By Hayley Keen A typical day for Alexa Tombs, class of URI ‘16 is ever-changing. Alexa graduated from the University of Rhode Island only 3 short years ago with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations. Since that time, she has been working at Warner Bros Pictures in New York City. Recently appointed to the […]Continue reading "Alumni Spotlight: Alexa Tombs, ’16"
by Hayley Keen Kevin Lopes, ‘05, came to URI as a business major who loved sports, business, and meeting people. He understood business, but his love for connecting with people led him to change his major to communication studies. During college he was President of the student body for two years, where he ran Student […]Continue reading "Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Lopes,’05"
by Hayley Keen Working in sports was always in Jennifer Cingari Christie’s future. It was no surprise, therefore, that upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from URI, she quickly moved on to work at ESPN films. For Christie, attending URI was the chance to have a new experience, at a school […]Continue reading "Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Cingari Christie, ’08"
Nikki Noya ’00 loves competing and setting goals. So when the chance to become co-host of a nationally syndicated travel show suddenly popped up, Noya took the gamble.Continue reading "Nikki Noya ’00 finds smooth landing on syndicated travel show ‘The Jet Set’"
by Mariana Zardetto Alves Ashley Kuhar, BA ’14, MBA’18, was one of 10 URI alumni to receive the 10 Under 10 Award last month. Kuhar is the senior communications specialist at FM Global. The University of Rhode Island and the Young Alumni Council recognized several outstanding alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, […]Continue reading "Ashley Kuhar receives URI’s prestigious 10 Under 10 award"
URI is proud to have so many distinguished alumni with exciting careers. Nikki Noya, URI class of 2000, is no exception. Noya is the co-host of the travel television talk show “The Jet Set,” the first hybrid talk and travel show.Continue reading "Alumni Spotlight: Nikki Noya ’00"
The end of the school year can be a frightening time for seniors who are not sure what they want to do after graduation or have not yet landed the job they desire. This was not the case for Jessica Pace, ’18, a journalism and communication studies double major.Continue reading "Class of 2018 Spotlight: Jessica Pace"
After filling PBS’ late-night time slot on an interim basis for five months, Christiane Amanpour, University of Rhode Island graduate, has been named the permanent successor to Charlie Rose.Continue reading "URI alumna Amanpour to fill PBS slot full-time"
A panther has taken down the Titanic and film editor Michael Shawver ’07 is among those responsible.Continue reading "Michael Shawver ’07"
In the high-octane world of talk radio, loud is good, obnoxious is better and ratings rule. Tara Granahan, a URI journalism alum, has outlasted the male competition by pulling in the numbers, getting the story and being pleasant.Continue reading "She rules the airwaves"