Biden to visit Newport to honor Pell

Salve Regina University officials say Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Newport school in August for a celebration honoring Nuala Pell, the wife of late U.s. Sen. Claiborne Pell.

Salve President Jane Gerety said Biden will be part of the festivities on Aug. 22 that will recognize Nuala Pell for her decades of service in philanthropy, politics, education and civic affairs in Rhode Island and across the country.

University officials also will announce at the reception the establishment of the Nuala Pell Leadership Program in Public Service, which will help students participate in national leadership seminars, meet with prominent lawmakers and learn from policy scholars. The program is aimed at preparing future leaders.

The reception for Pell will be held in Ochre Court from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.