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Graduation day is quickly approaching, and although it is an exciting time, it can also be bittersweet as we say goodbye. Four of the library’s student staff, Bettina, Lois, Nicole, and Sandro will be graduating this May. It has been our distinct pleasure to work with these fine young people and watch them grow over the past few years. We’d like to thank them for their dedication and hard work and wish them much happiness and joy as they begin a new chapter in their lives!
Nicole has worked at the library for four years and is hardworking, ambitious, punctual, and dependable.
Sandro has worked at the library for four years and is likeable, friendly, and cooperative.
Bettina has worked at the library for one year and is an assertive, mature, and positive young lady.
Lois has worked at the library for four years and is determined, helpful, and capable.
by Heidi Benedict, University Archivist
Every year the University Archives creates a commencement exhibit. This year the theme is Celebrating 45 Years in Bristol. The Bristol campus welcomed its first students in September 1969 and awarded its first four-year baccalaureate degrees on June 4, 1970. The exhibit, in the Main Library, includes photographs of students, speakers, honorary degree recipients, and guests from every Bristol commencement. For some of the earlier years, we have a very limited number of photographs.
The Archives holds programs and photographs from as far back as 1948, although the school was not known then as Roger Williams University. At that time, it was the YMCA Institute, a state accredited Junior College, offering associate degrees in accounting, engineering, and management.
If you have commencement pictures or related memorabilia, please consider donating to the Archives.