Year Inducted: 2019

Col. Lester W. Cory - Tiverton-born professor of electrical and computer engineering at UMass Dartmouth, R.I. National Guard communications commander, and leader in SHARE, an international organization that provides innovative equipment for people with disabilities. Inducted by General James J. D"Agostino (Director)

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Richard I. Gouse - President of the New England Institute of Technology since 1971 and the longest serving college president in America. Under his guidance NEIT has grown from 70 students and 4 programs to over 3,000 students and 60 programs. Inducted by Albert R. Beauparlant (HOF Vice President)

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Dr.John B. Hattendorf - Internationally-prominent historian of maritime history, distinguished professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College and the author or editor of dozens of books and essays on naval and maritime history. Inducted by Dr. John J. Parrillo (Director)

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Sister Mary Reilly - A religious Sister of Mercy who taught in several Rhode Island schools, served as a missionary in Central America, and helped to establish such important local social agencies as McAuley House, Dorcas Place, and Sophia Academy. Inducted by Arlene Violet, Esq. (1996 Inductee)

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Charles “Chuck” M. Royce - A graduate of Brown University who became a highly successful Wall Street investor. He rehabilitated the Ocean House, the Weekapaug Inn, and many other major landmarks in his adopted town of Westerly. Inducted by Dr. D. Scott Molloy (2009 Inductee)

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Dr.Stephen P. Salloway - Director of Neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Brown Medical School. He is one of the nation"s leaders in Alzheimer"s prevention research, and has written extensively on this topic. Inducted by Dr. Roberta Feather (Director)

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Neil D. Steinberg - President and chief executive officer of the billion dollar Rhode Island Foundation, former Brown University vice president for development and former chairman and CEO of Fleet Bank of Rhode Island. As a community leader, he is repeatedly named one of the ten most influential people in Rhode Island. Inducted by Dr. Patrick T. Conley (1995…

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Dr.Rose E. Weaver - Rose from humble birth to become an accomplished singer and actress with Trinity Theater and in Hollywood, talk show hostess, a leader on the local arts scene, a social justice reformer, and the 2019 Rhode Island Woman of the Year. Inducted by Robert I. Burke (Director)

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Judge Frank Caprio - Providence Municipal court judge with a national cable TV audience, attorney, teacher, entrepreneur, and member of the Rhode Island Wrestling Hall of Fame. Inducted by Cindy Laughlin (Director)

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