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URI Presidentís Award for Student Excellence recipients

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KINGSTON, R.I. -- May 5, 2008 -- Each year, the University of Rhode Island honors graduating seniors with superior academic achievement in a particular field with a Presidentís Award for Student Excellence. Their selection is based on grade point average, as well as other criteria determined by the individual department. For example, criteria might include an honors project, a research presentation, or a studentís professional promise.

URI President Robert L. Carothers will present each recipient with a certificate of academic excellence suitable for framing and a URI pin. This year, the awards will be presented to the winners on May 17 at 4 p.m. in Edwards Auditorium, following a reception held on the lawn of the presidentís house.

The following students are recipients of a 2008 Presidentís Award for Student Excellence:
Student, Program, Hometown

Arts and Sciences

Matthew W. Lewis, African and African American Studies, Providence, RI
Amabel Sgambelluri, Anthropology, Providence, RI
Emily C. Bibb, Art, Kingston, RI
Samantha C. Henneberry, Art History, Peace Dale, RI
Samuel J. Ballentine, Chemistry, Coventry, RI
Casey D. Wilbur, Communication Studies, N. Scituate, RI
Sean ALvarez, Computer Science, Manville, RI
Emanuel J. Pinheiro, Economics, Pawtucket, RI
Cassandra J. Matthews, English, W. Warwick, RI
Kyle P. Keough, Film Media, Cumberland, RI
Justine E. Oliva, History, Wakefield, RI
Christopher M. Barrett, Journalism, Kingston, RI
Patricia A. Matthews, French, Wakefield, RI
Thomas S. Opp, German & Political Science, Hudson, MA
Krysten M. Astarita, Italian, Eastchester, NY
Alison M. Kubinski, Spanish, Enfield, CT
Bridget K. Druken, Mathematics, Newport, RI
Stephen M. Tamborelli, Jr., Military Science and Leadership, Narragansett, RI
Lydia M. Lis, Music, Jamestown, RI
Rebecca J. Long, Philosophy, N. Kingstown, RI,
Michael A. Segala, Physics, Richmond, RI
Kelly E. Ferguson, Psychology, Wakefield, RI
Kristen A. Delmonte, Public Relations, Monson, MA
Shannon P. Campbell, Sociology, Johnston, RI
Kate L. Ferdinandi, Theatre, Coventry, RI
Kristen L. Moody, Women's Studies, Camp Hill, PA

Business Administration

Alison M. Kubinski, Accounting, Enfield, CT
Jesse J. Gillett, Finance, Barrington, RI
Lori R. John, General Business Administration, Carver, MA
Nanci J. Records, International Business, N. Kingstown, RI
Angela L. Santopietro, Management, W. Warwick, RI
Rebecca M. Harlow, Management Information Systems, Exeter, RI
Cassandra A. Nadeau, Marketing, Chepachet, RI

Engineering

Alison M. O'Malley, Biomedical Engineering, Barrington, RI
John P. Alper, Chemical Engineering, Wakefield, RI
Nicholas C. Mandler, Civil Engineering, Portsmouth, RI
Williard G. Simoneau, Computer Engineering, Wakefield, RI
Alison B. Laferriere, Electrical Engineering, W. Greenwich, RI
Efe Sacli, Industrial Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey
Ryan P. Sheatsley, Mechanical Engineering, Allentown, PA
Kurt R. Wissmann, Ocean Engineering, Orleans, MA

Environment and Life Sciences

Rachael E. Gately, Animal Science and Technology, Somers, CT
Michael Slocum, Aquaculture and Fishery Technology, Warren, RI
Michael A. Zompa, Biological Sciences, Warren, RI
Jinsoo Kang, Clinical Laboratory Science, N. Kingstown, RI
Lauren N. Shea, Environmental Economics & Management, Plymouth, MN
Bartholomeus A. van Luling, Jr., Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management, Williamstown, MA
Sally A. Paul, Environmental Science & Management, Coventry, RI
Marisa Kelly, Geosciences, Coventry, RI
Benjamin W. Morton, Landscape Architecture, E. Greenwich, RI
Joshua M. Helms, Marine Affairs, Sandwich, MA
Sara K. MacSorley, Marine Biology, Cambridge, MD
Joseph H. Marcotte, Microbiology, Lincoln, RI
Meredith F. Carter, Nutrition and Dietetics, Ashfield, MA
Christie M. Moulton, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Northampton, MA

Human Science and Services

Jillian V. Palmer, Communicative Disorders, Charleton, MA
Jennifer V. Annear, Elementary Education, S. Kingstown, RI
Christie A. Sullivan, Secondary Education, Portsmouth, RI
Patricia A. Jaspers, Human Development & Family Studies, E. Greenwich, RI
Elka V. Arredondo, Kinesiology, Central Falls, RI,
Lydia C. Troiano, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design, Warwick, RI
Allison Senzer, Textile Marketing, Northport, NY

Nursing

Sarah P. Kirwin, Nursing, Newport, RI

Pharmacy

Patrick P. Dougherty, Pharmacy, Johnstown, NY

Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education

Joann Nadeau, ASFCCE BGS, W. Greenwich, RI
Debra A. Finucane, ASFCCE Biotechnology & Manufacturing, Providence, RI
Mary T. Vican, ASFCCE Communication Studies, West Warwick, RI
Sheila H. Vandel, ASFCCE English, Pawtucket, RI
Joanne M. Verdi, ASFCCE History, Narragansett, RI
Judy Booth, ASFCCE Human Development & Family Studies, Chepachet, RI
Federica P. Menozzi, ASFCCE Psychology, Raleigh, NC