Salve Regina University

How does our local University enhance Newport’s quality of life? Does it detract? The Alliance for A Livable Newport has invited a leadership team from Salve Regina University to highlight the economic, educational, aesthetic and charitable contributions made to the city and the challenges an urban University faces as a member of our community.

“During the many years ALN has addressed issues affecting the quality of life in Newport, we’ve overlooked one of our most significant assets, that of Salve Regina University,” said John Hirschboeck, co-president of the Alliance. “Here is an opportunity for Newport residents and businesses to learn what is — and will be — taking place at our local University and its impact on our city.

“We appreciate the opportunity afforded by the Alliance of a Livable Newport to inform our community about what our University offers and to learn from the community about issues and concerns it may have regarding our institution and student body,” said Sister Jane Gerety, President of Salve Regina.” “We have been a proud member of the Newport community for 70 years. Our positioning statement, “Learn Lead Make a Difference,” I believe, also applies to the responsibility we feel towards Newport.”

Panelists:

·       Jane Gerety, RSM, President of Salve Regina University

·       Dr. Laura O’Toole, Senior Faculty Fellow for Community Engagement

·       Kristine Hendrickson, Associate VP for University Relations/Chief Communications Officer

·       Kelly Powers, Director of Community Service

·       Stacey Carter, Center for Business Outreach

·       Linda Sawyer, President of the Bellevue Ochre Court Neighborhood Association

DATE: Monday, September 18

TIME: 6-7:30pm, followed by a tour of the new O’Hare Academic Center

LOCATION: O’Hare Academic Center: Ochre Pt. Ave. and Shephard Ave.
(Bazarsky Autitorium.) Free parking for Foum across Ochre Pt. Ave.

For over 10 years, the Alliance for a Livable Newport has promoted and enhanced the quality of life in its city by providing an unbiased resource for information on issues facing our community.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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