Graduates of the Talent Development Program venture into all sectors of life ranging from arts, theater and film; public and community service; education; law; health and medical services; business; engineering; humanities, and more. TD takes pride that its graduates compete in virtually every arena and encourage our alum from each of those respective professions to maintain their ties with our program in their lives after graduation. Whether you graduated years ago or more recently, we find the importance of maintaining the connection that to the Talent Development Program and your fellow alum.
One of the ways Talent Development Program encourages its alumni to become involved and connected to the university is through the Alumni of Color Network. The Alumni of Color Network (ACN) was founded in 2007 to provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration among alumni, students, staff, and faculty of color. The ACN also works diligently to build connections between these groups and the university as a whole through special events such as Homecoming, an annual panel event featuring URI alum of color and other social/networking events. For more information on the Alumni of Color Network please click Alumni of Color Network.
Additional alumni affinity groups can be found at the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association homepage.
The first class of Talent Development students entered the University of Rhode Island in 1968 with 13 students. Our first class of alum graduated in 1972 with 11 of the original 13 obtaining their bachelor's degree.