Friday, January 29, 2016

Calling All Alumni!

Shinn Study Abroad is interested in hearing from our alumni Shinn Scholars. We would like to hear your stories and reflections about what studying abroad as part of your undergraduate curriculum meant to you, and we would like to invite you to help pass along the same opportunities to our current and future Shinn Scholars. If you are an alumnus of the program, and would like to become involved in the Shinn Study Abroad Committee, so that you can help exemplary RIC undergraduates achieve their dreams of studying abroad, contact us here through this blog, or email us at

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hi All Shinn Fund Followers,

We are coming up to the final events in this 25th Anniversary year celebration. It has been a wonderful year so far and we want to finish in style. Therefore, do join us at the co-sponsored with the History Department Spring Lecture on Roger Williams. Dr. Stan Lemon will be speaking on March 27th  in the evening.

Our final event will be the Awards Reception on April 26th. Join us for the RIC Student Theater production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as a matinee and then meet new and past Shinn Scholars at the reception in Alger 100.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Beth Shinn
Shinn Committee Chair

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August 2, 2013

Shinn Fund Commemorative Concert! September 8th with "Music from Six Continents". Come join us to celebrate the start of our 25th Anniversary events. We are excited to celebrate with you the 75 students and and excess of a quarter of a million dollars given in scholarships. Imagine what we can do in the next 25 years! See you in Sapinsley Hall 2:30pm for the concert. Visit the RIC website for tickets and donation information.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring means it's the time for the newest Shinn Scholars!

Come celebrate and recognize our SIX newest scholars on Saturday, April 20 after the matinee performance of the musical Urinetown. 
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Alger 110 on the RIC campus
Purchase tickets online or make a donation!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mark your calendar - November 15, 2012

A Portuguese Shinn-Dig!
Thursday, November 15, 2012 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 Riviera Restaurant
               580 No. Broadway
               East Providence, RI
Tickets - $35 in advance or $40 at the door
Come taste and enjoy the aromatic foods and wines of Portugal (Cash Bar), while listening to the exotic strains of twin guitars and a Fado singer.
QUESTIONS? Call Silvia Oliveira, Event chair, at (401) 456-8748

1.  NEW HAMPSHIRE WEEKEND -  Beachfront abode (sleeps 8) on Newfound Lake, Bridgewater, NH during June of September 2013 - $600 value
2.   BEACH GET-AWAY - One long weekend in Scarborough, RI beach house (sleeps 6), plus a porch futon - $600 value        
3. SWEET CAROLINE - Two tickets the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, 2013 season - $170 value
4.  TEE FOR TWO – Two people to play at the Country View Golf Club, Burrilville, RI  Spring 2013-$100 value
 5.  BROADWAY TO PROVIDENCE - Two tickets to four 2012-13 productions at the Providence Performing Arts Center - $480 value
6.  CULTURAL SERIES -Two tickets to four Rhode Island College 2012- 13 Performing Arts Series events-$200 value
7.  A CAPITAL NIGHT - Includes two tickets to Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence and a gift certificate to BRAVO restaurant
8.  A PORTUGUESE WINE BASKET - Compliments of I.M. Gam Discount Liquor - $100 value
9. MUNCH ON BRUNCH - Take in a weekend brunch for four at CAV in Providence’s Jewelry District, includes free coffee refills.
For information or to purchase call Don Babbitt at (401) 270-2484

$5.00 per ticket/5 for $20.00                  Winner need not be present to win

Drawing: Thursday, Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m.      Riviera Restaurant, 580 No. Broadway, E. Prov., RI


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Come meet the newest Shinn Scholars

It is that time of year again! The annual Around the World with Shinn Scholars reception will be held on April 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Forman Theater on campus. The suggested donation is $35 and $5 reduced priced tickets for the 2 p.m. Drowsy Chaperone are also available.

Our newest Shinn Scholars are: Breanna Canning, a biology major heading to Panama, Amber Lopez a history major heading to Rome and Cathleen Williams, a history and modern languages scholar heading to Morocco.

We are also excited to announce a performance by the Rhode Island's Children's Chorus under direction of Christine Noel, a 1998 Shinn Scholar.