URI inducts 22 students into engineering honor society
KINGSTON, RI -- January 17, 2001 -- The University of Rhode Island chapter
of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, inducted 22 students
during recent ceremonies.
Inducted were: Andrew Cardin of Titusville, N.J.; Gianfranco
Chicarella, North Providence; Jonathan Cyr, Coventry; Michael
Gertrudes, Cumberland; Joseph Scariza, Hauppauge, N.Y.; Matthew
Seward, North Providence; Michael Sparks, Springfield, Mass.;
Brad Thibodeau, Dartmouth, Mass.; Peter Dobratz, Pittsburgh, Penn.;
Jeffrey Goguen, Cranston; James Hall, Providence; Sarah Krikstone,
Dayville, Conn.; Karey Long, Stratham, N.Y.; Heidi Mecklenburg,
Providence; Abraham Murray, Jamestown; Peter Phelps, West
Kingston; Jeffrey Prisco, Sarasota Springs, N.Y.; Jodi Stenger,
Stratham, N.H.; Thomas Spence, Portsmouth, N.H.; Rachel Starr,
Manchester, N.H.; Dara Swanson, North Kingstown; and Robert
Presiding at the ceremony were chapter President Stanley Youngsaye of
Cumberland, Vice President Robert Lawton, Foster; and Secretary
Robert Johnson, Middletown.
To become a member of Tau Beta Pi, students in their junior year must
rank in the top one-eighth of their class, while seniors must rank in the
top one-fifth of their class. Students must also demonstrate a spirit of
community service and concern.
Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 to recognize the distinguished academic
achievements of engineering students and to "foster a spirit of liberal
culture in engineering colleges." The honor society has 195 collegiate
chapters with more than 300,000 members. The Rhode Island Beta Chapter
was established at the University of Rhode Island in 1954.
For Information: Todd McLeish 401-874-7892