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STILL GOING STRONG: Anchor Travel Agency in Pawtucket is celebrating its 40th year in business. From left, Colleen A. Keane, travel consultant and Nancy’s daughter; Nancy McAdams, president; and Beverly J. Costello, travel consultant and Nancy’s daughter-in-law. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A travel dream fulfilled

A widowed mother of eight with no business experience, Providence native Nancy McAdams opened Anchor Travel Agency in June 1977.At the time, she had...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY graduates entered the job market carrying more student debt than graduates from any other university in the state. /COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Rhode Island ranks in U.S. top 10 for most student loan...

PROVIDENCE – Students graduating from Rhode Island-based four-year public and nonprofit private colleges and universities in 2016 entered the job market carrying the nation’s...
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Going behind the menu of 2 new unique R.I. eateries

“This is how my grandma made a hamburger!” Chef Kim Scarano sat in her new dining room telling the story behind what will be...
BROWN UNIVERSITY HAS RANKED No. 9 in the nation in the 2017 Forbes "America's Top Colleges" list. Seven Rhode Island colleges made the top rankings. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

7 R.I. schools on Forbes ‘America’s Top Colleges’ list

PROVIDENCE - Seven Rhode Island colleges and universities were ranked on Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” list, released Wednesday.The list, comprised of the top 650...
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Joe Gemma, right, assistant dean at Providence College, talks with students, from left, Dacaria Desseau, Nate Watson, Andrew Fonts and Ben Rose, during his Principles of Business Management summer school class. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Summer enrollments in traditional, online courses increasing at colleges, universities

The summer lull isn’t what it used to be.On university and college campuses, the hottest months of the year often are the busiest, with...
LOCAL HISTORY: Robert Shea, right, associate provost for the advancement of teaching and learning at Roger Williams University, speaks to students during Roger Seminar, which introduces first-year students to Roger Williams as a historical figure by studying texts by ­Williams and those analyzing his role in local history. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Schools focus faculty, students on benefits of collaboration

Joan Branham, Providence College associate dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, and Dan Horne, associate dean of PC’s School of Business, knew...
THE PROP: Working both for herself and for Providence College (the torch logo), Elizabeth Manchester has to manage time well (with more than an hourglass).

Elizabeth Manchester, 37 Founder/attorney — Manchester Law LLC/Providence College

Did you select your profession or did it select you? Following my instincts and being openminded led me down the path I am on. Being...
SEEKING WORK PRODUCT RESPECT: Jennifer Space, an associate at n|e|m|d architects inc., and president of the Rhode Island branch of the ­American Institute of Architects, looks over some plans with n|e|m|d architects President Mehdi Khosrovani. Space believes local firms are bypassed too often for high-profile work. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. architects feel high-profile work too often goes to out-of-state firms

In a state that prides itself on world-class creative talent, it strikes some on the local scene as odd when high-profile design work goes...

Brothers design and build

E. Turgeon Construction Corp. had an 80-year history in Rhode Island before it was purchased in 1976 by Frank Ducharme.In the decades since, the...
SEVEN RHODE ISLAND colleges were on Money Magazine's 2017-2018 Best Colleges list for value.

Money Magazine: 7 R.I. colleges place in top value rankings

PROVIDENCE - Seven Rhode Island colleges were named in the top 711 academic institutions in the country in terms of value and performance for...
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