KINGSTON, R.I. – Sept. 27, 2023 – Students from the University of Rhode Island, Community College of Rhode Island, high schools, and veterans from across the state will have the opportunity on Friday, Sept. 29, to learn about sea service missions, career paths, as well as career opportunities through URI’s maritime degree programs.
Informational exhibits and a speaking program, featuring URI President Marc Parlange and keynote addresses by Mary Landy, retired rear admiral of the Coast Guard and a URI alumna; Richard “Dick” West, retired rear admiral of the Navy and member of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography Dean’s Advisory Council; and Vincent Patton III, retired master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard; will be part of URI’s first Sea Services Symposium on the Kingston Campus Quadrangle and in Edwards Hall.
Two of the many displays on the Quad will be Coast Guard Station Point Judith’s 29-foot rapid response boat and the Marine Corps’ Enhanced Marketing Vehicle, which will give participants a chance to shoot in a laser firing range and test their skills in a flight simulator. The program will promote the links between the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and URI as a top maritime center of excellence and education.
WHO: URI President Marc Parlange; Mary Landy, retired rear admiral of the Coast Guard; Richard “Dick” West, retired rear admiral of the Navy; Vincent Patton III, retired master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard; URI, CCRI and Rhode Island high school students
WHAT: URI’s first Sea Services Symposium
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
10:30 a.m. President Parlange Welcoming Remarks
WHERE: The Kingston Campus Quadrangle and Edwards Hall, 64 Upper College Road, Kingston
TO MAKE COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS CONTACT: Dave Lavallee, URI communications, 401-874-5862, cell, 401-465-4291, firstname.lastname@example.org.