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Commencement Speaker

Roberto G. "Rob" Angelicola, Class of 1982
Vice President of roi Office Interiors

Rob Angelicola

In Spring of 2016, Angelicola joined the proud list of Alumni of Merit who have received the annual Alumni of Merit award from the MVCC Alumni Association. Criteria are success in improving the community, helping the college, and demonstrating professional leadership that symbolizes MVCC’s core value of modeling the way. Alumni of Merit are MVCC’s most prestigious alumni honorees.

Rob was born in Rome, graduating from Rome Free Academy. After graduating from MVCC with an AA in retail business management, Angelicola transferred to SUNY IT where he graduated with a BS in business and public management.

His successful business career includes co-founding roi in 1995 in Rome. He is vice president of the firm, which specializes in office furniture, space planning, design, installation, and business best practices. A certified Women’s Business Enterprise, roi has become a leader in corporate, higher-education, and healthcare design. The company has offices in Rome, Syracuse, and Albany and opened an Ithaca office this year.

Angelicola remains actively engaged with MVCC as a supporter and volunteer, most recently co-chairing the College’s Rome major gifts campaign to fully furnish the newly renovated Rome campus with the most up-to-date technology and equipment. He is a longtime member of the MVCC Foundation Board of Directors.

Rob Angelicola’s wife, Lynne (Castro) Angelicola, is president of roi. The couple have children Marina Angelicola-Richardson and Nicolas Angelicola and reside in Rome.