URI’s Talent Development Program to celebrate 40 years

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KINGSTON, R.I. — July 15, 2008 — This year, the University of Rhode Island’s Special Programs for Talent Development is turning 40.

To celebrate the continued success and vitality of the program, the URI Alumni Association and the Talent Development Program are hosting special anniversary activities August 1 and 2. The events planned include:

Friday, Aug. 1

Golf outing. For more information, please contact Walter Morgan at 401-258-1669 or e-mail at: morgan.walter@hotmail.com

Black Repertory Theatre Performance, 7 to 9 p.m. The event will include a cash bar and appetizers for $10 per person. The Black Rep is located on Westminster Street, Providence. For directions to the Black Rep, visit http://www.blackrep.org.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Kingston Campus tour and lunch at the new Hope Commons: Enjoy a walking tour of URI’s Kingston campus with fellow Talent Development alumni and friends. Lunch at the new Hope Commons will follow. The cost for this event is $7 per person. For further information, please contact Jackie Moreino at: 401-874-2901 or e-mail at jmoreino@mail.uri.edu.

Dinner: Talent Development alumni and friends are invited to attend a dinner celebrating 40 years of Talent Development at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. The event will include dinner and dancing from 5 p.m. to midnight for $50 per person (this price includes a $10 donation to the Leo DiMaio scholarship Fund).

Founded in 1968, URI’s Special Programs for Talent Development was designed to recruit and support Rhode Island students who, without the support of the Talent Development Program, could not expect to attend college. The first year of the program brought 42 students to the URI Kingston campus for a pre-matriculation program during the summer. Since that initial effort, TD, as it is affectionately called, has grown substantially in size and reputation. Today, there are 1,000 TD students on campus. Among the 1,500 graduates of the highly successful program are professors, business executives, teachers, nurses, engineers, and more.

Find out more and register online today, or contact Jackie Moreino at jmoreino@uri.edu or 401-874-2901 for more information.