URI announces honors and appointments
KINGSTON, R.I.-- November 19, 1999 -- The following honors and appointments
involving University of Rhode Island faculty or staff were recently announced:
Peggy Ferguson of North Kingstown, URI assistant director
of career services and manager of employer services, recently received two
prestigious awards from the New England Association of Cooperative Education
and Field Experience at its annual fall conference. The Association honored
Ferguson with an award for Outstanding Service as well as an award for Outstanding
Service as president of the Association.
Ferguson has worked at URI's Career Services since 1996 as a career advisor
and was recently appointed as assistant director. Her duties include managing
all employer services and recruitment programs and working with the director
in all aspects of planning and growth for Career Services. She received
her master's degree in counseling and psychology from Springfield College
and bachelor's degree in economics from Fordham University.
Lynn Gaulin of North Attleboro, Mass., URI assistant director
of the Office of Internships and Experiential Education, which administers
the URIntern Program, was elected to the board of directors of the National
Society of Experiential Education. She was elected at the board's annual
conference, and will serve a three- year term.
Gaulin has presided as chairwoman for two years at the Internship Special
Interest Group, which is comprised of over 250 internship coordinators and
directors. She has been with the URI Office of Internships since 1984. Gaulin
received her bachelor's degree and a master's degree in adult education
from URI, and a master's degree in social work from Boston College.
The National Society of Experiential Education is a leader in articulating
experiential education as both an educational philosophy and pedagogical
approach. Membership consists of experiential educators, educational institutions
higher than kindergarten, and organizations sponsoring internship opportunities.
Francis C. Golet of Richmond, URI professor of Natural
Resources Science, has been named the 1999 recipient of the Excellence in
College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Award
for the Northeast Region. The award is sponsored by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant
Colleges. The regional award, one of eight given each year, includes a stipend
of $2,000 to be used by the recipient for the improvement of teaching at
his college or university.
Golet has taught wetland ecology and other wetland courses at URI since
1973. During that time he has supervised more than 60 undergraduate and
graduate student independent study projects dealing with wetland and wildlife
Audrey Tessier of Woonsocket, URI recruiting coordinator
for Career Services, was recently recognized by the New England Association
of Cooperative Education and Field Experience at their annual fall conference.
Tessier has been elected as the organization's incoming president and will
begin her duties in January.
Tessier earned a master's degree in instructional technology, a bachelor's
degree in industrial technology and graphic arts, and a bachelor's degree
in psychology and mathematics from Rhode Island College.
Terry Thomason of Wakefield, director of URI's Labor Research
Center, has been selected by the National Academy of Social Insurance to
serve on the study panel for Worker's Compensation National Data on Costs
and Benefits. The purpose of the study panel is to provide technical guidance
to the data project, to help the project identify and gain access to the
appropriate data sources, and to maximize the usefulness of the data for
a variety of research purposes. The Academy is America's only private, non-profit,
non-partisan resource center made up of the nation's leading experts on
Thomason joined URI in July of 1999. Thomason is an internationally recognized
scholar on workers' compensation and workplace health and safety. He received
his bachelor's degree in psychology, master's degree in psychology, and
master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Alabama.
He earned his doctorate in Industrial Relations at Cornell University.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116