URI Friends of Oceanography Elects
2000 Executive Board
Narragansett, R.I. -- March 24, 2000 -- Friends of Oceanography at the
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) recently
elected its Executive Board for 2000. The new officers are Jeanne Anderson
of South Kingstown, Chair; Jan Sieburth of West Kingston, Vice-chair; and
Hal Nomer of Wakefield, Financial Secretary. New members of the Executive
Board include Barbara Nicholson of North Kingstown and GSO student Catalina
Martinez of Narragansett.
Re-elected to the board were Betty Albro of Peacedale; Brian Casey,
Dr. Brian Heikes, and Dr. John MacIver of North Kingstown; Diana Clarkin
of Narragansett; Dr. Steven D'Hondt of East Greenwich; and Dr. Susan Hammen-Winn
and Dorothy Rago of Saunderstown.
Friends of Oceanography Executive Director Paula Staples, GSO Dean James
Yoder, as well as Associate Dean John Merrill, Public Relations Coordinator
Lisa Cugini, Bay Campus Fiscal Coordinator Jane Miner, and GSO support staffer
Debi Morrissey will carry out the administrative duties of the organization.
Established in 1985 to support and promote the activities of the URI
Graduate School of Oceanography, Friends of Oceanography informs and educates
the membership and the general public about the scientific, technological,
and environmental research that takes place at GSO. The organization sponsors
public lectures, open houses, marine-related mini-courses, science cruises
on Narragansett Bay, and an annual auction. The Friends office is located
in the Coastal Institute building on URI's Narragansett Bay Campus. For
information about Friends of Oceanography, call 874-6602.
For information about Friends of Oceanography, call the Friends Office
at at 874-6602.
Contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642, firstname.lastname@example.org