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URI announces Sherrer award winners for academic year

KINGSTON, RI -- May 15, 2000 -- The Grace B. Sherrer Awards are presented by the University of Rhode Island annually by URI Honors Center to outstanding freshman, sophomores, juniors, and senior honors students. The awards are named after Grace B. Sherrer, a professor emeritus of English, retired in 1966 after having been a member of the University faculty for many years.

She joined the URI faculty in 1949, and from the beginning gave her time and energy to enriching the University's programs and its Department of English studies. She played a key role in the development of the University Honors Program and was selected to give the University's first Honors Day address.

Her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Sherrer Bown, of Connecticut, and her husband, Carroll, established the Grace B. Sherrer Endowment Fund, which is a memorial fund, in 1988. The Browns were present during the award ceremony and met with the recipients who are:


Seniors: Hometowns Honorable Mention Hometowns

Tracy Auclair Wakefield Christine Bailey Pawtucket

Erin Cornell Narragansett Sarah Clark Westfield, MA

Laurel Hovey Newport Beth Jarosz Lincoln

Freya K. Recksiek Saunderstown

Rachel T. Walshe East Greenwich

Kyle Zambarano Newport


Juniors: Hometowns Honorable Mention: Hometowns

Katie Sheehan Averill, NY Bryan Bannon Narragansett

Melanie Sullivan Leicester, MA Todd Arnold Newport

Nicholas Ucci Warwick Marissa Silva Hope

Karen Palmer Nashua, NH

Joline Swonger Saunderstown


Sophomores: Hometowns Honorable Mention: Hometowns

Jessica Brown Woonsocket Catherine Truslow East Greenwich

Julie Erickson Woonsocket Brian Toomey Chepachet

Jayme Zimmerman Pittsgrove, NJ


Freshman: Hometowns Honorable Mention: Hometowns

Nevan Hanumara Kingston Vivienne O'Dwyer Newport

Lee Stetson Wyoming Scott Liberman Wakefield

Paul Jarosz Lincoln



For Information: Jan Sawyer, 874-2116


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