Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field
Grad Year: 1957
Year Inducted: 2007
Everett Maxwell was an outstanding defender in men’s soccer from 1954-56. He also played four seasons as a forward in basketball from 1953-56 and logged one year of track as a senior in 1957.
A tough fullback on the field, Maxwell played every minute of every soccer contest during his junior and senior campaigns, helping the Anchormen to break a league record for goals against. Maxwell was one of the basketball team’s top rebounders during his career on the hardwood.
He was the Student Government President as a senior and was one of the key figures in rallying support for the bond initiative that allowed R.I.C.E. to relocate to its current Mt. Pleasant location. Maxwell was the fourth person to break ground at the College’s current location.
Maxwell spent over 30 years as a marketing and sales manager in educational technology and computer products. He retired in 2000 as the Eastern Regional Manager of Panasonic Communications and Systems. He also served in the United States Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel after 24 years of service.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Rhode Island College of Education in 1957 and his M.S. from Syracuse University in 1958.
Maxwell resides in East Greenwich, Rhode Island with his wife Diane ’60. They have four children: Diane (48), Jim (45), Chris (42), Kevin (40) and four grandchildren.