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Ana Soares
Ana Soares – Like many adult students, Ana Soares left college to raise a family. Though she wanted to return finish her degree, family and financial obligations prevented her from getting that diploma. Instead she worked full-time at Channel One in Central Falls where she developed curriculums for substance abuse prevention programs in schools. “It just never seemed like the right time to go back to school,” Ana said.

The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies is devoted to educating and preparing teachers, adult learners, and professionals to be leaders in their careers and communities.
We are grateful to our many alumni, business and community partners for their commitment to the success of our students.
Support for the College can take many forms and can take place through a gift to the Fund for URI,  a new or existing endowment to support student scholarships, sponsorship of college-related events and programming, and support for capital projects.

By providing a gift of any type, including a planned gift, you are helping to ensure the future success of the College of Education and Professional Studies and its students.

Funding priorities

Your generosity to the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies makes a difference in the vision of the College and in the future of our students. There are many ways you can make an impact that lasts a lifetime.

  • Scholarships 
    Scholarships, such as the John Boulmetis Scholarship and the Anna and Gregory Demetrakas Scholarship make a great impact on students to pursue their educational aspirations and become successful and contributing members of the community. A list of scholarships is available at the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
  • W.J. Cummings Armed Forces Veterans Endowed Scholarship
    This award is made to support returning Armed Forces veterans with honorable discharge status, or survivors (spouse or child), a spouse or child attending URI in a degree-seeking program.
  • Fund for URI: CEPS

    The Fund for URI/CEPS provides immediate, flexible support to the College, helping to impact the student experience and support faculty research.
  • Faculty Support

    Contributing to or establishing an endowed professorship helps to attract and retain top-notch faculty.
  • Establishing an Endowment


    When you establish an endowment or make a donation to an existing endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Why Your Gift Matters


Kevin Klitz

Kevin Klitz

Kevin Klitz, and his son Caleb, do their homework together. They talk about their day at school, their teachers, and the importance of getting good grades. Kevin is working on his BIS degree in Healthcare Administration, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration, so that he can formulate new policies and procedures within the healthcare system to ensure the best possible care for patients.

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