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.
Denise Gormley, Senior Internship Assistant, works with students, employers, and faculty to support high quality internships for Bryant University students. She also coordinates part-time jobs and volunteer opportunities, enhancing students' experiential education. Previously, Denise was in the cable television industry in customer service. She holds an Associate's Degree in liberal arts from Community College of Rhode Island.
Scott Connolly, Assistant Director of Technology, Assessment and Communication, responsible for career services management technology (i.e., Bryant Career Connection – BCC) and other student-facing career exploration web-based technologies,the reporting of student learning outcomes and other assessment efforts of the Amica Center. Scott holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Stonehill College and a M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. Scott joined the Amica team with 7 years of experience from Bryant’s Residence Life Office where he served in multiple capacities.
As Assistant Director 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' diverse 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.
Career Development Team
Veronica Stewart, Associate Director, leads our career development team in providing individual career coaching, programming, and high quality career resources for students. She previously worked at Salve Regina University and Rhode Island College, and remains active on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Career Development Association and on the ethics committee for the National Career Development Association. Veronica has a master's degree in agency counseling with a background in mental health services.
Nicolle Potvin, Career Coach, works individually with students and provides career education programming to the student community. She has a background in mental health counseling and remains passionate about overall student well-being and assisting students to achieve their goals. Nicolle has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Northeastern University and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and law from the University of Rhode Island.
Amy Ames, Career Coach, works one-on-one with students to assist with resumes and cover letters, career exploration and assessments, mock interviews, and job search and negotiation strategies. Amy, certified as a Co-Active Coach by the Coaches Training Institute, holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT. She has over 15 years' experience working in higher education in the Alumni Relations Department at Brown University and as an Assistant Vice President Recruiting and Training at Lehman Brothers, New York City.