Bryant

Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley steps down after 24 years, leaving a transformed institution as his legacy

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:23pm

Bryant University's Board of Trustees is extremely grateful for all that they accomplished in making Bryant the world-class institution we are proud of today."

Key Points: 
  • Bryant University's Board of Trustees is extremely grateful for all that they accomplished in making Bryant the world-class institution we are proud of today."
  • Under President Machtley's leadership, Bryant has emerged as a nationally recognized university positioned on a dynamic trajectory of continued future success.
  • Mrs. Kati C. Machtley '17H, founder and Director of the Women's Summit at Bryant University , leaves a lasting legacy as well.
  • Ronald Machtley is succeeded by incoming Bryant University President Ross Gittell, Ph.D. Dr. Gittell previously served for nearly a decade as Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH).

2020 "BET Awards" Honors the Memory of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant With a Tribute From Global Superstar Lil’ Wayne

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:30pm

The world endured incredible losses this year including NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Richard.

Key Points: 
  • The world endured incredible losses this year including NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Richard.
  • In memoriam of those great losses, Grammy Award-Winning Global icon and superstar Lil Wayne will give tribute to Kobe Bryant and the multitalented Wayne Brady will honor Little Richard.
  • On top of her numerous successes, Beyonc is also a philanthropist who has created several initiatives to give back to the world at large.
  • This multi-year partnership was established to bring safe water and sanitation to the small, landlocked East African country of Burundi.

Drag Queen Nina West and Lane Bryant “Say It With Love”

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 2:05pm

Throughout Pride month, Lane Bryant will empower everyone to create their lane their own way by celebrating hope, inclusivity and love through a digital campaign starring West.

Key Points: 
  • Throughout Pride month, Lane Bryant will empower everyone to create their lane their own way by celebrating hope, inclusivity and love through a digital campaign starring West.
  • Along with a few Lane Bryant associates, West encourages viewers to share how they Say it with Love during Pride with a dedicated video that dropped on Lane Bryants digital media channels today.
  • Along with the video, Lane Bryant and West teamed up on an exclusive co-designed Nina West tee shirt that will be available in open Columbus, Ohio retail stores and on LaneBryant.com.
  • Lane Bryant will contribute $5 for every Nina West tee shirt sold to the Nina West Foundation in support of organizations serving Central Ohio LGBTQ youth and families.

Ark Restaurants Announces Temporary Closure of Certain Restaurants and the Holding of the Annual Shareholders Meeting Virtually

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 8:30pm

Our Florida and Alabama locations currently remain open for business but it is likely they will be required to close as well.

Key Points: 
  • Our Florida and Alabama locations currently remain open for business but it is likely they will be required to close as well.
  • ET at Bryant Park Grill, 25 West 40th Street, New York, New York, will be held virtually instead of in-person.
  • Shareholders that desire to attend virtually can utilize the following conference telephone lines: Toll Free 1-877-407-4018; Toll / International 1-201-689-8471.
  • Shareholders unable to attend at the designated time may listen to a play back of the proceedings between 1:00 p.m.

Bryant University Board Of Trustees Announces Appointment Of Economist And CCSNH Chancellor Dr. Ross Gittell As Bryant's Ninth President

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:41pm

Earning unanimous support from Bryant Trustees, Gittell will succeed Ronald K. Machtley , who has served as Bryant's eighth president since 1996.

Key Points: 
  • Earning unanimous support from Bryant Trustees, Gittell will succeed Ronald K. Machtley , who has served as Bryant's eighth president since 1996.
  • "We are thrilled to find a leader like Ross Gittell, who embodies the character and future vision for Bryant University," said William J. Conaty '67, Chair of the Bryant University Board of Trustees.
  • About Bryant University's next President, Dr. Ross Gittell
    Dr. Gittell is highly regarded in economic and policy circles for his economic analysis and forecasting.
  • As the President of Bryant University, Dr. Gittell will build on Bryant's upward trajectory while setting the course for the university's next chapter.

