CCE’s Joy Robinson Recognized by Psychology Department
Joy Robinson is a senior at URI, double majoring in Psychology and African American Studies. As a URI student, she has served in various leadership activities. Joy Robinson is the President of the Student Government Board at the Feinstein Providence campus. From the moment she became involved with the Board in 2007, she has made a tremendous difference. She has professionalized their work, motivated other students to become involved, and now is mentoring students earlier in their degree programs to be future leaders. She is always there for students, always working to better their situations, and a real asset to our campus. She puts in long hours on the Board, for no compensation. In addition, Joy participates in fundraiser events, such as Making Strides against Breast Cancer, collecting food for the Rhode Island Food Bank and providing volunteer opportunities for students doing community service. She has volunteered with the Jumpstart Program, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, and the McCauley House Soup Kitchen. She is the 2006 recipient of Year Up Award for Motivation and the 2005 recipient of the Year Up Award for Hard Work. This past year Joy has been called upon to be the public voice of URI Providence students as well. For example, this fall she did the presentation of gifts to visitors from the Dominican Republic, including the Rector (President) of the University of Santo Domingo who was there to sign a formal partnership with URI. The guests were very impressed with her and invited her to visit! Joy is recognized for her dedication and impressive work on behalf of students, but also because her leadership experience has been so valuable not only to URI but to herself personally.