12 Notable alumni of
Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College is 1843rd in the world, 644th in North America, and 607th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 12 notable alumni from Rhode Island College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Viola Davis

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    Viola Davis
    Born in
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    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. The recipient of an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the first African-American and youngest actor to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting". Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017. In 2017 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2020, The New York Times ranked Davis ninth on its list of "The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century".

  2. Jim Langevin

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    Jim Langevin
    Born in
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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Rhode Island College
    In 1990 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James R. Langevin is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district since 2001. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the first quadriplegic to serve in Congress; Langevin was appointed to be the first quadriplegic Speaker pro tempore of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2019.

  3. Allan Fung

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    Allan Fung
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    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Allan Wai-Ket Fung is an American attorney and politician who served as the mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island from 2009 to 2021. He was the Republican nominee for Governor of Rhode Island in the 2014 election and 2018 election.

  4. Pete Gaynor

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    Pete Gaynor
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Biography

    Peter Thomas Gaynor is an American Certified Emergency Manager who served briefly as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security under President Trump. Gaynor previously served as administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He was appointed as Acting Administrator by President Donald Trump on March 8, 2019, and became Administrator on January 16, 2020.

  5. Annie Smith Peck

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    Annie Smith Peck
    Born in
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    Years
    1850-1935 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    mountaineeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Annie Smith Peck was an American mountaineer and adventurer. The northern peak of the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca mountain chain, Huascarán was named Cumbre Aña Peck in Peck's honor. She was an ardent suffragist and noted speaker. She lectured extensively for many years throughout the world, and wrote four books encouraging travel and exploration.

  6. Robert J. Healey

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    Robert J. Healey
    Born in
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    Years
    1957-2016 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert J. Healey Jr. was an American attorney, businessman, and political activist. He was the founder of Rhode Island's Cool Moose Party, the state's third-largest political party from 1994 until 2002, and was a perennial candidate for statewide office. Healey ran for governor or lieutenant governor a total of seven times. Running as an independent candidate in 2010, he won 39% of the vote for lieutenant governor, running on a platform of abolishing the office. As the Moderate Party nominee for governor in 2014, Healey won 22% of the vote while spending less than $40 on the campaign.

  7. George Sifakis

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    George Sifakis
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    businesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    George Anthony Sifakis is a former United States federal government official and government relations professional. Sifakis is currently CEO of IdeagenGlobal.com, which convenes global leaders to develop partnerships and solutions to the world's most troubling issues.

  8. Peter Boyer

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    Peter Boyer
    Born in
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    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    Peter Boyer is an American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and professor of music. He is known primarily for his orchestral works, which have received over 500 performances, by nearly 200 orchestras.

  9. Josephine Silone Yates

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    Josephine Silone Yates
    Born in
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    Years
    1859-1912 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    chemistteacheruniversity teachersuffragist
    Biography

    Josephine Silone Yates, trained in chemistry, was one of the first black professors hired at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and, upon her promotion, the first black woman to head a college science department. She may have been the first black woman to hold a full professorship at any U.S. college or university.

  10. Patricia Cronin

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    Patricia Cronin
    Born in
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    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Patricia Cronin is a New York-based feminist cross-disciplinary artist. Since the early-1990s, Cronin has garnered international attention for her photographs, paintings and sculptures that address contemporary human rights issues. Cronin's conceptual artistic practice transits across many aesthetic platforms addressing social justice issues of gender, sexuality and class, including: lesbian visibility, feminist art history, marriage equality and international rights of women. She subverts traditional art images and forms in a wide range of two and three-dimensional time-honored artists' materials and breathes new life into these images and forms by injecting her specific political content. Her critically acclaimed statue, "Memorial To A Marriage", is the first and only Marriage Equality monument in the world. A 3-ton Carrara marble mortuary sculpture of her life partner and herself was made before gay marriage was legal in the U.S., and has been exhibited widely across the country and abroad. Cronin began her career working for the Anne Frank Stichting (Foundation) in Amsterdam installing the traveling exhibition "Anne Frank in the World" in Europe and the U.S. Giving presence to female absence is a consistent thread that runs through and connects each body of work.

  11. Shunee Yee

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    Shunee Yee
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Shunee Yee Ms. Shunee Yee is the President and CEO of CSOFT International, a communications and localization company. Responsible for its organic growth from a start-up in a two-bedroom apartment, to becoming an industry leader, Yee oversees CSOFT’s operations across 16 offices and 3 continents.

  12. Emeline S. Burlingame

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    Emeline S. Burlingame
    Born in
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    Years
    1836-1923 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    suffragettesuffragistwritertext editor
    Biography

    Emeline S. Burlingame was an American editor, evangelist and suffragist. She served for seven years as president of the Rhode Island Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.), and was the first president of the Free Baptist Woman‘s Missionary Society (W.M.S.). She was a licensed preacher, and was three times a delegate to the free baptist triennial conference. Burlingame held positions with several religious publications, including, for eight years, editor of the Missionary Helper for many years.