See the photo album from the 2015 ACN Alumni Panel!
The URI Alumni of Color Network (ACN) was founded in 2007. The purpose of the ACN is to provide personal and professional development, networking, advocacy, and community building opportunities for URI alumni of color. These include:
- Career networking opportunities, including its annual spring forum where alumni panelists from a range of careers speak to students about their experiences and challenges as professionals of color.
- Personal and professional mentoring in which URI alumni, faculty, or staff members act as role models and offer guidance to current students or recent graduates.
- Social events, including receptions and theater evenings.
- Service and outreach to other communities of color.
The ACN Committee holds bi-monthly evening meetings at either the Alumni Center on the Kingston Campus or in the Shepard Building on the Providence Campus.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
If you would like to receive email reminders of our committee meetings, general updates, and announcements related to the Alumni of Color Network, please submit this simple form.
ACN Spring Social
April 30, 2015 • 6–8 p.m.
Come shake off the long winter blues and celebrate spring at the ACN Spring Social! The party is happening at Rick’s Roadhouse, located in Providence’s Jewelry District, where we’ll welcome the new season in style and chow down on Rick’s famous Texas eggrolls and house-smoked chicken wings. Our guest speaker for the evening is Gary Almeida of RE/MAX Preferred. Gary will answer any questions you might have about today’s real estate market.
Special Early Bird Prize: The first 20 people to register get cool URI stick-on wallets for smart phones! The deadline to register is April 23.
Cost: $12; cash bar.
Contact: Darthula Mathews, Alumni Relations, 401.874.5573
ACN 2015 Alumni Panel
Students filled the Memorial Union Ballroom to hear panelists from a wide range of careers talk about their experiences and challenges as professionals of color. After the discussion, they took the opportunity to ask questions and then network with the panelists and fellow attendees at the complimentary dinner. See our photo album
ACN Celebrates New Alums
Jacky's Waterplace and Sushi Bar
On September 25, the Alumni of Color Network celebrated 2013 and 2014 URI
graduates at Jacky’s Waterplace
and Sushi Bar. Take a look at our great photos