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Top URI Freshman honored as University College Scholars

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

KINGSTON, R.I. November 6, 2008 The top University of Rhode Island students of the 2007-08 freshman class were chosen to be formally inducted as the University College Scholars.

These students received a certificate of achievement and a $500 check from the URI Alumni Association in recognition of their success.

To be considered as a University College Scholar, students must have a grade point average that exceeds 3.97 out of a possible 4.0 in their freshman year. Then, of 40 candidates, the students compete for the award based on the contributions they have made outside of the classroom to the community or to their future profession.

University College Scholars this year are:

Sana Baig from Pawtucket, R.I.
Amanda E. Bellone from Morganville, N.J.
Connor W. Capizzano from Hope Valley, R.I.
Joshua M. Corriveau from Blackstone, Mass.
Emily E. Leighton from East Longmeadow, Mass.
Katherine, D, Madriz from Ashaway, R.I.
Alex T. Page from West Kingston, R.I.
Morgan H. Reilly, from East Greenwich, R.I.
Molly E. Smith from Mansfield, Mass.