Innovative academic facilities, creative faculty are models for peer institutions

From Bello 102 and the Ideation Lab to the Academic Innovation Center, Bryant’s investment in state-of-the art academic facilities has enhanced active learning so well that other colleges and universities are taking note.

Members of Bryant’s Academic Affairs and Information Services teams have been featured presenters at national conferences focusing on some of the most important topics in education – including active teaching, experiential learning, and the state-of-the-art technology that supports them. Most recently, Glenn M. Sulmasy, J.D., L.L.M, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, was a delegate to the New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum June 20-21, where he took part in collaborative, peer-to-peer roundtables for select presidents, provosts and chancellors.

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Continuing a family legacy of generosity for higher education

For Skip Hebert ’72 and his wife, Katherine, higher education is an inseparable part of their family heritage. “Education is very important in both of our families,” explains Hebert. “Both my grandparents and my wife’s grandparents created trust funds for each of their grandchildren’s college education as they were born,” he adds, recognizing what a significant gift that was. That’s why the Heberts have made a $10,000 pledge to Bryant’s Partners in Scholarship Fund, in support of Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future. Increasing access to a Bryant education through student scholarships is one of the pillars of the campaign.

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Bryant University commencement speaker urges students to develop their ‘emotional quotient’

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Reaching past the standard maxims that are a fixture of so many graduations, prominent banker Richard W. Fisher quoted his mother Saturday at Bryant University’s 151st commencement, during which 754 undergraduates received their degrees:

“Never let your brains go to your head,” is what Magnhild Andersen Fisher told her children, Fisher said.

Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets national monetary policy, spoke of “the exquisite pearls of wisdom” his mother bestowed on him and his brother, Michael E. Fisher, a 1967 Bryant graduate and outgoing chairman of the school’s board of trustees.

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