Rhode Island Chapter Location Marker

The Rhode Island Chapter has over 6,000 alumni, parents, and friends. The chapter enjoys gathering for game watches, community service events, and more.

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Rhode Island Chapter Leader Olerios

Robert E. Maher '71

Lives in:  Wakefield, RI

Major: Marketing

Occupation: Retired Software Industry Executive

Favorite BC Memory: My fondest memories include meeting so many new students from around the country and making lifetime friendships. I had come from a small parochial school (St. Mary's High School in Brookline, Massachusetts) and so it was all quite a new experience for me.

Why did you get involved in your local chapter?: My wife Carolyn and I moved to South Coastal Rhode Island during the summer of 2018 and I wanted to maintain contact with BC and meet fellow alums who live in our new home state. I learned that the Rhode Island chapter had gone dormant and volunteered to restart it.

What are your local favorites in your city?: A few local favorites:
1) Great seafood restaurants: we have many to choose from with the freshest seafood and spectacular ocean views!
2) Running and biking on the beautiful South County Bike Path.
3) Facilitating my Cancer Support Group at our Parish adjacent to URI campus.

Rhode Island Chapter Leader Olerios

John '09 and Joslin Olerio '11

Lives in: Providence, RI

Major: John, Communications; Joslin, Master's of Accounting

Occupation: John, Higher Education Administration; Joslin, Business Strategy & Financial Services

Favorite BC Memory: We traveled to USC for a BC football game with our BC friends in 2013. Getting everyone together again after we had graduated was such a great experience.

Why did you get involved in your local chapter?: We love Rhode Island and we love BC and we are really excited to have the opportunity to bring together people who love these two places in the same way that we do.

What are your local favorites in your city?: Our favorite restaurant is Pane e Vino and our favorite place to spend time together with our two kids is the Providence Pedestrian Bridge.

Fun Fact: We are both second generation BC alumni!

Jonathan Knauer

Alumni Staff Liaison

Name: Jonathan Knauer

Contact: knauerjo@bc.edu