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Kathleen Baer '79
Assistant Vice President, Engagement
(401) 865-2344

Deirdre Driscoll ‘98G
Director, College Events
(401) 865-2344

Cristina DeSilva ‘07G
Assistant Director, College Events
(401) 865-2829

Shannon O'Neill '10G
Assistant Director, Development Events
(401) 865-2804

Melissa Mangione
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-2995

Tara Baxter
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-1948

Danielle Gaboury
Senior Office Assistant
(401) 865-1091

For Media Inquiries Contact

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413

Persons with Disabilities


  • Persons with disabilities may be dropped off at the door of the Dunkin' Donuts Center for ease of access into the building.  In order to keep the traffic flowing, please proceed to park once your guest is comfortably situated.
  • Handicapped parking is available at all parking garages and downtown area lots.
  • Guests with special needs may access the lobby by using the ramp which is located on the Hilton Hotel side of the building (left of the main entrance).
  • Once inside the lobby, proceed to the main concourse area toward Sections 101, 106, 110, 120, and 124, which are reserved for persons with disabilities who require special assistance.  Members of the Friars Club (wearing white blazers and black slacks/skirts) will be posted at
    these sections to assist guests with special needs.
  • Please note that only one escort is allowed to remain with a guest with special needs or guest seated in a wheelchair.
  • In order to accommodate guests who may be visually-impaired, large video screens will be placed on either side of the stage to transmit the entire ceremony.
  • A sign-language interpreter will sign the entire Commencement Exercise.
PLEASE NOTE:  Fire laws are strictly enforced and do not permit leaving wheelchairs in the aisles.
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