NEWPORT, R.I. – Paul Cardoza, coordinator of student health education at Salve Regina, will be among the honorees at the “Men Who Make a Difference” Gala hosted by the Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties tomorrow evening at the Hotel Viking.
Men Who Make a Difference is an annual event that celebrates men that have been strong, positive role models as allies to women and children by making significant change that benefits nurturing family values.
In addition to Cardoza, this year’s honorees include: Marvin L. Abney, Paul L. Cardoza, Ed.D., Ray Davis, Ben Ellcome, The Reverend Christopher L. Epperson, Kevin O. Haggen, Esq., Sergeant Dennis Leahey, Senator Charles J. Levesque, Kevin O’Connor, Charles “Charlie” Plant, James “Jim” Taricani and John “Jack” White.
Cardoza, a Newport resident, was hired in 1976 as director of athletics at Salve Regina and was given faculty status as chair of the physical education department. In 1989, he left the university to be an administrator in the Cranston Public Schools, where he stayed for 18 years. During this time, he continued his work at Salve Regina as an adjunct professor.
After retiring from public schools, he returned to Salve Regina to coordinate student health education.
The Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties works with victims and survivors of domestic violence to help them to have safe, healthy families, free from emotional, verbal and/or physical abuse.