honor society initiates 7 URI students
KINGSTON, R.I. -- June 16, 1999 -- The Rhode Island Beta Chapter of Tau
Beta Pi initiated seven University of Rhode Island engineering students
into the national engineering honor society during its annual banquet in
May. Outgoing President Melinda Vitale of North Reading, Mass. served as
master of ceremonies for the event.
To become a member of Tau Beta Pi, juniors must rank in the top eighth
of their class and seniors must rank in the top fifth of their class. Students
must also demonstrate a commitment to liberal education which manifests
itself in the form of community service and concern. This year's community
service projects included a college-wide food drive, cleanups of a section
of Route 2 under the new adopt-a-highway program, and high school visits.
The new URI chapter officers were also elected. They are: Curtis Carlsten
of East Providence, R.I., president; Louis Maccarone II of Johnston, R.I.,
vice-president; Corey Bobba of Newport, R.I., treasurer; Michael Curtis
of Cuyler, N.Y., secretary; and Arlene Dail of Attleboro, Mass. as recording
Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 to recognize the distinguished academic
achievements of engineering students and to "foster a spirit of liberal
culture in engineering colleges." The honor society has 195 collegiate
chapters with more than 300,000 members.
The following students were initiated into Tau Beta Pi:
Initiates Area of Engineering/ Hometown
Year of Graduation
Corey D. Bobba Civil Engineering, 1999 Newport, R.I.
Brian P. Dravis Mechanical Engineering, 2000 Cromwell, Conn.
Robert D. Gent III Chemical Engineering, 1999 Westerly, R.I.
Robert A. Lawton Chemical Engineering, 2000 Foster, R.I.
Monique S. Menoche Chemical Engineering, 1999 Woonsocket, R.I.
Adam J. Simonsen Civil Engineering, 1999 Edgewater, Md.
Peter H. Willey Mechanical Engineering, 1999 East Providence, R.I.
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