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Giving Opportunity

The Frank and Deborah Budnick Scholarship, created to promote public/community service as a core CBA value, will support a junior or senior who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrates significant involvement in public/community service. Preference will be given to a student with documented financial need.

To make your gift, contact Sarah Lobdell (401.874.4716) or visit the Online Giving website. When making an online gift to this scholarship, open the list of giving opportunities and enter Frank and Deborah Budnick ScholarshipThank you for your support!

Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the Dean of the College of Business Administration (COBA) on many aspects of the College, its mission, and its programs.

Alumni Association

The URI Alumni Association is a great way to reconnect with your fellow alumni, network, and stay in touch with your University and the College of Business. Visit the URI alumni website and alumni calendar for upcoming programs, events, and ways of getting involved.

Investing in the College

In today’s challenging global economy, the College of Business Administration graduates make a difference in our world—just like your generosity to the College of Business makes a difference in the future of our students. Learn why your gift matters and how to make an online gift.

To learn more about investing in the URI College of the Business Administration, please contact Sarah Lobdell  or 401.874.4716.



Alumni Profiles


Patricia Thompson

“When selecting an organization to work for, look at the needs of the organization and the skills you have to offer. When the organization’s needs overlap with your skills, you will be able to add value. Adding value to the organization will ensure your success.”


Iris Carlomusto

“Get an internship before you graduate. An internship will give you an introduction to the real world and the opportunity to test drive your career choice. You will gain an advantage for future employment and the chance to network and establish professional relationships.”

Wendy Field

Wendy Field

“Change provides an amazing challenge to adapt and to see first-hand new ways to manage and run a business. Information is now provided real-time, so those who can understand and spot trends and act quickly will generally have an edge.”

Kent Fannon

S. Kent Fannon

“In today’s business world, what’s most interesting to me are the common threads across many different industries and the interconnectivity across the world. What’s most challenging is staying current with the technological changes and advancements.”

Alan Spachman

Alan Spachman

“Risk takers achieve greatness more quickly than conservative employees. If you never stick your neck out you will never make mistakes. If you never make a mistake you will have lost an opportunity to learn.”

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