Posts Tagged with “student life”

Bryant team among five finalists in nationwide tax competition

December 17th, 2010

A team of Bryant students is heading to Washington, D.C., to compete in the final round of the national xTAX competition sponsored by PwC. The competition challenges teams to apply concepts from their taxation courses to analyze a case study and present their findings.

Five teams, including Bryant's, will be competing for the xTAX Hamilton Award, named after Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Representing Bryant are Courtney Bernard '13 (Uxbridge, Mass.), Dan Cournoyer '12 (Jefferson, Mass.), Ryan Hansen '13 (Peabody, Mass.), Cornelia Li '10, '12 MPAc (Wuhan, China), and Anthony Nader '12 (Milton, Mass.). Nick Denice '11 (West, Warwick, R.I.), a past xTAX participant and PwC intern, served as an ambassador and coach for the winning team. Accounting Professor Michael Lynch is the team's advisor.

Bryant students help Johnston school make connection to Haiti

December 11th, 2010

As part of a management course, a group of Bryant students helped St. Rocco's School in Johnston, R.I., forge a connection with The Haitian Project, a Rhode Island-based organization that supports a Port au Prince school for children who may not otherwise be afforded an education.

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Interfaith center is named in honor of President Machtley and wife, Kati

October 8th, 2010

"Naming a building for a sitting president and his wife is not a traditional step for a university to take. ... Our Board, however, was unanimous in wanting to recognize Ron and Kati's distinguished service at this time." — Thomas A. Taylor '63

"This dedication recognizes nearly 15 years of leadership and the Board's anticipation of [the Machtleys'] continued service." — Michael E. Fisher '67

Machtley Interfaith Center

President Ronald K. Machtley, center left, says a few words that draw smiles at the dedication ceremony held Oct. 8. Standing to his left is Kati Machtley. Seated from left are Rabbi Navah Levine, the Rev. Philip Devens, Board Chairman Michael E. Fisher '67 (partially obscured), and Trustee Thomas A. Taylor '63.

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - The Bryant University Board of Trustees today honored President Ronald K. Machtley and his wife, Kati, by dedicating Bryant's award-winning Interfaith Center in their names. (Watch a webcast of the event.)


For Bryant students, financial advice from nation’s top economist

October 5th, 2010


Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley, right

Thirty-nine Bryant students studying finance and economics, along with a group of faculty members, attended a question-and-answer session that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke held yesterday in Providence. The meeting, sponsored by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), was open to 160 students from the state's 11 colleges and universities.


Daniel DiMugno receives ‘Actuary of Tomorrow’ award

August 31st, 2010

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — The  Actuarial Foundation of Schamburg, Ill., has awarded to Daniel DiMugno '11, of South Windsor, Conn., the foundation's Actuary of Tomorrow - Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship. DiMugno, who is majoring in actuarial mathematics and minoring in environmental science, is the sole student recognized with this $7,500 scholarship.

The award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of undergraduate students pursuing a career in actuarial science. In addition to his academic achievements, DiMugno is a master peer tutor in Bryant's Academic Center for Excellence and was was a member of the Bryant University team of students that placed third in the nation in the 2nd Annual Actuarial Case Competition sponsored by Travelers Insurance. Other activities that set him apart from the pool of candidates included his internships with Lincoln Financial Group and Ticket Network, and his community service with McAuley House and the American Cancer Society.


Bryant students part of the America Reads Challenge

August 5th, 2010

This fall, Bryant students, working through the Greenville Public Library, will tutor young readers through the America Reads Challenge.

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Bryant student ready to charm and entertain the Cape this summer

June 12th, 2010

Bryant student Kevin Pidgeon '12 has found a way to blend his interests in business and music this summer through the a cappella group Hyannis Sound. A singer for as long as he can remember, Pidgeon is the performing group's new business manager.

As Cape Cod Today reports: "Although he doesn't plan to pursue a singing career, Pidgeon says he hopes that his entrepreneurial path will always involve music. 'If you do something you love, you'll never really have a job,' he said adding that maybe he'll work for a record company, or even start his own label someday."

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Bryant University hosts Northern RI Special Olympics

April 26th, 2010

WJAR-TV reports on the Northern R.I. Special Olympics, organized by Bryant University students and hosted on campus for the 30th year.

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Bryant student named one of nation’s five Responsible Scholars for his volunteer work benefiting Tanzania

April 16th, 2010

"College students are the driving force behind change, and every act can have a significant impact," says honoree Chris Brida '12 of Southampton, Mass. "I think that being active with the local and global communities is imperative."


SMITHFIELD, R.I. - A Bryant University project that assists Tanzania's educational institutions has earned a Bryant student recognition from Liberty Mutual as one of five of the country's Responsible Scholars.

The Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars program challenges undergraduate students to demonstrate what it means to be responsible. The insurance company awarded a $10,000 scholarship to each of the five students whose award-winning sustainable service or volunteer program set them apart from the other 1,000 entrants.

Christopher Brida '12 of Southampton, Mass., a management major who is minoring in sociology and entrepreneurship, was selected for developing Project Tanzania, begun by Alex Perullo, assistant professor of anthropology, ethnomusicology and African studies, to provide textbooks and other materials to students in Tanzania's universities, colleges and schools.


For 30th year, Bryant U. hosts 400 athletes at Northern R.I. Special Olympic Games April 24

April 8th, 2010

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - For the 30th year, Bryant University will host the Northern Rhode Island Special Olympic Games. This year's games will be held Saturday, April 24, at the Bryant football stadium, 1150 Douglas Pike.

"No Boundaries" is the theme for this year's event, which is coordinated by a group of Bryant University student volunteers. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with an opening ceremony during which more than 400 athletes and 200 volunteers will participate in lighting the Olympic torch. The athletes will compete in events that include relay races, softball throw, long jump and high jump.