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URI initiates 28 into Phi Beta Kappa honor society

KINGSTON, R.I. -- May 15, 2001 -- The University of Rhode Island chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national liberal arts honor society, initiated 28 students during ceremonies recently.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the United States. The Society has pursued its mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences since 1776. The URI Beta chapter was established in 1977.
Inducted were:

Bryan Bannon, Narragansett
Todd Bianco, Greenville
Kimberly Boezi, Cranston
Courtney Boron, Belchertown, Mass.
Marissa Bracco, Sayville, N.Y.
Melissa Bugg, Bowie, Md.
Michael Callahan, Warwick
Michael Charles, Glendora, Cal.
Jessica Dombroski, Prospect, Conn.
James Estes, Wakefield
Michelle Henly, Denver, Penn.
Tal Hirshbien, Bedford Hills, N.Y.
Abigail Knee, Freemont, N.H.
Jennifer Lally , Hatfield, Mass.
Jason Lewis, Exeter
Michael Mannix, Narragansett
Melissa Mastrangelo, Johnston
Kelly McCarthy, West Buxton, Maine
Maricruz Merino, Wakefield
Jayne Merner , Charlestown
Christina Payne, Westerly
Tracey Peck, North Kingstown
Heather Perdue, North Smithfield
Jesse Rhodes, Charlestown
Shannon Rodrigues, North Dartmouth, Mass.
Sherri Romano, Cranston
Joline Swonger, North Kingstown
Oliver Zeltner, Cleveland, Ohio

For Information: Todd McLeish 401-874-7892

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