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Paulina Loredo-Vilchis, of Newport Beach, graduated from The University of Rhode Island. She received a Master of Business Administration degree.

She was among more than 4,100 of the university’s newest alumni. Nearly 4,000 undergraduate degrees and 800 graduate degrees were conveyed to students during the commencement ceremonies which took place May 17-19.

Acclaimed actress Viola Davis, one of only 19 people to have won all four of the major American performing arts awards, delivered a stirring keynote address, sharing a message of transformation, healing, and love with graduates.

Founded in 1892, URI now enrolls more than 18,000 students and offers more than 200 degree programs across nine schools and colleges. As a land- and sea-grant institution, it is a key driver of economic development in Rhode Island and contributes significantly to the health and vitality of the state, the New England region and the nation.


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