About Us

Kevin Gaw Dr. Kevin Gaw, Executive Director of the Amica Center for Career Education, is an advocate for student success and makes himself available to Bryant students for consultations and work on special career-oriented projects.

Before coming to Bryant, he was Senior Director of University Career Services at Georgia State University and, before that, Director of Career Development at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also is a counseling psychologist who has provided mental health services at college counseling centers, including the University of Nevada, Reno, and Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly UMR). He grew up in Malaysia, has worked in Indonesia, and has extensive international and intercultural experience.

Dr. Gaw earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an M.A. in Education from San José State University; and a B.A. in Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Barbara Gregory Barbara Gregory, Associate Director, oversees our vibrant academic internship program and provides career coaching to all students. Previously she served students in the career development offices at Providence College and Brown University.

Barbara earned a Master of Education and Counseling at SUNY New Paltz and a Bachelor of Education with a minor in sociology at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY.

Pat Miernicki As Manager of Employer Outreach and Development, Pat Miernicki promotes Bryant University and its students to prospective employers, developing new opportunities for internships and full-time positions that meet students' career interests.

Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Administration with a minor in history and women’s studies from Long Island University.  She has 15 years of experience as a development officer at Bryant and, previously, at Providence College.

Lauren Giardino Lauren Cotnoir, Manager of Recruiting and Employer Relations, is responsible for the Recruiting Program and works closely with employers. She also offers workshops and provides career coaching to students.

Lauren previously was a University Relations Consultant in Talent Acquisition for State Street Bank in Boston.

She is a graduate of Providence College and completed the Career Counseling Facilitator Certification Program offered by the National Career Development Program.

Denise Gormley Denise Gormley, Internship Assistant, assists students and employers in providing quality internships. Denise coordinates all aspects of experiential learning, assisting employers, student and faculty in the U.S. and abroad.

Previously, she was in the cable television industry in customer service. She holds an Associate's Degree in liberal arts from Community College of Rhode Island.

Yvonne Combies Yvonne Combies, Office Coordinator, manages the day-to-day operations of the Center and assists the director and two assistant directors with marketing for various workshops, programs and career fairs. She also supervises work-study students.

She previously served as assistant to the head of Upper School at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI.

Yvonne attended Community College of Rhode Island.

Nancy Friel Nancy Friel, Recruitment Coordinator, oversees the logistics of the Recruiting Program for postgraduate and internship placement, as well as the center’s Fall and Spring Career Fairs.  Nancy also serves as the point person for the department’s technology and Banner system.

Before coming to Bryant, Nancy worked in the accounting field as a controller.


The Center staff includes many members who have worked here for more than 10 years. We hold memberships in the International Careers Consortium, National Association of Colleges and Employers, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Cooperative Education and Internship Association, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, and the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.


Questions? Contact us.
Phone: (401) 232-6090
Fax: (401) 232-6742
Email: careers@bryant.edu