Warwick family keeps the URI legacy going

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KINGSTON, R.I. –May 22, 2008—The bloodline in Arnold Schaffer’s family runs Rhody Blue. That’s because six members of his family have graduated from the University of Rhode Island.

The newest URI alumnus is Schaffer’s grandson, Adam Justin Greenberg of Warwick, who graduated May 18 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Schaffer, a Chestnut Hill, Mass. resident was an active member of Alpha Epsilon PI when he attended URI. He graduated with a degree in business administration in 1952.

Years later he encouraged his two daughters to attend his alma mater.

At URI his daughter Robin Schaffer, class of 1978, was president of Sigma Delta Tau and met her husband, Robert Scott Greenberg, class of 1977, who was president of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. The couple now lives in Warwick.

Schaffer’s other daughter, Lori Schaffer Wolf, class of 1981, was a member of Sigma Delta Tau while attending the University.

Schaeffer’s granddaughter, Allison Jill Greenberg, graduated summa cum laude in business in 2003.

“ The University has meant a great deal to my family and I look forward to many more members of my family making URI a tradition,” said Schaeffer with a wide grin.

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ALL IN THE URI FAMILY: Adam Greenberg, class of 2008; his sister Allison Greenberg, class of 2003; his parents Robin Greenberg, class of ’78 and Robert Greenberg, class of ’77; all of Warwick and his grandfather Arnold Schaeffer, class of ’52 of Chestnut Hill, Mass. all graduated from the University of Rhode Island. URI Department of Communications and Marketing photo by Michael Salerno.