KINGSTON, R.I. -- June 25, 2001 -- Thirty-five students from the University of Rhode Island are spending the next eight months conducting a wide array of environmental research and outreach after being selected for the URI Coastal Fellowship Program.
Now in its sixth year, the Coastal Fellowship Program teams students with URI faculty and research staff to study an environmental topic of their choice. While gaining the skills that will ensure their future success, students build the confidence needed to perform on the job before they enter the job market.
"The Coastal Fellowship Program serves as a bridge between classroom learning and applied research," explained program coordinator Deborah Grossman-Garber. "Its a unique program that gives students the opportunity to involve themselves in addressing current environmental problems."
Coastal Fellows are selected through a competitive application process. The 2001 Coastal Fellows are:
Jennifer Sarno, Suffield, Conn.
Monique Perron, Fiskdale, Mass.
Christopher Keiter, Longmeadow , Mass.
Katherine Kerr, Barnstead., N.H
Ryan Palmer, Hopewell Junction,, N.Y.
Carrie Rosenbloom, North Massapequa, N.Y.
Andrew Grande, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Mia Pasquerella, Schenectady, N.Y.
Adam Zitello, Poland, Ohio
Nathanael Martin, Allentown , Penn.
Jayne Merner, Charlestown, R.I.
Diana Brennan, Coventry, R.I.
Allison Fong, Cranston, R.I.
Adam Butler, Cumberland, R.I.
Yuichiro Kashiyama, Fukui, Japan, R.I.
Eric Walsh, Lincoln, R.I.
Nathan Vinhateiro, Narragansett, R.I.
Greg Ellis, North Kingstown, R.I.
Patrice Plante, Pawtucket, R.I.
Timothy Twohig, Pawtucket, R.I.
Marina Yasvoina, Pawtucket, R.I.
Angela Deller, Providence, R.I.
Robinson Fulweiler, Saunderstown, R.I.
Justin Jobin, Tiverton, R.I.
Christine Sallum, Tiverton, R.I.
Jennifer Krohn, Wakefield, R.I.
Maricruz Merino, Wakefield, R.I.
Shawn Murdock, Wakefield, R.I.
Perry Raso, Wakefield, R.I.
Daniel Linden, Warwick, R.I.
Kathryn Marseglia, Warwick, R.I.
Erin McCaffrey, Warwick, R.I.
Charles Gilbert, West Warwick, R.I.
Kimberly Anderson, Woonsocket, R.I.
Katherine Manchester, Randolph, V.T.
For Information: Deborah Grossman-Garber 874-5401, Todd McLeish 874-7892