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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Media Contact: Jan Wenzel 874-2116

23 students inducted into honor societyat
URI’s Feinstein College of Continuing Education

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- May 20, 2003 -- Families, friends, and alumni gathered at the
University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein Providence Campus last month to honor the 2003 Alpha Sigma Lambda , Epsilon Rho Chapter inductees in its annual initiation ceremony. Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society for nontraditional students who achieve academic excellence while handling life’s competing responsibilities. John H. McCray, Jr., vice provost of urban programs at the campus, gave opening remarks.

This year's inductees and their hometowns are:

Heather Brigham, Providence
Denise Spinelli-Brophy, North Providence
Aaron Burr, Providence
Kristie Butler , Cranston
Dorothy Clare, Warwick
William Dearnley, Providence
Cindy Ferruzola, Providence
Lori Gardiner, Warwick
Dora Gaudreau, Coventry
Kimberly Gifford , Cranston
Charles Hanley, Woonsocket
Lisa Lahr, Middletown
Jill Barber-Legault, Coventry
Lance McCormack, East Greenwich
Mary Mounier, Providence
Carol Murphy, Pascoag
Paul Parentin, Warwick
Laura Blais-Pugliese, Warwick
Tammy Russo, Warwick
Jennifer Shannon, Providence
Eileen Stace, South Kingstown
Jane Polselli-Stanford, Pawtucket
Denise Swindelles, Pawtucket

Frederick Meli, a professor as well as a former URI continuing education student and honor society member, was the recipient of the Dr. Gilbert Mongeau award. The Mongeau Award is presented annually to a faculty or staff member who has displayed a sincere dedication to the success of Feinstein-CCE students. The late Mongeau was a URI/CCE professor and CCE student. He was a strong advocate for adult students; and with the assistance of then Dean Walter Crocker, established Alpha Sigma Lambda at URI/CCE in 1982.

For More Information: Ann Marie Rathbun 461-8848x391

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