April 13, 2015


11 Honored by Rhode Island's Speaker of the House
and House of Representatives

Providence, RI-Ten current Rhode Island College student-athletes and one alumnus were recognized by the honorable, Nicholas A. Mattiello, Speaker of the House, and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception held in the House Chamber at the Rhode Island State House on Monday afternoon.


The event was designed to give significant public recognition to men and women from the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island who have had significant achievements in their academic and athletic pursuits at their respective institutions. The honorees have also demonstrated exemplary citizenship and community service.




The 10 Scholar-Athletes from Rhode Island College were: Senior Emmanuel Asiedu (Lincoln, RI) menís soccer; Senior Daria Braboy (Providence, RI) womenís track & field; senior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, CT) womenís tennis; Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) womenís tennis; junior Edward Cummins (Lincoln, RI) menís track & field; senior Jarell Forbes (Providence, RI) menís track & field; senior Jenna Pare (Tiverton, RI) womenís cross country and track & field; senior Katelyn Sykora (Waterford, CT) softball; sophomore Steven Vazquez (Central Falls, RI) menís track & field; senior Autumn Wosencroft (Newport, RI) womenís track & field.


Athletic Alumni from each school were also honored. Robert Fuoroli Ď68 was RICís Athletic Alumnus Award recipient.


Robert Fuoroli í68 is a former baseball student-athlete at Rhode Island College who went on to a long and distinguished career as an educator, multi-sport official and charitable volunteer.


The Providence native attended La Salle Academy and graduated in 1964. During his high school career, Fuoroli played baseball for Rams, starring as a second baseman.


After graduation, he made the short trip up Mt. Pleasant Avenue to attend Rhode Island College where he majored in secondary education with a concentration in math.


He continued his athletic career, playing four seasons, first as a second baseman before moving to center field. Batting third in the lineup for a good portion of his career, the speedy Fuoroli was a consistent .300 hitter on Anchormen teams that regularly made the New England Small College Athletic Conference playoffs.


Upon earning his degree in 1968, he embarked on a 44-year career as a math teacher. Fuoroli taught at the Park View School in Cranston for 30 years from 1968-98 at the middle and junior high school levels.  During his tenure, Fuoroli coached middle school softball and basketball.


He moved on to Bishop Hendricken High School from 1998-2012 before his retirement.


Fuoroli also returned to Rhode Island College to earn a masterís degree in secondary education with a concentration in urban education in 1976.


In addition to his work as an educator, Fuoroli continued his athletic career by starring in the Providence Amateur Baseball League from 1964-89. During a 25-year career, he and his teams won numerous league championships. Fuoroli also played for many years in slow pitch and modified fast pitch softball leagues.


He also served as an official for baseball, slow pitch and fast pitch softball, basketball, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse.


Even at the age of 69, he continues to officiate both at the high school and college levels. Fuoroli has worked many ECAC and NCAA Championship events during his career.


Fuoroli values his charitable work as his most important endeavors. He has served on the Board of Directors for the DaVinci Center for Community Service in Providence whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents in the North End of Providence by providing, or helping to bring about, a broad array of quality services and neighborhood improvement projects that respond to the needs of the community.


He has also coordinated numerous golf tournaments, dinners and functions to help benefit schools and charities over the past 30 years. Fuoroli also developed a Rhode Island College athletic golf tournament, which was a precursor to the Collegeís current and very successful Anchor Club Golf Tournament.


He also grows fresh produce for local food banks at the St. Peters School and for De La Salle Christian Brothers in Narragansett.


He resides in Warwick with his wife of 38 years, Kim, who was a teacher in the Pawtucket school system. They have two daughters, Erin and Kate, and one grandchild.