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Media Contact: Todd McLeish 401-874-7892

44 URI students named Coastal Fellows

KINGSTON, R.I. -- June 2, 2003 -- Forty-four students at the University of Rhode Island will spend the next seven months conducting a wide array of environmental research and outreach after being selected for the URI Coastal Fellows Program.

Now in its eighth year, the Coastal Fellows 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 Fellows Program serves as a bridge between classroom learning and applied research," explained program coordinator Deborah Grossman-Garber. "It’s 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 2003 Coastal Fellows are listed below.

Name Hometown

Jonathan Alvarez, New York City, NY
Patricia Brennan, Coventry, RI
Courtney Blodgett, Springfield, MA
David Carlson, South Windsor, CT
Jessica Casey, West Kingston, RI
Michael Concodello, Marlborough, CT
Daniel Covino, New London, CT
Tracy Daly, Brick, NJ
Devon Drewes, Concord, NH
Sarah Durbin, Kingston, RI
Salma Faghri, East Greenwich, RI
Michael Feeley, North Kingstown, RI
Rebecca Ferrazza, Westminster, MA
Charles Ferris, Wakefield, RI
M. Charles Festa, Hanover, MA
Jessica Gutgsell, Wilmot, NH
Kelly Hanks, Denver, CO
Lin Ann Hutchinson, Boston, MA
Trevor Jones, Wakefield, RI
Rosanna Lalli, East Longmeadow, MA
Anthony Lanham, Patchoque, NY
Judy Lau, Coventry, RI
Christopher Manteuffel, Warwick, RI
Adam Memon, Providence, RI
David Miller ,North Providence, RI
Martina Muller, Kingston, RI
Kristina Perrelli ,East Greenwich, RI
Victoria Potucek, Boonton, NJ
Jason Ramsay, Warwick, RI
Jessica Redinger, Hopkinton, RI
Dana Robinson, Leominster, MA
Benjamin Rutt ,Gaithersburg, MD
Kate Ryan, Palmer, MA
Michael St. Pierre, North Smithfield, RI
Kaylan Stinson, Kingston, RI
Channsotha Suom, Cranston, RI
Emily Troiano, North Kingstown, RI
Suzanne Vetromile, Jamestown, RI
Garret Vincentz, Ticonderoga, NY
Joselynn Wallace, Cumberland
Irene Watts, Webster, NY
Sean Wheelock, Tiverton, RI
Kristopher Winiarski, North Kingstown, RI
Elizabeth Wojcik, North Smithfield, RI

For Further Information: Deborah Grossman-Garber 401-874-5401

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