URI Student Alumni Association Names
New Executive Board
Kingston, R.I. -- June 2, 1999 -- The University of Rhode Island's Student
Alumni Association (SAA) has elected their new Executive Board that will
serve through the 1999-2000 school year.
New board members are as follows: Jamie Leiter of Melrose Park,
Pa., President; Christina Vincent of Cranston, R.I. ,
Vice President; Amy Anderson of Lebanon, N.J., Treasurer;
Faith McGlynn of Tiverton, R.I., Recording Secretary; Mary
Sullivan of Whitinsville, Mass., Corresponding Secretary; Brian
Muoio of Johnston, R.I., Homecoming Chairperson; Michael Jordan
of Albany, N.Y., Oozeball Chairperson; Kelley Doherty of Carolina,
R.I., Spirit Chairperson; Tara McMahon of Saratoga Springs,
N.Y., Survival Kits Chairperson; Ania Kamieniecki of Lexington,
Mass. and Melissa Gomes of Warwick, R.I., Senior Challenge
Co-chairs for 2000; Kady Van Eeghan of Cranston, R.I., Historian;
Katja Immel of South Kingstown, R.I., Social Chairperson;
Michelle DiBiasio of Johnston, R.I., Public Relations; Lou
Macarrone of Johnston, R.I., Special Events; and Larry Perry
of Cranston, R.I., Newsletter.
Every year the SAA, made up of 50 members selected through an application
process, coordinates a variety of events and services to bring students,
faculty, staff, and alumni together.
"The role of the SAA on campus is to bring events. In coordinating
these events, you're trying to bring the whole community together and raise
their spirit and enthusiasm towards the university. These activities provide
an option for students to get together and be positive about what is happening
around their campus," said Jamie Leiter, the group's new president.
Activities that the SAA have coordinated in the past include Homecoming,
Midnight Madness, Oozeball, and many spirit activities. They also
assist the Alumni Association in some of their activities, including
the Winter Gala, Senior Challenge, and Alumni Weekend and volunteer their
time to the University itself by helping at events such as Meet the University
and Family Weekend.
Leiter said the SAA plans to focus on more community service events this
year. In the past, the group has raised money through Penny Wars to aid
those victims of Hurricane Mitch and Kosovo and has participated in the
March of Dimes walk.
"My main goal this year is to direct the club towards community
service. Things like going to a shelter have an amazing effect on drawing
people together to work as a unit, which will benefit the group as a whole.
And the best part is that you are helping others, " explained Leiter.
For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-2116