Fidelity invests in URI student
KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 7, 1999 -- URI student Micheline Larrey studies
business institutions at URI's Feinstein College of Continuing Education.
One business institution is helping the Newport resident pay for her lessons.
Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest mutual fund company and a
leading provider of financial services, awarded Larrey a $5,000 scholarship.
She is one of only five students statewide to receive this scholarship.
"Receiving the Fidelity scholarship has truly been an exciting point
in my academic career. I have always tried to do my best, which I'm sure
all students do as well. To have been chosen as a recipient has left me
quite speechless," Larrey said.
As an adult student, the 38-year-old Larrey has learned to balance a
full-time job, marriage, financial obligations and academic demands. Because
of her academic standing during the fall of 1996, she was invited to participate
in a current events seminar hosted by the Naval War College in Newport.
She plans to continue working at LaForge Cottage Bed and Breakfast. She
is confident the knowledge she has gained from her studies at URI will help
her family-operated bed and breakfast of more than 40 years thrive into
the new millennium. "Today, a well-founded business understanding is
required to survive in the increasingly competitive B&B industry,"
The Fidelity scholarships are part of the company's ongoing commitment
to and support for education in Rhode Island. The scholarships were awarded
during a groundbreaking ceremony in September marking the start of construction
on a new building at Fidelity's Smithfield location. When that building
becomes fully staffed, Fidelity expect to employ 2,500 in Rhode Island.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 874-2116