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URI College of Business Administration to hold young alumni networking event

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. – September 21, 2006 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration is set to hold the fall 2006 Business After Hours Young Alumni Networking Event. It will be held Friday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame, Route 138, Kingston.

The program provides an opportunity for all College of Business Administration graduates from the past 10 years to meet and network. They will be introduced to Mark Higgins, the new dean of the College, and see many of their former professors. Graduates will have the opportunity to meet three alumni who will be honored Oct. 14 at the Distinguished Achievement Awards program. They are: David Buckanavage, president and chief executive officer of Sovereign Pacific Equity; Mark Crevier, president and CEO of Kent Hospital; and Marianne Gattinella, vice president for Human Resources, Higher Education of McGraw-Hill Companies.

The cost is $20 per person and includes hot and cold appetizers, two beverage tickets, raffle prizes and a networking goody bag. Registration forms can be found online at www.cba.uri.edu and should be completed by Oct. 3, although you may still register after that date. Fax completed forms to 401-874-4312, or mail to URI CBA Business After Hours, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, R.I. 02881-0802.

For additional information, contact the URI College of Business Administration at 401-874-4992 or email donnagg@advance.uri.edu.