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Meet Our Graduates: Esther Quiroz Santos and Ramona Santos Cross College Finish Line Together

Esther and her mother

At RIC’s baccalaureate commencement, Esther Quiroz Santos, 21, a Psychology and Justice Studies major, graduated with summa cum laude honors alongside her mother, Ramona Santos, 41, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work with cum laude honors. For both women it was a proud family moment.

Read more about the Santos at the Rhode Island College news website.

Meet Our Graduates: Mia Palombo Teaches Highschoolers to Find Common Ground

Mia Palombo

Mia Palombo is the first RIC student to become a semi-finalist for the prestigious Fulbright s​cholarship to teach in ​Spain.

A secondary education/social studies major, with a concentration in global studies, Palombo graduated summa cum laude, with college and departmental honors. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and has distinguished herself through scholarly research. Faculty noted that “Palombo exhibits a deep commitment to learning” and “was outstanding as a student teacher at Narragansett High School.”

Read more about Mia Palombo at the Rhode Island College news website.