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President's Office at The University of Rhode Island

“URI Thanks You” Day

“URI Thanks You” Day is a way for President Robert L. Carothers to thank all URI employees for their hard work and dedication each year.

Initiated in 1995, the program has become an annual community-building program that is enjoyed by all. “Thank You” events are now held at both the Kingston and Providence campuses.

Throughout the year before each event, the volunteer URI Thanks You Day Committee is hard at work planning the activities, working on the challenges, and filling the awards box with prizes generously donated by area vendors to be presented to the day's competition winners and more.

Below are links to photo galleries from the most recent events:

2006 Kingston and Providence

2005 10th Anniversary Event

2004 Photo Gallery - Kingston

2003 Photo Gallery

Special thanks to the following for their generous donations to celebrate URI Thanks You Day over the years:

2007 Donors

Some Very Special Thanks You Day Contributors

  • AAA
  • Albie's
  • Applebee's
  • Dr. Jeff Atkins
  • Bagelz
  • Belmont Fruit Market
  • Caliente Mexican Grill
  • CVS
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Global Spectrum
  • Hair Waves
  • International Pockets
  • Kasual Kids
  • Dr. Brian Maynard, CELS
  • 108 Salon and Day Spa
  • Pick Pockets Deli
  • RI Credit Union
  • Ronzio's Pizza
  • Shamrocks
  • Shear Madness
  • Spike's
  • Sweenor's Chocolate
  • Sweet Twist
  • Tase-Rite
  • Universal Nails
  • University Spirit
  • URI Athletics
  • URI Bookstore
  • URI Dining Services
  • World Gym - South County

Kudos to Kathy Gianquitti's generous donation to make this year's URI Thanks You Day possible.

Kudos to the URI Central Receiving staff.

Kudos to the URI Custodial staff in the Memorial Union for their extraordinary efforts in the cleaning and setup in the ballroom and atriums.

Kudos to the URI Dining Services staff who cooked for countless hours to make sure that the University community has a delicious lunch.  Their hard work and dedication was truly appreciated on such an important day.

Notices from President Carothers