Asa Messer fourth graders visit URI Kingston campus

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Dana Rojas, Cheridania Pena and Isaura Alvarez with fourth graders from Asa Messer Elementary School in Providence. Rojas, Pena and Alvarez are members of the URI Talent Development Student Board. Photo by Shaun Holt

KINGSTON, R.I. — April 9, 2019 — The University of Rhode Island had a very special group of visitors on campus this morning when students from Miss (Erin) Regan’s and Ms. (Deborah) Muther’s fourth grade classes at Asa Messer Elementary School in Providence arrived for a tour with members of the Student Board of the University’s Talent Development Program.

The students were met on campus by Isaura Alvarez, president of the Talent Development Student Board, and members Dana Rojas and Cheridania Pena, all seniors who are also Providence Public School graduates. Students had an exciting visit touring the campus and talking with Alvarez, Rojas and Pena about college

The adventure was organized by Regan, a 2018 graduate of URI, as part of Asa Messer’s annual Move-A-Thon to Inspire Minds!

Fourth graders from Providence’s Asa Messer Elementary School visit the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus. Photo by Shaun Holt

“Our students had so much fun and got so much out of this trip,” said Regan. “My favorite part was just hearing how excited they were to say ‘I can’t wait to go to college here!’ They were amazed at all of the science buildings and now so many of them want to be engineers! Meeting with the students from Talent Development was such a special addition. It’s one thing to hear all of the opportunities they can have at URI from their teachers, but to hear it from students who share so much with them really resonated.”