Big Chill Weekend

March 5–8, 2015



Thank you to everyone who attended Big Chill Weekend 2015 – the events of the weekend were a record-breaking success! All money raised directly benefits student scholarships at URI.

Watch the video of our Blue Tie Wine Pairing Dinner, above!

Our Honorary Chairs, Maryann and Mike Brandmeier (center), had a wonderful time at the Blue Tie Wine Pairing Dinner at the Providence Public Library. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, and URI President David M. Dooley were also on hand, showing tremendous Rhody Spirit!

Big Chill 2015 Photo Albums

Big Chill 2015 Planning Committee

Matthew Curley '83
Paul DePace '66, M. '75
Kathleen Duffy '80

Gail Frechette '72
Jill Mainelli '64
Brina Masi '01

Deborah O'Brien '85, M. '96
Jeffrey Ross '75

Big Chill 2014: Featured Videos

 Blue Tie Dinner at Rosecliff

 Bay Voyage Inn Wine Tasting

A Thank You From Our 2014 Scholarship Winners

“You didn’t have to donate, but you did. Your investment in me is making my future career goals and aspirations possible. As the first person in my immediate family to go to college, the foundation and support that URI has provided me with has been my key to a successful college career. I am a firm believer that knowledge is not only power but also a pathway to freedom.”

Gianelle Alba ’15
Hometown: Providence, RI
Major: Sociology and gender and women’s studies with a minor in Africana studies

“With the rising cost of college tuition, donations such as yours are priceless. The Alumni Scholarship Award means opportunity to me—opportunity to fulfill my aspiration of becoming a pharmacist. I’ve always hoped to be part of a profession that helps others. With the generosity and financial support from this scholarship, I’m one step closer to my dream.

Julia Jarmoszko ’17
Hometown: Burlington, CT
Major: Pharmacy

“I am extremely grateful for the scholarship and will always remember the generosity of the donors who supported me through my college years. Even more than the monetary value of the scholarship, the recognition of being a hard-working student is priceless.”

Lauren Petrie ’14
Hometown: Pawcatuck, CT
Major: Communication studies with a minor in general business

"This scholarship means so much to me because it shows that the students who graduated URI in the past still care about URI and facilitating the education of its current students. I have always planned to give back to URI in the future when I become financially able, and receiving this award just reinforces that idea."

Arjun Ughreja ’15
Hometown: Burlington, MA
Major: Pharm. D.