The gift to the Partners in Scholarship Fund from Skip Hebert '72 and his wife, Katherine, "is our way to provide a significant bump up in aid for students."
Bryant's National Alumni Council seeks to serve the needs of Bryant alumni around the world. Meet the newest members.
Though separated from Bryant by years and miles, the San Diego, CA, resident uses technology and travel to cultivate his Bryant connection.
A dozen students for whom summer income is critical to attend Bryant are now able to accept top-tier internships that offer little or no pay.
"The unique partnership our ODK members have developed with the IDEA program definitely provides these accomplished students with skills that make them stand out from the competition."
One example: Endowing a scholarship that ideally supports a Bryant undergraduate who is or has been a foster child.
As director of this year's event, Brian Cadigan '16 says the experience highlighted the skills he'll be using as he starts his career as a supply chain analyst.
Eileen Cioe ’69 and her brother, Robert Cioe ’73, established the Joseph and Brigida Cioe Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded to a full-time Bryant student from Rhode Island studying Finance.
The Bryant curriculum integrates real-life business consulting projects for students to learn from successes and mistakes.
The gift from Siro ’57 and Roberta DeGasperis will create a source of continuing funds to build and strengthen students’ leadership skills and character; provide student service learning opportunities; and support educational programs or academic courses that focus on teachings of the Church and Catholic faith.
The scholarship will be designated for the kind of hard-working College of Business student that Edmund Lorenzo ’68 and his wife Marguerite feel is sometimes overlooked for financial aid.