Posts Tagged with “awards and honors”

Bryant’s health efforts earn national acclaim

August 13th, 2012

The Providence Business News reports on the University's wellness initiatives, which in 2006 brought national recognition from the Wellness Council of America and this year earned the University a "Healthiest Employer Award" from the Providence Business News.

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University launches multi-year curricular innovation with First-Year Gateway; grant from Davis Educational Foundation will support initiative

July 25th, 2012

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - With the arrival of the Class of 2016 this September, Bryant University will launch the First-Year Gateway, a program so distinctive that the Davis Educational Foundation has given Bryant a three-year grant to support it.

"The First-Year Gateway is the initial component of a multi-year plan that is transforming Bryant's approach to teaching and learning," said Vice President for Academic Affairs José-Marie Griffiths. "The aim is to produce graduates equipped not only with the professional skills to succeed in a global economy but also with the critical-thinking skills needed to succeed as citizens of the world.

"In making its award to the Gateway, the Davis Educational Foundation has endorsed the path Bryant is taking toward its goal of becoming an agent of change in higher education," she said.


Bryant receives Healthiest Employer designation

July 2nd, 2012

Bryant University is a recipient of a Healthiest Employer award from Providence Business News. The award, presented in the 600-1499 employee category, recognizes University's health and wellness initiatives and its encouragement to employees to adapt healthy lifestyles.

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State House citation honors Bryant student for LGBTQ advocacy

May 15th, 2012

Rep. Frank Ferri '76 calls Jonathan DeCosta '12 'an inspiration and a leader whom I admire'


SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Be it hereby known that Jonathan DeCosta's four years of advocacy on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning community at Bryant haven't gone without notice.

On May 10, the R.I. House of Representatives issued a citation praising DeCosta's efforts as president of Bryant Pride to bring an LGBTQ resource center and gender-neutral housing to campus.


Bryant places 5th overall in national collegiate clothing drive

May 9th, 2012

Bryant students' participation in the 2012 oneSHIRT Challenge, a national contest sponsored by SustainU to collect clothing and textiles for recycling, earned Bryant fifth place overall and third place in per-student poundage. Florida State U won with a collection of more than 3 tons overall. Bryant students gathered 1,781 pounds total, averaging 0.496 pounds per student. One hundred ten colleges and universities participated.


Bryant student is named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

April 4th, 2012


Rocina Dalzell '13 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is honored for her efforts around issues surrounding child welfare and HIV/AIDS.

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Rocina Dalzell '13 of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. She is one of 162 college students from across the United States to be selected for their achievements in finding solutions to community problems.

"These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can — and does — play in building a better world," said Campus Compact Board Chair James B. Dworkin, chancellor at Purdue University North Central.


Machtley recognized by New England Board of Higher Educaiton

March 29th, 2012

The New England Board of Higher Education presented its Rhode Island State Merit Award to Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley on Friday, March 2. The award cited his "pivotal contributions to academic excellence, enrollment, campus expansion, technology and Division I sports and having established an exceptional foundation for the university's continued success."

Navyn Salem of Edesia named 2012 New England Businesswoman of the Year

March 12th, 2012

Navyn Salem

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Navyn Salem, executive director and founder of Edesia, will receive the 2012 Bryant University New England Businesswoman of the Year award on Thursday, March 15, during Bryant University's 15th annual Women's Summit.®

The award recognizes excellence in leadership by a business or professional woman who is either the founder, president or CEO of a multimillion-dollar business or organization in New England. In addition, the recipient or her institution must be engaged in service projects that improve the lives of others.


Reaching the summit: Bryant management professor’s award-winning simulation uses Everest climb to teach leadership and team dynamics

February 27th, 2012

Learn more about Bryant University Professor Michael A. Roberto, co-creator of the award-winning simulation, and watch Bryant MBA students take on the Everest leadership challenge in this video.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The high-stakes decisions needed to reach the summit of the world's tallest peak are at the heart of an award-winning interactive teaching tool created by Michael A. Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management in Bryant University's College of Business.

"Leadership and Team Simulation: Everest V2″ draws in part from Roberto's research on the failures of a May 1996 Mt. Everest climb that resulted in five mountaineers' deaths. Co-written with Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, the online simulation is a hands-on study in leadership and group dynamics. The players are organized into teams of five climbers: an experienced leader; a physician; a photographer; a marathoner; and an environmentalist.


List of 50 top business school tweeters includes Prof. Roberto

February 16th, 2012

Do you follow Michael A. Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management, on Twitter? If not, perhaps you should: The website has included him on its list of 50 top business school professors on Twitter, where he's known as @michaelaroberto.

"Roberto's tweets favor leadership and he is bound to be sending out one tweet or another on what defines leadership and what makes a good leader as well as thoughts on business topics, such as entrepreneurship and marketing," according to the organization's press release.