Happy summer to you! I am grateful to be part of the Harrington School, where talented faculty and staff and engaged students make it a special place to work. As I complete my first year as director, I am thankful for the opportunities the school provides. It was a challenging academic year for our faculty, staff, and students, but we persevered. Take a look at the exciting research and creative work being done by our faculty and the awards won by our students, faculty, and staff as you read our newsletter. Throughout the year, we organized many well-attended events, and alumni and friends’ support allowed us to offer professional development opportunities.
We are in the midst of a year of change. My coordinator, Ann Salzarulo, accepted a lecturer position with the Communications Department last month. While I will miss working with Ann, I’m glad our students will be able to learn from her. Several of our long-time faculty retired last month; others got promoted.
In the Fall, I look forward to welcoming you to the newly renovated Ranger Hall, the new home of Harrington School. A grand reopening ceremony is planned for October 21st, and more information will be sent in August.
Dr. Ammina Kothari,
Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media
Associate Director’s Message
Congratulations on a year well-done! Reflecting on my first year as Associate Director of the Harrington School, I am so glad we were able to safely return to campus and thrive as a community. The excitement felt in August at the Coffee on the Quad new students event carried throughout the year and finished strong with 178 students receiving Academic Honors at the Harrington Pre-Commencement Ceremony.
This year, students were guided through their introduction to college by RAMs, networked with alumni and members of the Executive Advisory Board, and graduated the Rhody way with a return to the quad, as you will see in more detail as you peruse our newsletter.
This summer, I will be working to bring the new Film Production Lab online, scheduling a Harrington-wide career fair for the fall, and developing experiential learning opportunities for the year ahead. I look forward to putting these plans into action with all of you in September.
Associate Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media