The Harrington Rangers

The Harrington Rangers

The Harrington Rangers

Harrington Rangers collected hundreds of donated items for the Domestic Violence Resource Center. Read about their donations here!

The Harrington Rangers are a select, talented group of students majoring in one or more of the Harrington School of Communication and Media programs. Hired to increase awareness of the Harrington School and offer advice as we develop and grow, the Rangers act as proud, brand ambassadors. They help plan and represent the School at events, coordinate on-line and traditional outreach and marketing, meet with prospective students and parents, and provide peer-advising for current students. The Rangers demonstrate outstanding leadership skills.

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Meet our 2015-2016 Harrington Rangers


Devyn Branick

My name is Devyn Branick and I am from East Rutherford, New Jersey.  I am a junior pursuing a double major in Communication Studies and Film/Media. On campus, I  love playing intramural sports as well as being an active member of Greek Life. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching 80s films and kickboxing. In the future, I aspire to work in some area of the production of television, preferably at 30 Rockefeller Center.

Why the Harrington School?

I initially chose Communication Studies as my major because I have always dreamed that someday I would make a speech that would dearly impact someone’s life. Also,the Harrington school introduced me to film, a completely different, but equally attractive, creative outlet. I would like to use both of my majors to express continue my passion for social activism and media literacy.


Courtney Dempsey


Hi guys! My name is Courtney Dempsey and I am a junior Communication Studies major with a minor in Business while participating in the honors program.  As well as being a returning Ranger I am involved in Greek Life and interning for Newport Life Magazine as a special events and marketing intern! I am from Westchester, New York and will rarely be seen without a coffee in one hand and a bagel in the other.  Most days you can find me at the beach or anywhere that serves coffee.
Why the Harrington School?
After coming to URI as an undecided major I had spoken to many different advisors from all different majors but no other programs offered the flexibility and interdisciplinary options as the Harrington School.  I love to learn and explore all areas of study; even though I major in Communications Studies I can take classes from all 5 of the Harrington Majors as well as gain internship experience all counting towards my graduation credits!

Viki Panteleakis

vikiHi everyone! My name is Viki Panteleakis and I’m a junior from West Warwick, Rhode Island. I am a dual major in Communication Studies and Writing and Rhetoric. My passion always has, and always will be, comedy. My initial aspiration was to write for comedy television, but this past year I fell in love with performing as well.  I started stand-up performances and have been working towards it ever since. I’ll soon practice improv too, and I’m hoping that takes me to 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Why the Harrington School?

Every single Harrington School class I have taken has honed my skills for my dream career. I feel myself growing professionally with every passing semester, and I feel prepared for whatever path I choose.


Brianna Creech

img_4110Hi! My name is Brianna Creech and I am from Thomaston, CT.  I am currently a sophomore double majoring in Film/Media and Public Relations.
Besides being a Harrington Ranger,
I am an honors student and member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and an active member of Greek life.  When I’m not studying, I love to practice yoga, take hikes, and watch any and all types of films.
When I graduate I would love to be a PR representative for a major production company or create the next original Netflix series.
Why the Harrington School?
I chose the Harrington School when I decided to go into film.  I’ve always loved stories and how filmmakers are able to recreate them on screen and URI is giving me the tools to be apart of that creation in the classroom. The faculty has also shown me so many different paths of film that i’m interested in and is preparing me to be apart of every single one of them.


Christopher X. Morris

Christopher Morris-CroppedHello there. My name is Christopher X. Morris and I am from Westchester, New York. I keep the first initial of my middle name because I feel it adds an air of mystery. And yes, my middle name really does begin with an X. It is not, however, Xylophone. I am  a sophomore and Film/Media major at the University of Rhode Island.

Why the Harrington School?
Ever since I was a child and I saw The Wizard of Oz, I knew I was going to do something with film, but when I saw the Tim Burton film, Ed Wood, I knew I was going to be a director. I was excited to come and study at the Harrington School after an impressive tour and a look at the new media Hub. I solemnly hope to pass on my excitement to incoming students.

Robert Riglietti

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What’s up?  I’m Robert Riglietti and I’m a junior from Huntington, NY.  Currently, I’m studying film/media with a minor in general business.  Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I’ve immersed myself in film, making it my deepest passion!  Aside from my field of study, I’m an employee at the Harrington HUB (go HUB Life!), and a brother of the Sigma Chi.  Typically, I’m a low-key kind of guy, spending a lot of my time just listening to music, reading all sorts of books, and watching films.  If I’m feeling energetic though, I enjoy going out and exploring new places.  If you see me around, don’t hesitate to say hello!
Why the Harrington School?
After watching the Gnarly Bay produced Harrington School video, I knew I was going to URI.  It was sort of an unexplainable feeling, yet the Harrington School got me excited to be a college student, and even more excited to begin studying film.  In retrospect, I realize now that the Harrington School was just as excited to have me enrolled, as I was to be enrolled.  Since being here, I’ve found that the tools for success are right in your grasp; all it takes is hard work, and a little bit of inspiration!

Nicolas Vener

My name is Nick Vener and I’m from Marblehead Massachusetts. This semester I will be a rising senior at URI majoring in Public Relations and Business. In my spare time, I enjoy sailboat racing, running and swimming. This past summer I interned at Cone Communications located in downtown Boston as a corporate communications intern. After graduation I hope to attend graduate school.

Why the Harrington School?
I chose the Harrington School for Public Relations because I found myself interested in social media and the promotion of a business.  Also, the Public Relations major requires course credit for actual work experience (an internship) that I can use to gain hands-on skills.


The first class of Harrington Rangers for the 2012 – 2013 year provided essential support for the very successful Ignite: Harrington event on September 27.They were involved in helping plan and execute the marketing campaign, including distributing flyers, speaking to classes, sending emails, and posting promotional information on social media, which resulted in a standing-room only audience. In addition, they all assisted during the event from working the entrance, to helping manage the crowd, to the clean-up after the event. Also,Colby Blanchet produced a promotional video, and Colby,Ashley Kuhar,and Julianna Kurucz introduced the speakers, one of whom is Ranger Kari Lukovics.

In addition to Ignite: Harrington, the Harrington Rangers were also present at the launching of the HUB@LLRC with senator Jack Reed.

The Rangers play an important and vital role in Harrington School events.