"Food Recovery Network is working to build its first-ever alumni network to offer resources and connection opportunities to FRN alumni hoping to stay engaged in food recovery efforts beyond graduation. As part of this, we will be showcasing an exceptional FRN alumnus each month who exemplifies leadership, teamwork, and community engagement in our Alumni Spotlight series..."
The Rhode Show
In April 2017, I was a guest on a Rhode Island morning talk show to discuss the Roving Eye Film Festival. As the capstone for the film studies curriculum, my Film Curation and Production class organized the week-long film festival at Roger Williams University.
The Hassenfeld Student Leadership Fellowship Program (HFP) provides opportunities for RWU students who are deeply interested in community engagement to build their skills, increase their personal capacity to affect change, and have more impact on the community.
Kelsey Rogers ’17, one of the seven students in the inaugural group of Hassenfeld Student Leadership Fellows, told Hassenfeld about her work as founding president of the Food Recovery Network on campus. Since its inception in April 2014, the RWU chapter of the Food Recovery Network has collected more than 20,000 pounds of extra food from campus dining halls and provided it to local shelters, she said...
Food Recovery Network Blog feature
Kelsey Rogers first heard about FRN when she saw a video of co-founder Ben Simon talking about FRN's start at the University of Maryland. Kelsey immediately sought out her campus chapter, signed up to volunteer and, as she says, the rest is history! Read more about Kelsey and her chapter below...
First Hassenfeld Fellows Are Making a Difference in Local Communities
By: Jill Rodrigues '05
April 24, 2017
BRISTOL, R.I. – Each semester, RWU faculty and students go beyond the classroom to work within the community and help provide solutions to local and global issues. These collaborations fulfill the needs of community partners while also building the practical skills and leadership experiences graduates will require to be successful in the workforce...
RWU President's Report 2013-2014
When the Dining Commons closes on Wednesday evenings, Kelsey Rogers, Trevor Nelson, Katherine Gladsky, Evan Cassani and Katie Boyd enter– sometimes with an extra volunteer or two to lend a hand–good-natured banter trading among the crew as they claim jobs in their familiar routine...