Let's continue to thrive and grow.

Connecting with others is an important part of the human experience – one that's been limited due to the coronavirus.

The worldwide pandemic has impacted all areas of life – including causing the cancellation or postponement of most in-person events. But, not being able to physically gather
doesn't mean our alumni community can't thrive and grow. That's why we're happy to announce our Alumni Association's Virtual Event Series.

This series, which is exclusively for alumni, offers a wide range of events.

Although events are always free, some have limits on the number of alumni who can participate – so register early to ensure your spot. Once you’ve registered, we'll send you a Zoom link via email.

*Please read the notes at the bottom of the page.
  • This series is ONLY open to La Salle Academy alumni.
  • Alumni are NOT required/expected to purchase/read any books as a prerequisite to event participation.
  • Views and opinions expressed during events in this series do not necessarily reflect those of La Salle Academy. All views and opinions are solely attributed to the presenter.
  • Screenshots, photos, and/or video may be taken by La Salle Academy staff during events in this series. By registering, alumni acknowledge the use of the aforementioned images and/or video are at the sole discretion of La Salle Academy. This includes, but is not limited to, media coverage, post-event publicity, and/or promotional use.
Have a question?
Daniela Paolino '03,
director of alumni relations
La Salle Academy
401-351-7750 (ext. 159)

Past Events

Talk: A Discussion of Post-Pandemic Parenting with Ellen O'Donnell, PhD '95

  • Event: Expert Speaker
  • Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 PM 
  • Presenter: Ellen O'Donnell, PhD '95
  • Cost: Free
Join us for Talk: A Discussion of Post-Pandemic Parenting with child psychologist, assistant professor, and author, Ellen O'Donnell, PhD '95.

As parents, we're emerging from this pandemic with unprecedented questions. During Talk, Dr. O'Donnell will speak to questions and concerns, such as:

  • How can we support teens who’ve lost a year of adolescent milestones and typical development?
  • How can we help them grow in their independence and autonomy?
  • Should we make up for lost time or just move the goalposts?
  • What have we learned and what do we want to keep from this once in a lifetime experience?
Ellen O'Donnell, PhD '95 is a child psychologist, an assistant professor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and co-author of Bless This Mess: A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World.

Virtual Prayer Worship Evening

Join our alumni community as we gather for virtual prayer and worship  on Monday, April 19, from 7 to 8 pm. This evening will be led by Brenda Chiavarini '87, alumni committee chair. This event is open to both alumni and La Salle faculty.

Once registered, we will send your Zoom link via email.
Day of Service: Drive & Drop Food Drive

In recognition of National Volunteer Month we're hosting a service day on Saturday, April 24, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Drive-Thru and Drop is an event where food and non-perishable donations can be dropped in bins, which will be located under a tent near La Salle's Alumni Center. Items will be donated to St. Edward's Food Pantry.

We ask all to wear a mask and practice social distancing as they drive-thru. This event, which takes place rain or shine, is headed by David Cardullo '75, president of the Rhode Island Alumni Association.
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Presenter: Mr. Jeff Danielian '94
  • Book:
  • Cost: Free
An Evening with Dr. Joseph Novello

  • Event: Author Presentation
  • Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Presenter: Dr. Joseph R. Novello
  • Book: DAG: Savior of AIDS Orphans
  • Cost: Free
Join us for An Evening with Dr. Joseph R. Novello, author of DAG: Savior of AIDS Orphans. This gripping biography tells the story of Reverend Angelo D'Agostino '43, a La Salle Academy alumnus whose life is being evaluated by Rome's Congregation for Cause of Sainthood.

In 1987, Reverend D'Agostino served as a medical missionary in Kenya, only to find himself in the middle of an unknown epidemic.

Don't miss this unique look at a Lasallian whose life work is defined by his struggle to help people. Learn more about his time at La Salle, including how it influenced his work. Following the presentation, Dr. Novello will conduct a Q&A.

Once registered, we will send your Zoom link via email.
An Evening with Rob Salafia '72

  • Event: Author Presentation
  • Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 PM 
  • Presenter: Rob Salafia '72
  • Book: Leading from Your Best Self
  • Cost: Free
Join us for An Evening with Rob Salafia '72, author of Leading from Your Best Self.
In his widely celebrated book, Rob Salafia delivers a roadmap for cultivating executive poise, presence, and influence. During his presentation, he will address what it means to lead from one’s best self in the new, virtual world of work.
Don't miss your opportunity to hear from a La Salle Academy alumnus who has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Sony Music Entertainment, Fidelity, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and more.

As will all events in this series, An Evening with Rob Salafia '72 is only open to alumni. Once registered, we will send your Zoom link via email.
Virtual Yoga With Melissa Misiaszek Carvalho '99

  • Event: Yoga Class
  • Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 PM   
  • Instructor: Melissa Misiaszek Carvalho '99
  • Cost: Free
Join us for Virtual Yoga with Melissa Misiaszek Carvalho '99.  
Whether it's your first time on the mat or you're a seasoned yoga practitioner, this event is perfect for you. Melissa Misiaszek Carvalho '99 is an AFAA certified fitness instructor, a registered Yoga Fit teacher, and a Humble Yoga student.

Educated in mental health counseling, Melissa believes that yoga addresses a person's physical, mental, and emotional needs. She uses yoga to help her students with stress management and self-care.

As with all events in this series,
Virtual Yoga with Melissa Misiaszek Carvalho '99 is only open to alumni. Once registered, we will send your Zoom link via email