Statement From Gary C. Robb, Legal Counsel on Behalf of His Client, Vanessa Bryant, Relative to the Alleged Public Dissemination of Certain Helicopter Crash Site Photos

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 7:39pm

Statement From Gary C. Robb, Legal Counsel on Behalf of His Client, Vanessa Bryant:

Key Points: 
  • Statement From Gary C. Robb, Legal Counsel on Behalf of His Client, Vanessa Bryant:
    Our client, Vanessa Bryant, is absolutely devastated by allegations that deputies from the Lost Hills Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department publicly disseminated photos from the helicopter crash site.
  • Mrs. Bryant personally went to the Sheriffs office on January 26th and requested that the area be designated a no-fly zone and protected from photographers.
  • This was of critical importance to her as she desired to protect the dignity of all the victims, and their families.
  • This is an unspeakable violation of human decency, respect, and of the privacy rights of the victims and their families.

Kavana Rum Announces Partnership with Country Music's Jacob Bryant

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3:21pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kavana Rum has just inked a highly anticipated partnership deal with Country Singer/Songwriter Jacob Bryant.

Key Points: 
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kavana Rum has just inked a highly anticipated partnership deal with Country Singer/Songwriter Jacob Bryant.
  • Kavana's motto is "Success Has Great Taste," and Jacob Bryant is no stranger to success with his own style of Country music that combines the storytelling and heart of traditional Country with hard hitting Southern Rock.
  • "This is a great day for Kavana," said Kavana CEO Josh Tolley, as he and Bryant signed the paperwork at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Taking over the Country Music and Rum World," said Bryant.

BET Networks to Honor NBA Legend Kobe Bryant With Multiplatform Programming Lineup Monday, February 24

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:29pm

TODAY, BET Networks announced plans to pay tribute to the iconic five-time NBA champion, and Academy Award-winning producer, Kobe Bryant, with content specials across their linear, digital and streaming platforms Monday, February 24, 2020 beginning 1PM ET.

Key Points: 
  • TODAY, BET Networks announced plans to pay tribute to the iconic five-time NBA champion, and Academy Award-winning producer, Kobe Bryant, with content specials across their linear, digital and streaming platforms Monday, February 24, 2020 beginning 1PM ET.
  • The programming lineup will include:
    BET Remembers: Kobe Bryant: BET will air LIVE uninterrupted coverage of Bryants public memorial service held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles; Anchored by author and activist, Marc Lamont Hill, and Sports Journalist, Jemele Hill.
  • Through our tears, we plan to bring Kobe home in a way that shows our deep love and admiration.
  • Marc Lamont Hill
    I watched Kobe as a journalist and fan for years, before I got to know him on a personal level.

Fever-Tree, the World's Leading Premium Mixer Brand, Announces Its First-Ever Partnership with Bryant Park, Midtown's Beloved Premier Public Space

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:28pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fever-Tree, the world's leading producer of premium tonics, gingers, and mixers, today announces a year-long partnership with Bryant Park, Midtown Manhattan's beloved premier public space.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fever-Tree, the world's leading producer of premium tonics, gingers, and mixers, today announces a year-long partnership with Bryant Park, Midtown Manhattan's beloved premier public space.
  • The partnership includes a newly-branded bar and restaurant known as the Fever-Tree Porch at Bryant Park, a year-round al fresco destination for enjoying top quality, elevated mixed drinks and light bites.
  • The Fever-Tree Porch is open daily from 11am to until the park's close.
  • The Fever-Tree Porch, with its 2,000-square foot imprint and 150 seats, is located in the heart of Bryant Park, which attracts 12 million visitors annually.

Bryant Zhuhai's Inaugural Commencement In China, A Global Vision Realized

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 5:28pm

The milestone commencement caps more than a decade of strategic effortsby BryantUniversity and its president to establish a four year school in Zhuhai, China.

Key Points: 
  • The milestone commencement caps more than a decade of strategic effortsby BryantUniversity and its president to establish a four year school in Zhuhai, China.
  • Dr. Hong Yang, Bryant University VP of International Affairs and Charles J. Smiley Chair Professor was instrumental in making this effort a reality.
  • There are currently 593 students enrolled in the four-year undergraduate program,a joint collaboration between Beijing Institute of Technology , Zhuhai (BITZH) and Bryant University.
  • They join a powerful global network of more than 50,000 accomplished Bryant alumni around the world who are making a difference in their organizations and their communities.